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Old 05-08-2002, 06:54 AM   #1
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When I was playing the game, I noticed that there were several Japanese words(or names) in the game. First the sword "Yamato" which you can buy at watchers keep. Yamato being the clan that brought Japan together and the greatest battleship in history. Another is Tomoko, Sarevoks girlfriend, that is a fairly common name in Japan. Another would be Sendai, I dont remeber the meaning but I know its a Japanese word... maybe Ill find out soon. There was one more I think...In SoA there was a thief inside the shadow thieves guild right at the entrance.. I believe she had a Japanese name too... Maybe there is more though.. Also Yaga Shura is NOT a Japanese name.(you probably know that though)
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Old 05-08-2002, 09:17 AM   #2
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Well Jaegan, in Faerun, they have a continent comparable to Japan/China called Kara-Tur, this is where Yoshimo comes from (SoA). This is why you find weapons such as Yakizashis and Ninja-Tos too. This Kara-Tura influence in the game is quite noticeable in the aforementioned weapons, but also in the names of people you mentioned yourself.
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Old 05-08-2002, 12:56 PM   #3
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Also, there is a series of books called I think Legend of the Five Rings..about different Clans...one is Scorpion. Kachiko's (from Clan Scorpion) wakazashi is for sale I think from Jouluv(sp) in the Inn?tavern where you fight in the arena...Copper Coronet? Anyway Jolouv(sp) is one of the bonus merchants...not th eone in Adventure's Mart...
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Old 05-08-2002, 03:25 PM   #4
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I believe Yoshimo speaks Japanese in the game?
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Old 05-08-2002, 04:17 PM   #5
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Old 05-08-2002, 07:36 PM   #6
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Oh yeah, now I remember what Sendai is, Sendai is a Japanese City or town way up north from tokyo and past another area called Urabandai. Also I was wondering how you know about Kara-tur? Cause Ive never heard of it before in the game...
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Old 05-08-2002, 07:46 PM   #7
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Kara-Tur is the " oriental " land in the forgotten realms game setting for the pen and paper version of D&D. They also have an Arabian setting called " Al-Quadim " and if you go waaaaaaaaaaaay , waaaaay back they had a mexican/south american seting called "Maztica"
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Old 05-09-2002, 03:09 AM   #8
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Hello. I have studied a little japanese, and while I think there is no such word as "Yaga", Im pretty sure the word "Shura" means something like a battlefield, or a scene of great destruction, and it could also refer to the name of the god of war, "Ashura".

Also, it was the name of a character from the Saint Seiya anime, the Capricorn saint.
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Old 05-09-2002, 06:47 AM   #9
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Yeah thats what it means. I wonder what it would be like if there was a class like a samurai?... Actually it be really strange..
btw Any words from other languages?
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Old 05-09-2002, 08:03 AM   #10
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there is a lot in arabic....
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