Oh, Alexandre, I'm sorry. I wasn't trying to confuse you, or tell you what you should or shouldn`t do. I just wanted to caution you against taking on too big a bite for your first project. Occasionally an ambitious or enthusiastic newbie (and some of us older developers, too!) will jump in a little too deep, too soon and then realize that the scope of the project is beyond them, get discouraged and have trouble finishing it. I didn`t want that to happen to you. I like your intelligent writing style and I can`t wait to see what you do with the Ash`mari!
I'd suggest you start with the Vir'tog, since the historical precedent for that is already in the Kuglimz belief entry. We can always expand upon the original information later on. I'm not trying to shut you down here, but unless you narrow your focus a little, you may find the entry starting to get unmanageably large and you might begin to feel overwhelmed.
I think the name Dirg'mari is fine. I just thought I'd mention that little idiosyncrasy of the language so you could start with the right set of rules, especially when you are thinking of names for people and places. It always helps to know these little details.
Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any questions.
A Losh'Oc war song, often sung when they are going into battle with a non-orcen foe. Even without a working knowledge of Kh'omchr'om, the sight and sound of several hundred bloodthirsty orcs enthusiastically roaring this out whilst marching towards the enemy is...well, intimidating, to say the least.
Provided by the bard F'ash, who learned it during his time as a captive of the Losh'Oc orcs.
I love coming up with names for things and people!
I'm a bit handicapped by not knowing a few details such as gender, age, magical ability, or inclination, but here are some traditional style orcish names and approximate translations:
M'ruk'zuck--translates as "fanged warrior"
Ph'ragh'goruck-- " rock [like] shield bearer" --implies determination, courage and fortitude. Could be shorted to "Ph'ruck" (yes, I CAN hear all you evil-minded little Tharian humans sniggering! ) to his (her?) close associates, much like "Tom" for Thomas or "Nick" for Nicholas.
Losh'uon--"true seer", "visionary" or "prophet" -good name for a shaman, for instance.
Khq'al'on-"distance fighter" (ie, fights from a distance with magic rather than traditional orcish weapons.)
Although there is no clear definition for Volkek-Oshra, I would imagine it would be something like "magic-using orc" or "orcen mage". With that in mind as a definition, you could possibly build a name off of that, like, say,
I'd love to hear more of your ideas, Alex. As the main Kuglimz developer, I also have a strong interest and foothold in that area. You'll probably want to look at some of the Kuglimz traditions to get an idea of where the Ashmari are coming from as well, so if you have any questions, feel free to throw them in my direction. We barbarians must stick together against all those soft Southerners, after all.
I would have welcomed you sooner, but I am still catching up after an extended absence due to an unreliable internet connection. I will keep an eye out for your work in the next little while. And welcome!
Did this song (the lyrics, not the recording) make it into the Compendium? I couldn't actually find it in our music collection along with Z'rovya H'rok and the translated orc love song I wrote. I know the recording wasn't siteworthy (it was more for fun and to give an idea or the way it would sound) but the lyrics ought to be there.