Book 2 - Page 3

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I'm glad I wasn't the only person who took one look at Ossomer and saw Superman, or looked at Tramennis and thought, "Beware".

Jamie's artwork set an amazingly high standard in defining ErfWorld's style, and I think Elddonnemar is going to make a great successor.

Can't wait to see how Book Two is going to develop - if the Battle for Gobwin Knob taught me anything, it's not to bother even speculating, but to enjoy the ride.
Justyn wrote:
Infidel wrote:
Such as an eccentric store owner that refuses to take credit cards for payment.


Actually, credit card companies charge storekeepers a monthly fee plus a fee per transaction; so shopkeeper not wanting to take credit cards might have nothing to do with eccentricity, but rather just not wanting to get hit coming and going from the credit card company.


true. I was trying to come up with a quick example. Guess I should have thought it out harder.

BoopingCynic wrote:

But still find something that sounds like
Tra-MEN-nis
Tre-MEN-dus (Original Latin spelling)
Tre-MEN-dous
<insert phonetically spelled similar word... if you can :twisted:>


Ohh, I want to play too. How about.

Tra-Men-nis
tra-la-la-meningitis
tra-ooh-la-la-menintights.

Or Oss-o-mer
Ask-a-nerd.
House-of-Mer-ry men in tights.
O-SS-Ome-R
..sOS...SOs.....cOME..in please...is anyone out theRe?

An-Some
Hand-Some-cake over would you please.
a-ns-ome
A-nosmoking-home
Infidel wrote:


BoopingCynic wrote:

But still find something that sounds like
Tra-MEN-nis
Tre-MEN-dus (Original Latin spelling)
Tre-MEN-dous
<insert phonetically spelled similar word... if you can :twisted:>


Ohh, I want to play too. How about.

Tra-Men-nis
tra-la-la-meningitis
tra-ooh-la-la-menintights.

Or Oss-o-mer
Ask-a-nerd.
House-of-Mer-ry men in tights.
O-SS-Ome-R
..sOS...SOs.....cOME..in please...is anyone out theRe?

An-Some
Hand-Some-cake over would you please.
a-ns-ome
A-nosmoking-home


I don't really get a lot of these words. and besides it doesn't make any sense without an adjective ;).
AL_Lagarto wrote:
On a more serious note, I'm running along the same mental lines as the person who thought Tramennis reminded them of Caligula. Is it really a coincidence that Tramennis wears caligae, the sandal/boots that gave Caligula his nickname? From summer update 40:

OoOoh annay the prince and you get disbanded :mrgreen:. I mean wouldn't Caligula want to be able to vaporize anyone and everyone... just for fun... yeah that's Tramennis, if a bit more violent :?.
Rift wrote:
The voice I hear when Prince Traminnis speaks is that of Brad Dourif.

I saw him at I-Con a few years ago. He was walking up the steps from the dealer's floor, I was walking down, and I looked at him and he looked at me with this real deer in the headlights look, no words exchanged, I was like, "Piter DeVries?" and he was like, "No, don't recognize me!"

Anyway, yeah, he's Tramennis so hard it hurts. Ya know I heard that Tramennis is his own side, and his natural allies are men.
Roketter wrote:
Wanda better not see Ossomer. I think she'd like to have a superman or two in her stack. :roll:


I don't know... I got the impression that she was a Wonder Woman kinda gal. Of course she might be mercantile enough to only be concerned with who gives her the biggest bonus.

p.s. yes I registered just to make those "jokes" :)
AllPurposeNerd wrote:
I saw him at I-Con a few years ago. He was walking up the steps from the dealer's floor, I was walking down, and I looked at him and he looked at me with this real deer in the headlights look, no words exchanged, I was like, "Piter DeVries?" and he was like, "No, don't recognize me!"


The Harkonnen Mentat is how I knew him too. Yes I did watch LotR.

AllPurposeNerd wrote:
Ya know I heard that Tramennis is his own side, and his natural allies are men.


That's also a Chuck Norris fact parody? It sounds a bit ... strange.
BoopingCynic wrote:
Nah I don't think so, plus here http://www.erfworld.com/wiki/index.php/Tramennis it say's it is a play on tremendous and all of the names are a play on some good heroic qualities: He is a Prince more Ossamar, Ansom and Tramennis than a commoner :P.
I would think they have a brother or sister with a name based on charming :lol:.


I have added 2 alternatives that have been suggested.

Also, I wonder how units are named. If Slately gets to name his heirs, then he may have given Tramennis the name before it was apparent.

OTOH, given that Balder is the one who picks the names, so presumably they have meaning for most of the other characters.

Tremendous is likely what was intended, but I don't think it has hit certainty yet.
raphfrk wrote:
BoopingCynic wrote:
Nah I don't think so, plus here http://www.erfworld.com/wiki/index.php/Tramennis it say's it is a play on tremendous and all of the names are a play on some good heroic qualities: He is a Prince more Ossamar, Ansom and Tramennis than a commoner :P.
I would think they have a brother or sister with a name based on charming :lol:.


I have added 2 alternatives that have been suggested.

Also, I wonder how units are named. If Slately gets to name his heirs, then he may have given Tramennis the name before it was apparent.

OTOH, given that Balder is the one who picks the names, so presumably they have meaning for most of the other characters.

Tremendous is likely what was intended, but I don't think it has hit certainty yet.


I think that since it is Ansom, Tremennis and Ossamar, and since you can't choose gender and probably name (remember Jillian?) it is probably just Balder making good puns :lol:.
Jatopian wrote:
What spoiler, now?


BoopingCynic wrote:
I guess I should look that up :oops:, and what spoiler? :|


Spoiler: show
http://www.erfworld.com/wiki/index.php/Word_of_the_Titans#2198313
I'm thinking this seeming evolution to normally-proportioned people is the how.
BoopingCynic wrote:

I don't really get a lot of these words. and besides it doesn't make any sense without an adjective ;).


it's not supposed to make sense, it's supposed to be funny. Well I laughed, so HAH!