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Old 06-07-2019, 10:51 AM   #28
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Default Re: Powerstone historical names

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Originally Posted by Anaraxes View Post
Probably too familiar to modern players thanks to the many Latin and Greek roots in modern English. "Magicae lapis" or "magiki petra" aren't going to seem all exotic and cool and arcane -- more so if those are supposed to be terms from an in-setting language.[...]
While direct translations to latin might not be so great, going for different variants on the idea can work. For example, the stone is really a container in this case, so how about using other types of container names: "power chest" is "pectore virtus". Or you could go with other names for stone: "rock of energy" is "de industria petram".
Alternately, pick a different language. "rock of power" is "skály moci" in Czech (says google translate)
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