Nostapyrax - the names of things.

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Nostapyrax - the names of things.

Postby Fifty » Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:41 pm

So, I'm on with this in earnest now and although still a long way off eventually I'll be getting round to needing to name things..
Streets, boulevards, market squares, shops, points of interest, etc... and whilst many of them have been decided during the long development of this city setting, many have not.

So I thought why not ask you - our OT friends and supporters to offer up some suggestions! :)

You can offer as much or as little as you want, anything from just a street name to a shop, its proprietor and details of its day to day.

We make no promises to use it, none of the extra description is likely to be canon, and there wont be anywhere to credit your input :lol: (except here on this thread)

...but as a bit of fun that will help me out with the sometimes difficult job of making up loads of names then why not! 8-)
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Re: Nostapyrax - the names of things.

Postby netobvious » Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:35 pm

All of a sudden all those books on naming Non Player Characters and stuff seem to have an important market. Do you have any such? They would prove useful here. Some backstories like the ramblings of Volothamp Geddarm and Elminster of Forgotten Realms lore could be interesting too.

Then there are all those alley rats and outcasts that befriended our Tovarish too. :roll:
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Re: Nostapyrax - the names of things.

Postby Boneguard » Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:49 pm

Road
Damnation Lane
Slaver Alley
Apple Lane
Via Victoria

place
Svenkar's smithy (weapon & armour)
The Purple Succubi (Tavernes/dive)

People
Svenkar (Expatriate Hutzlunr Smith)
Ferrix (Greedy Pyraxian Bartender)
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Re: Nostapyrax - the names of things.

Postby Fifty » Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:52 pm

Nice start guys! :)
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Re: Nostapyrax - the names of things.

Postby Fifty » Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:07 am

"Slaver alley" would be an interesting one - the Charter of NP forbids the 'ownership' of sapient & reasoning entities of any sort (including Daemons).
So maybe this could either be a name grown from the prevalence of poorly paying workhouses and sweat shops, or maybe a street of bankers and money brokers? :D
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Re: Nostapyrax - the names of things.

Postby Boneguard » Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:08 am

Place
Darius Street Carnaval

People
Darius (Commited Pelossian Street Entertainer)
Griff (Shifty Pyraxian (Hacen) Beggar)

Road
Book Street
Deamon Alley
Zolt Alley
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Re: Nostapyrax - the names of things.

Postby Boneguard » Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:09 am

Fifty wrote:"Slaver alley" would be an interesting one - the Charter of NP forbids the 'ownership' of sapient & reasoning entities of any sort (including Daemons).
So maybe this could either be a name grown from the prevalence of poorly paying workhouses and sweat shops, or maybe a street of bankers and money brokers? :D


Or poorly paid foreign "worker" :twisted:

Or a holdover form a previous time when it was not forbidden.
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Re: Nostapyrax - the names of things.

Postby 348 White » Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:19 am

Well getting some of my scenario locations mapped in now is a good idea.
Haak (any): Zamasp's Creature Companions ( avis and pets...usually small animals)
Lightside Haak: Bocca Shipyard
Fireside Haak: Vandermarck Shipyard..employs from Haak and Jannet District
Buiden: Hanno's Chariots (contruction and repair of any wheeled vehicle)
Hamilcar Yard (military ship yard)
Gullyan: Flaminus Family Mansion
Witan: Demetrius Family Mansion
Offices of Jurgen Reynders a Raphelian business man.
'Lady Farsight' Teller of Fortunes ??
(Fifty: Cheeck 'The Mirror of Zilla Lars' to see whether you wan to include her in the Haak or Gullyan or Argus)
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Re: Nostapyrax - the names of things.

Postby Ant » Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:45 am

Depending on your level of grittiness & reality the modus of following historic examples is always fun, naming the street for it's usage

Who can forget the infamous alley in London formerly known as "Grope Cunt Lane" because, well, that's what happened there

A place in Barnlsey IIRC called "Piss Ditch" too

Is there an NP word for the little interconnecting Canards? Like a ginnel or snicket might describe a short cut between buildings?

So some less than salubrious parts if the Haak

Nychtfalichta (sp) Corner
Silver Skirt Alley
Doxies Way
(I'll stop now)

Bladder Alley
Offal Row
Tanners Lane

For named places I might suggest tying some PC threads together and naming an old bordello on Fireside "Meri's Mansion" or "Nemeria's House of Dromish Delights"
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Re: Nostapyrax - the names of things.

Postby 348 White » Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:02 pm

When I detailed the City of Shad I gave the dock side lane used by streetwalkers the title Crab Lane...it was repeated for a Mega City red light area I called 'Crab Slab'.

Argus: Eureka Way, Inspiration Street, Leech Street, Star Street
Buden: Blade Sharp Row, Spear Street, Triumph Avenue, Wainers' Drive, Anvil Street
Gullyan: Moebeus Loop, Glamour Street, Nimbus Alley, Adepts Walk
Haak: Zolt Leg , Ropers Walk, Wall Street, Narrow Bridge Walk, Porter Street, Fish Street, Legion's End
Jannat: Fortune Street, Trident Street, Lubbers Lane, Mariners Walk, Spice Street, Chance Corner
Pejman: Chimney Row, Street of Brothers, Slurry Corner, Equality Street, Homespun Road, Russet Alley
Seppallu: Beast Street, Haggle Lane, Bargain Row, Journey's End, Hemp Alley
Witan: High Park Way, Marble Lane, Jewel Street, Fountain Avenue, Scribe Street , Honour Drive
The Ashes: Silent Walk
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