Whilst Common is spoken all across the Northern region, mostly as the language of trade and commerce, certain races, regions, cities and groups have developed their own unique language.
The following list is by far not complete:
- Thieves’ Sign Language – used only by members of Blackdeath’s notorious Thieves’ Guild.
- Bresh – the ancient tongue of the barbarian tribes. Spoken only
- Cirrus – originally used only by the Elvenwood elves this language is now widely used in Shalis and the surrounding aread.
- Farran – a mixture of common and Southern languages, usually enhanced by hand and facial gestures, this is the language used between Northern and Southern traders.
- Isynx – this highly complex tongue is used in Risk and other South-Eastern cities in Alanasia
- Purhan – the language of slaves. Not spoken by free people, although slave handlers and quartermasters do speak it.
- Balis – this language is based on common but is so heavily peppered with slang and metaphors that has become its own separate language. Used by drug traders, users and addicts.
- Dalum – an almost extinct dwarven dialect spoken by the Northern dwarves. Dalum was one of the languages spoken in Karsepolis before the rift, and is used only to read ancient texts from the time. Dwarves consider it extremely bad luck to use it outside of libraries or studies.
- Karuri – based on the ancient dialect spoken in Miremakfall, this language is spoken by the farmers of the Fertile Plain, particularly in Lays and Caravan, but also in their trade allies: Yellowmine, Risk, Fang, Salmonelis and Shalis.
- Buranni = the language of slave traders and pirates. Spoken only.
- Tirren – the language of the common people of the Sandstorm area. Spoken only.
- Hashkar – the language of the ruling class (clerics, nobility, mine-owners, etc) of the Sandstorm area.
- Nanundi – the language of the desert tribes.
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