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Old March 4th, 2008, 01:37 AM

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Huh, did I propose that? Was somewhat unintentionally.

My objection is, that there is no real suggestion yet. That should be at least minimally worked out before we decide this. Like: How does this fit together wit the 4-Elements theme???

You know, this is no history, we don't have to stick so striktly to something that really existed. Plus, we should in any case go so far away from earth-history, that this nation can be played on any map.

But now that we are at it, I think the myth of Atlantis (the sunken city, not creatures that breath underwater) is based on that backround.

So, this idea followed, We'd have a metropolis of merchants that is lately invaded by:
- Refugies from Marverni, after they got pushed away by Ulm.
- People of an unknown nation that lost their land to the sea.
- Two groups from Arcoscephale: One following the flow of gold on the trade routes,
- and one coming with more military preasure to stop their trading influence.

Sadly, I see neither air nor fire in "Arcos merchants/military expeditionists". We could easily redirect this to C'tis, however, if you don't mind lizards. Then the Native population could take the Air-Part, or something.


So, now is your part. I'd like to read counter-offers, modifications, clarifications, so that we can then vote on the best concept-design.
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Old March 4th, 2008, 10:40 PM

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Putting my work on this on hold until we have a definite theme, then. I can work with pretty much any restrictions, although if we deviate from humans I will have to redraw some stuff.

I'm not sure, did I originally propose the mid-eastern thing?

Has anyone any familiarity with the history of Alexandria? That is the most cosmopolitan ancient city I can think of.
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Okay, I feel a bit like stepping on foodstamps toes, but now I sum up some concepts (Me likes project management).

-"Bazaar of Wonders":
A big 1001 Nights-flavor city, ruled by the King (King would be correct but Caliph/Sultan could sound okay and differentiate against the other nations) and 4 contestant guilds representing the diffrent elements.

-"Contesting Tribes":
4 long time seperate/contesting states (like early Greek city-states) each with an own rulership and elemental focus build a united city to praise their new common pretender.

-"Migrations":
A world-open, independant traiding city finds itself overflooded by 3 to 4 Early-Era nations that each happen to have a diffrent elemental focus by accident.

So, 24 hours for other settings. Suggestions must include a hint on it's flavor backround and how the 4 elements fit into this.
Beside this, ~48 hours to give your votes.
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Old March 5th, 2008, 01:08 PM
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Well, shouldn't the voting period start after the suggestion period has ended?
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There won't be a deadline period. Maraxus, this is the only point of your post I feel is even remotely stepping on anyones toes.

I really like the concepts you have submitted. My favorite is:

-"Contesting Tribes":
4 long time seperate/contesting states (like early Greek city-states) each with an own rulership and elemental focus build a united city to praise their new common pretender.

So that one gets my vote. I will update the first post to reflect the spot we are at in creation.

I would also suggest we stay away from real world themes as that has seemed to be the point of contention that has drug out the debates on the different ideas.

Vote on your favorite out of the ones listed above or submit your concept and we will move forward . Also, someone come up with a wicked cool name .
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Well, if we're voting then my vote goes to "Contesting Tribes"

Name?
How about Yesod or Yesodot or Arba?
I actually like Arba a bit, call them "The Arbaean Tribes".
Call them "Tarn/Tarnean" after Tarn* the great craftsman of worlds
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Did you miss the name I suggested earlier, Foodstamp?

Air Update: I've started testing a few units with placeholder sprites for the time being. I've also started spritework on a few non-human units.
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Aye I saw it. Incase anyone else missed it, the name is "Acatharti Dominion". The name is alright, I don't like that it has the word "Dominion" in it.

Here is a current list to condense the names for voting:
Acatharti Dominion
Tarn
Yesod
Yesodot
Arba

If I have missed others, or you have new ideas, just add to the list
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I suppose you're right, dominion does sound better in a completely different context. (Perhaps a scifi one or something not involving dominions)

*ponders*

I suppose Confederacy, Commonwealth, Empire, Caliphate, Emirate, Sultanate etc. are all fine substitutes (they can also go before, such as X of Acartharti.

Or simply Acartharsis.
Or 'Unified Acartharsis'.
Or 'Greater Acartharsis'.

Also, a play on the Mongols, The Silver Horde.

Also, a play on ancient China, The Four Kingdoms.
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It is not the context. The word is the title of the game, as well as one of the game features/mechanics, that is why I don't like the idea of it being used as part of the name of a nation as well.

Acatharti Dominion (Confederacy, Commonwealth, Empire, Caliphate, Emirate, Sultanate / or X of Acatharti)
Acartharsis.
'Unified Acartharsis'
'Greater Acartharsis'
Acatharti: The Silver Horde
Acatharti: The Four Kingdoms
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Yesod
Yesodot
Arba
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