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                      Royal Blood  vs Gemfire
                      Naming & Story Mini-FAQ
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                       Revision 8 - 03/30/03
    
                 Document and Translations by D-BOY
                 http://www.oakland.edu/~dcsoboda/
    
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    CHANGE LOG:
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    Revision 8: No real content changes, just update my contact
                information. Suggestions for the FAQ would be
                nice.
    Revision 7: Started a change list of events. Fixed a boatload
                of name inconsistencies I should have caught last
                release but missed due to translating sections of
                the prologues at different times.
    Revision 6: Changed the name of the FAQ since it ended up
                including SO MUCH story info in addition to just
                names.
    Revision 5: Changed the romanizations of several character
                names.
    Revision 4: Added translations of the Scenario prologues for
                all four scenario's and each family's dialogue.
    Revision 3: Cleaned up some spelling errors and added
                advisors and family names and a full translation
                of the game's introduction.
    Revision 2: Added 5th units, wizards, scenario names
    Revision 1: Initial release
    
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    TABLE OF CONTENTS:
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    I.    Agreement
    II.   What is this?
    III.  Scenario Names
    IV.   Province Names
    V.    Family Names
    VI.   Character Names
    VII.  Wizards, Advisors, and 5th Units
    VIII. Events
    IX.   Opening Translation
    X.    Scenario Prologue Translations
    XI    Credits & Notes
    
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    I. AGREEMENT
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    Suggestions for improvement are quite welcome. You can
    e-Mail them to me at dcsoboda@oakland.edu. I would hope
    that this document does generate some input. If there's any
    other parts of the game you're like translations of just let
    me know. It shouldn't take but a few minutes to add them.
    
    If you would like to use my changes list in a text hack of
    Gemfire or a fan remake of the game, feel free. I'd
    appreciate it if you credited me though. If you do use this
    list in something like that, e-Mail me and let me know! I'm
    always interested in projects like that.
    
    Lastly, do not redistribute this document without my
    permission. Currently the only websites with permission
    to house this documents are my website and GameFAQS
    (located at http://www.gamefaqs.com/). If you see this
    document at any other site, please e-Mail me and let me
    know.
    
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    II. WHAT IS THIS?
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    This document includes an index of changed names of families,
    characters, wizards & 5th units, provinces, etc between
    Gemfire and Royal Blood. It also includes a translation of
    the Royal Blood intro and the Scenario Prologues in Royal
    Blood for anyone interested in subtle story changes.
    
    The original idea came up at the Gemfire fan page, Isle of
    Ishmeria (http://www.therapyfodder.com/gemfire/) where it
    was suggested I do a list like this after I sent the page a
    load of information on the all the ports of Gemfire.
    
    I decided now (about 5 months after I did it) that it would
    be good to make this information into a FAQ where more
    people would be able to see it. Isle of Ishmeria doesn't get
    a whole lot of visitors (despite being the only Gemfire page
    on the net worth visiting) but I'm sure Gemfire players must
    visit FAQ sites from time to time.
    
    The format of the list is very simple. It's numbered (it
    makes such continuous information a bit easier to read) and
    formatted like the example below:
     NUMBER. GEMFIRE NAME -> ROYAL BLOOD NAME
    I couldn't think of an easier of clearer way to show all
    this. So without further ado, the lists.
    
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    III. SCENARIO NAMES
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      1. Erin and Ander -> Erin and Redwald
      2. Flax's Shame -> Felias' Crisis
      3. Terian's War -> Tirian's Struggle
      4. Gemfire -> Royal Blood
    
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    IV. PROVINCE NAMES
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      1. Dunmoor -> Camelot
      2. Hyland -> Brigantes
      3. Norwood -> Hareck
      4. Lisle -> Island
      5. Erewood -> Mashia
      6. Rodale -> Cambria
      7. Ostlan -> Diala
      8. Powice -> Powys
      9. Cardyf -> Cardiff
     10. Centra -> Cortani
     11. Culiver -> Welmium
     12. Caster -> Brancaster
     13. Oldlyn -> Torvantes
     14. Londre -> Rondium
     15. Attley -> Atolvates
     16. Linden -> Lindinith
     17. Ashlan -> Dornwalia
     18. Penzan -> Penzance (as in the Pirates of)
     19. Celsea -> Celsie
     20. Cambry -> Canterbury
     21. Farlan -> Cartie
    
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    V. FAMILY NAMES
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      1. Flax -> Felias
      2. Tate -> Sletat
      3. Divas -> Diahs
      4. La Forte -> Lafol
      5. Fouche -> Fahji
      6. Woode -> Woodbia
      7. Randall -> Randill (minor change but does affect sound)
      8. Roose -> Russ
      9. Schoffe -> Scelpi
     10. Harwood -> Havad
     11. Aslea -> Ashelay
     12. Harris -> Harrington
     13. Ashley -> Astory
     14. Bourchier -> Baucha
     15. Rivers -> Rivas
     16. Astley -> Astoly
     17. Ferris -> Feraz
    
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    VI. CHARACTER NAMES
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      1. Ander -> Redwald
      2. Seth -> Leofrick
      3. Wolfen -> Wulfastahn
      4. Elgis -> Gimerush
      5. Sarthe -> Bimad
      6. Aigle -> Athelstahn
      7. Loryn -> Liahlia
      8. Terian -> Tirian
      9. Adryl -> Mordred
     10. Carlyle -> Shtarkel
     11. Karla -> Aglia
     12. Griff -> Griffith
     13. Aiden -> Adeen
     14. Lenne -> Eigil
     15. Nicolay -> Nicolai
     16. Francis -> Tense
     17. Erik -> Elias
     18. Jerras -> Jurask
     19. Lars -> Lanfrank
     20. Erven -> Joslin
     21. Geran -> Gawain (as in & the Green Knight)
     22. Keyla -> Galria
     23. Bryan -> Saddick
     24. Gerard -> Gerald
     25. Roland -> Argol
     26. Geoff -> Geoffery
     27. Randal -> Ulfathel
     28. Andrew -> Osway
     29. Elias -> Lias
     30. Alex -> Fyuno
     31. Gewyn -> Meltina
     32. Veen -> Raygia
     33. Seagal -> Eima
     34. Pender -> Pendragon
     35. Cairn -> Albion
     36. Eadric -> Edrick
     37. Kelvin -> Kelmaya
     38. Robyn -> Aevel
     39. Eselred -> Ethelred
    
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    VII. WIZARDS, ADVISORS, AND 5TH UNITS
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      1. Eldrow -> Cid
      2. Zorax -> Laias
      3. Jade -> Feera
      4. Jasper -> Angas
      5. Pluvius -> Meteor
      6. Zendor -> Thunders
      7. Empyron -> Flame
      8. Scylla -> Machete
      9. Chylla -> Chilla
     10. Skulryk -> Poison
     11. Warriors -> Highlanders
     12. Spearmen -> Spears
     13. Pikemen -> Pikes
     14. Lizards -> Salamander
    
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    VIII. EVENTS
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    Blizzard -> Heavy Snows
    Fairy -> Fey (French spelling of Fairy was used)
    Far Gorta -> The Fear Gorta (a hungry man who gives luck to
                 people who feed him)
    Fire -> Brushfires
    
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    IX. OPENING TRANSLATION
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    [Picture: Map of Ishmeria]
    
    Long ago in the past, there was a small country at the end of
    the seven seas. "Ishmeria"... a land where faeries appeared
    to humans. A land where monsters dwelt in the dark forests.
    How long have people called it their home?
    
    [Pictures of faeries and monsters]
    
    [Picture of the crown, Royal Blood]
    
    In Ishmeria's early days, an evil magician summoned a dragon
    to plunge the world into darkness. At this time, the dragon
    of protection, Pastha, summoned six great wizards to seal the
    dragon into a crown. The dragon was put to rest in the crown
    and the wizards became six jewels to be a symbol of power and
    authority. That crown's name was... Royal Blood.
    
    [Picture of Aevel taking the jewels off the crown]
    
    The power of the crown was so excessively strong; it finally
    tainted the heart of good king Ethelred to madness. The
    princess, Aevel, came to view her father as a tyrant. Then
    one night, she heard the kind voice of Pastha speaking to
    her within her heart. It said: "Royal Blood has now exceeded
    the power of even the gods. The wizards of the crown must
    once again be freed... Aevel, release the jewels into the
    night sky and a hero will come to rule the rebellion."
    
    [Picture of Aevel arrested and locked away]
    
    The seal on the crown was broken... and the dragon returned
    once again. The princess Aevel was then arrested and
    imprisoned deep in the castle. And as for the maniacal King
    Ethelred who controlled the crown to summon the dragon at
    will, he began a military campaign to unify Ishmeria...
    
    [Picture of Meteo]
    
    Meteo: ... the stars have begun to move. The star of destiny
    is shining over a blood relative. I will grant the knowledge
    of the cosmos to Redwald, Lord of the Lyle house.
    
    [Picture of Thunders]
    
    Thunders: Lord Erin of the Blanche house appears to be fated
    for hardships... But his eyes will never lose the light of
    hope. I will use my thunder to secure him as the new king.
    
    [Picture of Poison]
    
    Poison: To rule an order less country is like hopelessness
    in a virtuous heart. If Leandil has the power of monsters
    and my sorcery, we can cut through the poison of these
    turbulent times.
    
    [Picture of Flame]
    
    Flame: I've grown weary of being within the jewel. I'll join
    forces with the fiery country of Dornwalia's ruler,
    Lanfrank. The requiem for that dragon can be held in my
    flames!!
    
    [Picture of Machete]
    
    Machete: Elias of Felias is preventing Ethelred from
    advancing south... He seems to be a sharp and able person.
    If I lend the power of my vacuum wave, then the world will
    bow to him.
    
    [Picture of Chilla]
    
    Chilla: Maybe the hero is on the remote island nation? The
    earl of Chrysalis, Garth, may seem clumsy. However, his
    heart is truly pure.
    
    And so with hope, each of the jewels were scattered. Only a
    powerful person with the six wizard jewels can defeat the
    dragon and break the evil ambitions of the king to create a
    new Royal Blood. The imprisoned princess silently shod tears
    while the nobility took up their swords. And now, the
    crusade for Ishmeria begins...
    
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    X. SCENARIO PROLOGUE TRANSLATIONS
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                     Scenario 1: Erin & Redwald
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    And so, 6 nobles rose up to defeat the nation of Ethelred.
    Among them were the most powerful nobles, Erin and Redwald.
    To return peace to Ishmeria, all territories must be
    controlled, the six jewels and the crown must be obtained,
    and Royal Blood must be revived. And now, the curtains of
    the long crusade open.
    
    House of Blanche
    Thunders: I am Thunders! With the magic of my lightning I
    will make Erin a path to power.
    Karl: Erin! Thunders is an amazing sorcerer. With him we
    should be able to defeat the dragon the king has.
    Anselm: Our old enemy, Redwald, and the king could join
    forces. But don't worry, brother, it hasn't happened yet.
    
    House of Lyle
    Meteo: I am Meteo! A new king with great political strength
    would be appropriate. I'll make it happen with my cosmic
    magic.
    Leofrink: Lord Redwald, Meteo is the strongest wizard. With
    his help victory of the Lyle house is guaranteed.
    Wulfastahn: But Thunders has sided with Erin. Before we can
    defeat Ethelred, we must conclude our battle with him.
    
    House of Coryll
    Flame: I'll roast that dragon with my flame powers! Lanfrank,
    lend me your strength.
    Eustace: The red hot fires of the wizard Flame and us,
    Lanfrank. What a strange combination.
    Joslin: Before battling the dragon, we must secure our
    territory. There are frequent earthquakes in this region
    so we desperately need to build protection.
    
    House of Chrysalis
    Chilla: I am the ice wizard, Chilla. Please use my strength
    to help create a new Royal Blood.
    Bimad: Our Chrysalis house seems fated for misfortune. Even
    if father is a kind king, now is the time for battle!
    Gimerush: Other nobility have started to amass their power
    since the dispute began. They will probably attack soon.
    Our first enemy will be Redwald.
    
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                     Scenario 2: Felias' Crisis
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    Before the great power of king Ethelred's troops came; the
    battle was affot within the chaos of human hearts. Elias of
    the Felias house annihilated the Coryll house; however he is
    now threatened by the Sletat house, founded by former
    retainer of the royal family who refused control of the
    king, Tirian. In the midst of this Erin and Redwald became
    even more powerful in the crusade as they expanded their
    territory. However, there is still no-one who possesses the
    power to defeat the king and his dragon.
    
    House of Blanche
    Thunders: Why has Flame joined with Tirian? What if we joined
    forces with Tirian? We could defeat the king quickly.
    Anselm: Brother, I'm sorry. I just didn't have the power
    to prevent the enemy from taking province 3, Colbridge.
    Karl: Erin, right now three border countries are our enemies.
    We must quickly take action.
    
    House of Lyle
    Wulfastahn: We've taken province 3, Colbridge, from Erin! If
    things continue to go our way we can defeat Blanche!
    Ulfahel: Brother! With Garth dead we can now take the
    solitary island.
    Galria: Brother, I will fight again! In swordplay I have
    never lost to anyone. Stay here and don't worry.
    
    House of Felias
    Machete: Lord Elias, I don't see Flame anywhere. It seems
    Eustace's best vassal has now sided with Tirian.
    Jurask: We're closing in on our pursuit of the king's troops.
    We should drive them into a distant land.
    Esuk: Lord Elias! Please! You must let my fight the king's
    troops. I will take province 24, Lindinis.
    
    House of Molbrew
    Poison: Lanfrank's power has come to an end and Flame of
    Coryll has come under Tirian's power.
    Fuster: Tirian suddenly betrayed the king. I don't
    understand why. Joslin, what do you think of this?
    Joslin: I've heard that Flame's power still resides with
    Coryll... perhaps it is Eustace is the one he now serves...
    
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                      Scenario 3: Tirian's War
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    The crusade had escalated even further. Tirian annihilated
    the Molbrew house and acquired their territory. During
    Tirian's attack, the Molbrew family's retainer, Joslin,
    escaped to establish the Tordin house which now threatens
    the king's territory. The stage is set as Erin and Redwald
    continue to draw on the power of the gem wizards. For the
    first time, signs have begun to point to the end of the
    King's military threat.
    
    House of Blanche
    Poison: I am the wizard who controls poison. Even with
    Molbrew lost, I must still continue the fight to bring an
    end to these turbulent times.
    Arkin: That bastard, Redwald. To suddenly break alliances,
    then attack our territory and kill my brother, Anselm!
    Karl: Arkin, I know it's difficult but leave Redwald to me!
    He's too much for you to handle.
    
    House of Lyle
    Meteo: Chilla, the Chrysalis family which you've served has
    been destroyed by Lord Redwald. Will you lend us your
    strength?
    Chilla: In order to save Ishmeria I have no other choice.
    We must combine our strengths and end this battle quickly.
    Leofrick: Your old enemy Erin, King Ethelred, or Tirian...
    Lord Redwald, please tell me which of them I should advance
    on!
    
    House of Sletat
    Saddick: Our western territory has been lost, but I still
    desire to defeat the king. Father, justice will be served!
    Flame: That's right. With the Coryll family lost I pledge my
    services to help Lord Tirian save this land.
    Gerald: The great bishop's power and Anise's charm. These
    will be the keys to the Sletat House's victory.
    
    House of Tordin
    Meltina: How can we end this battle? We have neither a jewel
    nor fame. At this rate...
    Fyuno: Don't lose hope, sister. While the others battle, we
    can focus on building our power.
    
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                       Scenario 4: Royal Blood
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    The people wished for peace from the bottom of their heart.
    Edrick had become the new ruler of the Tudoria house amonst
    much gossip of Ethelred having a long lost son. Loryn turned
    against the king forming the House of Diahs, while Pendragon
    switched sides choosing to battle Erin with the king...
    The end of the long holy war to obtain Royal Blood draws
    near......
    
    House of Blanche
    Poison: That bastard, Pendragon! One night he betrays us and
    becomes one of the king's generals! What the hell is he
    thinking?
    Thunders: Pendragon has a strong, competetive spirit. It's
    quite a blow to lose his strategic skills.
    Gawain: Lord Erin, let's hurry and kill Lord Arkin's old
    enemy, Diahs. After that we can quickly bring down the king.
    
    House of Lyle
    Meteor: The battle has grown immensely. Before defeating
    the king, we must first defeat Erin.
    Chill: We six wizards of the crown must battle to bring
    Royal Blood to lord Redwald.
    Mordred: I can see my father, Ethelred, as king no longer.
    Redwald would be much more suited ot the task.
    
    House of Tudoria
    Machete: I can't help protect lord Elias any longer. Though
    we were once enemies... from now on I'll lend you my
    strength.
    Kelmaya: If you are Ethelred's son, then you're the one who
    should ascend the throne. I'll follow you.
    Bradley: I've heard rumors of such. If I can be any use then
    I, Bradley, will join your cause.
    
    House of Diahs
    Laias: My territory was snatched away by Edrick. Could he be
    the rumored lost son of Ethelred?
    Raith: Surely the story of Edrick being the king's son is a
    rumor. It seems we may have more enemies.
    Melgan: The king's military power is falling. Lord Liahlia
    will be the best ruler.
    
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    XI. CREDITS & NOTES
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    Special thanks go out to Jennifer Ornellas and everyone else
    at the Isle of Ishmeria board for suggesting to even bother
    with translating the names in Royal Blood. Also thanks to
    her and Patrel for suggesting some alternate province name
    spellings. Much appreciated!
    
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