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by Capitaneus Fractus
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Middenheim: City of the White Wolf
Replies: 38
Views: 1375

Re: Middenheim: City of the White Wolf

It's stylistic, with the number of buildings representative rather than literal - like the Hogshead Marienburg map or many historical city maps Alas, it looks like obvious and unhidden that it was done on a graphic tablet. That is my main problem with this map. Many if not most contemporary illustr...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: What and where is Zaiyon?
Replies: 43
Views: 774

Re: What and where is Zaiyon?

I roughly imagine that the Khazalid "Zaiyon" might be wrote in Klinkarhun by the trigram ᛊᛉᛋ, ZYN , /zajon/, (or made more explicit by the tetragram ᛊᛉᚻᛋ, ZYON ). With the following declension, if Khazalid grammar might be considered as possibly close enough to Khuzdul's: nominative singular: ᛊᛉᛋ, Z...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: What and where is Zaiyon?
Replies: 43
Views: 774

Re: What and where is Zaiyon?

Archives of the Empire: Volume I will cover "Imperial Dwarfs: While they think of the Karak’s as their true home, many a dwarf has never set foot on ancestral lands, instead living at the very heart of the Empire"
https://www.cubicle7games.com/middenhei ... f-out-now/
by Capitaneus Fractus
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: What and where is Zaiyon?
Replies: 43
Views: 774

Re: What and where is Zaiyon?

Thanks and sorry. I rephrased it.
by Capitaneus Fractus
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: What and where is Zaiyon?
Replies: 43
Views: 774

Re: What and where is Zaiyon?

My feeling is that the Biblical return to Zion isn't the same thing as Zionism (albeit Zionism obviously legitimates itself from the Biblical return to Zion). Zionism isn't simply the willingness to return to Zion. It is more than that. That is why the willingness to return to Erebor isn't necessary...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: What and where is Zaiyon?
Replies: 43
Views: 774

Re: What and where is Zaiyon?

Okay, I wasn't understanding your suggestion because I didn't even thought about Zionism, which is a 19th-21th century movement (albeit it obliviously have older roots), that I wouldn't thought to establish in an early 16th Century inspired Germanic flavoured fantasy civilization such as Warhammer (...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: What and where is Zaiyon?
Replies: 43
Views: 774

Re: What and where is Zaiyon?

Even so, artists are responsible for inferences that logically arise from their RW analogies. For example, you can't dress the Imperial Guard in WW2 German uniforms and then claim that any similarity between the Imperium and Nazi Germany is purely coincidental. Noticing you've made our thread reach...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: What and where is Zaiyon?
Replies: 43
Views: 774

Re: What and where is Zaiyon?

Be honest, which group of occupiers do you associate with "reclaiming Zion"? The Crusader analogy could maybe work in Karak Eight Peaks if the Muslims are Skaven. Romans are a stretch due to the historical period. In fantasy fiction works, we can imagine everything. A people inspired by Aztec, Egyp...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: What and where is Zaiyon?
Replies: 43
Views: 774

Re: What and where is Zaiyon?

If Zaiyon is analogous to Zion in the Dwarfs=Jews analogy, then I don't see how greenskins could be anything but Muslims (or Crusaders). I feel that is probably because you confuse induction and deduction, which constitute the very significant logical gap that lead to the illogical path you've took...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: What and where is Zaiyon?
Replies: 43
Views: 774

Re: What and where is Zaiyon?

Plus, if the original Dwarfholds are Zion, does that make greenskins the Arabs/Muslims? There is no logical connexion between "original Dwarfholds are Zion" (which isn't exactly what the text state, by the way) and "make greenskins Arabs/Muslims". Orcs and goblins might or might not be inspired by ...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Enemy Within Updates (plus other stuff)
Replies: 102
Views: 15216

Re: Enemy Within Updates (plus other stuff)

I agree with you, that The Enemy Within campaign was just a set of possible course of events. In itself, this campaign have a lot of potential ends: Bögenhafen might be destructed or saved... Boris Todbringer might be murdered or saved... His murderer might take the place of late Boris or to fail to...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Enemy Within Updates (plus other stuff)
Replies: 102
Views: 15216

Re: Enemy Within Updates (plus other stuff)

The first publication that diverge from Empire in Flames is Warhammer Armies: The Empire (WFB6, 2000): "It is the year 2520 of the Imperial Calendar, and Karl Franz is the ruling Emperor." The WFB 4e Empire army book (1993) had Karl Franz as Emperor from 2502 IC. Which is in line with Empire in Fla...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Enemy Within Updates (plus other stuff)
Replies: 102
Views: 15216

Re: Enemy Within Updates (plus other stuff)

The two are basically different canonical versions of the Warhammer world, in the same way as the events of Empire in Flames don't line up canonically with anything published since. Did it? The first publication that seem to diverge from Empire in Flames is Games Workshop's Warhammer Armies: The Em...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: What and where is Zaiyon?
Replies: 43
Views: 774

Re: What and where is Zaiyon?

There is also a history to the linking of mythological dwarfs and Jewish stereotypes beyond the question of Tolkein’s inspiration and intentions. The character of Alberich in Wagner’s Ring Cycle is generally agreed to be an anti-Semitic stereotype (as well as one of the more famous dwarfs in litera...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: What and where is Zaiyon?
Replies: 43
Views: 774

Re: What and where is Zaiyon?

That is not directly related, but when Rick Priestley redesigned Chaos Dwarves for WFB4, he took another Semitic strong source of inspiration: Assyrians.
by Capitaneus Fractus
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: What and where is Zaiyon?
Replies: 43
Views: 774

Re: What and where is Zaiyon?

I feel that is because the first edition Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay created -from a still very rough Battle universe- an universe to role play. Such kind of universe need to be quite socially developed. Dwarves who were conceived were mainly exiled dwarves within the Empire: workers, craftsmen, erud...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: What and where is Zaiyon?
Replies: 43
Views: 774

Re: What and where is Zaiyon?

Middle Earth Dwarves also dragged their cultural influence on Norse mythological dwarfs (for cultural aspects) and on Jewish mediaeval communities it seems (for cultural aspects and geographical aspects) and on Greek mythological pygmies (for their characteristic size). Warhammer Fantasy inspiration...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Enemy Within Updates (plus other stuff)
Replies: 102
Views: 15216

Re: Enemy Within Updates (plus other stuff)

I thought it did. It wasn't translated in France (or, more exactly, the French translation which was done never get GW's imprimatur [nor even GW's refusal]). Thank you for your correction. I thought that this outset of a Chaos invasion was the outset of the Storm of Chaos... Isn't Storm of Chaos a C...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: What and where is Zaiyon?
Replies: 43
Views: 774

Re: What and where is Zaiyon?

I don't know, but that is a reference to Zion ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zion ) from the time Dwarves in exile in Man's Empire, were seen as Warhammer Fantasy's jewish communities. It seems that it was borrowed from Tolkien's Dwarves, rather than being a Warhammer Fantasy 's innovation on Dwar...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?
Replies: 70
Views: 5312

Re: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?

Which is pretty much the same thing that the pharaoh Akhenaton said about Aton. On that subject this short documentary (27 min) might interest some of us: Quand l'histoire fait dates : - 1350 la révolution religieuse d'Akhenaton Zahlen schreiben Geschichte: 1350 v. Chr., Mythos Echnaton Fechas que ...