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« on: 21 March 2008, 16:21:51 »

Hi everyone,

Here's the next addition to the line of Erpheronian monarchs.  I've tried to keep up to last year's pace, but this entry was difficult to research, and I've been spending time working on Raevalem.  Hope you all enjoy!   :)

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Overview
Caralla (1050-980 b.S.) ascended to the throne of Erpheronia in 1035 b.S., which had started to lose the respect of the nobility during her father’s reign as a result of his neglect and failing health.  She patronised the building of several educational institutions in the major towns and cities during her reign, but more importantly brought some stability to northern Erpheronia by establishing the Northern Marks, which formed a protective wall between Thevelin (now called Nyermersis) and Ishmarin.  Though she was a calm and careful ruler, Caralla established the beginnings of a military presence in the remote north areas of Erpheronia.

Appearance
Though dubbed the “Farseeing”, Caralla is also remembered for being somewhat taller than most Erpheronian women.  She stood over 1.8 peds, and had a lean, athletic figure, but was much more hale than her sickly father, Caeth.  Caralla is depicted in most paintings as having long brown hair, usually tied back into braids, that reached the middle of her back.  Her facial features were sharp, with high cheekbones, a thin nose and piercing brown eyes.  She often wore dresses made of silk dyed in Caltharia that had been subtly embroidered with the coat-of-arms of whatever city or town she was visiting.  Her preference was for the gold dresses with red trimming to represent the Erpheronian phoenix, but while visiting Thevelin she made a point of wearing attending a two-colour or two-patterned style, with blue running down the front and white along the sides.  With modesty typical of Erpheronian nobility, the collars of her dresses were always square cut and very high is not nearly as low as in the lower classes, and shows a certain amount of modesty in the higher, square-shaped design.  In both of these styles, Caralla popularised dresses that were fashioned with a piece of embroidery that curved around the hips and circled low around the front of the dress.

Personality
Early in her life, Caralla developed a keen sense of compassion toward the weak and stood up for those of whom had been taken advantage.  Her compassion was a direct result of the poor treatment her father received from her mother, Wanya, who openly criticised Caeth for his love of books, learning, and the arcane, which she saw as weakness.  As Caralla entered her teen years, Wanya sought the company of men due to Caeth’s failing health, and it was left to the young princess to look after her father.  Caralla was called the “Farseeing” for her ability to take note of the deterioration of circumstances in northern Erpheronia during her father’s reign, and begin to bring stability to the north.  This occurred because the northern areas, particularly Narvoss, but also Ishmarin, had been largely ignored as Caeth had sought to satisfy his own interests in magical lore.  Caralla recognized that the northern duchies had little respect for the king’s word and that Erpheronia had become disunited, since Caeth had done nothing to stop the sporadic attacks in Narvoss and Ishamarin. Her commitment to Erpheronia and her creativity showed in approach to stabilising the north through the establishment of the Northern Marks in 1000 b.S.  Finally, Caralla possessed a calm temperament.  She knew the tempestuousness of her mother made life difficult for her father in court at Voldar.  Caralla was much more reserved and refrained from outbursts that created tension among the nobility.  In this way, she learned not to emulate her mother, who often spoke out-of-turn and angered nobility.  She had a great love of books and reading – something she gained from her father, who was a low-level magician.  Though she had no magical aptitude, Caralla saw learning as an important means to improve the quality of her people’s lives.  Early during her reign, she sponsored the building of the library in Voldar, and later during her reign she founded a small school in Thevelin once the Northern Marks were established.

Biography

Formative Years (1050-1037 b.S.). Caralla spent much of her youth in Voldar learning as much about history, geography, science and the arts from her father Caeth, who in addition to being a scholar, also studied the arcane.

Compassion for the Father (1037-1035 b.S.). The young princess’s happy childhood came to an end when her father fell ill to a wasting sickness and a disease that destroyed his lungs and ability to breath and could no longer care for himself.  Caralla witnessed the destructive effects of the degeneration of her father’s health and her parent’s marriage, and cared for her father until his death.  Her younger siblings, her brother Aeric, and her two sisters Jenala and Breýssa looked to Caralla for guidance and care, as their mother was often absent from the court, preferring to spend time in Accam, her birthplace.  During this time, Caralla interacted with the Ruling Council of Voldar to ensure that none attempt to alter the balance of power that existed among them, and learned as much as possible about Erpheronian political relations.

Caralla Ascends to the Throne (1035 b.S.). Caeth died in 1035 b.S.  Just prior to his death, he called a private meeting with the Ruling Council of Voldar to allay his desire that his eldest daughter take the throne.  Caralla became Queen, though her mother disputed her ascension, saying that the princess was too young.  However, all members of the Ruling Council of Voldar voted in favour of Caralla.  Immediately after her coronation, Caralla sent her mother to permanently reside in Accam.

Caralla’s Marriage and Heir (1035-1033 b.S.).  Soon after her ascension, Caralla fell in love with one of the Ruling Council’s sons, a man named Erthis from the city of Ishmarin.  Their first son and heir, Thaelmar, was born in 1033 b.S.  This was a pleasant time for the new queen, as the support she received from the Ruling Council allowed her to, as much as possible, divide her time between managing the kingdom and spending time with her family.

Educating a Kingdom and Raising Family (1033-1028 b.S.).  Caralla spent the next seven years making small, but important improvements in educating the youth of the nobility.  In the past, private tutors were available to the wealthiest, however, Caralla patronised small schools in the major centres (Quentron, Ishmarin, Accam, Jernais, Westhron and Cemphira).  This culminated with the building of a new library in Voldar in 1028 b.S.  Calmar and Kormar were born during this time.

Troubles in the North (1028-1004 b.S.).  Though sporadic, the attack by orcs in the north began to plague Narvoss as well as Ishmarin, and though Caralla was aware of these attacks and sent troops to garrison the forces in these locations, it was not enough to remove the orcs’ presence.  For many years, support for Caralla waned, and the nobility called for a more permanent solution.  Her first plan of action was to designate a central point from which Erpheronian forces could respond to orc attacks – the site that was chosen is the small town of Thevelin.  She had her eldest son, Thaelmar, posted there to oversee the fortification of the town and to begin co-ordinating efforts between Thevelin and the other northern towns.

Building Thevelin and Drawing the Northern Marks (1004-1000 b.S.).   Over the next four years, Caralla encouraged her son to use his influence among the wealthy of Jernais to build up the capacity of Thevelin.  At the same time, she assigned a row of lands to Lords in the far north.  With this gift of land, each Lord was responsible for the construction of a castle or fortress, as well as at least one outpost capable of garrisoning 50 men.  The line of castles and fortresses between Thevelin and Ishmarin, the Northern Marks, effectively sealed off the northern entrance of the fertile and resource-rich Vale of Kalir, a plain sheltered by mountain ranges and the Ishmarin Lake.

Development of the North (1000-987 b.S.). With Caralla’s guiding hand, new settlements were soon founded in the region and Thevelin became a well-fortified town, which guarded the western portion of northern Erpheronia and the Teiphra.  Thevelin started transporting goods (mainly grain from the Vale of Kalir and iron from the nearby hills) down the river to the sea. Agriculture expanded into the north, and with the availability of metals, armouries were even built in Thevelin, Ishmarin and Quentron.  For the most part, the north exported raw materials and food to Voldar and the southern Erpheronian towns.  The fortresses along the Northern Mark became important training grounds for soldiers, and produced some of the toughest and most battle-hardened forces in southern Sarvonia.

Caralla’s Troubles at Home (987-985 b.S.). Caralla heard domestic concerns about the inability of her eldest son’s wife to have a child, which Caralla quelled very quickly.  However, her daughter-in-law decided, with Queen Caralla’s blessings, to remove herself from the tense atmosphere of Voldar to the more calming mood in Ishmarin, where Thaelmar was now posted.  Other than minor squabbling of the courtiers, however, the kingdom settled into a period of relative security until the death of Caralla’s husband Erthis, in 985 b.S.

The Final Years of Caralla’s Reign (985-980 b.S.).  Caralla spent the last five years of her reign in relative peace, and though she missed her husband, her eldest son’s wife rejoined her.  During this time, the wives of Caralla’s other sons both had children, and the queen spent most of her time with them.  She charged the Ruling Council of Voldar with ensuring that northern Erpheronia continued to develop, but fell ill and passed away in 980 b.S.  Her eldest son, Thaelmar, ascended to the throne.


Importance
Caralla, like her father, Caeth, loved to read and though she had no skill with magic, she patronised the building of a new library in Voldar in 1028 b.S., as well as other smaller schools in major towns or cities in Erpheronia.  Arguably, her greatest contribution came in 1000 b.S. when Carralla assigned a row of lands to Lords in the far north to form the Northern Marks.  Each lord that received a piece of land was responsible for the construction of a castle or fortress, and one outpost capable of holding 50 men.  The Northern Marks brought significant stablity to the north by protecting the towns and cities in the north against the orc invasions, and allowed them to develop into important centres from which food and metals could be exported to the south.  Of great importance among these centres was Thevelin, which was later named Nyermersis, and overlooked the Teiphra, as well as the fertile plains to the north. Thevelin became not just an important facet of the defence of northern Erpheronia, but also an economic and cultural centre.
 
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« Reply #1 on: 23 March 2008, 03:08:03 »

Hello Trelstahl,
looking for something else for the Heart I saw your submission and remembering your kind comments on my entries I gave your queen a try. But beware, I'm picking things apart, as you know ;)

     



Overview
Caralla (1050-980 b.S.) ascended to the throne of Erpheronia in 1035 b.S., which had started to lose the respect of the nobility during her father’s reign as a result of his neglect of is duties??      and failing health.  She patronised the building of several educational institutions in the major towns and cities Do we have so many cities at this time?  I thought city is only used for places with over, say 100 000 inhabitants?      during her reign, but more importantly brought some stability to northern Erpheronia by establishing the Northern Marks, which formed a protective wall between Thevelin (now called Nyermersis) and Ishmarin.  Though she was a calm and careful ruler, Caralla established the beginnings of a military presence in the remote north areas of Erpheronia.

Appearance
Though dubbed the “Farseeing”, Caralla is also remembered for being somewhat taller than most Erpheronian women.
  Ah, Trelstahl, there are some things which don't work for me...
„Farseeing“ is meant in respect to her politics, not that she could look in great distances, right? So the connection between this „farseeing“ and her body height is illogical..   if you want to connect this farseeing with her height, I would formulate it in another way (please correct my English): Caralla became the „title“ farseeing due to her political skill, however, some  bad tongues say, it was just her height which exceeded those of the normal woman of that day and which allowed her to look over the heads of many...
1.8 peds – no decimals,: one ped, two fores and two handspans  (=1, 86peds) or maybe a ped and eight handspans or eightteen handspans??
   


 She stood over 1.8 peds, and had a lean, athletic figure, but was much more hale than her sickly father, Caeth.

Isn't saying that she had a lean and athletic figure, that she is quite healthy? I think there should be an 'and' and not a 'but'   


Caralla is depicted in most paintings as having long brown hair, usually tied back into braids, that reached the middle of her back.  Her facial features were sharp, with high cheekbones, a thin nose and piercing brown eyes.  She often wore dresses made of silk dyed in Caltharia that had been subtly embroidered with the coat-of-arms of whatever city or town she was visiting.  Her preference was for the gold dresses with red trimming to represent the Erpheronian phoenix, but while visiting Thevelin she made a point of wearing attending a two-colour or two-patterned style, with blue running down the front and white along the sides.
  Sounds great! I was a bit sceptical with the gold dresses at first, for getting this hue you seem to aim at is difficult to obtain and often in the  gold dresses were woven  thin strands of gold. Maybe you just write „dresses with a golden hue, for rare occasions they were even richly stitched with strands of pure gold? (it is not as expensive as it sounds ;) )
  With modesty typical of Erpheronian nobility, the collars of her dresses were always square cut and very high   and?    not nearly as low as in the lower classes, and shows a certain amount of modesty in the higher, square-shaped design.
  break the sentence up, to often modesty!   
  In both of these styles, Caralla popularised dresses that were fashioned with a piece of embroidery that curved around the hips and circled low around the front of the dress.
   I think I know what you mean, but I wished I could look into your head!Sounds great!   

Personality
Early in her life, Caralla developed a keen sense of compassion toward the weak and stood up for those of whom had been taken advantage.  Her compassion was a direct result of the poor treatment her father received from her mother, Wanya, who openly criticised Caeth for his love of books, learning, and the arcane, which she saw as weakness.  As Caralla entered her teen years, Wanya sought the company of men due to Caeth’s failing health, and it was left to the young princess to look after her father.  Caralla was called the “Farseeing” for her ability to take note of the deterioration of circumstances in northern Erpheronia during her father’s reign, and begin to bring stability to the north. Complicated sentence       This occurred because the northern areas, particularly Narvoss, but also Ishmarin, had been largely ignored as Caeth had sought to satisfy his own interests in magical lore.  Caralla recognized that the northern duchies had little respect for the king’s word and that Erpheronia had become disunited, since Caeth had done nothing to stop the sporadic attacks in Narvoss and Ishamarin. Her commitment to Erpheronia and her creativity     in which respect?  showed in approach to stabilising the north through the establishment of the Northern Marks in 1000 b.S.  Have you studied Latin lately?      Finally, Caralla possessed a calm temperament.  She knew the tempestuousness of her mother made life difficult for her father in court at Voldar.  Caralla was much more reserved and refrained from outbursts that created tension among the nobility.  In this way, she learned not to emulate her mother, who often spoke out-of-turn and angered nobility.  She had a great love of books and reading – something she gained from her father, who was a low-level magician.  Though she had no magical aptitude, Caralla saw learning as an important means to improve the quality of her people’s lives.  Early during her reign, she sponsored the building of the library in Voldar, and later during her reign she founded a small school in Thevelin once the Northern Marks were established.

  I think you should look through this chapter once more when you are in a creative mood ;) it is a bit dry and sometimes hard to read. Better add another sentence, don't write so academical. You have a lot here which don't belong to her personality, but I see you need it to explain it. Still, this needs some polishing, take a quiet minute and become her!   

Biography

Formative Years (1050-1037 b.S.). Caralla spent much of her youth in Voldar learning as much about history, geography, science and the arts from her father Caeth, who in addition to being a scholar, also studied the arcane.

Compassion for the Father (1037-1035 b.S.). The young princess’s happy childhood came to an end when her father fell ill to a wasting sickness and a disease that destroyed his lungs and ability to breath and could no longer care for himself.  Caralla witnessed the destructive effects of the degeneration of her father’s health and her parent’s marriage, and cared for her father until his death.  Her younger siblings, her brother Aeric, and her two sisters Jenala and Breýssa looked to Caralla for guidance and care, as their mother was often absent from the court, preferring to spend time in Accam, her birthplace.  During this time, Caralla interacted with the Ruling Council of Voldar to ensure that none attempt to alter the balance of power that existed among them, and learned as much as possible about Erpheronian political relations.
    She was only 13- 15!!!And delt with the ruling council? 

Caralla Ascends to the Throne (1035 b.S.). Caeth died in 1035 b.S.  Just prior to his death, he called a private meeting with the Ruling Council of Voldar to allay his desire that his eldest daughter take the throne.  Caralla became Queen, though her mother disputed her ascension, saying that the princess was too young.  However, all members of the Ruling Council of Voldar voted in favour of Caralla.  Immediately after her coronation, Caralla sent her mother to permanently reside in Accam.
  Maybe you tell the reader, that she was only 15, so that he hasn't to calculate for himself ;)

Caralla’s Marriage and Heir (1035-1033 b.S.).  Soon after her ascension, Caralla fell in love with one of the Ruling Council’s sons, a man named Erthis from the city of Ishmarin.  Their first son and heir, Thaelmar, was born in 1033 b.S.  This was a pleasant time for the new queen, as the support she received from the Ruling Council allowed her to, as much as possible, divide her time between managing the kingdom and spending time with her family.

Educating a Kingdom and Raising Family (1033-1028 b.S.).  Caralla spent the next seven years making small, but important improvements in educating the youth of the nobility.  In the past, private tutors were available to the wealthiest, however, Caralla patronised small schools in the major centres (Quentron, Ishmarin, Accam, Jernais, Westhron and Cemphira).  This culminated with the building of a new library in Voldar in 1028 b.S.  Calmar and Kormar were born during this time.

Troubles in the North (1028-1004 b.S.).  Though sporadic, the attack by orcs in the north began to plague Narvoss as well as Ishmarin, and though Caralla was aware of these attacks and sent troops to garrison the forces in these locations, it was not enough to remove the orcs’ presence.  For many years, support for Caralla waned, and the nobility called for a more permanent solution.  Her first plan of action was to designate a central point from which Erpheronian forces could respond to orc attacks – the site that was chosen is the small town of Thevelin.  She had her eldest son, Thaelmar, posted there to oversee the fortification of the town and to begin co-ordinating efforts between Thevelin and the other northern towns.
   That is a long timespan, when was Thevelin chosen as basis for the orcsfights, how old was her son by then?

Building Thevelin and Drawing the Northern Marks (1004-1000 b.S.).   Over the next four years, Caralla encouraged her son to use his influence among the wealthy of Jernais to build up the capacity of Thevelin.  At the same time, she assigned a row of lands to Lords in the far north.  With this gift of land, each Lord was responsible for the construction of a castle or fortress, as well as at least one outpost capable of garrisoning 50 men.  The line of castles and fortresses between Thevelin and Ishmarin, the Northern Marks, effectively sealed off the northern entrance of the fertile and resource-rich Vale of Kalir, a plain sheltered by mountain ranges and the Ishmarin Lake.

Development of the North (1000-987 b.S.). With Caralla’s guiding hand, new settlements were soon founded in the region and Thevelin became a well-fortified town, which guarded the western portion of northern Erpheronia and the Teiphra.  Thevelin started transporting goods (mainly grain from the Vale of Kalir and iron from the nearby hills) down the river to the sea. Agriculture expanded into the north, and with the availability of metals, armouries were even built in Thevelin, Ishmarin and Quentron.  For the most part, the north exported raw materials and food to Voldar and the southern Erpheronian towns.  The fortresses along the Northern Mark became important training grounds for soldiers, and produced some of the toughest and most battle-hardened forces in southern Sarvonia.
Where did she get the money from to be able to do all this? Or who actually paid the soldiers? The lords whom she gave the land in the north? Didn't this land belong to anybody else before, was it a royalpossession or why did it work out as you wrote?

Caralla’s Troubles at Home (987-985 b.S.). Caralla heard domestic concerns about the inability of her eldest son’s wife to have a child, which Caralla quelled very quickly.  However, her daughter-in-law decided, with Queen Caralla’s blessings, to remove herself from the tense atmosphere of Voldar to the more calming mood in Ishmarin, where Thaelmar was now posted.  Other than minor squabbling of the courtiers, however, the kingdom settled into a period of relative security until the death of Caralla’s husband Erthis, in 985 b.S.

The Final Years of Caralla’s Reign (985-980 b.S.).  Caralla spent the last five years of her reign in relative peace, and though she missed her husband, her eldest son’s wife rejoined her.  During this time, the wives of Caralla’s other sons both had children, and the queen spent most of her time with them.  She charged the Ruling Council of Voldar with ensuring that northern Erpheronia continued to develop, but fell ill and passed away in 980 b.S.  Her eldest son, Thaelmar, ascended to the throne.


Importance
Caralla, like her father, Caeth, loved to read and though she had no skill with magic, she patronised the building of a new library in Voldar in 1028 b.S., as well as other smaller schools in major towns or cities in Erpheronia.
   That sounds a bit as if the Library was mainly magical. Her lacking skill in magic does not contradict her building a library..   
 Arguably, her greatest contribution came in 1000 b.S. when Carralla assigned a row of lands to Lords in the far north to form the Northern Marks.  Each lord that received a piece of land was responsible for the construction of a castle or fortress, and one outpost capable of holding 50 men.  The Northern Marks brought significant stability to the north by protecting the towns and cities in the north against the orc invasions, and allowed them to develop into important centres from which food and metals could be exported to the south.  Of great importance among these centres was Thevelin, which was later named Nyermersis, and overlooked the Teiphra, as well as the fertile plains to the north. Thevelin became not just an important facet of the defence of northern Erpheronia, but also an economic and cultural centre.

   I like this woman and I like your ideas about her fortifying the North against orc invasions.  Just figure out how she did it!

I would love to do a picture of her, but I fear I lack the skill and the time to do her as I envision her. 

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« Reply #2 on: 03 April 2008, 05:02:45 »

- Nyermersis should be "Nyermersys"

- The term "cities" is not really defined how we use it. We have lots of cities in the Places menu. We could however define that once and for all with clear numbers as we once attempted. If things don't get approved and confirmed, this is forgotten as so many things.

- Talia has a point with that "Farseeing" thing. If you connect it with her height that way you could also mean it in an ironic way. For the ones she be truly "farseeing" (in the sense that she anticipated many things and planned in advance), others might mock this and claim that "farseeing" can only refer to her height (and perhaps they have an explanation why they say so, e.g. that she was just a puppet of her advisors). This way you'd also have some controversy created about this character. The second type of people could just be envious of her as well... - whenever there is success, people are quick with seeing other reasons for it.

- Talia suggests "take a quiet minute and become her" - well, as long as you don't dress like her to get into the mood it's ok :)

- On that issue that she was only 13- 15 and delt with the ruling council... Well, it's a bit unusal, but why not? Especially if it is clear that her father is gravely ill, the next one in line needs to be prepared as good as possible for Erpheronia's future. This would be Caralla, as her two siblings (including the only son) are younger than she is.

As mentioned above I could envision her with several important advisors at first, but that she stood her ground eventually and learned whom to trust and who to avoid. So because of the fact that many people tried to influence her, she knew a lot of people, who later helped with the Marks.

- Concerning the establishing of the marks: Maybe there was a certain deterioration up there in the organisational structure of the northern fiefdoms, and so a stronger hand was need to organise it better. So sensing danger coming from the north she could have put money in fortifications and new settlements, money she might have received from influential Erpheronian noblemen who saw that the north became more and more dangerous. Maybe she created a new title for those who built fortresses there and gave them special privileges, while failing noblemen were removed from key positions if they didn't comply.

Entry once again is very good and prepares the way for Thaelmar, who will continue here and make things even more stable up north. - Another great addition to the Compendium, a bit more precision would be good here and there as has also been suggested by Talia, but I don't see any major problems here, Trel :D
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« Reply #3 on: 15 July 2008, 03:39:12 »

Ah, it seems I missed this one! I read Thaelmar the Explorer, Mywodin the Cruel and his son, Erdolomin the Righteous. I think Thaelmar was my favourite Trelstahl (you have such a difficult name Trel!) entry so far :D

Hopefully I will have a half hour tomorrow to browse through this entry!
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« Reply #4 on: 15 July 2008, 03:45:32 »

Trelstahl has been absent since the posting of this, I also tried to contact him, but somehow he just has evaporated into thin air...  shocked
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« Reply #5 on: 15 July 2008, 04:39:27 »

*lol*

I hope you are aware of the name similarity with a certain Carcalla who was one of Rome's "mad emperors" (or at least denounced as such for posterity by contemporary Roman chronists and historians.

I'm sure this nice lady has nothing to do with him, but I couldn't get his name out of my head when reading the title.
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« Reply #6 on: 25 February 2009, 04:44:08 »

Another entry that is pretty much done, yet hasn't made it on the site due to Trelstahl's sudden disappearance. As Trelstahl hasn't shown up for a year by now and didn't react to PMs, this entry is read to for takeaway and being finished.
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« Reply #7 on: 25 February 2009, 15:41:42 »

I try to get it done tomorrow or on Friday, don't know how much work it will still be.
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« Reply #8 on: 27 February 2009, 20:56:53 »

I try to get my link competition entry done, so she has to wait till next week. I'm not sure though, if I will get it done :(

But I started already! ;)
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« Reply #9 on: 09 March 2009, 21:22:33 »

*waves to Art*

I wanted to change her name slightly, I could not forget Koldar's remark that he thought at Carcalla while reading it. So, do i have to take one syllable from the nomenclaturlist or am I allowed to choose another name?

I thought at

Ciaralla
Carialla


otherwise it would be

Cathalla, Katalla

which I do not favour this much.


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Well, maybe it is just a matter of getting used to

Cathalla, Cathalla, Cathalla, Cathalla... 


That one may even fit better to that woman :D
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« Reply #10 on: 11 March 2009, 06:11:21 »

That should be no problem, just take the one you prefer - as long as it sounds still Erpheronian :)
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« Reply #11 on: 11 March 2009, 19:31:11 »

*waves to Art again*

Next question:

I now started with the biography and did not know, how the format should look like:

As in the history table:

1050-1037 b.S Formative Years :

_____________Ciaralla spends much of her youth in Voldar .... (present tense)

or as in the persons entry of her son:

Formative Years (1050-1037 b.S): Ciaralla spent much of her youth in Voldar learning

(past tense)

???


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« Reply #12 on: 11 March 2009, 20:14:59 »

While we have some inconsistencies on the site in this regard, the entry (Biography) should be in past tense, while in history tables we generally use present tense.
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« Reply #13 on: 11 March 2009, 20:23:58 »

Thanks, I see, I found you have already a summary up in the main history table and the Erpheronian timeline. So, not all events listed in a King's/Queen's entry show up in the main history table.


I don't know if this was discussed already sometimes ago - is there a possibility, to show the timelines of the continents or Santharian Royal lines in parallel spaces? Each time on the same height? This way it would not be so hard to find something and scrolling down would be not such a  pain. I had once such a history book and found it very interesting. And with my 24 inch screen .. ;)
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« Reply #14 on: 12 March 2009, 20:10:30 »

Arrrgh, I should have read the Thaelmar entry first!

Is it possible to change there a small part of his life? I would like to have him in Thevelin fist and then in Jernais, after his marriage. The stay there could be seen as the reason for the infertility of the young wife. Then two years later (in Jernais) she has her child.
???

That finishing of this entry is much more work than I anticipated ;)
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