Big News from Jennifer Nielsen and Muggle Quidditch
Hello Fantasy Lovers,
So first of all we got a very kind note from Jennifer Nielsen…
Okay, so I really love this. What an awesome idea and the map already looks very cool. It’s a sad thought that AFFL is coming to a close, but with you in charge, I have no doubt that your next group will be even greater.
For Kenna and Abby, what I’ve done is come up with 25 names they can use for the map, placed however they think is best. I’ll leave it to your group to come up with other place names. Sometimes it’s helpful to go to an actual map and see how other places name their towns. Also, think about the personalities of the different countries and that can help in determining the sound of the names.
If it’s helpful, know this about the countries:
Bymar tends to be a very good country. It has limited resources but is loyal to its friends. They are a reliable ally.
Gelyn is not a war making country, but they are highly motivated by trade and finances. Their part in the war was to secure access to the northern border of Carthya to widen their trade routes.
Avenia are war mongers, thieves, and pirates. If modern day thieves and gangs started a country, this would be it.
Carthya is rich in resources and has traditionally been safe due to its friendship with Bymar and Mendenwal. It is probably more philosophically advanced, though has not been militarily prepared over the last generation.
Mendenwal is large in area and resources. It is a financially strong country and more advanced in their technology. However, with an aging king, they are due for big changes in the future.
So here are the place names I’ve come up with. If I ever continue this series, be aware that I may end up using these. And I would love to see your finished map that includes names you’ve come up with as well. Thank you for letting me be a part of this project!
These are the numbers for each country that we need names for.
Bymar – 4 (Lyneth, Odella)
Gelyn – 11 (Borsten, Grymshuck, Dinari, Kellinton, Tickabinga)
Avenia – 14 (Devil’s Hook, Pockit, Batchtown, Crew Haven, Corkscrew)
Carthya – 7 (Ashvale, Wynwood, Sunchester, Rowbury)
Mendenwal – 34 (Lowenthal, Eekenbleek, Shapper’s Glen, Harrenshade, Fidelio, Balystook, Vendingham, Twinbridge, Racketts)
How about that?
The other big news is our Muggle Quidditch game that we will play next Wednesday. AFFL will play under the name The Purple Puffskeins. I have attached a note to help parents understand what we are up to and invite you all to a celebratory/victory trip to Goodberrys.
Please let me know if you have any questions.