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Vanisher123
05-26-2009, 10:42 PM
<p>(gave this a general name incase others have question about other races)</p><p>I am in an RP guild and planning on making an erudite character, however im unsure on the theme of erudite names lore wise. Can anyone give me some tips?</p>

Xalmat
05-27-2009, 05:05 AM
<p>If you can get ahold of the very old Prima players guide for EQ2, it has some detailed information on racial naming conventions.</p><p>As I recall, Erudite names tend to be very long tongue twisters.</p>

Galithdor
05-27-2009, 07:24 AM
<p>And double consinents i think...or however thats spelled >.></p>

Cusashorn
05-27-2009, 02:19 PM
<p><cite>Xalmat wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>If you can get ahold of the very old Prima players guide for EQ2, it has some detailed information on racial naming conventions.</p><p>As I recall, Erudite names tend to be very long tongue twisters.</p></blockquote><p>Which is wierd because EQlive's random name generator didn't give them such complicated names.</p>

Kendayar
05-27-2009, 03:13 PM
Run your hand across the keyboard. Remove symbols, numbers and any line breaks. I kid you not, Erudite names look a lot like that

KniteShayd
06-14-2009, 04:54 AM
<p>Alot of Erudite names are somewhat influenced by African and middle eastern linguistics.</p><p>Especially in EQ Live, many had AL'xxx and El'xxx surnames.</p><p>Al'Kabor is an example.</p>

Garnaf
06-14-2009, 07:24 AM
<p>Miragul is another example of Erudite naming.</p><p>Before whatever happened on Odus, Erudite names had some African and Middle Eastern influences.  AFTER whatever happened on Odus it seems they took to abandoning such 'humanizing' factors, and their names are now rather long and difficult to spell.</p>

Silerua
06-14-2009, 10:56 AM
<p>I remember someone told me something on this topic -- that Erudite names, at least last names, are an incantation for ancient or special spells, and that most of the Erudite names we know of are shortened versions, because 1) we shouldn't be haphazardly speaking magic and/or 2) ancient magic hasn't been clearanced for our silly ears and/or 3) they're just too darn freakin' long.</p><p>However, I don't remember how much of what I just typed above was random speculation between us, how much is a rumor, how much is made-up, how much is true...  None of that could be true.  I dunno.  Erudites kinda freak me out, personally.  d:</p>

Xalmat
06-14-2009, 01:21 PM
<p><cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>Alot of Erudite names are somewhat influenced by African and middle eastern linguistics.</p><p>Especially in EQ Live, many had AL'xxx and El'xxx surnames.</p><p>Al'Kabor is an example.</p></blockquote><p>That's true, I forgot all about that in EQLive.</p><p>You can see a lot of old Erudite names for old Erudin NPCs here: <a href="http://eqbeastiary.allakhazam.com/search.shtml?zone=67" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://eqbeastiary.allakhazam.com/s...h.shtml?zone=67</a></p>

Arianah
06-14-2009, 02:26 PM
<p>Ah ha! I found it.</p><p><a href="http://eq2.guildportal.com/Guild.aspx?ForumID=79737&PostCount=226&GuildID=17189&TabID=155199" target="_blank">EQ2 Roleplayers' Union on Guild Portal: Roleplaying Your Race</a></p><p>I used this guide for naming my husbands and my characters. At the bottom of each guide are Naming Conventions for the race.</p><p>I stuck with the traditional Erudite names when naming my husbands Erudites; Akheem, Rahim etc.</p><p>There's also this from EQ1: <a href="http://eqplayers.station.sony.com/news_article.vm?id=50532&month=082007" target="_blank"><span >Character Names in EverQuest</span></a></p>

KniteShayd
06-17-2009, 03:56 AM
<p><cite>Aurelis wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>I remember someone told me something on this topic -- that Erudite names, at least last names, are an incantation for ancient or special spells, and that most of the Erudite names we know of are shortened versions, because 1) we shouldn't be haphazardly speaking magic and/or 2) ancient magic hasn't been clearanced for our silly ears and/or 3) they're just too darn freakin' long.</p><p>However, I don't remember how much of what I just typed above was random speculation between us, how much is a rumor, how much is made-up, how much is true...  None of that could be true.  I dunno.  Erudites kinda freak me out, personally.  d:</p></blockquote><p>You probably read it from the RP description.</p>