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 Post subject: Re: Language and Names
PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 5:49 pm 

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As author of the Mod in questions, I too was under the impression that the provinces used different naming standards, thus Rodriguez.

Thanks for the clarification Henry. I assume the Annonicans using Greek names etc are also no longer correct.

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 Post subject: Re: Language and Names
PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 9:35 pm 

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The examples in that chart must be very wrong. The modern Spanish names like Rodriguez and Fernandez / Hernandez did not come into vogue until approximately Renaissance period (15th-16th century). A little internet search revealed the medieval names of Iberian peninsula to be quiet different.


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 Post subject: Re: Language and Names
PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 9:38 pm 
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I have also included Spanish names in mods, per that reference. Alas.

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 Post subject: Re: Language and Names
PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 9:42 pm 

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Nierite wrote:
I have also included Spanish names in mods, per that reference. Alas.


Not the hardest thing to fix in the future :)


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 Post subject: Re: Language and Names
PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 10:34 pm 

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Taffy wrote:
As author of the Mod in questions, I too was under the impression that the provinces used different naming standards, thus Rodriguez.


No problem. You can't fault a person for following what's in the book.

However, I believe that no purpose is served by propagating a mistake, so I wanted to correct the error.

I'll see if we can go back and correct the incorrect names in the adventures.

Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Language and Names
PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:42 pm 
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The use of Spanish names in Salantis is (is the real world) a very common thing. As previous posters mentioned, it's explicitly in the PGtA and ARPG rule books as well as lots of Arcanis modules. Spanish names are even used in an entire Invisible King domain which named the Governor as Lopez.

Henry certainly can come forward and state that every one of those references to Spanish names is wrong, but it definitely is a retcon in the campaign world. Having information from Henry on the proper naming style and some hints about the culture in that province, please, would go a long way towards correcting players' understanding rather than simply telling us that all of us have always been wrong about those names.

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