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Igneous?

Rock formed by molten magma. I like that. :)

I ... will ... not ... propose ... the ... name ... Discworld ... :o

To much turtles beneath. ;)

Gestault?

Gives a bit too much associations to therapy for my liking. :ohwell:

Sky Mountain?

O.k., I suppose we need another name. I'll have to think on this. Maybe something tied to the creation myth?

Sky mountain is an extremely important location, and the center of Shareworld, but as you say, not that good a name for the entire world. Something connected to the myth would be good.

I think Pyraxleflat has a nice ring to it. :rolleyes:

It does. Does it also have any particular meaning?

Keep the suggestions coming! :thumb:

SGL.

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How about something along the lines of Gaea or Pangaea... specifically, Pyraea?

How bizarre... I did a Google search to see if that name had been used elsewhere, and the first result was a page dated 2005 detailing someone's fantasy campaign... from a GM here in Austin, TX.

Small world.

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How bizarre... I did a Google search to see if that name had been used elsewhere, and the first result was a page dated 2005 detailing someone's fantasy campaign... from a GM here in Austin, TX.

Small world.

Pyraea sounds to me like something very hot - so maybe it is a Texas thing. :)

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What is the theology? You could always do something like [insert name of

major deity]'s Eye.

Or, use the various terminology associated with the "Third/Inner Eye" like:

Ajna Chakra

Sephirah of Da'ath

Epiphysis Cerebri

or parts of those as a basis for a name.

-V

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I've been thinking of a mythology with 8 primal beings which form the world; darkness, air, stone, earth, fire, water, metal and plant, and with several imported deities.

Anything that could play off the number 8? Octa something?

I'm planning to work on this quite a bit during my vacation in Thailand.

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Well, there are 10 Sephirot (and a possible 11th) in Kabbalah - here is one

list of them:

1. Chokmah - Divine Reality/ revelation/ Yesh me-ayin - being from nothingness (Power of Wisdom)

2. Binah - Understanding/ repentance/ reason (Power of Love)

3. Da'at - Knowledge, the bridge between the intellect and emotion

4. Chesed - Mercy/ Grace/ Love of (intention to emulate) God (Power of Vision)

5. Gevurah - Judgment/ strength/ determination (Power of Intention)

6. Tipheret - Symmetry/ balance/ compassion (Creative Power)

7. Netzach - Contemplation/ Initiative/ persistence (Power of the Eternal Now)

8. Hod - Surrender/ sincerity/ steadfastness (Intellectual/Observational Power)

9. Yesod - Foundation/ wholly remembering/ coherent knowledge (Power of Manifesting)

10. Malkuth/ Lower Crown - Kingdom/ physical presence/ vision and illusion (Power of Healing/ Accomplishment/ Level of Realization of Divine Plan)

Other lists swap out Da'at with:

Keter - Crown - Divine Plan/ Creator/ infinite light/ Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh - I AM THAT I AM (Supreme/ Total Consciousness).

The disputed 11th is Daath - the Abyss. Most Kabbalists do not believe in this

11th Sephirah, and of those that do, most treat it not as a Sephirah but as

the absence of Sephirah. In Jewish tradition, belief in Daath is almost blasphemy.

So, not sure if you want to play with that at all ...

-V

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I think my suggestion was "The Realm of Coronarea" (but I'm not totally sure).

Derivation:

Corona - glow around the sun, referencing the sun in Sky Mountain; also a synonym for "disk".

+ Area - synonym for "world"; also suggested in ironic(?) postings by tedopon/Rurik.

...Making it all a synonym for DiscWorld... ;)

Realm - also a synonym for "world", but most importantly a reference to "The Realm", the world in Classic Fantasy.

Alternatively, or additionally as a name for a significant region, the "Land of Tzand" - a reference to the long-gone Tzandian Empire, of the Worlds of Wonder MagicWorld (a link with BRP's history).

Anyone remember anything else from the "Lost Fortnight" of postings?

Next step: test the Poll facilities...

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Nice! :) "Finally a shirt for the paleogeographically aware" :lol:

But... "...Rodinia itself was entirely barren. It existed before life colonized dry land..." :(

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Charngibbers and Lasers. :cool:

:lol: Heck, those things are scary! Even scouring clean the fossil records... ;)

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How about a poll? (Trif - it's yours, so could you add one into this thread please? It'd be a good test!)

Summary of names from the thread so far:

Igneous

Pyraxleflat

Sky Mountain

Gestault

Pyraea

Caldaria/Caldaia

Chokmah's Eye (or other Kabbalah-related)

Realm of Coronaria/Land of Tzand

Rodinia

...and, may I add...?

Octalarne

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How about a poll? (Trif - it's yours, so could you add one into this thread please? It'd be a good test!)

Nope. Must be done when the thread is first posted. But I've opened one here: http://basicroleplaying.com/showthread.php/1759-Shareworld-name-poll

...and, may I add...?

Octalarne

No you may not you silly frog! :war:

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Ta!

Must be done when the thread is first posted.

You sure? I saw "Add Poll" in the Thread Tools pop-down of a thread I'd started...

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