The language names are in italics while any game notes are in [brackets]. For quick reference, Catela would be the common language for the people living in this part of the world.
Ateso - The original language of the folk along the plains was mainly spoken by pech and humans. It has basically died out; however, there are a few speakers still left and many scribes learn it in order to translate old documents. It uses a completely different script than the other known languages.
[As a dead language it requires 1 interest to speak it and another (2 total) to read and write it.]
Dagral - The official language of the dwarven empire, though it has fractured into various dialects due to 700 years of fighting. While technically still the same language, it can be difficult if not impossible to understand someone using an isolated dialect. All are written in the same interlocking patterns of symbols. Called "tiles", these symbols convey multiple meanings and sentences are constructed by arranging the tiles around a central tile which corresponds to the core idea.
[A dialect MUST be specified when taking this language. They include Dalua, Dare, Demida and Dida. A comprehension penalty may be imposed on speech if the dialects are sufficiently different.]
Heraro - The language of the Hills of the Emerald Dawn. It grew out of the Dida dialect of Dagral but was influenced by the folk of the plains as well as the orcs. It is written with a set of ornate runes that roughly correspond to sounds.
Catela - Originally a pidgin of Ateso and Dagral, it developed when the dwarven raiders stopped attacking the coastal cities and started trading nearly 3000 years ago. As more and more folk along the ocean shore and rivers spoke it for trade, their children began to speak it as a first tongue and it ultimately developed into the language as it is known today. It uses a simplified version of the Heraro runes for writing.
Andori - The language of Andora. A page of this script appears to be little more than a picture full of nonsensical lines and dots; however, it can carry a great deal of information. Often there is more than one message hidden in the "picture." Consequently, many who need codes have borrowed heavily from this language.
Silba - A language composed completely of whistles used mainly by the giants of the Razor's Spine for long distance communication. It has no written form. However, some scientists interested in the language have tried using Andori or Catela to record it. Unfortunately, few such projects have made much headway.
Xhosra - The language of the holy scriptures of The Lord of the Purifying Flame. It serves as the language of everyday life among the inhabitant of the Catama desert, regardless of their beliefs. All adherents to the faith are expected to learn the language so as to read the scriptures in their correct tongue rather than crude translations. It is written with a flowing script and is often used in art.
Najafo - Known as the language of orcs it is also spoken by pech lving in the northwestern sector of the southern plains. It has a musical quality and the tone and timing of each word is important. It is written with intricate characters that flow down the page. Though many think that it is a pictographic language it is not. Some simple words may well be expressed with a character that looks like an abstract painting of the word; however, most words are made up of multiple characters. And, if taken individually, would have nothing to do with the word being expressed.