QUOTING: Reddit discussion on the Numa 2016-09-27
Hey guys so I'm starting a 2nd Edition campaign with my friends (where half of us are 1st edition vets). So we have it in our minds that Numa is the equivalency of the old Roman Republic for Theah that's gone now.
However in 2nd edition for the core rulebook I see numerous references to Numa being an in present and existing country.
I was thinking about working a citizen on this country into my current campaign that I will run for the group and so I'd thought I'd brainstorm of what exactly is Numa now in 2nd edition.
Here's what currently references Numa in the 2nd edition core rulebook.
"She extended the invitation to the proud warriors of Numa, and in less than a year, strange faces graced Avalon’s shores for the first time. With dark skin and foreign ways, they found their lives in Avalon difficult at first, but after a few years, they were accepted as any other." pg 26
Castille's thoughts on the Sarmatian Commonwealth,
"They are trying to recapture the great days of the Numanari Republic…days which are clearly nothing more than myth. And there is no point in chasing myth." - pg 32
"Nobles continued wearing Sarmatian garb for the same reason Numanari Senators wore white togas: to distinguish themselves as honorable and just." - pg 65
Geography, possibly explaining why there is no Numa on the current map,
"The fourth sea is called the Numanari Approach, so named after the Numanari Islands to the south. It lies to the southeast of Vodacce, near the Crescent Empire. For centuries, Church-maintained garrisons on the Vodacce keys prevented access to this sea, but the newly independent Numa has declared the Approach to be open to all, reviving trade between Théah and the Empire…and attracting pirates aplenty." - pg 95
"The Explorer’s Society primarily concerns itself with the ancient ruins of Numa and Syrneth... Such knowledge could be the forgotten formula for Numanari concrete" pg 263
"Its enigmatic creator—a mysterious figure named “Uppman”—established the order some time in the distant past. Some say it was as long ago as the old Numan Republic" -pg 268
This special kind of warfare—mimeme warfare (from the Numanari word meaning “an imitation,” also the root for the word “mime”) - pg 268
"They call back on the old Numanari philosophers, those who questioned the Empire’s motives and methods at the risk of death" - 268
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