Languages

Languages in Anaphar are an important aspect that needs to be considered for explorers of the ancient ruins. A different array of languages has been identified beyond the commonly used ones, and a few of them sport some very strange restrictions.

This was first found out in Year 4, when some of the very first explorers found a ruin that sported multiple Silvani inscriptions, and people tried to translate them via rituals and the ritual simply failed. After multiple attempts, magesmiths and other sages were consulted on the issue.

After a few months of intense analyzing and experimentation, the common conclusion was that the language was, in a way, resistant to rituals and other arcane methods of translation. The language was open only to those that could read and write it.

Language Alphabet Commonly spoken by Special
Dwarvish (Common) Davek Dwarves, Halflings, Tieflings, …
Barik (Deep Speech) Barazhad Githzerai Rare
Draconic Iokharic Dragonborn
Old Speech Hume Unknown Dead language, Rare
Elvish Rellanic Elves, Shifter, Gnomes, …
Silvani Rellanic Eladrin Ritual-resistant, Rare
Giant Davek Half-Orcs, Orcs, Minotaurs, Goliaths
Supernal Sutak Unknown Self-translating, Rare
Abyssal Barazhad Demons, Gnolls, Sahuagin Rare
Primordial Sutak Creatures of the Elemental Chaos Ritual-resistant, Rare
Sutak Sutak Devas Ritual-resistant, Rare

Rare: This keyword indicates that it is hard to find a suitable teacher for the language, but not impossible. This is only an indicator and has (so far) no mechanical effect.

Dead Language: This keyword indicates that there is currently no known society / culture that speaks the language in question.

Ritual-resistant: This keyword indicates that the language can not be translated via normal rituals. Higher level rituals may “penetrate” that barrier.

Languages

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