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Organization and General Discussions => Bell-Ringing - Notifications to Developers => Topic started by: Azhira Styralias on 11 July 2008, 04:27:34

Title: Azhira!
Post by: Azhira Styralias on 11 July 2008, 04:27:34
I broke down and made it possible to bell ring me.

Sooo...someone ring me and make me feel needed, will ya?  :cool:

Title: Re: Azhira!
Post by: Ta`lia of the Seven Jewels on 26 July 2008, 17:07:23
I read your request in Art's bell-ringing. I assumed you don't need a good map, just any map, so I copied part of the monstermap for you. If you want a bit more or less, just tell me, I'm back on Monday. You can add things and maybe Smee or anybody else has time to draw a small map for you.

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Title: Re: Azhira!
Post by: Azhira Styralias on 26 July 2008, 19:51:17
Yup, that is what I was looking for Talia.  :thumbup: This and Judy's helpful hints will give me a direction to go now. That is a big forest!  :shocked:

Title: Re: Azhira!
Post by: Nsikigan Ho´Tonanese Yourth on 10 August 2008, 02:26:06
The Northern Eyelian Tribes
My idea – Ta’algor and his brothers – three mythical Eyelians who took their tribe to the South of Sarvonia, and created the Eyelian empire. However, they were not the only Eyelians to flee from the Kingdom of Loreny. The three brothers sailed with four other Eyelian representatives. Whether these were also related to Ta’algor, or if they were separate individuals is unknown. What is known is that the four lost Eyelians, as they are known, landed in Northern Sarvonia, after a visoucs storm in the middle of the ocean. They were diverted, and settled in the harsh, unforgiving northern lands.
Today, relatives of the Eyelians survive in the north. They are a very different people, however. They are not kind. They are bitter. They did not emerge as a prominent power. They met discrtimination. The Mahepno, Aseke, Veho, and Kotena people are now known as the Mavek. They bear a similarity to their Southern cousins, but bear a great hatred for these people.

So, Az’. Here are your northern Eyelians. You like?

Mahepno (Spiderturtle) Clan:
Members of the Mahepno clan have the gift of stoicness and endurance. These people were the most aggressively targeted, as they refused to alter their beliefs or culture at all to please Sarvonians.
As a result, very few Mahepnos are left, and those that survive live in tiny all-Mavek fishing villages.

Aseke (Wolverine) Clan:
These people are an aggressive, hardworking group of Eyelians that make excellent warriors. While they retain no settlements of their own, they have cosmopolotized to a far greater extent than any other Mavek, often joining regiments of other races, or traveling mercenary companies.

Veho (Ox) Clan:
These people are at one with the natural world around them, to a greater extent than any other Mavek clan. They live in natural structures, or artificial ones that do not disturb the environment, or appear to be a part of it. The Veho people were not targeted for persecution- they could not be found! As such, they retain their woodland and prairie homes, and rarely leave. They are an isolationist clan, and sadly, one that is nearing extinction.

Kotena (Taurin) Clan:
These people are gifted with the best farmers and merchants, and have created a small trading empire. Much like the Aseke people, they have become very cosmopolitan, melding with other cultures easily. Unfortunately, they have lost much of their heritage through this. They do however, share a notable cultural detail with the Kuglimiz. They are notorious trick-riders. However, while the Kuglimiz ride horses, the Kotena people ride bulls!

Title: Re: Azhira!
Post by: Azhira Styralias on 10 August 2008, 11:33:05
Hey Nsiki, this looks interesting indeed.  :thumbup: you're saying that an existing Eyelian tribe now exists in the North? I thought we were to have them be an extinct clan that left behind some ruins and/or relics for the Kaaer? If so, perhaps one of these clans could work...but I do wonder about the possibilities of another tribe as that would require a massive undertaking to integrate them...fortunately for me, the Kaaer were already in an undeveloped peninsula and that made it easier for me to integrate them into the world.

Unless, this clan happens to be in Iol, then, like Caaehl'heroth, they could be integrated in a relatively undeveloped area...but I am not so sure as I don't want to develop any major lands or tribes right now (other than the Black Gnomes)...

Let's discuss how your tribes became extinct leaving behind some ruins...I really like that idea better.  :thumbup:

Title: Re: Azhira!
Post by: Nsikigan Ho´Tonanese Yourth on 10 August 2008, 11:55:06
Well then, keep these the same, but say they were all wiped out as a cause of their persecution. Keep in mind, this would be... 8-10 thousand years ago.
Maybe, though, the occasional Eyelian exists in the north. Only in heavily developed areas, perhaps, where the few scant survivors emigrated. As in, one city perhaps has a single hundred Eyelian population or so, that represents a combination of characteristics of the Aseke and Kotena clans. Cheap labour that likes riding horses, essentialy. Just a little cultural oddity in.... Naurooth, perhaps. Maybe there's even an Eyelian working in the menangerie there? Or maybe in an as yet undeveloped town.

But, for the most part, the only Eyelian aspects are some scant ruins along the coastline, detailing a much stronger community that has since been wiped out.

Title: Re: Azhira!
Post by: Azhira Styralias on 12 August 2008, 04:56:25
If we can explain the introduction of a lost Eyelian clan in the North who left some ruins, that would be wonderful and far easier to do.

Remember that any current Eyelian tribe in the North, however small and odd, would need explained as well. You'd need to update any Eyelian history to reflect the lost clans. But, that can be done anytime later.

For now, I think the first step would be to develop the lost clan(s) more thoroughly and perhaps make an entry for them, how they separated and how they came to settle in the North and what kinds of ruins they left behind. You'd need to explain how they managed to build the ruins and what kinds of opposition they faced, most likely from orc tribes. Essentially, you'd be developing a whole new clan following the tribe template. Not something that can be done quickly.

This is not an urgent need and will require more fleshing out to make it seamless. I don't want to simply drop the Eyelians in the North for the heck of it as it would seem rushed and tacked on, so let's make this a long term project for now. Any further discussions can be made in a separate entry so as not to fill up my bell-ringing thread.  ;)

Title: Re: Azhira!
Post by: seth ghibta on 18 January 2009, 06:31:27
talia said to give you a bell, to look at this myth -,13278.msg163082.html#msg163082 (,13278.msg163082.html#msg163082)
but now i'm going to fill my eyes with cold water. aaargh!

Title: Re: Azhira!
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on 11 February 2009, 02:22:08
Greetings, fair maiden. (creep creep, grovel grovel)

I have completed the Forget-Me-Nut entry, integrated comments, and now await your esteemed view of this bush, as caretaker of the Mists around which it lives.

Thanking you in eager anticipation......Tharoc Wargrider, esq.

Title: Re: Azhira!
Post by: seth ghibta on 26 June 2009, 01:36:41
Hi Azhira,
I don't know if you've noticed the hiveling entry I've been working on - Alysse had some briliant ideas about giving half orce - i.e the Kaaer, the ability to communicate with them a little, as the hivelings use gesture and body language to communicate, and the Kaaer are pretty sensitive to that kind of thing, i think. what's your opinion? here's the link, but please don't feel you have to read it all, I think the tuff that's relevant is mainly in spcial abilities and habitat/behaviour.,13610.msg168898.html#msg168898 (,13610.msg168898.html#msg168898)

Title: Re: Azhira!
Post by: Miraran Tehuriden on 26 June 2009, 03:08:15
Azzy, i've finished a first version of That-Which-Devours in the bestiary section, and i'd love to hear what you think!

Title: Re: Azhira!
Post by: Jenna Silverbirch on 12 December 2009, 21:51:13
Hullo, azhira :)

I'm thinking of creating a rather horrible predator for northern sarvonia- a sort of huge, long limbed, leathery skinned reptilian hound. While I'm planning there have been sightings of it all over caael'heroth, as it's more rumour than reality, I was wondering if my little creature might be allowed to be mainly concentrated around the delightfully ghoulish mists? Or are the mists already too full of nasty things for another creature?

Title: Re: Azhira!
Post by: Azhira Styralias on 13 December 2009, 00:13:38
The Mists are never too full of nasty beasties! There is not a whole lot in the Mists anyway. Most of the creatures are mythical, having not been seen in many centuries. A beast that is honestly known to exist in the Mists recently would be nice. It could give the Mist Hunters something to use perhaps as a tracking animal? Since Garret won't let me have wargs in Caaehl'heroth, we can use these reptilian things instead. Could they be used as mounts?  :)

Title: Re: Azhira!
Post by: Jenna Silverbirch on 13 December 2009, 00:50:29
Oh, excellent! They're going to be right at home in the mists, I'm sure  :evil: They were believed to be mythical until only a few years ago, when a corpse was found and brought to a researcher for dissection.

Sadly, for 'being at home in the mists' read 'inherently nasty and carnivorous'. They'd be no good as mounts unless drastically rewritten :(

But that doesn't mean I couldn't write a mist-dwelling reptile mount that the hunters would be able to tame as well, mind you. In fact, I'd love to- it'd make an excellent entry. What d'you think?

Title: Re: Azhira!
Post by: Azhira Styralias on 13 December 2009, 12:00:47
That's fine, Jenna! I'd love another nasty for the Mists. Perhaps they were found in the more western areas of the mists region. I have several nasties in place along the south and east fringes, so maybe the west would work. And a mount creature for the Mist Hunters I could very well use. I am writing their entry and using horses wouldn't work. A reptilian creature would be excellent! Or...maybe that giant bat creature I proposed?  :D

Title: Re: Azhira!
Post by: Kalína Dalá'isyrás on 09 January 2010, 11:19:58
I know you probably already noticed, but I made the edits you requested and wanted to make sure they were alright!

Title: Re: Azhira!
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on 20 February 2010, 05:10:24
Azhira, can you read my Vertan entry, in particular, the section on weapons and let me know if this is acceptable concerning the Ice Giants?  I tried to hold it to the outline you were forming in the Gints thread, while still creating a Ice Tribe mythology around it. :D

Title: Re: Azhira!
Post by: Azhira Styralias on 20 February 2010, 11:07:26
Oh! Thanks for the heads up! I've replied now.  :grin:

Title: Re: Azhira!
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on 23 February 2010, 08:21:06
Good evening, Northern lass.

Have you had chance to read through those ancient notes I sent you regarding Caael'heroth yet? I'm not trying to rush you (seriously), I just wondered.
The ideas are starting to come thicker and faster again and I feel the need to start writing something.

Like I said though, no rush.

Title: Re: Azhira!
Post by: Azhira Styralias on 24 February 2010, 07:27:15
I thought I replied?  :huh:

Of course, I think those plans are great! Feel free to go ahead and start writing up something. Places entries are fun, just start small at first. They can get overwhelming if you take on too big a task.  :thumbup:

Title: Re: Azhira!
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on 25 February 2010, 00:36:21
Aye, that you did, lass. But you said you'd only had a quick scan. I just wondered whether you'd read deeper and found any issues, is all.

Right then, I'll clomp off and make a start.

Title: Re: Azhira!
Post by: Azhira Styralias on 26 February 2010, 03:57:40
Mister Handsome Orc,

You presented alot of ideas, which look good. It all seemed to encompass a large enough area, but I would start small and try to organize the ideas for further discussion in the Places forum.

Title: Re: Azhira!
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on 26 February 2010, 04:36:16

Why, thank'ee M'lady. Yer not too shabby yersel lass.

I shall expand on the ideas I presented and post in the said Places Forum for further disccussions.

Title: Re: Azhira!
Post by: Jenna Silverbirch on 25 July 2010, 18:09:58
Hullo Azhira! :wave:

In an entry I'm currently writing concerning a horrible northern beastie, I mention that the kaaer name for it is Aiihru, which simply means fear. As they're your tribe through and through, I was wondering if you would be happy with that, and if not, have a different word to suggest to mean fear. I would of course be more than happy to change it if you weren't :)


Title: Re: Azhira!
Post by: Azhira Styralias on 26 July 2010, 02:58:26
"Aiihru" is a fine word, Jenna! There is no Kaaer word for fear...and strangly enough, there is no word for fear in orcen or Kuglimz. Now we can say the orcs never fear anything...but that can't be true! Since Kaaer language is derived from orcen/Kuglimz, we can perhaps use "aiihru" in some form for those tribal languages.

Title: Re: Azhira!
Post by: Jenna Silverbirch on 29 July 2010, 17:59:38
Excellent, I'll carry on using it, then! And while I can imagine orcs not having a word for fear, it'd be great if it could be a distant development of the kuglimz word. Thanks for the quick response :)

Title: Re: Azhira!
Post by: Valan Nonesuch on 31 October 2010, 21:45:03
Gibbering Madness (,13894.0.html) is hoping you haven't forgotten about it.

Title: Re: Azhira!
Post by: Perabium Pelatorium on 01 November 2010, 20:32:22
Azhira, you are here more needed as you think, with your help my first entry is now what it is, you helped me. The first time you were like a mentor for me, this is why we all need you... especially the beginners... ;) :grin:

Title: Re: Azhira!
Post by: Valan Nonesuch on 03 November 2010, 02:50:10
Azhira, if you get the time, drop by the IRC in three/four hours. I'd like to see if there's any information about the year of darkness that I'm missing. PM me if you can't.

Title: Re: Azhira!
Post by: Valan Nonesuch on 25 January 2011, 00:28:25
A Spined Wyrm (,14706.msg188631/topicseen.html#new) has slithered its way in here and managed to eat the bell.

Title: Re: Azhira!
Post by: Deklitch Hardin on 14 March 2011, 17:53:34

Rocelin popped by the development side with a question about the kaaer. Here is a link to it (,14869.0.html). I just wanted to bellring you to make you aware of his query, in the event that posts to this thread popped into your email as well.



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