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Discussion in 'Eagles' started by Cyc, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. Cyc

    Cyc Looking for the door...

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    I thought we might want place to discuss naming the units and towns. I realize we already have several names for towns, but we may want more or new ones. Unit names can also be proposed and discussed here.
     
  2. Bowsling

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    We should rename our Elite* units after members.
     
  3. Sparthage

    Sparthage Fighting Tyranny

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    What We Thought Earlier (Page 3 of "Beginning of Game Update" Thread)
    Birds of Prey
    Captain John Smith
    Lieutenant Morris Schaffer
    Philadelphia
    Colbert City
    Talon
    Claw
    Beak
    Wing
    Eyries
    The Eagles Nest
    Accipitridae
    Harbor of New Rome
    AQUILA (latin for eagle)
    Ignis Graecus (latin for Greek Fire)
    Dolmen, Hafen
     
  4. Cyc

    Cyc Looking for the door...

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    Sugar Warrior

    Sweet Feather

    Little Wing
     
  5. CharlemagneXLII

    CharlemagneXLII Prince

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    I'd prefer to number our run-of-the-mill military, and only give names to exploring units, elite (not elite*) and maybe ships. This is so we don't get too attached to our units- elites and explorers are units we don't want to lose anyways. Ships, when we get there, should be named in order to inspire fear in our enemies.

    How about Aquila for our second city? Also, can anyone think of a name that somehow relates eagles and elephants for the one near the ivory?
     
  6. EvilConqueror

    EvilConqueror Warlord

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    Wise fledgling?
     
  7. Cyc

    Cyc Looking for the door...

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    Tuscan Talon?
     
  8. EvilConqueror

    EvilConqueror Warlord

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    Eagles Trumpet?
     
  9. Cyc

    Cyc Looking for the door...

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    Didn't like Tuscan Talon, heh? That was the best I had.

    How about Soaring Jumbo? Eyes and Ears? Pachyderm Roost? Earspan?
     
  10. Calis

    Calis on time

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    I like Tuscan Talon :)
     
  11. Cyc

    Cyc Looking for the door...

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    Thanks, Calis.

    As our river needs a name, I've been looking at it for possibilities. This last turn confirmed my recent thoughts. When I look at the shape of the river, or the twists and turns, it appears to resemble an eagle's talon. The tips of the claw now seem to curl up onto the mountain South of the capital. What a coincidence.
     
  12. Cyc

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    Borrowed this from the new movie. Thought we could use it as a banner for the team.
     

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  13. Sparthage

    Sparthage Fighting Tyranny

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    Me likes the banner. :thumbsup:
     
  14. EvilConqueror

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    CharlemagneXLII Prince

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    Yes, excellent, though the Eagle looks a little pudgy. I guess that's good, since I keep seeing 'food is power'.

    Don't forget, once the other teams know we are Byzantium, our eagles will have to have two heads.
     
  16. Cyc

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    This is about as close to that as I can bring our new banner. We might have to find some kind of revised edition.
     

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  17. CommandoBob

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    That reminds me of the flag of the Duchy of Grand Fenwick...not that I'm complaining. :D
     
  18. Cyc

    Cyc Looking for the door...

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    :D CommandoBob comes through again.

    A double-headed eagle[2] saying "Aye" from one beak and "Nay" from another. Sir Roger recorded that he only learned three things in his two years at Oxford University:

    1.That "Aye" might be turned into "Nay" and vice versa if a sufficient quantity of wordage was applied to the matter.
    2.In any argument the victor is always right.
    3.Though the pen is mightier than the sword, the sword speaks louder and stronger at any given moment...

    ~ Excerpt from Wikipedia on the national flag of Duchy of Grand Fenwick​
     
  19. CommandoBob

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    It was a nice little series of books, though the first movie I thought was terrible. I didn't know until yesterday (well, early this morning) that there was a sequel.

    I was Professor Kokintz in a high school production of this. Fortunately, that was back in the days 8-tracks and cassettes, so no video record exists! :lol:
     
  20. Sparthage

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    So, what shall we call our second city?

    Spoiler What We've Come Up With Before :
    Birds of Prey
    Captain John Smith
    Lieutenant Morris Schaffer
    Philadelphia
    Colbert City
    Talon
    Claw
    Beak
    Wing
    Eyries
    The Eagles Nest
    Accipitridae
    Harbor of New Rome
    AQUILA (latin for eagle)
    Ignis Graecus (latin for Greek Fire)
    Dolmen
    Hafen
    Tuscan Talon
    Eagles' Trumpet
    Aquila and Tuscan Talon are the only ones that I've seen recommended twice.
     

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