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PostSubject: Trivia..   Sun Jul 11, 2010 11:56 pm

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Baphomet:
is a name of unestablished origin, but probably an Old French corruption and misspelling of the name Mahomet (Muhammad).[1] It first appeared in the mid-thirteenth century in clear reference to Muhammad, but later appeared as a term for a pagan idol in trial transcripts of the Inquisition of the Knights Templar in the early 1300s.

The name Baphomet traces back to the end of the Crusades. Around 1250, in an Occitan poem bewailing the defeat of the Seventh Crusade, Austorc d'Aorlhac refers to "Bafomet".



Doppelgänger:
In the vernacular, "Doppelgänger" has come to refer (as in German) to any double or look-alike of a person. The word is also used to describe the sensation of having glimpsed oneself in peripheral vision, in a position where there is no chance that it could have been a reflection. They are generally regarded as harbingers of bad luck. In some traditions, a doppelgänger seen by a person's friends or relatives portends illness or danger, while seeing one's own doppelgänger is an omen of death. In Norse mythology, a vardøger is a ghostly double who precedes a living person and is seen performing their actions in advance.

Dracula:
Dracula has been attributed to many literary genres including vampire literature, horror fiction, the gothic novel and invasion literature. Structurally it is an epistolary novel, that is, told as a series of diary entries and letters. Literary critics have examined many themes in the novel, such as the role of women in Victorian culture, conventional and conservative sexuality, immigration, colonialism, postcolonialism and folklore. Although Stoker did not invent the vampire, the novel's influence on the popularity of vampires has been singularly responsible for many theatrical and film interpretations throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.

Garm:
Garm, a large dog in Norse mythology that guards Niflheim, the land of the dead.

Osiris:
Osiris is one of the oldest gods for whom records have been found; one of the oldest known attestations of his name is on the Palermo Stone of around 2500 BC. He was widely worshiped until the suppression of paganism in the Christian era.




Gorynych:
In Ukraine and Russia, a particular dragon-like creature, Zmey Gorynych or ???? ???????, has three heads, is green, walks on two back paws, has small front paws, and spits fire. According to one bylina, Zmey Gorynych was killed by Dobrynya Nikitich.



Ifrit:
An ‘Ifrit (strong one) from the jinn said: "I will bring it to you before you rise from your place. And verily, I am indeed strong, and trustworthy for such work. One with whom was knowledge of the Scripture said: "I will bring it to you within the twinkling of an eye!" Then when Solomon saw it placed before him, he said: "This is by the Grace of my Lord - to test me whether I am grateful or ungrateful! And whoever is grateful, truly, his gratitude is for (the good of) his ownself; and whoever is ungrateful, (he is ungrateful only for the loss of his ownself). Certainly my Lord is Rich (Free of all needs), Bountiful. Sura An-Naml:40. (27:40)(in all the games I played, ifrit always symbolize "Fire")

Pharaoh:
Pharaoh is a title used in many modern discussions of the ancient Egyptian rulers of all periods.[1] In antiquity this title began to be used for the ruler who was the religious and political leader of united ancient Egypt, only during the New Kingdom, specifically, during the middle of the eighteenth dynasty. For simplification, however, there is a general acceptance among modern writers to use the term to relate to all periods.


Thanatos:
In Greek mythology, Thanatos (in Ancient Greek, ???at?? – "Death") was the Daemon personification of Death and Mortality. He was a minor figure in Greek mythology, often referred to but rarely appearing in person. His name is transliterated in Latin as Thanatus, but his Roman equivalent was Mors or Letus/Letum, and he was sometimes identified (perhaps erroneously) with Orcus.


info about "Midgard"
In Norse mythology, the dwelling place of humankind. According to legend, it was made from the body of the first created being, the giant Aurgelmir (Ymir). The gods killed him and rolled his body into the central void of the universe, forming the land from his flesh, the oceans from his blood, the mountains from his bones, and so on. Aurgelmir's skull, held up by four dwarfs, became the dome of the heavens. The sun, moon, and stars were made of scattered sparks caught in the skull.

Places:

Niflheim , in Norse mythology, lowest region of the underworld. A land of mist and cold, Niflheim was sometimes called the home of the dead.



Valhalla or Walhalla , in Norse mythology, Odin's hall for slain heroes. This martial paradise was one of the most beautiful halls of Asgard . The dead warriors, brought to Valhalla by the Valkyries, fought during the day and feasted at night.

A sphinx is a zoomorphic mythological figure which is depicted as a recumbent lion with a human head. It has its origins in sculpted figures of Old Kingdom Egypt, to which the ancient Greeks applied their own name for a female monster, the "strangler", an archaic figure of Greek mythology.



A pyramid is a building where the outer surfaces are triangular and converge at a point. The base of pyramids are usually quadrilateral or trilateral (but may be of any polygon shape), meaning that a pyramid usually has four or five faces.



Payon Town (pronounced "fay-on"), the mountain city, is reminiscent of ancient Korean culture.

Morocc Town, the Desert Frontier, is one of the oldest towns in the game, having existed since the game's initial public alpha test. The town has slightly Arabic and Spanish themes, with the outer field areas taking inspiration from Egypt, recently, with the episode 12.1, we discovered that the name of the city doesn't come from Morocco, but, in fact, from the demon sealed under the town, which name is Satan Morocc. The monster's (and the town's) name was given according to the ancient deity Moloch.

Al de Baran is entirely built upon water, completed with various canals. Based on this, it may have been inspired by Venice, Italy, although contains no other references beyond this.

Jawaii, the Honeymoon Island, is not exactly a village or a city, but an island. It's name undoubtedly arises from the American island state of Hawaii.

Hugel, quaint coastal village which serves as the entrance to the ruins of Odin's Shrine

Rachel is another desert town, possibly based on Arabian culture. The capital city of Arunafeltz. The name is a pun on Israel.
Strangely, similarly to the spelling discrepancies concerning Juno and Nifflheim, the official spelling in text is "Rachel," although an arch in the game uses the spelling "Rael." The official map name of the city is "Rachel," much like Juno's official map name is "Yuno." The alternative spelling can be attributed to the Hebrew letter Heth.

Amatsu, the Land of Destiny, is styled after Ancient Japan, or at least the Japan before or in the early stages of Western influence.

Designed in Taiwanese style, Gonryun, the Hermit Land, is referred to as Kunlun in other localizations.

Louyang is Designed in Ancient Chinese style as well.

Moscovia is largely based on traditional Russian architecture. It was originally exclusive to Russian RO but has since been added to the kRO, jRO, Taiwan/Hong Kong RO and Singapore/Malaysia RO.


Skills

the HWizard's skill "GANBANTEIN" form wizard is somehow related to Gambantein in Norse Myth which means "magic wand"

the gunslinger's skill "DESPERADO" is an Spanish archaism meaning 'desperate' (desesperado in modern Spanish). A desperado cannot wait for something to happen and sometimes may resort to violent or reckless actions.

sage's "DELUGE" is a large downpour of rain, or a flood.

alchemists' "BIOETHICS" is the philosophical study of the ethical controversies brought about by advances in biology and medicine. Bioethicists are concerned with the ethical questions that arise in the relationships among life sciences, biotechnology, medicine, politics, law, philosophy, and theology.

LK's "BERSERK" is a status effect in a variety of role-playing games, which generally causes the affected individual to attack recklessly and with increased power, and with no concern for personal safety.

Priest's "ASPERSIO" which is related to the word Aspersion (la. aspergere), in a religious context, is the act of sprinkling with water, especially holy water. Aspersion is a method used in baptism as an alternative to immersion or affusion. The word is formed of the Latin aspergere, 'to sprinkle', of ad, 'to', and spargo, 'I scatter'.

Priest's "AQUA BENEDICTA" actually means holly water in english

Priest's "ANGELUS" (Latin for Angel) is a Christian devotion in memory of the Incarnation. The name Angelus is derived from the opening words: Angelus Domini nuntiavit Mariæ and is practiced by reciting as versicle and response three Biblical verses describing the mystery; alternating with the salutation "Hail Mary!".

Priest's "PNEUMA" (πνεύμα) is an ancient Greek word for "breath," given various technical meanings by medical writers and philosophers of antiquity,

Priest's "MAGNIFICAT"(also known as the Song of Mary) is a canticle frequently sung (or spoken) liturgically in Christian church services.

Soul Linker's Ka skills are life-force components of soul in ancient Egyptian religion

Bard's Ring of Nibelungen. Nibelungen and the corresponding Old Norse form Niflung (Niflungr) is the name in Germanic and Norse mythology of the royal family or lineage of the Burgundians who settled at Worms.

Bard's Loki's Veil. Loki or Loke is a god or giant in Norse mythology. (God of Mischief and Chaos)

Bard's Invulnerable Siegfried. Sigurd "A.k.a Siegfried"(Old Norse: Sigurðr) is a legendary hero of Norse mythology, as well as the central character in the Völsunga saga. The earliest extant representations for his legend come in pictorial form from seven runestones in Sweden[1] and most notably the Ramsund carving (c. 1000) and the Gök Runestone (11th century).

Merchant's Mammonite originated from the word Mammon which is a term that was used to describe riches, avarice, and worldly gain in Biblical literature. It was personified as a false god in the New Testament. The term is often used to refer to excessive materialism or greed as a negative influence. Adjectival forms are mammonish and mammonistic

Alchemist's Homunculus.The concept of a homunculus (Latin for "little human", plural "homunculi"; the diminutive of homo, "human") is, most generally, any representation of a human being. It is often used to illustrate the functioning of a system. In the scientific sense of an unknowable prime actor, it can be viewed as an entity or agent.

Acolyte's Signum Crucis in english is "Sign of The Cross"

Champion:Asure Strike's chinese characters are read as
Ah Su Luo Bao Fong Zhang

the first 3 character means Asura
Bao means dominating/conquering
Fong means phoenix
Zhang means fist




Items

Weapons:

Icepick:An icepick is a tool used to break-up, pick, or chip at ice. It resembles a scratch awl, but is designed for picking at ice rather than wood.

Main Gauche&Rapier: The main-gauche (French for "left hand"; IPA: [mɛ˜ goʊʃ]) is used mainly to assist in parrying incoming thrusts, while the dominant hand wields a rapier or similar longer weapon intended for one-handed use.

Guillotine:The guillotine (pronounced /ˈgijətin/ or /ˈgɪlətin/ in English; [gijɔtin] in French) was a device used for carrying out executions by decapitation.

Tomahawk:A tomahawk is a type of axe native to North America, traditionally resembling a hatchet with a straight shaft.

Cutlus:A cutlass/cutlus is a short, broad sabre or slashing sword, with a straight or slightly curved blade sharpened on the cutting edge, and a hilt often featuring a solid cupped or basket shaped guard.

Excalibur: is the legendary sword of King Arthur sometimes attributed with magical powers or associated with the rightful sovereignty of Great Britain.

Masamune: There are many types of masamune,The examples are "Fudo Masamune", "Kyogoku Masamune", and "Daikoku Masamune" which was all named after the smith Goro Nyudo Masamune their creator.

Muramasa:The swords of Masamune are often contrasted with those of Muramasa, another Japanese swordsmith. Muramasa has alternatively been described (incorrectly) as a full contemporary of Masamune, or as Masamune's student. Since Muramasa dated his work, it is known he worked right around 1500 AD, and as such he lived too late to have met Masamune. In legend and fantasy, Muramasa's blades are described as bloodthirsty or evil while Masamune's are considered the mark of an internally peaceful and calm warrior.



Armors:

Beanie:Beanie is the name for two distinct types of cap or hat. The name "beanie" probably comes from the early-20th century slang term "bean," meaning "head".

Odin's Blessing:Odin (IPA: /ˈoʊdɪn/ from Old Norse Óðinn), is considered the chief god in Norse paganism. Homologous with the Anglo-Saxon Wōden and the Old High German Wotan,

Beret:A beret (pronounced [be'rɛ] in French or /ˈbɛreɪ/ in English[1], except in the USA, where it is usually pronounced /bəˈreɪ/[2]) is a soft round cap, usually of wool felt, with a flat crown, which is worn by both men and women and traditionally associated with France.

Tights:Tights are a kind of cloth leg garment, most often sheathing the body from about the waist to the feet with a more or less tight fit, hence the name.

Scapulare:A scapular/e (from Latin scapula, shoulder) is a length of cloth suspended both front and back from the shoulders of the wearer, that varies in shape, colour, size and style depending on the use to which it is being put, namely whether in Christian monasticism or in Christian devotion.

Mantle:A mantle (Greek: μανδύας, mandyas; Church Slavonic: мантия, mantiya) is an ecclesiastical garment in the form a very full cape which extends to the floor, joined at the neck, that is worn over the outer garments.




Monsters



Banshee:The Banshee (IPA: /ˈbænʃiː/), from the Irish bean sí ("woman of the síde" or "woman of the fairy mounds") is a female spirit in Irish mythology, usually seen as an omen of death and a messenger from the Otherworld.

Ghoul:A ghoul is a mythological monster from ancient Arabian folklore that dwells in burial grounds and other uninhabited places. The English word comes from the Arabic name for the creature: الغول ghūl, which literally means "demon". The ghul is a devilish type of jinn believed to be sired by Iblis.

Evil Druid:A druid was a member of the priestly and learned class in the ancient Celtic societies of Western Europe, Britain and Ireland. They were suppressed by the Roman government and disappeared from the written record by the second century CE. Druids combined the duties of priest, judge, scholar, and teacher.

Orc: (OR'k) is a word used to refer to various races of tough and warlike humanoid creatures in various fantasy settings, appearing originally in the stories of Middle-earth written by J. R. R. Tolkien and derivative fictions. Orcs are often portrayed as misshapen humanoids with brutal, warmongering, sadistic, yet cowardly tendencies, although some settings and writers describe them as a proud warrior race with a strong sense of honor. They are variously portrayed as physically stronger or weaker than humans, but always high in numbers. They often ride wolves or wargs.

Dokkaebi:The Dokkaebi is a mythical being that appears in many old Korean folktales. Although usually frightening, it could also represent a humorous, grotesque-looking sprite or goblin. These creatures loved mischief and playing mean tricks on bad people and they rewarded good people with wealth and blessings. Dokkaebi are described as the transformed spirits of inanimate objects. The most common objects said to become Dokkaebi are usually useful everyday implements that have been abandoned by their owners or left in perpetual disuse, and include such wide-ranging objects as brooms, fireplace pokers, pestles, flails, and sometimes even trees smeared with maiden's blood.

Isis: was a goddess in Ancient Egyptian religious beliefs, whose worship spread throughout the Greco-Roman world. She was worshipped as the ideal mother and wife, patron of nature and magic; friend of slaves, sinners, artisans, the downtrodden, as well as listening to the prayers of the wealthy, maidens, aristocrats and rulers

Harpy:In Greek mythology, a harpy ("snatcher",[1] from Latin: harpȳia, Greek: ἅρπυια, harpūia) was any one of the mainly winged death-spirits[2] best known for constantly stealing all food from Phineas. The literal meaning of the word seems to be "that which snatches" as it comes from the ancient Greek word harpazein (ἅρπάξειν), which means "to snatch".

Hornet:Hornets are the largest eusocial wasps, that reach up to 45 millimetres (1.8 inches) in length.

Karakasa: (, Karakasa? "Chinese umbrella"), or Kasa Obake, are a type of Tsukumogami, a form of Japanese Spirit that originate from objects reaching their 100th year of existence, thus becoming animate.



Other Infos:

Ragnarok Online was first released in South Korea on 31 August 2001 for Microsoft Windows and has since been released in many other locales around the world.

Do you know that there are two types of smiths? A whitesmith is a person who works with "white" or light-colored metals such as tin and pewter. While blacksmiths work mostly with hot metal, whitesmiths do the majority of their work on cold metal (although they might use a forge to shape their raw materials).

Paladins, sometimes known as the Twelve Peers, were the foremost warriors of Charlemagne's court, according to the literary cycle known as the Matter of France.[1] They first appear in the early chansons de geste such as The Song of Roland, where they represent Christian martial valor against the Saracen hordes.

In Norse mythology, a valkyrie (Old Norse valkyrja "chooser of the slain"[1]) is one of a host of female figures who choose who will win or die in battle. The valkyries bring their chosen who have died bravely in battle to the afterlife hall of the slain,


**This Guide is Not yet Done, But help is much appreciated **
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PostSubject: Re: Trivia..   Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:24 pm

woah!? stunning.. xD
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PostSubject: Re: Trivia..   Mon Jul 12, 2010 4:26 pm

addition.. xD... Philippine Ragnarok Online was release later of 2001 and the first patch was release on 2002.. the first patch of ragnarok is comodo beach xD
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PostSubject: Re: Trivia..   Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:55 am

Beelzebub is the Lord of Flies and represents as the Demon of Gluttony of the Seven Deadly Sins
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PostSubject: Re: Trivia..   Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:07 pm

PHENRETURNZ wrote:
addition.. xD... Philippine Ragnarok Online was release later of 2001 and the first patch was release on 2002.. the first patch of ragnarok is comodo beach xD


un ba 1st episode Comodo Beach? XD
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PostSubject: Re: Trivia..   Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:07 pm

EmphaticMimicry wrote:
Beelzebub is the Lord of Flies and represents as the Demon of Gluttony of the Seven Deadly Sins

aahh ngaun ko lang nalamn un ah xD
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PostSubject: Re: Trivia..   Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:14 pm

did you know?

when you are asleep, you do not have the sense of smell...

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PostSubject: Re: Trivia..   Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:58 pm

ANG HABA naman.. nakaka TAMAD mag BASA Shocked Shocked Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Trivia..   Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:43 am

Choi wrote:
ANG HABA naman.. nakaka TAMAD mag BASA Shocked Shocked Shocked


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PostSubject: Re: Trivia..   Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:44 am

Choi wrote:
ANG HABA naman.. nakaka TAMAD mag BASA Shocked Shocked Shocked


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PostSubject: Re: Trivia..   Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:48 am

ops.. double post.. xD
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PostSubject: Re: Trivia..   Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:51 am

did you know. ghostring is a ghost poring. wahahahaha
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