The Coming of the Zioth

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Language

Rouch

Rouch is the vernacular, or common tongue, spoken throughout Rangplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big The Kingdom of Rang

Overview

Rang is a huge kingdom, covering more than a million square miles, and extending from the Great Sea to the Ice Sea. It dominates the area politically, militarily and religiously. Rang is a monarchy, led by King Diure LXIV, but its immense size weakens the central government. Most feudal lords manage their lands independently, and only answer to the king in the loosest sense. The king does have several pockets of power, such as in Huerten, which allow him to maintai…
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Overview

Rang is a huge kingdom, covering more than a million square miles, and extending from the Great Sea to the Ice Sea. It dominates the area politically, militarily and religiously. Rang is a monarchy, led by King Diure LXIV, but its immense size weakens the central government. Most feudal lords manage their lands independently, and only answer to the king in the loosest sense. The king does have several pockets of power, such as in Huerten, which allow him to maintai…
's influence, it's also a trade language in the surrounding kingdoms.

Sarnam

Sarnam is the “old tongue,” spoken by the priests of Andrithaplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big Andrithanism

Based on original ideas from Karl Schinke (Ardith). Symbols for aspects other than the Mother, along with the artwork, were contributed by Myron Wyles (Halaren).

Andrithanism and its variants are the dominant religion in Rang and the surrounding kingdoms. Within the boundaries of
. Most of the nobly-born are familiar with the language.

Phonetics

Throughout this web site, when non-English names are given for the first time, they are followed by phonetic transliterations. The rules for such transliterations are as follows:

  • Lowercase vowels imply short sounds (like the a in dragonplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_big Dragons

    Last updated for turn 216

    There is a wide variety of stories about dragons. Some tell of majestic and benevolant beings who are willingly given tribute. Others tell of horrible, mindless creatures who think of nothing but destruction. Dragons in myth range in size from smaller than a blade of grass, to larger than Aerv itself.
    , e in elf, i in lich, o in goblin and u in undead).
  • Uppercase vowels imply long sounds (like the A in soothsayer, E in evil, I in slime, O in beholder and U in unicorn).
  • g is the sound of the g in gold.
  • j is the sound of the g in giant.
  • s is the sound of the s in scimitar.
  • oo is as the u in truth.
  • ou is as the ou in pouch.
  • & is the schwa sound of the o in illusion.
  • Apostrophes indicate the ends of primary accented syllables.
  • Dashes separate syllables.