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Runes of Magic: What’s that name? “Regin”

Posted in What's That Name? with tags , , , on November 1, 2009 by howtoloseyourlifetoanmmorpg

This one will be easy for literature buffs.

In RoM, Regin is a bad man that joined with the Zurhidon.  Here’s a little blurb.

A senior member in the Zurhidon organization that brazenly shows his face in public. Once a magician for the imperial court on the mainland of Kolydia until he was imprisoned after a successful coup against the imperial family. He was later recruited by the Zurhidon.

Doing a quick search on Wikipedia brings up Norse mythology.

Reginn, often Anglicized as Regin, in Norse mythology, was the son of Hreiðmarr and foster father of Sigurd. Regin had all wisdom and deftness of hand. Regin built a house of glittering gold and flashing gems for his father. Regin and his brother, Fafnir, killed Hreidmar for the cursed gold he had received from the gods after they killed his other son, Ótr. Fafnir, however, turned into a dragon because he wanted to keep all of the gold (dragons frequently symbolize greed in European folklore). Fafnir drove Regin away from the gold. Regin lived among men. He taught men how to sow, reap, work metals, sail seas, tame horses, yoke beasts of burden, build houses, spin, weave, & sew. Regin sent Sigurd to retrieve the gold.

Regin forged a marvelous sword for Sigurd, but it quickly broke. Sigurd found his father’s (Sigmund) sword, Gram, and had it fixed and reforged by Regin and used it to kill Fafnir. He gained wisdom from licking the dragon’s blood because Fafnir could talk to birds. Sigurd, who had discovered from the birds, that Regin was planning on killing him to get the gold, killed his foster father and took the gold.

I personally don’t know much about Regin from Runes of Magic.  I do know he’s the last boss in Kalin Shrine, and he’s a doozy according to dolpiff.

  • Get him down around 70% and he summons 2 bosses and vanishes for a spell.
  • At around 20% be prepared to fight 10 of him and AoE that keeps pushing you away.
  • He can also teleport players to different corners of the room.

I think there’s some other info about him in world lore.  You’ll have to read up on the factions and possibly zone info.

Runes of Magic: What’s That Name? “Perodia”

Posted in What's That Name? with tags , , , , on June 28, 2009 by howtoloseyourlifetoanmmorpg

I love the Ents in Aslan.  They’re just very cool looking mobs, and what I think Ents should look like.

If you exit the side of the forest where Borrofar can be found, cross the road, and head behind that big buidling known as the Distillery, you’ll find more Ents and Bears roaming around.  It’s in this area you’ll find the Elite mob “Perodia” who looks just like any other Ent but has a tremendous amount of HP.  If your lucky you may even see two Perodia spawned at once(now that would be a fight and a half).

Parodia happens to be the name of a genus of plant.  Sounds suitable for the big walking tree right?  Oddly enough, parodia is a genus of cacti.  Why didn’t they use this name for the Cactus Boss in Dust Devil Canyon?

Runes of Magic: What’s that name? “Borrofar”

Posted in What's That Name? with tags , , , , on June 12, 2009 by howtoloseyourlifetoanmmorpg

Already half-way through my 44 Oz. of caffiene, and most of my most visited MMO sites, I remembered I wanted to look up some of the crazy World Boss, and Elite’s names found in Runes of Magic.

Runes of Magic, linguistically, is interesting.  It’s developed by the Korean Company Runewaker, and published by the German Company Frogster for English speaking reading players in the States.

I started with everybodies favorite Elite- Borrofar.  Oh that crazy cat-err-bear.  He loves to use his multiple spawn points and huge walk path to pull his ninja-bear moves on you before you even know what’s attacking.

I did a search in english first which actually led me right away to the family name “Borror” which is taken from the German name “Bohrer” meaning:

  1. occupational name from Middle High German born ‘to bore or drill’.
  2. German: topographic name from Slavic bor ‘pine forest’, ‘conifer’.

The area where he is found, in Aslan, is a wooded forest.  Could there be meaning behind his name?  Could it be Borrofar “bores”(or drills) “far”?  He does have a long path he takes where he sometimes breaks into a run.

Could this be it? or do you have the real answer?