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What if Tul'nar were based off of the Celtic cultures?

MionikoiMionikoi Member
edited May 6 in General Discussion
Think of it this way. The Celtic peoples spanned a very large territory all over Europe.

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Imagine for a moment the amount of diversity between the different Celtics peoples spread through out Europe and now imagine translating that to Tul'nar.

What about the Under Realm? Tir Na Nog?

Thoughts?
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    AzheraeAzherae Member, Alpha One, Adventurer
    I'd take it.

    100%.
    Sorry, my native language is Erlang.
    
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    DracoSyxDracoSyx Member, Braver of Worlds, Kickstarter, Alpha One
    Great Idea
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    MionikoiMionikoi Member
    The question then I would have to ask is how would cultural inspirations be differentiated between a celtic style tul'nar and the Anglo-Saxons\french(?) Kaelar? Are we talking bronze age or iron age?
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    willsummonwillsummon Member
    A monster hybrid race that dresses in kilts and plays bagpipes.

    Sounds interesting.
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    AszkalonAszkalon Member
    Sounds pretty cool.
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    MionikoiMionikoi Member
    I think though, some of the issues with trying to depict the celtic peoples is that there were so many and long ago that the most we have of them is from the still surviving people that were largely pushed west.
    willsummon wrote: »
    A monster hybrid race that dresses in kilts and plays bagpipes.

    Sounds interesting.

    Yeah, I think technically the Scotts are a celtic people. Go brave heart saytr on some fools.
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    ELRYNOELRYNO Member, Alpha One, Adventurer
    Honestly a pretty awesome idea, very well done. Top marks for creativity, you must be in an artistic line of work.
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    MionikoiMionikoi Member
    ELRYNO wrote: »
    Honestly a pretty awesome idea, very well done. Top marks for creativity, you must be in an artistic line of work.

    More of the imaginative. Nothing I posted is more than pictures I pulled off Google images that I hoped would help facilitate a conversation.

    Like what would a hybrid between celtic warriors and fae influences influences look like? Would it be better to base the Tul'nar more after the Picts?

    And more or less, what did they look like? It does leave things up for broad interpretations. Be could be working with the equivalent of Braveheart scottsmen. Or Hellblade like vikings.

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    NerrorNerror Member, Alpha One, Adventurer
    Yeah, I can see that working. :smile:

    Not what I had in mind originally, but simians in kilts and and celtic looking lizards with ornate tattoos and jewelry would work for me.
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    MionikoiMionikoi Member
    edited May 8
    Nerror wrote: »
    Yeah, I can see that working. :smile:

    Not what I had in mind originally, but simians in kilts and and celtic looking lizards with ornate tattoos and jewelry would work for me.

    Bronze and copper neck torques and the like. Maybe with more of a crystal and fungus motif to it?

    What about architecture? So far I found round huts.
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    Maybe it could be a progression from this?

    Thatch->shingle->tile roofs.
    Perhaps the stone work could get more ornate while some of the arches take advantage of whatever techniques they used to make the Stonehenge? (I'm pretty sure it was the celts anyways.)
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    PercimesPercimes Member
    Long drooping moustaches for all Tulnarkin!
    Be bold. Be brave. Roll a Tulnar !
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    NerrorNerror Member, Alpha One, Adventurer
    I think we have to take into account the Underrealm as a primary source of the architectural style. So more like this:
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    But with these colors and vibes:
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    MionikoiMionikoi Member
    edited May 9
    Percimes wrote: »
    Long drooping moustaches for all Tulnarkin!
    Or whiskers. ;3
    Nerror wrote: »
    I think we have to take into account the Underrealm as a primary source of the architectural style. So more like this:
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    But with these colors and vibes:
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    That makes a lot of sense.
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    But why stop there when we can have all the colors?

    Granted, mushroom houses also reminds me of the towers and buildings you find in Morrowind.
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    Individuated SoulIndividuated Soul Member, Alpha One, Adventurer
    I actually think relying on historic or cultural influences too much is a mistake. Ashes needs its own identity. But what do I know. Im not in a 'creative and social field' and I don't draw, paint, dance well, play a musical instrument and I haven't practiced martial arts for more than half of my life.
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    NerrorNerror Member, Alpha One, Adventurer
    But what do I know. Im not in a 'creative and social field' and I don't draw, paint, dance well, play a musical instrument and I haven't practiced martial arts for more than half of my life.

    What are you even doing on these forums then!?
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    MionikoiMionikoi Member
    Nerror wrote: »
    But what do I know. Im not in a 'creative and social field' and I don't draw, paint, dance well, play a musical instrument and I haven't practiced martial arts for more than half of my life.

    What are you even doing on these forums then!?

    @Nerror Adding an opinion.
    @Individuated Soul Perhaps influences then? I kinda like a Tir Na Nog/celtic motif. ^.^
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    blatblat Member
    edited May 11
    Tulnar could even be loosely US themed?

    Not talking burgers and pom poms here, but.. decentralised power, genetic melting pot?
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    SoSpokeMikaSoSpokeMika Member
    edited May 11


    Read a YouTube comment which suggested that they should have more alien and organic architecture. I agree with that..
    ...by alien, I dont mean actually alien, but something more detached from other races.Because, lorewise, they actually were separated from other races for thousands of years.

    I picture them having something like Dunmer architecture from Morrowind or Falmer huts from Skyrim with wall textures that are straight up from Beksinski painting.

    Armor made of organic material would fit them perfectly. Something like Falmer, Chitin or Dragonbone set from Skyrim.


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    HeljyHeljy Member
    As a baguette myself, I 10 agree !

    joking aside, the civil and warrior outfits of ancient "Europe" are very varied and interesting. This changes from the medieval inspiration.

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    MionikoiMionikoi Member
    edited May 13
    Heljy wrote: »
    As a baguette myself, I 10 agree !

    joking aside, the civil and warrior outfits of ancient "Europe" are very varied and interesting. This changes from the medieval inspiration.
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    I see the Mickey Mouse helmet. I know that is not what it is. But I can not unsee it.

    But very true. I am curious what combination would work between this kind of dress and underrealm architecture.

    Also consider this opportunity. Glowy mushroom hats.
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