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    Re: The Wizards Library Part 3 of 6 (Score: 1)
    by GVDammerung on Tue, February 28, 2006
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    Thank you. :)

    Actually, Kadath is my addition as the river is the Rumikadath on the LGG and GH Dungeon maps.  I figured the river could well incorporate the name of the city.  I was also liking the opportunity to tip my hat to HPL's Dreamquest stories.

    While "Unknown" Kadath is the chief city of the Dreamquest stories, Rumi (literally meaning Roman in Turkish) was a 13th Century poet and Sufi mystic, founder of the "whirling dervishes."  Rumi-kadath, then, incorporates two identifable name elements that I think work together in what they signify - Rumi's mysticism and HPL's dream haunted Kadath.

    Kadath then seemed a natural for the city's name.  Rumikadath, I would translate as River of Dreams or Mystic Flow or more proasically Mystic River or the like.


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