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What Would you Call This?

Discussion in 'Writing Discussions' started by ShadeZ, Apr 21, 2020.

  1. ShadeZ

    ShadeZ Sage

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    So in one of my stories there is a race called demiduur. This race is created not born and are supernatural and defy both physical and magical laws. They are made by injecting themselves with a liquid made from dead dragons, often they also inject the blood from a demiduur who adopted them or is parent type close to them. Would they refer to the parent type demiduur as if it is their parent? Or do you think there would be a race specific word for this?
     
  2. Taniwha

    Taniwha Scribe

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    I don't know the 'language' of your book but 'parent' doesn't seem to feel like it fits. What about something like 'Progenitor' 'Life-giver'
     
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  3. WooHooMan

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    How do they create themselves? Are they something else before being injected with the goo?

    If it’s the latter, that’s what I did with my gods. They usually use the terms forebear, predecessor or benefactor.

    If not, I have no idea. Maybe patron?
     
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  4. ShadeZ

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    Pre goo they are anything humanoid so they could have been a faerie, elf, human, dwarf, giant or any amount of hybrid of these. Certain things carry over, for example if they were a sky elf (winged elf) they would still have wings but would be winged demiduur, formerly giant demiduur are very strong and so on. They are often thought of as gods by other races since they are quite powerful and unique by contrast. Their condition is caused by a blessing from a deity the goo is largely this deity's way of stressing a point.
     
  5. WooHooMan

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    Alright, my gods work largely the same way minus the goo. My gods get a “glow” instead. I assume that doesn’t change much.

    I’ve used designations like anointer, crowner, predecessor, benefactor, forebear and father (as the older gods are all male though only one old god and one young god are biologically related) to refer to the god who granted divinity to another.
     
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  6. Prince of Spires

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    I would go with "sire".

    I think it's what the vampires in Interview with a vampire call their sire. Though it's a very long time since I saw that film, so I could be wrong... But the term sounds right to me. It's sort of grand but also a bit archaic, which fits with something that has been around for a few hundred years.
     
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