Signup
Welcome to... Canonfire! World of GreyhawK
Features
Postcards from the Flanaess
Adventures
in Greyhawk
Cities of
Oerth
Deadly
Denizens
Jason Zavoda Presents
The Gord Novels
Greyhawk Wiki
#greytalk
JOIN THE CHAT
ON DISCORD
    Canonfire :: View topic - Uz? Ooz? Iz? *sigh*
    Canonfire Forum Index -> World of Greyhawk Discussion
    Uz? Ooz? Iz? *sigh*
    Author Message
    Apprentice Greytalker

    Joined: Nov 28, 2010
    Posts: 95
    From: San Diego, CA

    Send private message
    Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:04 pm  
    Uz? Ooz? Iz? *sigh*

    Ok. This is driving me a little crazy. Every time I attempt to pronounce "Iuz" it gets titters from my peanut gallery (ie. my players). How can it possibly strike terror into my players if every time it's spoken, people want to wipe their boots of spider-climbing on the nearest patch of grass?

    And while I've got the floor and I'm sure somebody's having a little fun, but in the entry for the Blades of Corusk on the Ghwiki, it lists the blade - The Edge - as a member of U2. Just thought somebody might want to know that is in there... :)

    http://www.canonfire.com/wiki/index.php?title=Five_Blades_of_Corusk
    _________________
    For the last time... I'm not a vampire! I was bleached a bewitching shade of white by The Gem of Souls!
    Apprentice Greytalker

    Joined: Oct 30, 2007
    Posts: 71
    From: Nevond-Nevnend, Duchy of Tenh

    Send private message
    Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:24 pm  
    Re: Uz? Ooz? Iz? *sigh*

    illustr8or wrote:
    Ok. This is driving me a little crazy. Every time I attempt to pronounce "Iuz" it gets titters from my peanut gallery (ie. my players). How can it possibly strike terror into my players if every time it's spoken, people want to wipe their boots of spider-climbing on the nearest patch of grass?

    And while I've got the floor and I'm sure somebody's having a little fun, but in the entry for the Blades of Corusk on the Ghwiki, it lists the blade - The Edge - as a member of U2. Just thought somebody might want to know that is in there... :)

    http://www.canonfire.com/wiki/index.php?title=Five_Blades_of_Corusk


    That's pronounced Eye-ooze, and if they ever played in the Bandit Kingdoms in the old LG campaign, they would not have laughed long! Wink
    _________________
    Servant of Azmekidom the Most Prudent Despot, The Unapproachable One
    GreySage

    Joined: Aug 03, 2001
    Posts: 3218
    From: Michigan

    Send private message
    Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:33 pm  
    Re: Uz? Ooz? Iz? *sigh*

    illustr8or wrote:
    And while I've got the floor and I'm sure somebody's having a little fun, but in the entry for the Blades of Corusk on the Ghwiki, it lists the blade - The Edge - as a member of U2.


    The Edge is a member of U2. It is also the name of an artifact sword. The entry isn't meant to imply that the two The Edges are one and the same.
    Apprentice Greytalker

    Joined: Oct 30, 2007
    Posts: 71
    From: Nevond-Nevnend, Duchy of Tenh

    Send private message
    Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:08 am  
    Re: Uz? Ooz? Iz? *sigh*

    rasgon wrote:
    illustr8or wrote:
    And while I've got the floor and I'm sure somebody's having a little fun, but in the entry for the Blades of Corusk on the Ghwiki, it lists the blade - The Edge - as a member of U2.


    The Edge is a member of U2. It is also the name of an artifact sword. The entry isn't meant to imply that the two The Edges are one and the same.


    Shocked They aren't one and the same?!!! You sure Rip? Laughing
    _________________
    Servant of Azmekidom the Most Prudent Despot, The Unapproachable One
    GreySage

    Joined: Aug 03, 2001
    Posts: 3218
    From: Michigan

    Send private message
    Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:11 am  
    Re: Uz? Ooz? Iz? *sigh*

    tigger1tom wrote:
    Shocked They aren't one and the same?!!! You sure Rip? Laughing


    I'm not 100% sure, no.
    GreySage

    Joined: Oct 06, 2008
    Posts: 2782
    From: South-Central Pennsylvania

    Send private message
    Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:46 am  

    Damn Rip! You took the bait! Sad
    _________________
    Mystic's web page: http://melkot.com/mysticscholar/index.html
    Mystic's blog page: http://mysticscholar.blogspot.com/
    GreySage

    Joined: Aug 03, 2001
    Posts: 3218
    From: Michigan

    Send private message
    Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:38 am  

    The question of whether or not any of the members of U2 might actually be magical swords from the world of Oerth has vexed philosophers for centuries, Mystic. I have to admit that it's impossible for me to say for certain one or the other.
    Apprentice Greytalker

    Joined: Nov 28, 2010
    Posts: 95
    From: San Diego, CA

    Send private message
    Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:30 am  

    Thank you, tigger1tom Wink

    So if the band appears together does it herald the return of Vatun? Laughing
    _________________
    For the last time... I'm not a vampire! I was bleached a bewitching shade of white by The Gem of Souls!
    Adept Greytalker

    Joined: Aug 13, 2001
    Posts: 458


    Send private message
    Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:52 pm  

    I suspect the sword named "Bono" has an ego that's off the charts!
    Adept Greytalker

    Joined: Aug 13, 2001
    Posts: 458


    Send private message
    Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:56 pm  
    Re: Uz? Ooz? Iz? *sigh*

    tigger1tom wrote:

    That's pronounced Eye-ooze, and if they ever played in the Bandit Kingdoms in the old LG campaign, they would not have laughed long! Wink


    According to Dragon #93's "Ay pronunseeAYshun gyd." by Frank Mentzer, it can also be pronounced "yooz," or "EE-uz." I think EGG has stated that "eye-ooze" is the preferred pronunciation, however.
    Master Greytalker

    Joined: May 12, 2005
    Posts: 881
    From: Woonsocket, RI, USA

    Send private message
    Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:51 pm  

    I prefer (ee)YOOZ myself, only slightly pronouncing the ee.
    Adept Greytalker

    Joined: Jul 29, 2006
    Posts: 487
    From: Dantredun, MN

    Send private message
    Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:28 pm  
    Re: Uz? Ooz? Iz? *sigh*

    LGG p173 says "EYE-ooze" (Chapter 7 was written by Sean Reynolds). Then the Dragon Compendium updated the old Mentzer article and included all three: "yooz, EE-uz, or EYE-ooze".

    I've always said "uz" because it garners the fewest snickers.

    Robbastard wrote:
    think EGG has stated that "eye-ooze" is the preferred pronunciation, however.

    This rings a bell.
    GreySage

    Joined: Sep 09, 2009
    Posts: 2461
    From: SW WA state (Highvale)

    Send private message
    Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:36 pm  

    If you want snickering, how about "Melf the Elf?" I think Iuz is safe.

    -Lanthorn
    Master Greytalker

    Joined: Nov 01, 2007
    Posts: 699
    From: NOW IN Cape May, NJ! Loving the new digs!

    Send private message
    Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:38 am  
    Silly names

    Well, although I try for a Latin-esque pronunciation of it, I pretty much go with "EYE-ooze".

    Although, on the note of other names: For some reason, Melf the Elf always makes me think of Ralph the Mouth, from Happy Days. I almost exclusively refer to him as "Prince Brighflame, of Celene". It's like one of those names that no one ever says where they can be heard. I s'pose friends or family might use it with him personally. But, public conversation is always the formal name. ... just like I wouldn't ever call President Obama by his first name. We typically just call him "Obama". Thus, he's generally, "Brightflame".
    _________________
    Owner and Lead Admin: https://greyhawkonline.com
    Editor-in-Chief of the Oerth Journal: https://greyhawkonline.com/oerthjournal
    Visit my professional art gallery: https://wkristophnolen.daportfolio.com
    Apprentice Greytalker

    Joined: Nov 28, 2010
    Posts: 95
    From: San Diego, CA

    Send private message
    Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:43 pm  

    Good point, Lanthorn! Laughing

    Thanks for everyone's input. We'll see which one of them is laughing when they get shanghaied and put on a Rhenee barge bound for somewhere up north. Evil Grin
    _________________
    For the last time... I'm not a vampire! I was bleached a bewitching shade of white by The Gem of Souls!
    GreySage

    Joined: Sep 09, 2009
    Posts: 2461
    From: SW WA state (Highvale)

    Send private message
    Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:21 pm  

    To be honest, I've never had anyone chortle over The Old One's name. Even if they did laugh about it, I guarantee it wouldn't laugh once they tangled with one of his priests. In a game that I am currently running through the Lost Caverns, the players have been plagued by a rival faction loyal to Iuz, and the priests in that group, coupled with some mages, have greatly reduced the party number. In fact, more losses have resulted from that group than those taken by all the hostile monsters combined! Play up the sheer horror and vileness of those people, play them well, and I am sure the snickering will stop. Evil Grin

    p.s. let me know if you need some hints...

    -Lanthorn
    Apprentice Greytalker

    Joined: Aug 01, 2011
    Posts: 97


    Send private message
    Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:32 am  

    I always pronounced it "EYE-ooze" never really had much issue over it.

    Honestly I had much more issue over Egg of Coot than Iuz.
    Apprentice Greytalker

    Joined: Aug 23, 2011
    Posts: 79
    From: Texas

    Send private message
    Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:14 am  

    Egg of Coot is such a bizarre name to me. It makes me want to giggle every time I hear it. Smile
    _________________
    Shadows and Dust; Just Another Soul.
    Journeyman Greytalker

    Joined: Oct 10, 2001
    Posts: 225
    From: NC

    Send private message
    Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:22 am  

    I still want to write a slime/ooze/mold/fungi-oriented adventure entitled "Ooze Your Daddy?"
    Grandmaster Greytalker

    Joined: Nov 07, 2004
    Posts: 1843
    From: Mt. Smolderac

    Send private message
    Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:35 am  

    Aeolius wrote:
    I still want to write a slime/ooze/mold/fungi-oriented adventure entitled "Ooze Your Daddy?"


    This is why we need a "like" button. Smile
    GreySage

    Joined: Sep 09, 2009
    Posts: 2461
    From: SW WA state (Highvale)

    Send private message
    Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:22 pm  

    Aeolius, I guess that would make it Juiblex. Wink
    Apprentice Greytalker

    Joined: Nov 28, 2010
    Posts: 95
    From: San Diego, CA

    Send private message
    Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:43 pm  

    I definitely agree with the like button. There's been several things I've read on here where I thought the same exact thing.

    Heh! Yes, Coot. I can't wait until I say that one. I imagine it to be this big, sickly green sentient meteorite that seeped some sort of slime. Razz Maybe there is a connection there for your adventure, Aeolius?

    Hey, Lanthorn. I was reading some things in the Oerth Journal's about Iuz and how prefered his "food" prepped, whether it was elf, human or halfling. It was pretty gruesome and creepy. Anything you can offer to add to that, go for it!
    _________________
    For the last time... I'm not a vampire! I was bleached a bewitching shade of white by The Gem of Souls!
    GreySage

    Joined: Sep 09, 2009
    Posts: 2461
    From: SW WA state (Highvale)

    Send private message
    Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:53 pm  

    Illustr8or, if you need a few ideas to run your Iuz priests, especially pertaining to their spells, I will gladly PM you some. You need only say the word! Evil Grin

    -Lanthorn
    Apprentice Greytalker

    Joined: Nov 28, 2010
    Posts: 95
    From: San Diego, CA

    Send private message
    Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:47 pm  

    Heck, yes! That would be cool. Cool I'd love to hear them. I've been enjoying your posts a lot.

    I've got low level PCs just starting and I need a couple of interesting Iuz related bad guys to use as red herrings as I've got the Scarlet Brotherhood ones squared away.
    _________________
    For the last time... I'm not a vampire! I was bleached a bewitching shade of white by The Gem of Souls!
    GreySage

    Joined: Sep 09, 2009
    Posts: 2461
    From: SW WA state (Highvale)

    Send private message
    Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:54 pm  

    Thanks! I appreciate the accolades. Consider it done, friend! Of course, after that, perhaps "fiend" will be a better reference. Evil Grin
    Apprentice Greytalker

    Joined: Sep 10, 2011
    Posts: 43
    From: Minnesota, USA

    Send private message
    Sun Sep 25, 2011 3:42 pm  

    Do I see a new poll in the future, "Funniest NPC Names in Greyhawk History"?
    GreySage

    Joined: Oct 06, 2008
    Posts: 2782
    From: South-Central Pennsylvania

    Send private message
    Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:43 am  

    An interesting concept. Perhaps you should take one? Cool
    _________________
    Mystic's web page: http://melkot.com/mysticscholar/index.html
    Mystic's blog page: http://mysticscholar.blogspot.com/
    Adept Greytalker

    Joined: Aug 13, 2001
    Posts: 458


    Send private message
    Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:43 pm  

    cawdmorris wrote:
    Do I see a new poll in the future, "Funniest NPC Names in Greyhawk History"?


    Tong the Horrific would have to be on there!
    GreySage

    Joined: Jul 26, 2010
    Posts: 2606
    From: LG Dyvers

    Send private message
    Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:47 pm  

    cawdmorris wrote:
    Do I see a new poll in the future, "Funniest NPC Names in Greyhawk History"?


    How about 'Lyme'? rolleyes

    SirXaris
    CF Admin

    Joined: Jun 29, 2001
    Posts: 1427
    From: Wichita, KS, USA

    Send private message
    Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:07 pm  

    SirXaris wrote:
    How about 'Lyme'? rolleyes


    Just goes to show different strokes for folks and all that :D I've used Lyme as an ongoing background threat in my campaigns for years---one of the powers behind the Eilservs throne, so to speak :D
    _________________
    Allan Grohe (grodog@gmail.com)
    http://www.greyhawkonline.com/grodog/greyhawk.html
    GreySage

    Joined: Jul 26, 2010
    Posts: 2606
    From: LG Dyvers

    Send private message
    Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:21 pm  

    grodog wrote:
    SirXaris wrote:
    How about 'Lyme'? rolleyes


    Just goes to show different strokes for folks and all that :D I've used Lyme as an ongoing background threat in my campaigns for years---one of the powers behind the Eilservs throne, so to speak :D


    I agree that Lyme is a great antagonist. Though it has grown on me, I do remember thinking that his name sounded a bit silly when I first read the module. Smile

    SirXaris
    Journeyman Greytalker

    Joined: Oct 10, 2001
    Posts: 225
    From: NC

    Send private message
    Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:28 pm  

    I devised a quicklime ooze for a game, some time ago, but I'm betting it's not even close to what you're discussing. ;)
    GreySage

    Joined: Oct 06, 2008
    Posts: 2782
    From: South-Central Pennsylvania

    Send private message
    Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:01 pm  

    Not meaning to rehash this, but I've been playing the computer version of the Temple of Elemental Evil and have reached the point where Iuz is summoned.

    In the game -- voices are included -- they pronounce it "Eye-ooze."

    Just thought you'd like to know. Wink
    _________________
    Mystic's web page: http://melkot.com/mysticscholar/index.html
    Mystic's blog page: http://mysticscholar.blogspot.com/
    Paladin

    Joined: Sep 07, 2011
    Posts: 833
    From: Houston Texas

    Send private message
    Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:52 pm  

    Wasn't there a "Melf"? as in male elf?

    And from the lists of by Denis Tetreault
    Greyhawk City NPC's
    The mystery of what he was up to after he retired from radio is now solved... "Shadow" (The), Mh, 16+T ?, master thief mbr of High Qtr Chapt. Thieve's Guild, master of disguise

    And for all those Houston Texan fans out there... the long lost ancestor of Coach Kubiak , >Sheroyl Kubiak, Fh, 10M N(NE), member Wasim Qharallah’s Golden Scimitar mercenaries, (post-war)


    Mawwahhaaaaa Evil Grin
    GreySage

    Joined: Jul 26, 2010
    Posts: 2606
    From: LG Dyvers

    Send private message
    Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:29 pm  

    Dark_Lord_Galen wrote:
    Wasn't there a "Melf"? as in male elf?


    Melf, Prince Brightflame. Cousin to the Elf queen of Celene.

    Also, I always thought that "Quij" was a goofy name. He was the Half-orc henchman of Lord Robilar, currently hiding in plain sight in the City of Greyhawk.

    SirXaris
    GreySage

    Joined: Oct 06, 2008
    Posts: 2782
    From: South-Central Pennsylvania

    Send private message
    Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:44 pm  

    SirXaris wrote:
    I always thought that "Quij" was a goofy name.


    Is he a member of the "Board" family? A first cousin to "Quija?"

    Just asking. Evil Grin
    _________________
    Mystic's web page: http://melkot.com/mysticscholar/index.html
    Mystic's blog page: http://mysticscholar.blogspot.com/
    Paladin

    Joined: Sep 07, 2011
    Posts: 833
    From: Houston Texas

    Send private message
    Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:49 pm  

    Mystic-Scholar wrote:
    SirXaris wrote:
    I always thought that "Quij" was a goofy name.

    Is he a member of the "Board" family? A first cousin to "Quija?"
    Just asking. Evil Grin


    LMAO Evil Grin would explain all those weird messages I received as a teenager... Thought I was getting messages from the "wrong spirit!" All those misspellings and half sentences..... and to think I blamed my brother for "pushing the pointer". I am sure he will be vindicated now that we know it was a half orc instead. hehe
    GreySage

    Joined: Oct 06, 2008
    Posts: 2782
    From: South-Central Pennsylvania

    Send private message
    Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:25 am  

    Evil Grin Glad you liked it! Evil Grin


    LMAO too! Laughing
    _________________
    Mystic's web page: http://melkot.com/mysticscholar/index.html
    Mystic's blog page: http://mysticscholar.blogspot.com/
    Display posts from previous:   
       Canonfire Forum Index -> World of Greyhawk Discussion All times are GMT - 8 Hours
    Page 1 of 1

    Jump to:  

    You cannot post new topics in this forum
    You cannot reply to topics in this forum
    You cannot edit your posts in this forum
    You cannot delete your posts in this forum
    You cannot vote in polls in this forum




    Canonfire! is a production of the Thursday Group in assocation with GREYtalk and Canonfire! Enterprises

    Contact the Webmaster.  Long Live Spidasa!


    Greyhawk Gothic Font by Darlene Pekul is used under the Creative Commons License.

    PHP-Nuke Copyright © 2005 by Francisco Burzi. This is free software, and you may redistribute it under the GPL. PHP-Nuke comes with absolutely no warranty, for details, see the license.
    Page Generation: 0.32 Seconds