Homeworld Language Question


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Just because it sounded good, I created a Sarenite character who has the Burning Archipelago as his homeworld. When deciding on a bonus language for their intelligence Ignan was a natural choice. That got me to wondering if Ignan wouldn't be considered a homeworld language for someone from the sun.

The language list in the chapter on races doesn't list a homeworld language for the sun and defines Ignan as the language of inhabitants of the plane of fire. The definition of the sun in the settings chapter indicates that the closest thing to a native population of the sun would consist of creatures from the plane of fire.

Currently, I'm happy listing the intelligence mod. bonus language of the source of their ability to speak Ignan, but if I can get an extra language because Ignan is a homeworld language then that would be acceptable.

Any thoughts on whether Ignan would be a homeworld language in this situation?


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"Planet" write ups really should've had a language section.


I feel like your home town just shouldn't have any impact on what languages a character knows in this setting. This is the future, it's not like Pathfinder where you might have never encountered another language before. You probably learned 2 more languages in the Starfinder version of high school.

I mean, I speak Latin. Lord knows I've never been anywhere where that's just the local language.


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Given that the Burning Archipelago was only settled relatively recently, why exactly would they have Ignan as their language? The people who settled the place almost certainly came from places where Common was the most, ahem, common language between them, and its only been a few centuries.

Dataphiles

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Metaphysician wrote:
Given that the Burning Archipelago was only settled relatively recently, why exactly would they have Ignan as their language? The people who settled the place almost certainly came from places where Common was the most, ahem, common language between them, and its only been a few centuries.

I think they're leaning on the relatively high population of people from/influenced-by the Plane of Fire. Pact Worlds lists a 16% Efreet population in the Burning Archipelago which is the 2nd highest concentration after Human.


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Which makes perfect sense for the Efreet speaking Ignan. The human population abandoning their own language to embrace the language of a society that they only loosely interact with is a much bigger stretch.

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