Real Word Reference Multiple zones and regions The names of several zones and regions in SOTA are derived from real world Non-English languages. Spoiler: Multilingual Examples in SOTA I am not sure that all of the examples listed below were intentional. Also, note that many of the northern areas in Novia are named using languages from northern European countries, such as Norway and Iceland. In the list below, zones are towns or adventure scenes that the avatar can enter, whereas regions are areas on the map of Novia that describe a certain geographic area or structure (but there is no zone to enter). I am sure there are some names that I missed. Spindelskog - derived from "spindel skog", which is Norwegian for "spider forest". Spindelskog (zone) is on the continent of Mistrendur, and is a forest filled with spiders. Myrkur - derived from "myrkur", which is Icelandic for "dark". Myrkur (zone) is so dark inside that it is often hard to see anything! Drachvald - derived from "drachenwald", which is German for "dragon forrest". Examples in SOTA: Drachvald (region), North & South Drachvald Spur (zones) Grunvald - derived from "grünwald", which is German for "green forrest". Examples in SOTA: Grunvald (region), Grunvald Shardfall (zone), North & South Grunvald Barrens (zones) Hinterlands - derived from "hinter", which is German for "behind" (these lands are all located behind mountains) Examples in SOTA: North & South Hinterlands (zones), Far Hinterlands (zone) Brisach - derived from "breisach", which is Celtic for "break water" Examples in SOTA: Brisach Mapple Forrest (zone), Brisach River (region) - these areas are next to the coast, where a break water would be. Regalis - derived from "Regalis", which is Latin for "royal". Regalis (region) is near the towns of Brittany, which is the area dedicated to royal Lord British. Norgard - derived from "nord gård", which is Norwegian for "north farm". Norgard (region) is in northwest Novia. Estgard - derived from "øst gård", which is Norwegian for "east farm". Estgard (zone) is a town in the Norgard region. Valhold - derived from "Valholl", which is Old Norse & Icelandic for "Valhalla" (translation is "hall of the slain"). In Norse mythology, Valhalla was a hall where those who die in combat go to upon their death. Valhold (zone) is in Northwest novia on the island of Norgard. Ardoris - derived from "Ardor", which is Spanish for "Burning". Examples in SOTA: Ardoris (zone) is the city of love, burning with passion. Celestis - derived from "Celestis", which is Latin for "Heaven". Celestis (zone) is a city on Novia, near Ardoris. Ulfheim - derived from "Ulf Heim", which is Norwegian for "wolf home". For an Easter Egg that involves translation, see the post below.