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Trying to come up with seven kingdoms each centered around either the landmarks around them or the

Discussion in 'World Building' started by Tommos Whiteclaw, Apr 20, 2020.

  1. Tommos Whiteclaw

    Tommos Whiteclaw Acolyte

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    Trying to come up with seven kingdoms each centered around either the landmarks around them the climate and animals in the area. Like Mountains or forest or summer and winter also wolves bears leopards or dragons. so far I have
    Wolves-Bane
    Oak-wall
    Need help.
     
  2. Lynea

    Lynea Troubadour

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    What is your world like? Alot of kingdoms get their names from their main residential clan. Landmarks are a bit less common. Perhaps you could be more specific. You could give each landmark a name and then it would serve as some nice fodder for the kingdoms.
     
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  3. Tommos Whiteclaw

    Tommos Whiteclaw Acolyte

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    How about residential animals like wolves or even dragons so wolves would be lupus or something of that nature or like main family or power that rules?
     
  4. Patrick-Leigh

    Patrick-Leigh Sage

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    Maybe use the Latin words for the features as part of the names? Or, and this just occurred to me, if your kingdoms are located at different points of the compass, you could also use directions in the names, like North-Wolf, which could be shortened to Norwulf or something like that.
     
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  5. The Finxi

    The Finxi Acolyte

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    Maybe you could try parts of animals. Like Mountain's beak. You could also name some wonders and scenery of nature. Like Riversun (river-like structure of trees' branches as seen from below) or the Megrim (blues of oscillating aurora in the polar hemisphere) or Storm Screech (areas with bat caves and lightning storms)
     
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  6. jacksimmons

    jacksimmons Scribe

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    An interesting way to add depth to your place names is to come up with a little snippet of fake history for them. Perhaps a town was buried by a massive earthquake and it was a formulative part of its history. It could be called Rockwrath. That is a terrible example and a clear sign that naming places takes a bit of time, but you get the gist.
     
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  7. Lynea

    Lynea Troubadour

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    You can go with animals. It's your world and a great opportunity to go against the norm. Still, if you name the surrounding territories first it should help you find an appropriate name for each kingdom. Culture is what shapes a land the most, so you should figure that out too.
     
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  8. Saigonnus

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    Naming conventions aside, geography is fundamental. If you want to designate the borders of kingdoms using natural lines on a map, then first you should know what the map looks like. You don't need to know what the entire world looks like, just the region that will be used within your stories. That at least will give you a better idea of the area each country uses.

    "The Kingdom of Crestfall spans from the Shining River in the west to the Red Hills of Dhar in the west. It is bordered on the north by the Frightful Spires and to the south by the fetid Urkhed Boglands."
     
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