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Discussion in 'The Humor Mill' started by Arthellion, Nov 21, 2019.

  1. Fenraellis

    Fenraellis Chief Warlock

    Dec 29, 2007
    In the Comfy Chair
    Fenraellis was a name I had only been using for a short time before I joined the forum, perhaps a couple of years. I've used it in pretty much anything requiring a screen name ever since I came up with it. I don't believe I've ever had an issue with someone already using it, which is nice.
    Prior to that, it was Lokidragon(a Norse-themed thematic derivative of the notion of "Chaos Dragon") for a few games(Shattered Galaxy being the foremost of them), and before that, Ariantis.

    The name Fenraellis itself derived from playing something akin to an MMO of sorts, and needing names for multiple character types. My single character name of Ariantis from perhaps eight years old wouldn't cut it anymore. So, Ariantis was aged up, given a surname, had kids (I even entertained some minor ideas and wrote a chapter or so of a story related to some elements of this, brainstormed during my transits to and from school), and the kids names were roughly assigned to different archetypes. It made it easy to name characters for things later on in a few other games as well. Maintaining the narrative, in a way.

    Aerion, the oldest son, for fairly standard Fighter type characters. He eschewed his father's magical focus (Ariantis was a Mage/Wizard in some video games, and my first D&D character).
    Arianna(suddenly the exact spelling comes to question, as I write this), the oldest daughter, as a Sorceress type. She embraced magic, and her mother's heritage.
    (the two eldest shared the most similar names to their father)
    Janeiran, the middle son, as a forest-y Ranger sort. He had a distaste for city life, mostly living as a wandering hermit of sorts.
    Lenthaea, the middle daughter, for 'alternative casters', such as soul magic, or later my Guild Wars 2 Mesmer. She was a bit of a social pariah, due to her focus on esoteric magic, and preferred a life of relative seclusion as a result, although for different reasons than Janeiran.
    Syraenae, the youngest daughter, as a Priestess. Cheerful, generous, etc., Kind of archetypal there.
    Delryn, the youngest son, as a Paladin role. He was swept up in the local fervor, joining the knightly order.

    Stuff like that. Came up with a few others around that time, such as Fenris Aerynthalia, and Tylthaenys Aestralathia(using this one again for a current D&D character, actually), to fulfill a few other purposes. I liked "ae" quite a bit. Hah, only took two tries to remember "alt-145" for æ just now.
  2. Krieger

    Krieger Minister of Magic DLP Supporter

    Oct 12, 2009
  3. Nauro

    Nauro Headmaster

    Oct 20, 2011
    Huh. I'd have guessed Vampire the Masquerades's Giovanni clan.

    Mine is a word in LoTR elvish, means werewolf. As for why - well, I like werewolves. ;)
  4. Xiph0

    Xiph0 Yoda Admin

    Dec 7, 2005
    West Bank