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Tolkien names for Stellaris (LOTR+ names)
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Apr 23, 2018 @ 9:03am
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Tolkien names for Stellaris (LOTR+ names)

This mod adds a new Tolkien themed (LOTR, Hobbit, Silmarillion etc) name-list to the empire creation screen.

Included are the names and place-names of Elves, Dwarves and Men, as well as a few others (Númenórean names for example). Most of the names you'll come across will belong to Elves and the races of Men, but you'll also find some Hobbit names occasionally (these are a little rarer by virtue of there being less of them in Tolkien's mythology).

Here's a breakdown of how I've applied the names:

- Military vessel classes and names (Asfaloth-class Battleship, ISS Ecthelion for example) are taken from place-names, with the exception of battleship, titan and colossus class vessels. I felt place-names worked better than character names (Tol Eressëa-class just sounds better than Gamgee-class. Ok bad example).

- Battleship, titan and colossus ships are taken from character names, and I've selected these based on what sounded cool (sue me) and their significance in the lore, so you can expect to generate names like Ancalagon for a Titan, for example.

- Science ships take their names from the Istari (their Sindarin names) as well as a few other names I thought worked.

- Rulers (i.e. Emperors, not 'leaders' i.e. scientists) names are taken from the Númenórean kings, for example Ar-Pharazôn and Tar-Palantir. Sadly this means female rulers will have male Númenórean names. Blame Tolkien.

- Planet names are taken from place-names and are completely random.

- Fleet names are named after the Ainur, and use 'Armada' as the military term, so 'Ulmo's Armada' is possible.

- Leader male and female names draw from as many of the Tolkien male and female names I could find. I've tried to keep this relatively sensible, so no Morgoth scientist (though that would be hilarious) whilst Aragorn is a possibility. There are sadly much fewer female names but you shouldn't notice over the course of a few games - I've likewise trimmed a bit here, so no Yavanaa but Galadriel is still in.

I'm sure I've missed some names here and there, so please let me know if I have and I'll add them.

Ironman compatible, sadly NOT achievement compatible as it changes the checksum.
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paulo May 30, 2018 @ 11:18am 
I still waiting for an aupdate for the 2.1.
Nargalad May 29, 2018 @ 5:54pm 
How can i get this to work with NSC2 additional ship classes?
paulo May 1, 2018 @ 3:34pm 
Thanks for the info.
Human  [author] May 1, 2018 @ 2:51pm 
@paulo I absolutely understand that. Generally speaking, mods like this (and music packs, for example) aren't affected by new patches and updates since they're never changed, though the versions will be different and thus you'll get a warning. I'm currently playing with a few mods that haven't been updated in a year or so but since they change files that are never touched, they're safe.

Anyway, I understand how you feel and will get it sorted.
Shades May 1, 2018 @ 1:15pm 
paulo A lot of people do that. If I reinstall, or the game crashes, I just enable all the mods that show no warnings, and disable everything with a warning. In some games where I have hundreds of mods, its either that, or spend hours checking every mod separately. If I KNOW the mod works, but it says its incompatible version or something, theres a high possibility I still just assume its not working, just to play it safe, and because of laziness.
paulo May 1, 2018 @ 5:36am 
I still prefer to play Stellaris with a mod that don't gives me warnings about stability...:steamsad:
Human  [author] May 1, 2018 @ 3:56am 
@Fatman & @paulo this will work without problem in new versions of the game.
paulo Apr 30, 2018 @ 3:39pm 
Please, update this mod for use in the 2.0.4 and beyond.
Shades Apr 30, 2018 @ 5:58am 
@FrankTheMagicPotato I dont think DS9 fans are exactly uncommon in anything with scifi in it. :steammocking:
Dr Fraud Apr 30, 2018 @ 1:41am 
Any caveats to using this 2.0.2 version with 2.0.4?