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Aquanova
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Posted - 22 Dec 2008 :  22:17:22  Show Profile  Visit Aquanova's Homepage Send Aquanova a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
By the gods, it's been forever since I last visited Candlekeep.

So I looked all around the web for an elven (hell, even a Tolkien elvish) word for "deer/stag/cervine," and found nothing.

I ask because I'm conceiving things for a homebrew setting, and I really loved the idea of a tauric elf/fey that's half elf/half-deer. Because language building is so darned hard I just plan on taking using FR elves (including their language) and porting them in, and I wanted something I could plug into "___'Tel Quessir."

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-There isn't a Faerūnian Elven term for 'Deer' (Or any other derivative thereof: Stag, Doe, etc.) that has been "made public" to us, sorry.

-You could use the catch-all term previously used for the Sharn, Fhaorn’Quessir, which translates as 'Transformed People'.

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Edited by - Lord Karsus on 22 Dec 2008 22:33:01
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That's kinda like the hybsil, detailed in Monsters of Faerūn -- except the hybsil is a bit smaller and is part antelope. It is something already in existing Realmslore, though.

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Posted - 23 Dec 2008 :  05:48:26  Show Profile  Visit Aquanova's Homepage Send Aquanova a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dagnirion

-There isn't a Faerūnian Elven term for 'Deer' (Or any other derivative thereof: Stag, Doe, etc.) that has been "made public" to us, sorry.

-You could use the catch-all term previously used for the Sharn, Fhaorn’Quessir, which translates as 'Transformed People'.


Yeah, I looked over Candlekeep's own compendium of elven words, but the closest I could find desirable would be "Vandor Tel'Quessir," and even then that's pretty vague.
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That's kinda like the hybsil, detailed in Monsters of Faerūn -- except the hybsil is a bit smaller and is part antelope. It is something already in existing Realmslore, though.


Yeah, I knew about them, but they're kinda tiny. I was picturing something a bit more majestic.
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-Yeah, 'People of the Woods' sounds nice, but isn't very descriptive.

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quote:
Originally posted by Aquanova

quote:
Originally posted by Dagnirion

-There isn't a Faerūnian Elven term for 'Deer' (Or any other derivative thereof: Stag, Doe, etc.) that has been "made public" to us, sorry.

-You could use the catch-all term previously used for the Sharn, Fhaorn’Quessir, which translates as 'Transformed People'.


Yeah, I looked over Candlekeep's own compendium of elven words, but the closest I could find desirable would be "Vandor Tel'Quessir," and even then that's pretty vague.
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Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

That's kinda like the hybsil, detailed in Monsters of Faerūn -- except the hybsil is a bit smaller and is part antelope. It is something already in existing Realmslore, though.


Yeah, I knew about them, but they're kinda tiny. I was picturing something a bit more majestic.



You could make them half-elf, half-hybsil (and hybsil are a type of fey). That way you'd have the size, and still have the basic body type.

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And in the RW, crossbreeds actually tend to be larger then either parent, so that works perfectly.


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Posted - 23 Dec 2008 :  20:55:24  Show Profile  Visit Aquanova's Homepage Send Aquanova a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Could work... fluff it so they're say, whitetail deer instead of antelope; and since deer are smaller than horses, a cervine centaur would be smaller than an equine one....

...now I just need a nice name for them.... Maybe I'll just go the lazy route and go "Aras Tel'Quessir," using the Middle-Earth elvish word for "deer." It seems legit for Faerun elven.
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-Savage Species has the template for Tauric creatures.

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Posted - 23 Dec 2008 :  21:12:20  Show Profile  Visit Ionik Knight's Homepage Send Ionik Knight a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I've done some checking and cannot find the Candlekeep Elven Dictionary. I'm embarrassed to ask, but could someone give me link?

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-HERE's the dictionary. Note that I haven't sent Alaundo an update in a while, and I do have a bit of new stuff.

-HERE's the list of Elven Names, too, for good measure. Same as above, with the updating.

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Edited by - Lord Karsus on 23 Dec 2008 21:22:20
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Ionik Knight
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Posted - 23 Dec 2008 :  22:00:06  Show Profile  Visit Ionik Knight's Homepage Send Ionik Knight a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks Dagni

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