пятница, 11 апреля 2014 г.

Исторические параллели Forgotten Realms

Исторические общности, государства, империи, ставшие прообразами регионов Forgotten Realms. Один из самых известных и проработанных миров игры «Dungeons & Dragons» («D&D») тем и привлекает, что в ткань фантазии вплетены легенды и хроники различных народов.

"The North" = home of germanic type berserker & barbarian stereotypes, but not seafaring...
Aglarond: Baltic States, Latvia and Lithuania
Aglarondan: Prussian
Altumbel: Baltic States, more Prussian and conservative.
Alzhedo: Arabic
Amn = Spain under the Inquisition
Amn: Renaissance Spain
Anauroch = Numidia
Anauroch: Bedouin nomad tribes
Bawa: Taiwan/Hong Kong
Bedine of Anauroch, Tuareg-like
Calimshan = Arabia & Ottoman Empire. Maybe Spain under the Moors
Calimshan: Al-Andalus (Muslim Spain) and Morocco
Calimshan has Arabic and Ottoman elements, Arnaden tribes don't know
Chessenta = Ancient Greece #1
Chessenta: Byzantine and Classical Greece
Chondath = Merchant Italy #2
Chondath: Italian city states
Chondathan: English
Chult = African Jungles
Chult: Ashanti
Chultan: Carribean
Chultans and Tashalans are Africans more or less.
Cormyr = Idealized Medieval France or maybe England
Cormyr: Frankish and Carolingian empires
Dalelands = Switzerland
Dalelands: Southern France, Swiss cantons, Holy Roman empire
Dalelands are cantons, I don't think there's any other similarity with Switzerland
Damara = Germany, with slavic influence
Damara: Germany
Damaran: Middle German
Damara = Late-medieval Russia or Poland maybe. Some Damaran names are Slavic (Russian, Ukranian)
Dambrath: Imagine Teutonic barbarians in tropic climes, and there you have it.
Dambrathan: Austrian
Deep Imaskar: Clothing wise, think a very conservative mix with high collars, based on Victorian and Manchu.
Dragon Coast: Southern France, Northern Italy
Durpar: the Sindh
Durpari: Hindi
Endless Wastes: Huns, Tatars, Kazakhs, Uighurs
Estagund: Dravidian (southern) India
Great Dale: Black Forest
Great Glacier: Greenland, Lappland
Halruua: Gothic north african kingdoms
Halruuan: French
High Forest: Sweden
Hlondeth: Sicily
Illuskan: Swedish
Imaskari: Proto-Indo-European
Impiltur: Hanseatic League
Khazari: Nepal
Koryo = Korea
Kozakura = More Diverse Feudal Japan
Kozakura: Japan
Lake of Steam: Horn of Africa, Somali/Tigray
Lantan: Azore Islands and Canary Islands, especially the Guanche natives of the Canaries.
Lantanese: Brazilian
Lapaliiya: Ethiopia
Luskan and Ruathym = Vikings
Luskan reminds me of what the Philippines used to be during the time of Spanish colonization.
Malatra = Vietnam
Malatra: A hodge-podge of Laos, Cambodia, Singapore, Malaysia, and Vietnam)
Maztica = Aztec Central America
Midani: Aramaic
Moonsea: Bwahaha we are evil...?
Moonshae Isles = England #2
Moonshaes: British isles, of course.
Mulhorand = Ancient Egypt
Mulhorand: Ancient egypt, of course.
Mulhorund: Hebrew
Murghom: The various cultures of the Caucasus.
Narfell: West Slavic groups.
Nelanthar Isles: Pirates. That's all you need to know.
Netherese: Frankish
Netheril had a few Latin and Greek-sounding names
Nexalan: Mayan
Nimbral: Rather like the Halruuans.
Pirate Isles: pirates...
Ra-Khati: Nepal
Rashemen = Kievan Russia
Rashemen: East Slavs.
Rashemi: Russian
Ruathym = Norway, full of seafaring viking berserker barbarian types
Sea of fallen stars = Mediterranean Sea
Sembia = Merchant Italy #1
Sembia: Netherlands
Semphar: Turkey
Sespech: Southern Italy
Shaar = African Savanna
Shaaran: Cherokee
Shade: Gothic, in both the architectural and dress sense of the word.
Shining Lands = India
Shou = China #1
Shou Lung: China
Shou: Mandarin Chinese
Silver Marches: Denmark
Sossal: Norway
Sword Coast North/Icewind Dale: Iceland
Taan / Hordelands = Mongolia
Tabot: Tibet/Burma
Tashalan: Bantu
Tashalar/Thindol/Samarach: Kenya/Tanzania
Tethyr = North Africa, maybe Spain under El Cid
Tethyr: Iberia before the Romans came/Basque.
Tharsult: South Arabian Peninsula
Thay - Turkey #2 Except run by Nazis somehow...
Thay: Caanan
The Shaar: North American plains, oddly.
The Vast: Estonia
Thesk = Areas through which the Silk Road travels
Thesk: Baltic
Threskel = Ancient Greece #2
T'u Lung = China #2
T'u Lung: China
Tuigan: Kazakh
Turmic: Spanish
Turmish = Turkey #1
Turmish: Persian
Uliuk: Greenlander Inuit
Uluik: faux-Native American
Ulutiun and the Ice Hunters, Eskimo-like
Ulutiun Areas = Eskimo tribal areas of N. America
Unther = Mesopotamia
Unther: Babylon/Sumer
Untheric: Iranian
Vaasa = Finland
Vaasa: Finland
Var the Golden: Ganges floodplain
Veldorn: Afghanistan/Punjab
Wa = Shogunate Isolationist Japan
Wa: Japan
Western Heartlands = England #1
When a character has an accent:
Yeshimal Mountains = Himalayas
Zakhara = Arabia #2

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