Now I don't disbelieve this but:
- The word "oriental" means "eastern" and
- The Flanaess is located at the eastern end of Oerik
So has anyone seen anything that explains how, geographically, Kara-Tur was going to be located to the east of the east, so that "orient" made some sort of sense?
Was Oriental Adventures originally going to be set on an island, east of Oerik?
Was Oriental Adventures originally going to have Kara-Tur in it, or was there another Asian-style setting with Oerik-elements planned?
Was Oriental Adventures originally planned to have a different name (that didn't suggest "east")?
Was Black Moon Chronicles originally supposed to be Oerth's Asia?