The Ancient Language: 2

Remas Boral – Great Valley

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In the ancient tongue of the Somel the Great Valley is called Remas Boral. It exists between two mountain ranges, once the Range of Sel: Badarele Dele Sele, carved in two in ancient times.

The destruction of Badarele Dele Sele occurred long before the Old Kingdom rose in the Valley. In those days the people of the valley claim a great battle happened between Somel and Uvomel. A giant wall of ice struck the Daraele Dele Sele and carved out two new ranges, much smaller than before.

These two ranges are, Badarele Dala Solurala, the Range of Cliffs, and Ramele Badarele, the Eastern Ranges. North of the two ranges are the remains of Badarele Dele Sele, now known as Badarel Del Somel.

From the peaks of the two Badarele are steps formed from the advances and retreats of the wall of ice. As the ice finally retreated into Badarele Del Somel the melting ice still flowed into the sea. Its original name has been lost but the current kingdoms of Remas Boral call it the River Thirst: Nelraralsan.

So long has Nelraralsan flown down from the hard stone of Badarele Del Somel that it has carved a great crevasse down the middle of Remas Boral. This Crevasse is named Dusom Cha Baral, the Echoing Crevasse, after the roar of the river falling into it. Many of the wise claim that the voice of Asom can be heard from the surface of the river.

Nelraralsan falls over tall cliffs and its spray creates rainbows and so the cliff is called Solural Dala Sularusa.

Vocabulary

Somel

Noun

Stone Dwellers

Uvomel

Noun

Corrupted Stone Dweller

Boral

Noun

Valley

Usom

Proper Noun

The Echo

Ramel

Noun

East

Alasan/Ralsan

Noun

River

Badarele

Noun

Range

Badarel

Noun

Mountain

Nelrar

Noun/Adjective

Thirst

Baral

Noun

Crevasse

Dusom

Verb

To Echo

Solural

Noun

Cliff

Sularus

Noun

Rainbow

Grammar

Nelraralsan is constructed from Nelrar and Ralsan, the old word for the rivers of the world. Rivers named more recently are instead called Alasan. Since the fall of the of the Old Kingdom there are several words with older forms that are used for certain places or titles but not elsewhere.

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