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Dream_Knight
02/05/2004 7:48 PM

Ok, I'm gonna try a freeform Pre-Fall of Gilead RPG for those Dark Tower fans. This is when the Dark Tower is just legend and when Roland was still just a kid. We're going to have to wing it a bit. All we know is that there is the Inner Baronies and the Outer Baronies.

This is just a bit before the whole rise of the "Good Man".

Anyone interested?

I can't remember what other cities that were famous for the Gunslingers at the moment but I'll look through the books later. If you want to help me list them here.

I'm toying the idea of putting up a website for RPing in the Rolands universe. Anyone want to help with that? I'm not sure of the legalities of it but we'll see.

Chung

Aeramae
02/06/2004 6:50 AM

Oh! Count me in Chung! For both the rp and the website! I love this idea! I'll gather up my books too so I can try to find the towns and stuff. That way you won't be stuck with doing it all on your own.

Aeramae
02/06/2004 10:32 AM

Oh, I almost forgot. I got the concordance to the first four books in the series for Christmas. It has place listings, characters, high speech, low speech, & Mid-World Argot. I've got the terms is what I'm saying in other words.

Astos
02/06/2004 8:22 PM

I'm interested. I'm not sure of what I can do except play a character perhaps. I'll help however I can though.

Quiralanthalasa
02/07/2004 12:37 PM

I'm in. Can't be all that accurate to the books though, since as far as I know women were not allowed as gunslingers, and I don't see what else anyone can play during this time period.

Let's see where this goes.

Astos
02/07/2004 8:16 PM


I'm in. Can't be all that accurate to the books though, since as far as I know women were not allowed as gunslingers, and I don't see what else anyone can play during this time period.


We know that witches and warlocks existed. (there can be good ones perhaps?) Some people were'nt gunslingers but still adventured in the colonies: the kid from the talisman for example, or jake. Did'nt Suzanah (sp), the wheelchair one wield a revolver?



Let's see where this goes.

We might have to "wing it" so to speak, but think also that there are'nt any strict guideines to follow so there are quite a few possibilities. And its basically gaming in a mulitverse of infinite worlds. If its done good its gonna be great I think.

Dream_Knight
02/07/2004 9:57 PM


We know that witches and warlocks existed. (there can be good ones perhaps?) Some people were'nt gunslingers but still adventured in the colonies: the kid from the talisman for example, or jake. Did'nt Suzanah (sp), the wheelchair one wield a revolver?



I don't think the Territories from "Talisman" is Roland's actual world was it? Wasn't it a mix between our world and Roland's world?

Yeh, you have to remember, Roland by that time was pretty much the ONLY gunslinger left so he made the rules as he went. I don't remember if there REALLY was a rule where woman can't be a gunslinger. As long as you got through the test without being sent west then I think you're good. :)

So what book was it that you got Aeramae? The one by Robin Furth?

Chung

Aeramae
02/07/2004 10:40 PM


So what book was it that you got Aeramae? The one by Robin Furth?


Yup! That's the one.

I don't think there was any actual rule about women not being aloud to be gunslingers. Women probably could have been gunslingers...if they could best their teacher. Which none ever did apparently.

Dream_Knight
02/14/2004 11:22 AM

Welp, we'll wing the stuff that we're not quite sure of. :)

Should I start it? or do one of you want to start it? Start it at Gilead (where else is a perfect start? lol).

Chung

Aeramae
02/14/2004 11:31 AM

I think that you should start it Chung. After all, it was you who had the idea for it, and therefore should get it rolling however you see fit.

Dream_Knight
02/16/2004 10:01 AM


I think that you should start it Chung. After all, it was you who had the idea for it, and therefore should get it rolling however you see fit.


Ok, I'll think about how to start it then. :)

Chung

Aeramae
02/19/2004 7:34 AM

Hey, Chung, I'm making a sort of dictionary of the high speech and some of the places in Roland's world. I can e-mail it to you when it's done, or just post it here if you like.

Dream_Knight
02/19/2004 9:33 AM

OK! Post it here. :)

Chung

Aeramae
02/20/2004 7:33 AM

Okay, here's part of what I have right here.

Words (High Speech & Mid-World)

An-tet: Tet refers to people linked by the same destiny or goals. An-tet implies an intimate emotional link. Can also imply sexual intimacy (i.e. Roland & Susan in Wizard and Glass). To sit together in council is to also sit together an-tet.

Big-hat stock: Good, threaded stock

Brain-storm: A stroke

Buckas: Bucka wagons, a bit like covered wagons.

Bugger-man: Boogeyman

Carvers: Five shot revolvers

Char: Death

Charyou Tree: "Come Reap." Does have to do with sacrifice.

Clan-fams: Extended family units or clans.

Clearing at the end of the path: Euphemistic, but comforting, term for death.

Clouts: Cloth that can be used for headscarves or diapers.

Commala: Mid-World dance also known Sowing Night Cotillion.

Conversational: Political event, usually during the week leading up to Fair Day. Main Conversational takes place on Fair Day itself.

Cotton-gillies: Fancy term for common whore.

Cradle: Station, homeport, or headquarters.

Crosstree: Gallows tree from which men are hanged.

Cully: Equivalent to British term for "lad".

Dan-dinh: Means Little Leader and to speak dan-dinh is to open your heart & mind to another.

Dinh: Leader or king.

Djinni: Evil genie.

'Downers: One of Gilead's mealtimes.

Drogue & forward: Before & behind.

Fair-Day goose: Prize given to winner of Gilead's Fair Day Riddling contest.

Fair-Day Riddling: Riddling contests held during each season festival. Thought to make crops grow stronger.

Fakement: Event, scene, or falsehood.

Fin de Ano: End-of-the-year celebration. Also known as Reap Night.

Firedim: Sparkling jewel that reflects light.

Gilly: A concubine or mistress.

Glammer: Enchantment & magic.

Graf: Apple beer.

Grow bag: Magic bag that grows what you need.

Guard o'the watch: Officers of the law.

Gunna: All one's worldly goods.

Haci: Short for hacienda or house.

Harriers: Outlaws or bandits.

Hile: Formal Mid-World greeting. Can also be used to call animals.

Honor stance: Cort's term for boxer's opening stance.

Howken: The art of hypnotizing someone, usually using a bullet as a focusing point.

Hubberwomen: Magical or fey women.

Jesus dog (cross dog): Term to describe dogs with the form of the crucifix shaped upon their chest fur.

Jilly-child: Young jilly or gilly.

Ka: Has multiple meanings. Signifies life force, consciousness, duty, & destiny. Can also mean fate as it does in our speech.

Ka-babbies: Young ka-tet mates.

Ka-mai: Ka's fool. Although a ka-mai may be ka's fool, he or she often have insights taht are hard for other's to grasp.

Ka's Book: The Book of Destiny

Ka-tel: Class of apprentice gunslingers.

Ka-tet: "One made from many". Ka refers to destiny, and tet refers to a group of people with the same interests or goals. Ka-tet cannot be changed or bent to any individual's will, but can be seen, known, and understood.

Khef: The most simple definition for this is life force.

Megrims: Fears or fantasies

Mother-root: Umbilical cord.

Neck-popped: Hanged

Palaver: To hold counsel or talk.

Pettibone: Alcoholic drink.

Pol-kam: A dance that is lighter & faster than a waltz that is danced in the Great Hall of Gilead.

Poke: Small bag for carrying meat, tobacco, or other substances.

Popkin: Sandwich.

Puling: Crying, moaning, and making a fuss.

Puler: A young man.

Quesa: Dance similar to a simple reel.

Quickpit: Pit of quicksand.

Russel: Slang term that means to take a woman by force.

Sai: Term of respect that can mean either "sir" or "madam".

Salig: Looks like a aligator or crocodile and lives in the swamps of Mid-World.

Sheevin: "Quiet little woman". In practice it means side-wife or mistress.

Shoot-up money: Money gained from the gun.

Side line of descent: Descended from a gilly.

Sigul: Sign, symbol, or insignia which is secret & full of meaning. Often has a religious, political, or magical significance.

Silflay: To graze.

Sill: To desire or yearn. If used patronizingly, it means the yearner wants something childish.

Singlet: Piece of clothing worn by Corth when he battles apprentices.

Sissa: Sister.

Slumgullion: Derogatory term for a man.

Snood: Headcovering worn by women in Mid-World, especially when they are in formal attire.

Soft: Go forward carefully, slowly. Keep your emotions under control.

Tet: Group of people with same interests and goals.

Thankee-sai: Polite term for thank you. Accompanied by three brisk taps on the throat with the fingers of the right hand.

Threaded stock: Normal stock, animals born without mutations.

Touch, the: Ability to read minds, and to also see into the past or future.

Training: Rite of passage. Enacted in the Square Yard, just beyond the Great Hall of Gilead. Litany & ritual of this rite were strictly observed and hadn't changed for centuries. Apprentice intered the yard by the west entrance, which faced the barbarian forests. The teacher entered from the east, which faced the Great Hall. Apprentice & teacher faced each other from opposite ends of the yard, and engaged in a ritual colloquy:
"Have you come for a serious purpose?"
"I have come for a serious purpose teacher."
"Have you come as an outcast from your father's house?"
"I have so come, teacher."
"Have you come with your chosen weapon?"
"I have so come, teacher."
"What is your weapon?"

Teachers usually had the advantage in this test, but if the student managed to best his teacher, he was permitted to exit through the east gate. If, however, a student failed, he was sent west as an exile. Those who passed weren't immediately granted the great sandlewood-fire arms, but were instead given an apprentice's fire arms.

Trig/Triggers/Triggie: Clever. Implies both craftiness and untrustworthiness.

Trig cove: Clever bastard.

Way of the gun: Another term for the Training.

Weed-eater: Somebody addicted to chewing devil grass.

Wee shim: Small child.

Wenberry: Fruit similar to strawberries.

Wheels: Form of measurement used in Gilead.

White tea: Freshing, non-alcoholic drink.

Wine-bibber: Boozer.

Wristbands: Handcuffs.

Wurderlak: A shape-shifter of sorts.

Yar: Yes.

These were taken from Appendix 1 in the concordance by Robin Furth.

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