Monday, November 10, 2008

Shadow's Apex Part 10: The Name of the World

While working on the Shadow's Apex Wiki, I decided that the land needed a name. The campaign has a name already, but the people of the world wouldn't call the world "Shadow's Apex", so what would they call it? For a meaningful name, I immediately went to a resource that I have described earlier, BehindtheName.com. After searching through names from various cultures that have meanings associated with "earth" and "land", I finally tried "forest". And then I realized that Mielikki isn't a fabricated Forgotten Realms name at all... it is actually the name of a nature goddess in Finnish mythology. How cool is that?

In any case, I finally settled on Vidarr... which actually means something like forest warrior, but will work great for the Shadow's Apex campaign.
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