Tuesday, 4 June 2019
So wizards have language of magic
Thieves have cant and are codebreakers. Look up Victorian underworld slang, it is amazing.
Used to be a underdark sign language - no idea if it is a thing now
Turns out European monks had sign language because the didnt talk which is pretty interesting. A interesting book above has diagrams of signs for basic communication.
Got me thinking why not others.
I've always like having a ancient language which wizards and priests know and is common on ruins. Priests having secret languages is interesting too to keep secrets to the educated.
In my setting alignment languages are outer planar languages not spoken by most humans but used by some cults and churches. Monsters and demihumans might use too.
Fighters I've had use a battle signs language used to signal units in mass combat using flags, trumpets and included reading heraldry.
Anybody out there tried stuff like this?