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AesirWarrior

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Here's a few off the top of my head:

- Various names and creatures in the Fremennik province are inspired by Norse mythology or folklore. Askeladden is a fairy tale character, Hati, Sköll and Fenrir are inspired by the wolves from norse mythology of the same name, Eir is based on a Valkyrie etc.
- Saradomin is pretty clearly inspired by the Judeo-Christian God when it comes to appearance and following. Especially the medieval interpretation of God as a powerful warrior king. As for the character himself I'd say he's got some Zeus mixed with maybe a smidge of Odin. Of course, that's all secondary, as his main trait is he's very human.
- Zaros I'd argue is also inspired by God to an extent, not really as a character but in the way his empire portrayed him.
- The Zarosian empire is, obviously, inspired by the Roman Empire.
- Zamorak was inspired by Satan, until his "god of evil" persona was retconned to be Saradominist propaganda. He's still got the devil-like appearance though.
- Most species come from Religion or folklore in one way or another. The most obvious are probably Demons and Icyene.
- Not really real life, but I believe a lot of Kandarin's backstory is inspired by A Song of Ice and Fire, which in turn is inspired by the (real) War of Roses. Might be worth looking in to.
- Infernus and everything surrounding it is inspired by everything from the Bible, the Divine Comedy or Paradise Lost to H.P. Lovecraft. For example Pandemonium is an alternate name for Infernus and also the capital of hell in Paradise Lost, and Dis is (I believe) from the Divine comedy.
- King Arthur is, you know, King Arthur.
- The Penguin series is filled with Cold War jokes and it's not subtle at all about it. The Penguins are soviets.
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I have noticed your kind does tend to blindly stumble forward towards danger simply because it exists. What is your word for that?
- We call it being a hero.

29-Apr-2017 17:45:20

AesirWarrior

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AttilaSquare said:
AesirWarrior said:
- Saradomin is pretty clearly inspired by the Judeo-Christian God when it comes to appearance and following. Especially the medieval interpretation of God as a powerful warrior king. As for the character himself I'd say he's got some Zeus mixed with maybe a smidge of Odin. Of course, that's all secondary, as his main trait is he's very human.
- Zaros I'd argue is also inspired by God to an extent, not really as a character but in the way his empire portrayed him.
- The Zarosian empire is, obviously, inspired by the Roman Empire.
- Zamorak was inspired by Satan, until his "god of evil" persona was retconned to be Saradominist propaganda. He's still got the devil-like appearance
It might be worth noting that Saradomin is more inspired by an early to late modern Anglo-Protestant picture of God, as well as by influences from the cultural forces opposed to that picture. To run together the vast array of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim descriptions of God in Europe, North Africa, and Western Asia that appeared over the course of a millennium would be an unfortunate oversimplification of history.


I apologise. I only had vague memories from a History lesson years ago so I couldn't be more specific.
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I have noticed your kind does tend to blindly stumble forward towards danger simply because it exists. What is your word for that?
- We call it being a hero.

30-Apr-2017 19:08:43

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