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Talislanta: Origin of the setting's name? (split from: Thinking aloud about exotic names)

Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 5:21 am
by BlackBat242
Talislanta developed from the 1983 RPG The Arcanum, also known as The Atlantis Trilogy.


The etymology should be clear.




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Re: Talislanta: Origin of the setting's name?

Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 1:42 pm
by shesheyan
BlackBat242 wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 5:21 am
Talislanta developed from the 1983 RPG The Arcanum, also known as The Atlantis Trilogy.


The etymology should be clear.
Yep :

« The Druas are similar in form to the Ariane of Talislanta, and according to one origin story came from a land called Talislantis which sunk under the sea.»

Source : http://rpgmuseum.wikia.com/wiki/The_Arcanum

Re: Talislanta: Origin of the setting's name?

Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 6:56 pm
by Yaztromo
Good to know!
I don't know why I was convinced that it came from "Talis Landa", i.e. "That land", in Latin(ish)... :oops:

Re: Talislanta: Origin of the setting's name? (split from: Thinking aloud about exotic names)

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:47 pm
by writermonk
Yeah, Atlantis <-> Talislanta (Al Atlantis). Sort of like how 'Torchwood' is Doctor Who re-arranged.

In Atlantis, the Druas came from Talislanta (which sunk beneath the sea) and in Talislanta, the Ariane Druas are rumored to have come from another dimension.

So, chicken egg thing going on with circular time and causality.