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    Mon Jan 17, 2022 11:32 am  
    I'm Slow Sometimes: Wolf Nomads = Uyghurs

    I know many of my fellow Greyhawk afficionados are students of world history (and certainly E. Gary Gygax was), so this may not be much of a revelation to you, but the lightbulb finally went off in my head this morning: Wegwiur = Uyghur. Duh. Everything fits historically. The name has been in my face for almost 40 years, and I just made the connection today.
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    Tue Jan 18, 2022 12:11 pm  
    Re: I'm Slow Sometimes: Wolf Nomads = Uyghurs

    DMPrata wrote:
    ...Wegwiur = Uyghur. Duh. Everything fits historically. The name has been in my face for almost 40 years, and I just made the connection today.


    -I remember noticing it a few years ago. It's not as if a Greyhawk-Real World analogy is unique.
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    Fri Jan 21, 2022 6:09 am  

    Thanks for sharing that. That connection never hit me either until right now that I read this.

    I always figured them for being like Dacians--the wolf being important in their symbology--but Uyghers sound good, too.
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    Tue Jan 25, 2022 9:18 am  

    So what would that make the Tiger Nomads?
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    Thu Jan 27, 2022 8:16 pm  

    edmundscott wrote:
    So what would that make the Tiger Nomads?


    These guys, though I can't remember the website I found this picture on.


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    Sat Jan 29, 2022 4:59 pm  
    Re: I'm Slow Sometimes: Wolf Nomads = Uyghurs

    DMPrata wrote:
    The lightbulb finally went off in my head this morning: Wegwiur = Uyghur. Duh. Everything fits historically. The name has been in my face for almost 40 years, and I just made the connection today.


    Honestly I didn't know anything about the Uyghur until I had one as a student a few years ago. When I began playing in the '80's the news was just about Tibet.
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    Sun Feb 06, 2022 1:03 pm  

    edmundscott wrote:
    So what would that make the Tiger Nomads?


    Kipchak maybe? Chakyik=Kipchak

    I also had not made the Wegwuir= Uyghur connection until now.
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    Sun Feb 06, 2022 6:57 pm  

    smillan_31 wrote:
    edmundscott wrote:
    So what would that make the Tiger Nomads?


    Kipchak maybe? Chakyik=Kipchak


    I think you've solved it.
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