naming a character in Avernum

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AuthorTopic: naming a character in Avernum
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I play a solo party, his name is *.

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I go for names that are four characters or less usually, like Bob, Sue, Joe, Fred, Ed, Lily, etc. It's a holdover from my NES RPG days.

I also sometimes use silly names, like Chickie or Miss Sassy.
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I usually take what's coming up into my head

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My Nephilim:
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My nephill's names : Furmur, Edrick
human names : Mycroft or whatever comes to mind
Slith : Ssschah

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Hmm. How does it work? I don't understand the motivation behind topic rezzing and perhaps I never will.

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Well, seeing as it was a complete newbie which re-started up the topic I can't rant and rave, so I'll have to settle for joining in.

I play human characters only now, as I found a good team I liked in Avernum 1, and I decided to stick with them.

So, my characters are:


And we're nasty!...

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I still use the prefab names that came with E1. Anybody remeber what they were? :D

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Yea, I use Mycroft, Melissa, Philip and Kingy. 3 of those are the ones that are preset on one of the games and the last is me so I feel like I'm sort of in the game.
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Profile #59
For humans, I use normal finnish names like Pekka, Kari, Arto, Jouko, Irene, Liisa etc. For nun-humans, I use, well, imaginative names. Like the-One-Who-Ate-the-Furball, Herra Lisko, Mad Scale and so on...

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Profile #60
I play solo with the name Atropos.

Atropos is a greek semi-god, he determines when you die possibly for the gods as well.

Fits with my characters abilities :D .

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In reply to VCH, I just have to open my first ever E1 save game: John, Ariel, Nathan, Samantha, Allison, Erik.

Brings it all back... the sound effects in that game are, well dodgy.

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I usually have my party's names Jerry, Jessica, Nick, and Michelle. But when I played Exile 3, I used these names, can you figure where I got them?
Buffy :eek:
Willow ;)

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Let's see... I think I had something like this back in A3:

Zev (human mage)
Emerald (human priest)
Beryl (nephil rogue/archer)
Elerion (human fighter)

And then, a party of druids for BoA:
Roughscale (slith fighter-priest)
Longclaw (nephil rogue-archer-priest)
Bronzeleaf (human priest-fighter)
Magnolia (human priest)

Another BoA party:
Karhallarn (human berserking-halberd-wielding-priest)
Oryhara (human rogue-archer-mage)
Pinebranch (human priest)
Zev (human mage-archer)

Main BoA party:
Elerion (human fighter-priest)
Beryl (nephil rogue-archer-mage)
Ephesos (human mage)
Lisscha (slith priest-fighter)

A bit overlap between the parties.

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Profile #64
oh i remember a lot of similar posts...
i only use the default names, aldous, ssss(whatever) cordelia and microft, but usually i play with a nephil that is called Frrrr, in honour of the nephil default name in exile
Posts: 446 | Registered: Friday, July 22 2005 07:00
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Profile #65
I use only humans, most of the time. Most of my naming scheme revolves around "what has a ring to it?"

Main BOA party:

Roman party:

A1 party:

A3 parties:
Mulita again
Tulir (yes, the three of them are brothers)


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Originally written by Kalnnas:

Originally written by Captain Uglyhead:


"Wait a minute! This isn't a base at all! You just built a bunch of corporate logos!" :D

heh toastmaster. i remember that logo :)

If Skribbane dosn't kill me, canisters will.

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Human (M) : Damascus
Human (F) : Gloria
Nephillim : Mroll
Slithzerikai: Thsssa, Tan, or just default Ssschah
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I often make up random names, such as "Ramiya Pyrope" for a woman in the original Avernum. They seem have elements of whatever I'm doing at the time; "Pyrope" may have come "pyrite," and I was volunteering at the mineralogy section of a museum at the time.

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Some more names I use are Michael/Michelle for my Priest-spell caster, Peter, and I also like to keep Aldous sometimes. There's Huckle for my Nephil, Leagare or Kass for my Sliths, and Phaedra.

Sometimes it feels like I'm naming children. :)

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Names I use are from David Eddings books. (Any of you read them)

For Singleton's I use Kal-Torak , and for other party configurations, I use the other main characters like Aldur, Zandramas, Barak, Nahaz
Posts: 9 | Registered: Thursday, October 6 2005 07:00
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Profile #71
naming humans is easy, naming sliths is ok (mine is usually Hss-Thss, descendant of the great Sss-Thss), but how the hell do you name a nephil?

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Change all the ssss's in any random Slith's name to rrrrrr's, add a few m's and w's, stir well, and bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. (Serves four).

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well, heyya after a long time(nearly 2 months)... its good to see my topic's still in circulation. anyway, my 9 year old sister was playing A3 for the umpteenth time and she put the names Nice, Sugar, Spice And X in honour of the Powerpuff Girls.. LOL ;) :D

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My first charac is allways a Nephil named Retrency (and in the first avernum retrency is covered with bandelets, so that noone can know he is a nephil), the second is always named thissa like the normal one and then I usually take celali(a priest) or jade(a nephil thieve priest) and the last one is always Mellia(amage or priest-alchemist-mage (that have all her spells at level 45!!!))

Hrrmrrr drew his sword and strode forth from the crude, poor mud hut in wich the nice feline creature lived with his great brethren. "Now I go forth!" he cried.

"Now I go, and slay humans, and butcher their children, and interfere with their farm animals foully. For that is my purpose on this Earth. And the Empire shall never get all of us, no matter what they do!" -THE FURY OF THE NEPHILIM (With slight changes by Retrency)
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