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Taladas

When the gods punished Istar by wreaking the Cataclysm on Krynn, a shower of meteors pounded the lands of Ansalon. Halfway around the world, Taladas was shattered by a single, enormous blow. Thousands of square miles of land disappeared beneath a smoking sea of magma, which boiled up from beneath the earth. Mountain ranges were toppled, rivers changed course, and weather patterns were altered. Survivors were scattered and isolated. The devastation was nearly complete.

Centuries later, the cultures and societies which rose out of the ruins are uniquely shaped by this savage environment.

The Guide to Taladas The Guide to Taladas

"Welcome traveller to Krynn's lost, but not forgotten, continent of Taladas! I, Egrif Éorath, scribe and apprentice to the great theologian and historian, Camoen of Kristophan, have written this guide so that adventurers and fellow explorers may gain a small insight into this bleak but intriguing realm."

The Guide to Taladas (which I've created from edited extracts from the Time of the Dragon and Tales of the Lance boxed sets) provides an overview to the lost continent ... ( DOWNLOAD )

Maps of Taladas

Taladan Currency

As elsewhere on Krynn, the basic unit of currency is the steel piece (due to steel's scarcity). One steel piece (stl) has the equivalent purchasing power of one gold piece. A gold piece is equivalent in value to a silver piece.

The Gods of Taladas

As noted in The Guide to Taladas, in Taladas the Gods are known by different names than in Ansalon (or in some cases not worshipped at all). The gods not normally worshiped in Taladas include: Branchala, Chemosh, Majere, Mishakal, Morgion, Paladine, Zeboim, and Zivilyn. For easy reference, the differences are summarised below:

Ansalon Name

Taladan Name

Chislev Jijin (Uigan), Quoyai (Elf Clan)
Gilean Graylord (League)
Habbakuk The Sea Lord (Armach), Han-Yagas (League), Blindel the Dolphin Lord (Baltch)
Hiddukel Hitech (Tamire/League), Hith (Thenol), Usa the Mighty (Armach), Usk-Do (Hobgoblins)
Highfather Highgod (Glass Sailors)
Kiri-Jolith Qu'an the Warrior (Uigan)
Mishakal Mislaxa (general), Ildamar the Earthspirit (Armach)
Reorx Reorx (Gnomes, Dwarves)
Sargonnas Sargonnas (Minotaurs)
Shinare Nuran (The League)
Sirrion Udras the Alchemist (Gnomes)
Takhisis Erestem (Uigan), Mwarg (Hobgoblins)

In Taladas, Krynn's three moons; Lunitari, Solinari, and Nuitari are also known by different names. Lunitari is known as Lunais, Nuitari is known as Angomais and Solinari is known as Solais.

Time in Taladas

The Krynnish calendar year contains twelve months of thirty days each. A week consists of seven days:

Day Auric Minotaur (Kothian) Armach (Silvanaes) Tamire (Uigan)
Sun Solus Ambedan Gateway Friend Day
Mon Vendus Praidan Bright Eye Hunt Day
Tues Holus Kristodan Night's Eye Share Day
Wed Lunus Morgadan Death's Eye Gather Day
Thur Angonus Nuradan Dream Dance Barter Day
Fri Tellus Eredan Winged Trade Worship Day
Sat Aurus Sargadan World Trade Council Day



Month

Auric Minotaur (Kothian) Armach (Silvanaes) Tamire (Uigan)
Jan Brectadan Septander Winter Night Grey–Fox
Feb Neraran Octander Winter Come Tiger–Ice
Mar Eldaran Novander Winter Deep Waking–Bear
Apr Feloran Decander Spring Dawning Jijin
May Kathoran Stellus Spring Rain Nesting–Hawk
Jun Gratharan Dodecander Spring Blossom Running–Foal
Jul Daiduran Ambeoutus Summer Flame Qu'uan
Aug Kaldoran Duander Summer Home Hunting–Tiger
Sep Randoran Treander Summer End Soaring–Wyrm
Oct Amodan Eregatus Autumn Twilight Mislaxa
Nov Baladan Pentander Autumn Dark Sleeping–Owl
Dec Zendoran Skythus Autumn Harvest Digging–Hare

Calendar adopted from: Taladas - Lost Lands of the Dragonlance Campaign website

Languages

The peoples of Taladas have no universally known common speech (although a form of broken Auric is the lingua franca in many lands). Instead, there are a number of language families that form the roots for nearly all the spoken languages of Taladas. The languages, however, do share many common features. To see how similar different languages are, all the basic language groups of Taladas (and a few of Ansalon) have been placed on the Taladan Language Chart:

Interrelated languages (either by family or borrowings) are connected by lines. The number of dots on these lines is an indication of the closeness of the two languages. Each dot and box crossed (including the box enclosing the other language's name, but not that enclosing the speakers' native tongue, on the chart) reduces comprehension by some 10 per cent.



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