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On Language, Research & Magic

By

Geoffrey, Arch Mage of Norrath





Much of the recent research
done by young Magi has dealt
with the piecing together of
old spells. Since many of
the spell fragments found
are not written in common,
I have been asked to write
a brief treatment on
languages, research and
magic.







The history of magic on
Norrath can be divided into
four eras.








The most recent historical
period saw conflict between
dark elven necromancy and the
magic of the forefathers to
those who now live on Erudin.

Books from this period are
alternately written in Elder
Teir'Dal and Old Erudin.






Preceding this conflict was
the era of the Combine
Empire, whose glory stretched
across the length of Antonica.
This civilization flourished
for a handful of decades
before their magical powers
became so great that the
dragons of the world awoke
and grew jealous.


All that remains now of the
Combine Empire is steel and
ash.

Scrolls from this period were
written in Combine.









Before the ascent of the
Combine Empire was the Age of
the Dragons. These powerful
beasts ruled all of Norrath
under an iron claw and a
spell-quick voice. Their
wizardry was dark and strong.
Magic from this period was
recorded in the Runes of
Dragon Tongue.

In the beginning, during the
Age of Scale, were those
known to me only as the Elder
Dragons. Their language is
as harsh as it is difficult,
as twisted as it is beguiling.
The rewards of learning
Elder Dragon are, however,
plentiful, as to speak their
tongue is to know the
language of magic itself.

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number of languages
# Jan 02 2009 at 11:27 AM Rating: Decent

got 26 languages here

common tongue - elvish -dark elvish -erudite - dwarvish

barbarian -troll - oger - gnomish - halfling - thieave chant

- olderudian - elder elvish -froglok - goblin -gnoll -combine tongue

-elder ter`dal -lizardman -orcish - fairy - dragon - elder dragon

- dark speech - vah shir - an unknown tongue

hope this helps

how many languages
# Feb 04 2008 at 3:50 PM Rating: Decent
how many languages are there? i got 25 so far ne1 else have more?
Reading it.
# May 14 2004 at 10:11 PM Rating: Decent
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On Language, Research & Magic
By
Geoffrey, Arch Mage of Norrath

Much of the recent research done by young Magi has dealt with the piecing together of old spells. Since many of the spell fragments found are not written in common, I have been asked to write a brief treatment on languages, research and magic.

The history of magic on Norrath can be divided four eras.

The most recent historical period saw conflict between dark elven necromancy and the magic of the forefathers to those who now live on Erudin.

Books from this period are alternately written in Elder Teir'Dal and Old Erudin.

Preceding this conflict was the era of the Combine Empire, whose glory stretched across the length of Antonica. This civilization flourished for a handful of decades before their magical powers became so great that the dragons of the world awoke and grew jealous.

All that remains now of the Combine Empire is steel and ash.

Scrolls from this period were written in Combine.

Before the ascent of the Combine Empire was the Age of the Dragons. These powerful beasts ruled all of Norrath under an iron claw and spell-quick voice. Their wizardry was dark and strong. Magic from this period was recorded in the Runes of Dragon Tongue.

In the beginning, during the Age of Scale, were those know to me only as the Elder Dragons. Their language is as harsh as it is difficult, as twisted as it is beguiling. The rewards of learning Elder Dragon are, however, plentiful, as to speak their tongue is to know the language of magic itself.
i think
# Mar 24 2003 at 10:02 PM Rating: Decent
i think that by picking up the book and reading it you become aware as a character that these are languages and that now you can train in them at your guild, where as before someone had to speak it to you so you become aware of it yes?
RE: i think
# Mar 25 2003 at 10:05 AM Rating: Good
As I've gained levels, every time I go see a trainer there've been more languages for me to learn. I've always assumed that's because the wider I've traveled, the more languages I've been exposed to. This book sounds like a shortcut to be able to use points in language training according to one of the posters.
Off the subject....
# Mar 24 2003 at 7:48 PM Rating: Default
or mabey this will help, but how do you go about learning a Language without training from another player? Is there a way to learn from an NPC? I gather that someone had to learn Dragon first from somewhere before he could teach it to others?

Just wondering.
RE: Off the subject....
# Mar 24 2003 at 9:30 PM Rating: Decent
This is not a new idea, it is old. I bought it a couple months ago from a merchant in East Commonlands, and then when I went to train, I had thirteen new languages. I don't know if this was the cause, but I don't think I came in contact with all the different races.
RE: Off the subject....
# Mar 24 2003 at 10:02 PM Rating: Decent
you get more languages that you may train in as you level up... he was asking if people can learn a language from an npc as in sitting in BB all day as they get pulled and yap away if it would raise the skill in gnoll...
RE: Off the subject....
# Mar 25 2003 at 12:37 PM Rating: Decent
No, you cannot learn languages from an NPC. Sitting in BB all day will not raise your skill in Gnollish.

The only ways to increase your skill in languages is from another player or by putting training points in it. However, you do not need to put a lot of points in a language to become a master.

You can increase another player's skill up to one point higher than your skill, so if you are at a skill of 10 in Dragon (from putting 10 points in it) then you can teach someone else up to 11.

The problem is that language skills don't update 'til you zone, so you have to watch and see when the other player has gotten a skill-up x number of times, zone, then have him teach you that language til you get a point, zone again, rinse and repeat til you have your skill where you want it.

Of course, this only applies to about 9 of the languages. The other 16 are race/class specific and the character starts out at a skill of 100. For example, a Barbarian Rogue starts with both Barbarian and Thieves Cant at 100 and can teach those to any other player.

Hope this helps.

Edited, Tue Mar 25 12:06:09 2003
RE: Off the subject....
# Mar 25 2003 at 9:37 PM Rating: Decent
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sure u can learn languages while talking to npc's. i got different languages while hunting or questing up to a medium lvl. but its a horrifying way to learn, easier u can learn while wasting your skill points on laguages or let another char, who mastered the language (100 points) talk to you in that languages. in about 10 to 25 min depending on your int lvl, u can also master the language.
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