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Re: Zalanthan Dictionary
« Reply #50 on: March 04, 2013, 07:29:20 PM »
A vestric is timid by nature, as per the docs... Not sure if it really fits the meaning you're going for.

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Re: Zalanthan Dictionary
« Reply #51 on: March 04, 2013, 07:49:24 PM »
A vestric is timid by nature, as per the docs... Not sure if it really fits the meaning you're going for.

Following your line of thought. You are probably right this was like 2.5 years ago, i was still somewhat new, and I thought it was funny, and worked. but now in hindsight. I agree with you.
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« Reply #52 on: March 04, 2013, 08:00:33 PM »
The Ivory and The Black.
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« Reply #53 on: March 04, 2013, 08:44:21 PM »
Shade - a message of departure, and goodwill  (as in, "May you find shade.")
Shitcloaks - an employee of the Byn (as in, "The gnarly looking man over there is Lieutenant Amos, with his band of shitcloaks.")
Mindbender, mindworm - someone possessing latent and powerful psionic ability (as in, "That woman over there knows everything, a few of us think she's a mindworm.")
Gicker, Wiggler - an elementalist (as in, "Today was good, I made a year's salary for a bounty on a wiggler's head.")
Defiler, Asher, Ashlayer, Abomination - a sorcerer;  lesser known as Preservers  (as in, "The trail of ash tells us the defiler was on the run.")
Sid, Black, Obsidian - a common reference to Allanaki minted coins  (as in, "Gimme the sid, or I'll gut ya like a jozhal.")
Mantishead - an OOC term for death  (as in, "Ah, damn!  Mantishead again!")
Githclit - an OOC reference to the appearance of the Armageddon logo  (as in, "Awwyeah, I'm totally gonna rock the githclit tee in public.")
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Re: Zalanthan Dictionary
« Reply #54 on: March 07, 2013, 07:45:09 PM »
Mindbender, mindworm - someone possessing latent and powerful psionic ability (as in, "That woman over there knows everything, a few of us think she's a mindworm.")
Gicker, Wiggler - an elementalist (as in, "Today was good, I made a year's salary for a bounty on a wiggler's head.")
Defiler, Asher, Ashlayer, Abomination - a sorcerer;  lesser known as Preservers  (as in, "The trail of ash tells us the defiler was on the run.")

I just wanted to point out to new players that, unlike in most Arm players' lives, where Rule of Law is more of less assumed (and people aren't usually in life-threatening circumstances), the above terms are almost never used as jokes or brags in game.

You will almost never:
>say (chuckling) Malik's smart. We should call him "mindworm" or something.
>say (from the shadows, flipping a dagger in the air) You can call me...The Abomination.

And when you do, it is generally a call-out to every PC in the know, even enemies who hate each other, to put down what they're doing and come stomp on your face. A lot. (c.f. "mantis head")
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Re: Zalanthan Dictionary
« Reply #55 on: March 07, 2013, 08:40:56 PM »
That's a good point about the psionicist.  If someone's making an actual dictionary helpfile, though, I'm sure some better example sentences can be thought up.
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« Reply #56 on: March 07, 2013, 09:38:06 PM »
Mind freak- A psionist. Someone with more psychic abilities then normal people. Generally killed when found.
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« Reply #57 on: March 08, 2013, 08:17:51 AM »
That's a good point about the psionicist.  If someone's making an actual dictionary helpfile, though, I'm sure some better example sentences can be thought up.
Psionicist: That asshole that ruins plots.
And then I sat there going "really? that was it? that's so stupid."

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« Reply #58 on: March 08, 2013, 12:42:54 PM »
Mind freak worm - A psionist. Someone with more psychic abilities then normal people. Generally killed when found.

aka "mindbenders," "brainworms"

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« Reply #59 on: March 08, 2013, 05:03:17 PM »
I'm really disappointed there isn't more lingo, you guys are clutching at straws with the psi stuff!
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« Reply #60 on: March 08, 2013, 05:11:47 PM »
I'm really disappointed there isn't more lingo, you guys are clutching at straws with the psi stuff!

I always make up my own, but this is more for traditional words, I think.
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« Reply #61 on: March 08, 2013, 06:13:57 PM »
Spratling - Young children; Generally those under the age of seven.
Chub - Rinthi term denoting how someone is a chub. General consensus on what a chub is is still up for debate.

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« Reply #62 on: March 09, 2013, 03:47:44 AM »
I fucking love "Chub".

Chub can be negative or friendly, depending on the context.

"Shade and profit, chubs."

or

"I'll fuckin' gut you if you don't drop your pouch, chub."

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And on that note, sometimes "profit" is used as a farewell in the Rinth. It's like a Rinthi' equivalent of "shade".
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« Reply #63 on: March 09, 2013, 09:25:50 AM »
I didn't post because I thought I was the only one who said this, but I recently found out at least a few people use elf as a verb!

Elf: v. To get over, steal, cheat, lie, do someone wrong via dishonesty.

Finding this out totally  made my day and made me feel like one of the cool kids!
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Ghardoan:A pitiful voice rises from the well below, "I've fallen and I can't get up..."

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« Reply #64 on: March 09, 2013, 10:56:06 AM »
I didn't post because I thought I was the only one who said this, but I recently found out at least a few people use elf as a verb!

Elf: v. To get over, steal, cheat, lie, do someone wrong via dishonesty.

Finding this out totally  made my day and made me feel like one of the cool kids!

I totally do this too. It seems apt if thieving is such a racial/cultural part of an elf's life. It makes me giggle OOC when I use it though, because I can just picture how bemused the other person is if they don't get it, but it's so perfect!
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« Reply #65 on: March 09, 2013, 08:21:45 PM »
In a similar vein, I've used "to neck" as a substitute for "elf" because it also sounds like "nick" and that's funny to me.
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« Reply #66 on: March 09, 2013, 08:27:32 PM »
I didn't post because I thought I was the only one who said this, but I recently found out at least a few people use elf as a verb!

Elf: v. To get over, steal, cheat, lie, do someone wrong via dishonesty.

Finding this out totally  made my day and made me feel like one of the cool kids!

I totally do this too. It seems apt if thieving is such a racial/cultural part of an elf's life. It makes me giggle OOC when I use it though, because I can just picture how bemused the other person is if they don't get it, but it's so perfect!

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« Reply #67 on: March 09, 2013, 08:41:24 PM »
In a similar vein, I've used "to neck" as a substitute for "elf" because it also sounds like "nick" and that's funny to me.

I use the term "elfed" like people use the term "Jewed"


Not that I have ANYTHING against jews, as my best friend IRL is jewish (and he plays here too)
I remember recruiting this Half elf girl. And IMMEDIATELY taking her out on a contract. Right as we go into this gith hole I tell her "Remember your training, and you'll be fine." and she goes "I have no training." Then she died

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Re: Zalanthan Dictionary
« Reply #68 on: March 09, 2013, 09:17:48 PM »
That's where I got it too. And I am Jewish. I think that sort of thing is disgusting in real life, but so completely appropriate for the game world.
Varak:You tell the mangy, pointy-eared gortok, in sirihish: "What, girl? You say the sorceror-king has fallen down the well?"
Ghardoan:A pitiful voice rises from the well below, "I've fallen and I can't get up..."

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« Reply #69 on: March 09, 2013, 09:40:03 PM »
Indeed.
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Re: Zalanthan Dictionary
« Reply #70 on: March 10, 2013, 02:47:23 PM »
That's where I got it too. And I am Jewish. I think that sort of thing is disgusting in real life, but so completely appropriate for the game world.

Yes, racism in Zalanthas is not only acceptable, but supported and required by the documentation. No elf will ever get away with claiming "racial profiling."

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Re: Zalanthan Dictionary
« Reply #71 on: March 10, 2013, 09:36:51 PM »
That's where I got it too. And I am Jewish. I think that sort of thing is disgusting in real life, but so completely appropriate for the game world.
It helps when written Allundean has the attributes of a Semitic language and the elves are currently in diaspora post the Great Coming Together  8)

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« Reply #72 on: April 16, 2013, 06:04:40 AM »
I've never heard vestric used that way IG, and honestly, there's nothing about a vestric that suggests quality to me. It's basically a rat-chicken...

Agreed about Vestric.  I think about their nasty little hands/paws when I think of 'em.
Same with "cock vestric" doesn't work for me.

But I'll give you:

Chips:  another word for obsidian coins because they are basically chips of obsidian.  *sigh* I've used it with a number of characters.  Don't think anyone else does, though!
          That's me, though, always on the cutting edge!  ;-)

Mud-blood, mixed-blood: halfbreeds (didn't see it yet)

Wiggler, 'gicker : magick-using folk (slang which I personally despise)

Witch:  better slang for magick-using folk

Ash-maker: defiler

I LOVE salt-worm for male genitalia. I'm going to start using that - thanks to whomever suggested that.  Perfect for southern characters.

Little Templar: seen this used for male genitalia

the sweet or the black:  (as in "a little of the sweet/black") for a hit of Thol spice.  Just thought I might have to start using "Red Storm Tar."  =)




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Re: Zalanthan Dictionary
« Reply #73 on: May 12, 2013, 11:27:56 AM »
Terms for people: Southie, Northie, Stormer.

Desert elves: Sandhoppers, runners

Gith: Hunchies, clawfeet

Magickers: Witches, abominations, 'gicks, 'gickers, wigglers, and my personal favorite, callers. Sandcaller, Stormcaller, Windcaller, etc.
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Re: Zalanthan Dictionary
« Reply #74 on: May 12, 2013, 07:56:24 PM »
Breed out/ breeding out:

The tendency for half elves to have mood swings.


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The moody half-breed says in sirihish, as he drinks whisky

"This is the best day of my life"

the amos says in sirihish, glancing at The moody half-breed

"Must not have had an interesting life"


The moody half-breed exclaims in sirihish

"Fuck you asshole! I'll rape your chaltons and impregnate your daughter!"

The amos says in sirihish

"Damn, i didn't mean for you to breed out on me"



« Last Edit: May 12, 2013, 07:57:58 PM by Fredd »
I remember recruiting this Half elf girl. And IMMEDIATELY taking her out on a contract. Right as we go into this gith hole I tell her "Remember your training, and you'll be fine." and she goes "I have no training." Then she died