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Chris Wood
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I am really horrible at making up names! I've asked family and friends, and none of them have any input of value. Theme: treasure hunting in a fictional ancient lost land. I need the suggestions for the following fictional items and places.

Name of my game: Something one word and tropical. I like names like: Taluva, Tikal, Tobago (but doesn't need to start with a "T".

-A name of a mythical cave

-A name of a volcano; something ominous

-A name of a forgotten or sunken city

A sample of names I came up with: Eve's Grotto, Mouth of Triton.

Names for treasures:

I need a cool name for the following treasure types: (sample I've come up with: the infinity diamond)

1. diamond

2. some sort of mask

3. emerald

4. ruby

5. some sort of treasure made of jade

6. some cursed mask or item

7. something made of gold

8. some kind of tablet

Any suggestions or ideas for any of the above will be greatly appreciated!


 
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Markus Hagenauer jr.
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Trinidad?


Vulcano: fiery custodian

City: Ajapura

1. eye of diety

3. heart of the jungle

4. stone of blood

6. face of bane

 
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Indonesia has a volcano called Tambora.

Or you could have Llullaillaco, Pelee, Mauna Loa, Irazú....
 
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Just to play along:

-A name of a mythical cave: Luperci

-A name of a volcano; something ominous: Dargron’s Eye

-A name of a forgotten or sunken city : Nagartha


1. diamond: The Sacred Crown diamond

2. Mask: The face of Morgaze

3. Emerald: The Leviathan emerald

4. Ruby: The Denzie Soul

5. jade: The jade wishbone

6. cursed mask or item: The devil’s reminder

7. something made of gold: The Golden Shield

8. some kind of tablet: Hermord's Proficy


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these are great... I really like the heart of the jungle, nagartha,and tambora
 
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Wibble, your approach is exatly what I'm thinking of, except for the actual game name; I'm liking these...I think my approxamate of the land is going to be in India orf Africa; since I have elephant stampedes, lions, cobras, etc. But I think I can easily substitute, like jaguar's tear, which I really like, maybe be: Lion's tear.
 
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The only mythical cave I know of (and visited) is Iwayado. That is the cave where the Japanese sun goddess Amaterasu hid after her brother Susano-o destroyed her palace and killed her personnel. She shut the cave with a rock and refused to come out. Since she was the sun goddess, her hiding underground made the daylight go away. The other gods tried to coax her out of her hiding place, but she refused until the other gods did something very smart of which I've forgotten the details.

The cave is quite mythical. Unfortunately it's in Japan, not in India or Africa.
 
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What about Bharat for the name if theme is related to India?

There may be some other names here you could use too:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Official_names_of_India

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India
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After some thought (and a viewing of "congo" for inspiration") I think the land will be centered in the african jungles or thereabouts, since it is congruent with my event cards.. So to prevent copyright issues, maybe something like "The Secrets of the Congo" or something. What do you think?

I've decided I want the treasures to be a contribution from various cultures. SO far I have:

Treasures:

Heart of the Jungle (Ruby)

Eye of Shiva (Sapphire)

The Jade Serpent Mask

Crown of the Pharoah (Gold)

still need:

The ______ Emerald

a pink diamond name


I also think that the volcano should be changed into a mine entrance;
something like the Mines of Moria (from LOTR)

I have an event in which the volcano will blow, making the mines inaccessable for the rest of the game.

Thank you so much for your input so far!!!! It's really helped!


 
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-A name of a mythical cave; Tagataya

-A name of a volcano; Boragora

-A name of a forgotten or sunken city - Matuka

1. diamond - Oceans Star

2. some sort of mask - Face of Manu

3. emerald - Tigers Eye

4. ruby - Heart of Pele

5. some sort of treasure made of jade - Jade Falcon

6. some cursed mask or item - The Black Pearl

7. something made of gold - The Golden Monkey

8. some kind of tablet - Makemake Plaques
 
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I've got the names for everything except the name of the game. I still am undecided about it; any other suggestions? Thanks!
 
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