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Old February 20th, 2012, 10:32 PM

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Are there any nations based around the stories of the arabian nights?
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Old February 20th, 2012, 10:38 PM

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As far as I know, there are next to no nations based on the region (Arabian peninsula, northern Africa, al-Andalus, the remnants of the Sassanian Empire) at all. The few that are are extremely ancient, and based on Jewish myth (e.g. Ashdod), or are based on nations that conquered the region but aren't centered there (Ermor, Arcocephale). Actual Persians, let alone nations based on the Ummayad or Abbasid Caliphates. I might just be spacing something.
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And are there any mod nations? Too bad. You'd think with that rich a tapestry, something might have been created.
Early Era - Djinns and Ifrits - Strong Fire and Air magic, some astral and earth
Middle Era - Rise of the Prophets - Strong Astral and Death. Some Fire and Earth
Late Era - Land of the Sultans - Strong Astral, Fire and Earth. Little bit of death.
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None of the Vanilla nations but among mod nations there's Al-nadim, which can be found here:http://z7.invisionfree.com/Dom3mods/...p?showtopic=34 It's part of the expanded nation packs and is pretty high quality.
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Yeah, that is pretty cool. Well, I might have to try it out, because it is pretty much how I envisioned it.
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An air and fire nation based on pre-Islamic Arab mythology would be sweet.
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Will suicide bombers be capital only?
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How about we keep the bigotry out of this discussion? Now run along little man, and let the adults talk.

But to that point, if we want to draw parallels to Islam, this would be about 700 or 800 AD, a time period in which the Arab world was probably considered one of the most progressive in the world, allowing for a limited form of religious freedom, something no seen in 'christian' states at the time.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_s...es_under_Islam
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you could have Hashshashin though... or something based on them. that would be cool
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you could have Hashshashin though... or something based on them. that would be cool
I think some sort of assassin unit would be entirely topical, especially from the assassin cult. I mean, their modus operandi was to get invited into a person's court, knife the person, and then it didn't matter- usually the guards killed them on the spot.
I recall reading of a Templar's testimony with regards to a cult leader somewhere in the Middle East about how the guy raised his arm, and a bunch of assassins jumped off of balconies to their deaths. The leader did that just to impress his guest.
Maybe a gladiator sort of assassin, that dies even if he succeeds?
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