Campaign of the Month: January 2013
DANgerous Kalamar 4
Male 4'7" +2d4 (inches) 85 lbs x (1d4+1) lbs
Female 4'2" +2d4 (inches) 65 lbs x (1d4) lbs
Brandobians live on the western coast of Tellene and occupy maritime colonies off their own coast, on Western Svimohzia and along the Elos Bay. Their numerous colonies result from centuries of exploration and conquest, and the Brandobians take great pride in the vastness and impact of their travels. Their people are vibrant and alive and rarely keep their opinions to themselves. Right or wrong, you know where a Brandobian stands.
Adventurers from this region generally become fighters, rogues, clerics or rangers. Although Eldorans disdain magic, powerful wizards live in Cosdol and numerous lesser wizards live in Pel Brolenon. The rare druid or monk lives in Mendarn, if anywhere. Bards are common in Cosdol, somewhat less so in the other nations. Barbarians must hail from the far north – the Voldorwoods or the Odril Hills. Smatterings of sorcerers appear infrequently throughout Brandobia.
“A true Brandobian is passionate, prideful and efficient. A more dangerous combination I do not know.” – General Alere Garnak, leader of the Militocracy of Korak.
Plurality is indicated by the suffix -on. Gender is assumed to be masculine, unless the suffix -el is used, in which case it is feminine. The suffix -a is used to denote possessiveness. Adjectives usually begin with the letter e. Within a sentence, the subject comes first, followed by any adjectives modifying the subject, and then the verb. The Brandobian alphabet contains the following letters: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, L, LD, LN, M, N, ND, O, P, R, S, T, U, V, VL, VR, W, Y and Z. From the influence of Brandobia’s many colonies, Brandobian has numerous dialects and variations. These “bastardizations,” as many Eldorans refer to them, are spoken only within a colony. The pure form of Brandobian remains unaffected within the three Brandobian kingdoms.
The naming convention for towns and cities is as follows: villages and towns are usually two syllables and end with the suffixes -den and -ven respectively; cities are typically three syllables and end with the suffix -olen, meaning city. Again, accents and transmuted spellings are commonplace away from Eldor and Mendarn.
Brandobian personal names are thick with consonants and bold by human standards, although they are not as striking as hobgoblin or dwarven names. Surnames are common only among nobility and freemen. Brandobians speak the family name first, although most scribes follow the Kalamaran custom of listing the personal name first.
Brandobians use nicknames or diminutives for family members and close friends, but they address strangers by their full name and expect the same in return. Those people who have noble, religious, or government titles use them in front of their name and consider it an insult for a stranger to forget it.
Ancient Brandobian Alphabet