Greetings fellow guildsmen!
Due to the concern of a never ending debate on our Capital's name, it has been decided that the name for our capital shall be Albion.
However, Avalonia is a mighty land, and even though our capital Albion is the hub and mightiest city, it is not the only settlement. While looking at the map I realized that there should be many smaller cities and settlements with their own name. Every member here is of course entitled to there own stretch of land in Avalonia, so if you wish, you can look at the map and find a posistion you like, give that area whatever name you wish, build it up into a village, town or city and you will then be the Lord of that area. This way, it will make our map more interesting as Avalonia will look more like a real land with many different villages, towns and settlements.
For example, de gothia's stretch of land is called Benoic and so his lookout tower is called the Tower Of Benoic, Benoic farm etc, and therefore de Gothia gets the title 'Lord Of Benoic'.
This may help you to properly name your mocs better rather then just calling them 'Avalonian Tower' or 'Avalonian Farm'. You can then actually name them after your particular settlement/area you are lord of.
I hope this makes sense. Also, if you create a town or province that you name and build, that does not mean you can't build anywhere else, you can still build mocs all over Avalonia if you wish. Its completely up to you, I thought this might be a good way to get some towns and settlements built up all around Avalonia. Remember you don't have to build a city, just your own settlement that has its own name that we can put on the map. It will help everyone to get a better understanding if all the different places in our great land. Some settlements might have a particular shop not found anywhere else in Avalonia and so it could be built up around whatever that speciality is. The possibilities are endless and its all down to you to make it how you wish.
Remember to give your settlement/area a name, as I will need to record all the areas so our map makers can work them into the map.
de Gothia, on 04 December 2011 - 09:03 PM, said:
Thank you my Lord! My new land Benoic will flourish!
And I´m pleased to here that Albion will be the name of our proud capital!
Edit: Now that I´ve learned where Benoic comes from I must say that I´m impressed by your knowledge to the tales of Arthur my Lord! Of course the mother of Lancelot is called Elaine of Benoic!
I have a list of names which are very old and are the original celtic and roman names that where used in Britain in the dark ages. Most people would not have heard them, and they sound quite interesting. Benoic isn't in that list, but I used it as it sounds good and thought it would suit you.
Here's a list of some old forgotton Celtic and Roman names for settlements, towns, villages and forts. Members might find some useful and use them.
Aqua Sulis - Roman name suited for an area near water.
Broceliande - pronounced Brocker-li-anday
Powys - pronounced pow-ess
Islands: Island names always started with Ynys which means isle and is pronounced In-ess
Ynys Trebes - pronounced Tree-bay
Ynys Seren - Seren means 'the star', so this means isle of stars.
Ynys Wydryn - means isle of glass
Forts: fort names started with Caer which is pronounced Care
Caer Cadarn - Cadarn means'the mighty'and yes its part of where I got my name from:classic:
These are all very old names of places from dark age Britain, quite interesting and hardly heard of, so If they are of use to anyone then feel free to use them. You will notice some of the roman influence in a few of the names.