Languages

  • Common Imperial – The most widely spoken tongue in the region, Common Imperial is used as a lingua franca within and beyond the borders of the Old Empire.
  • Classical Imperial – The language of the Old Katoikian Empire is no longer spoken by anyone besides scholars, but can still be found in the texts, inscriptions, and ruins of the Old Empire.
  • Taillisian – Spoken by the humans and elves living in Taillissia, to the north of the Old Imperial border on the river Araxes, this originally spoken tongue has adapted to use the Imperial alphabet for written texts.
  • Rian – Spoken by the humans living in the delta Kingdom of Riu, the Rian language is seldom spoken by foreigners save for the few merchants who do business there.
  • Elvish – A complex language with many varying dialects spoken by elves across Dobunnia and Taillissia, Elvish is full of subtle double meanings and changes in meaning with intonation, so non-native speakers have to tread carefully.
  • Gnomish – Spoken by the gnomes living both within and outside the borders of the Old Empire.
  • Halfling – Rarely spoken by or taught to non-halflings, the private nature of the Halfling tongue leads some more autocratic governments to crack down on its use, who see it as a subversive element in the halfling communities under their rule.
  • Imperial Half-Orcish – A mixture of the Imperial tongue and traditional half-orcish dialects, Imperial Half-Orcish is spoken in the settled half-orcish city-states and petty kingdoms.
  • Old Half-Orcish – The traditional language of the Half-orcs, Old Half-Orcish is still spoken by the more nomadic half-orcish groups living in the deserts of Eydimork, and is still in use as the religious language of the Orcish Covenant of Istru.
  • Dwarven – While still used as a first language by the Dwarves living in Matakkadi, Dwarves outside of their ancestral homeland tend to use Dwarven as more of a ceremonial and religious language, instead using the common tongue of the area for day to day conversation.
  • Goblin – A purely oral language, goblin is, unsurprisngly, almost exlusively spoken by goblins.
  • Kulukan – The vocal element this unusual language, spoken by the avian Kulukan natives of Lemnos, cannot be reproduced by humanoid vocal chords, and its written form has thus far proven hard to decipher, despite the best efforts of Lemnian scholars.

Languages

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