Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Oban Quickshade, Clan Defender

. . . says, "Walk softly and carry a big axe."

(Just a quick first impression of your new Halfling Rogue.)

4 comments:

Jason said...

Oh man, its Oban!

Oh boy! Oberto!

Scott made a good point on his blog...

Degolar said...

No name is going to be mock-proof. I like the way Oban sounds, and it feels like the recommended Halfling names. It's maybe not as fun as Lummox, but I like it, even if I'm the only one.

Jason said...

I agree, it is a good name, its fast, to the point, memorable and the sort of syllables that could be passed under the breath without drawing notice :)

Degolar said...

Hehe - I was just helping Scott research Tolkien names for his new character and stumbled across this:

Aerin - M? dialectal S? see GAY- Q aira red, copper-coloured, Nol gaer [Etym; in later S aer meant 'holy' (borrowed from Q), but such an analysis in this context seems unlikely]; see also RIG- crown, Nol rhîn crowned [Etym]; in early writings Tolkien called her Airin Faiglindra 'Long-tressed Airin' [faigli long tresses + a derivative of LI-, lind twine? (older lexicons)]; air- > aer- would seem to be a dialectal S variation of the Q aira (above); note Anglo-Saxon æren 'brazen'; 'Copper-top' or figuratively 'Auburn-hair'; an Adan woman

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