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Other names for ST'RM and Lore

vakabielvakabiel marblehead, OHPosts: 12Member

I'm not a huge fan of the working name of the race of dragon people introduced in update #19 but I found the website below that shows the word for dragon in many different cultures.

http://www.draconian.com/say/say.htm

The two in particular that I really liked were Dreki and Th'uban (Dothreki might cause some legal issues eh? but sounds awesome)

People are complaining about the wing placement but consider this an explanation for this:

The piercing of the veil has caused many interesting changes as these races have come into our world some of that could explain this.  The wings could have evolved into a lower position because when they came through the veil it changed them from normal dragons into this dragon hybrid race.  Maybe this race is fighting to restore balance and return home and gain back flight and some other abilities they lost when the veil was pierced.

The beauty of a fantasy game is that others can take inspiration from the myths and change them in a way that is new and exciting and that is what the CSE crew is doing.  If you are into it you don't have to pledge.  If you don't like how it's being done - make your own game :)

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  • TuktzTuktz Atlanta, GAPosts: 299Member

    The wings could be more vestigial. There are a lot of animals that still have biological features that don't really seem to serve a purpose anymore, but may have a long time ago.

    There's a whole host of fantastical reasons that could be the case though. I just like that it's different than what most people show us. =)

     

    As with CU, the new race name is working title.

     

    I like you thinking on the names.

     

    I know they can't rip off wheel of time, but this is what I thought of first.

    http://wot.wikia.com/wiki/Draghkar

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  • KappenWizKappenWiz Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 162Member

    I was thinking along the same lines both of you were regarding the wings moving as the race was transformed through the veil, and as a result were more vestigial. One of the concept art notes says something like, "Uses wings for dress/armor." Also, if the wings were just a shade higher, it's believable they could be used for gliding or steering short distances. Not saying to put it in game, just to sort of round out the logic lorewise.

     

    I like the names you presented as well, but they'll probably want to invent their own as this isn't a directly historical or mythological race. 

     

    Side note, a RL friend who lives close by and sort of introduced me to DAoC went by the name Draghkar on Galahad. Although I think he just altered the named of his cologne bottle to make up a name quickly. Doubt he knew of WoT.

  • BetaguyBetaguy Halifax, NSPosts: 2,590Member
    I like the developers vision, I don't think we need to interfere.  St'rm is a fine name for the Drake like species.

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  • ZinzanZinzan NorthPosts: 1,351Member
    Originally posted by Betaguy
    I like the developers vision, I don't think we need to interfere.  St'rm is a fine name for the Drake like species.

    It's a working title.

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  • DavisFlightDavisFlight Talahasee, FLPosts: 2,556Member
    Originally posted by Tuktz

    The wings could be more vestigial. There are a lot of animals that still have biological features that don't really seem to serve a purpose anymore, but may have a long time ago.

    There's a whole host of fantastical reasons that could be the case though. I just like that it's different than what most people show us. =)

     

    As with CU, the new race name is working title.

     

    I like you thinking on the names.

     

    I know they can't rip off wheel of time, but this is what I thought of first.

    http://wot.wikia.com/wiki/Draghkar

    The impression I got was that this creature was some sort of demonic entity, and thus the wings were there simply as a terror factor. This is a magical creature, outside the realms of evolution.

  • Mud_MonsterMud_Monster Springfield, ILPosts: 229Member Uncommon

    Wyvir or Wyviri for plural.

    Combination of wyvern + vir (Latin for man).

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  • MkilbrideMkilbride Hooksett, NHPosts: 637Member Uncommon

    The Dragonites!

     

     

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  • TuktzTuktz Atlanta, GAPosts: 299Member

    The WoT Dragkhar I referenced I think was more batlike/vampirelike.

     

    The St'rm looks more serpentine or dragonkin related.

     

    I hadn't thought of demonic though. That's an interesting thought.

     

    Althought I wonder if they may veer more away from demonic/hell theme stuff in this game. They made that distinction between darkness falls and  the depths. DF was more hell/demon based. TD sounds more horror/ghost related.

     

    Who knows though. =)

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  • Ice-QueenIce-Queen USA, GAPosts: 2,451Member Uncommon

    Tylwyth Teg

    • Culture:   Celtic
    • Attribute:   Humanoid
    • Attribute:   Hellish
    • Attribute:   Domestic
    • Common Type:   Fairies and Nymphs
     
    Fairies from Wales whose name means ‘The Fairy Folk’. They had long fair hair, white dresses and were very attractive. Some say that they belonged to the magician Gywdioon while others said that they ruled the underworld. They would steal babies and children with blonde hair and leave a changeling called Crimbil in their place. They can only be seen at night and are usually observed singing and dancing merrily but quickly turn to anger if one joins in. They would fly to markets and replace people’s money with their own magic money that turned into dry leaves or disappeared when the man went home. It is customary to light a fire at night for the creatures to dance around. This would please them and they would leave a present.

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  • ArbroathArbroath Depew, NYPosts: 175Member

    http://camelotunchained.wikispaces.com/St%27rm+Race

     

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  • grogstormgrogstorm Peyton, COPosts: 304Member Uncommon

    Flying Fish from Wikipedia

    Exocoetidae is a family of marine fish in the order Beloniformes of class Actinopterygii. Fish of this family are known as flying fish.

    So I am forming my names from this because that is what they remind me of.

    • Beloniactin
    • Terygii
    • Actintidae
    • Belontidae

    All sound cool.

    Grog

  • LawtoweenLawtoween Houston, TXPosts: 103Member

    Depends on the realm, but if viking, then they remind me of the valkyrie.  More properly they coud be called Drekimeyjar (plural, Drekimeyjur) or Dragon girl(s).  Both would assume only female characters.

    I don't think they would fit in the Arthurian realm, and I don't know enough about the TDD to make a suggestion.

    I'm curious to know what reallm most people see them as being part of.

    Lawt

  • SpeelySpeely Seattle, WAPosts: 861Member
    Hard to say. My guess is Arthurian or Viking.

    Draconem
    Styrm
    Serapenti
    Tiamati
    Werewyrms (lulz)
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