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So what do we call this crazy place? (all editions) 
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Post So what do we call this crazy place? (all editions)
It goes by many names: The Misty Realm, the Land of the Mists, the Demiplane of Dread, and so on, but what would a common person/scholar/noble person refer to all the lands of Ravenloft as a collective? Even referring to it as the 'Core' and the 'Islands' sound more game mechanical than it should.

I understand the foreign nature of everything where lands appear out of thin air and anything else beyond that is a misty haze, the major (and minor) shifts in the geography, and the multitude of unnatural things that pervade many aspects of a person's life, but does that take away the fact that the land itself cannot be named?

In short, has anyone give a name (like a continental term) to the Core of Ravenloft?

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Post Re: So what do we call this crazy place? (all editions)
I simply have the Ravenloft natives refer to it as "the world."

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Post Re: So what do we call this crazy place? (all editions)
Yup, The World, or The Lands of the Mists suffice for me. I try not to use the terms Core and Islands (or Clusters) in-game, though I might slip occasionally.

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Post Re: So what do we call this crazy place? (all editions)
Gonzoron of the FoS wrote:
Yup, The World, or The Lands of the Mists suffice for me. I try not to use the terms Core and Islands (or Clusters) in-game, though I might slip occasionally.


Same here, one thing I try to avoid is calling it Ravenloft as that is a castle in Bavoria and nothing more to the natives. I have slipped up once or twice though.


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I use "The Core" for the main lands. But never used islands for all other domains. Just thier proper names.

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Don Fernando wrote:
I use "The Core" for the main lands. But never used islands for all other domains. Just thier proper names.


Same here, the only time I'd use "Island" is if it actually geographically appropriate IE "After the Grand Conjunction Markovia became an island." and never use the expression "Islands of Terror" in character.


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The red book has labeled it as the continent of discontent.


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I named it Susan. It won't make a difference in the grand scheme of things, anyway.


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Dion of the Fraternity wrote:
I named it Susan. It won't make a difference in the grand scheme of things, anyway.


Dion, was that a Tick reference? Regardless, you are one of the more intriguing people I have ever dealt with...

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Dion of the Fraternity wrote:
I named it Susan. It won't make a difference in the grand scheme of things, anyway.


You don't take her out for a date from time to time, do you?

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