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Gyor
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Posted - 18 Jun 2017 :  14:28:42  Show Profile Send Gyor a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
One is called Moa and is liked to snakes or Coutls, LG, and another Wongo linked to monkeys and is CE.

dazzlerdal
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Please tell me you are making this up

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I'd like to know the source for this, myself.

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Gyor
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It was from the D&D panel at origins, read about it on Enworld Forums. I'll see if I can find it.

http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?558233-UPDATED-What-s-Next-For-D-amp-D-Live-From-Origins-Tomb-of-Annihilation
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Gyor
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"The Tomb of Annihilation is a "god tomb" and its true name is The Tomb of Nine Gods. It's a multi-level dungeon featuring lots of traps and servants of Acererak. One room has corpses hanging by their feet over pools of blood. The Tomb is maintained by creatures, including masked Tomb Dwarves.

There's a player handout for a puzzle

There is a grid of nine animals that correspond to the Nine Gods and the nine alignments. Top row, left to right: Snake (or Coatl), Froghemoth, Displacer Beast. Middle row, left to right: Rabbit, Flail Snail, and thing that looked like a plant/tiger. Bottom row, left to right: Stork, ?????, and Monkey. The snake represents Lawful Good and the God Moa. The monkey represents Chaotic Evil and the god Wongo.

More images of locations: the aarakocra establishment Kir Sabal (sp?). The floating earth mote the Heart of Ubtao. Jakaka (?) Anchorage, a pirate hideout. Nangalore, a palace where a medusa lives. Wyrmheart Mine."
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Gyor
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I suspect the "plant tiger" thing is actually a Kamadan, a large Leopard like creature with 3 snakes coming from each shoulder.
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Gyor
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quote:
Originally posted by dazzlerdal

Please tell me you are making this up



Nope, I'm not making it up. I'm curious who these Gods are.
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Irennan
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Wow, they're including Dragonbait and Artus Cimber. Now I'm curious how they'll be implemented, and I'm excitied to see if other characters of old will be reappearing in future modules.

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dazzlerdal
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I lack the words. Wongo the monkey god

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Irennan
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quote:
Originally posted by dazzlerdal

I lack the words. Wongo the monkey god



I don't care about what they come up with anymore, or their plot devices. I've stopped caring about that part of the Realms, I'm just like "whatever" if it's something quite random like this, and I'm fine with it if it helps returning the Realms as close as possible to their previous state. I'm enjoying their use of old characters and the return of names like Khelben and Halaster, because new people will get to know them, and they will live on rather than collect dust in the past. I hope that more and more of what makes the Realms so varied and alive will start making not just a comeback (because it already was all restored), but an actual comeback under the spotlight.

As for the rest, the metaplot of the Realms is just cheap now, I only see it as a tool to restore what was lost. I will keep watching what they do for the reason that I mentioned above

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Starshade
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Posted - 18 Jun 2017 :  23:25:27  Show Profile Send Starshade a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by dazzlerdal

I lack the words. Wongo the monkey god


I'd personally would work more on the name, if it's meant to be africanish, maybe mw'ongo? (the ' as an click consonant).
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Wooly Rupert
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Nanny Pu'pu is a Chultan witch who worships dark powers. The name was a placeholder at first, but they kept it because players 13 and under loved it.


Just... No.

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Cool, beast cult gods just like in the original Down-to-Earth Divinity, rather than consolidated in as aspects of name-brand gods.
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George Krashos
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Posted - 19 Jun 2017 :  07:10:56  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
So many cool lore-deep options they could have had. Why not use the Bara?

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dazzlerdal
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Posted - 19 Jun 2017 :  08:23:29  Show Profile Send dazzlerdal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I think its because they dont actually like the realms and instead want to play in greyhawk

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Delwa
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Posted - 19 Jun 2017 :  12:55:54  Show Profile  Visit Delwa's Homepage Send Delwa a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by George Krashos

So many cool lore-deep options they could have had. Why not use the Bara?

-- George Krashos



They mentioned the Bara in the D&D podcast during a recent "Lore you should know" segment. Perhaps they'll tie them in, but leave them as a resource the players can tap into if they play their cards right?

I'm excited about the map mentioned. The character names I'm less than enthused about.

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My decision to return to 1356 DR is sounding better and better to me.

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Starshade
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Pu'pu? Like in the pu pu platter? the chinese dish? [O.o]

I doubt there's much depth behind these "African" names, but the problem is, if you mimic African names, you might say something. Especially since Bantu languages usually got noun groups where you have 10-20 noun classes which starts with letters as m (mw), w, m, mi, ji, ma, ki, wi, etc. wongo might be plural of mongo (no meaning), or corrupt version of mungu (god, now usually the Christian one), etc. If you alter the first letter, you end up with a different noun group, and possibly either an error, or say something different.
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Wooly Rupert
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quote:
Originally posted by Starshade

Pu'pu? Like in the pu pu platter? the chinese dish? [O.o]


One can only hope that's what they had in mind... But in the US, "poo poo" is a very juvenile way to refer to either having a bowel movement or the results of one. It's the type of thing a small child might say. Alternatives are "poo" and "poop."

With them saying it was popular among those younger than 13, and knowing it was likely Americans they were testing with, I fear the scatological reference was the more likely intent.

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hashimashadoo
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They should've just consulted with James Lowder.

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quote:
Originally posted by hashimashadoo

They should've just consulted with James Lowder.



That would have shown a respect for prior lore that has been sadly lacking for a while, with WotC.

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Delwa
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quote:
Originally posted by hashimashadoo

They should've just consulted with James Lowder.



That's part of the problem. They did.

Link
Edit: part of the problem meaning they consulted and possibly ignored him.

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quote:
Originally posted by Delwa

quote:
Originally posted by hashimashadoo

They should've just consulted with James Lowder.



That's part of the problem. They did.

Link
Edit: part of the problem meaning they consulted and possibly ignored him.


What makes you think they ignored him when he said they consulted him and they were respectful of the source material?

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quote:
Originally posted by KanzenAU

quote:
Originally posted by Delwa

quote:
Originally posted by hashimashadoo

They should've just consulted with James Lowder.



That's part of the problem. They did.

Link
Edit: part of the problem meaning they consulted and possibly ignored him.


What makes you think they ignored him when he said they consulted him and they were respectful of the source material?



Several people here who possibly know better than I think that the problems in the names and such would not be there if Mr. Lowder had been consulted.
My first instinct is to say a novel with talking Wombats isn't a far cry from the names that have been looked down on, but I could be wrong?

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This is the funniest scroll I've read in a long time. By funny, I mean it in a way that it's so tragic the first thing you do is laugh. When naming things becomes difficult to the point you have to start using names like Pupu, how can anyone take WotC seriously? Perhaps it's phonetic? Pah-pah, as in New Guinea?

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quote:
Originally posted by Delwa

quote:
Originally posted by hashimashadoo

They should've just consulted with James Lowder.



That's part of the problem. They did.

Link
Edit: part of the problem meaning they consulted and possibly ignored him.



That should have come up in my Facebook feed. Odd that it did not.

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