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Old October 23rd, 2010, 01:22 PM

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This thread seems to have drifted. My question though is what do we know about the unmade nations. Muspelheim I think is a nation of fire giants or something. I have no clue about Vanarus, and Machchaka Lion Kings is clearly another African nation. What other information is there?
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Old October 23rd, 2010, 03:19 PM
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Vanarus is the predecessor nation to Bogarus, so think Vanir in Russia. Lion Kings is a bit of an unknown. Look up the African white lion legends, think 'noble warriors of the plains' and you might get some ideas.
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Yeah, Vanarus is about nordic tribes arriving at Russia and taking over. So probably some cap-only Vans and human pre-Bogarus troops as the rest. Someone should look up details behind it, mythology that is, to find out what we should expect
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I'm not aware of any specific mythology or folklore associated with them, but Scandinavian vikings did historically displace to and eventually ruled a good chunk of western Russia way back when.

Considering the Kievan Rus military history and its on-again, off-again alliances with steppe nomads (Khirgiz, Kazhars, Cumans, Pechenegs...) I wouldn't be surprised if Vanarus had a horse archer component to supplement the Vans.

ETA : It'd also make sense in purely Dominions terms - Sauromatia's barbarian cavalry doesn't figure in Pythium's roster. My guess : they moved somewhere else (Vanarus) before winding up lording it over T'ien Ch'i
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It's true that there would had been room for plenty more nations, too bad we will surely never seem them

African mythology would make for a few different nations I suppose + an Arabian Nights Themed nation. Tibetans, Khmers and South-East Asian mythology have not been explored too. And there is still room for plenty of Chinese/Japanese foklore. And Australian Aborigines Dreamland and Maoris. And the Incas and Northern American mythology.

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African mythology would make for a few different nations I suppose + an Arabian Nights Themed nation. Tibetans, Khmers and South-East Asian mythology have not been explored too. And there is still room for plenty of Chinese/Japanese foklore. And Australian Aborigines Dreamland and Maoris. And the Incas and Northern American mythology.
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