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Old Jul 1 2015, 04:48 PM   #7
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Default Re: 'Wherry' in other language translations

Originally Posted by Hans View Post
I wouldn't go for gardvirmo as the beasties get an altogether other role in tle Third Pass books by Todd.

As for the wherry carrion eater; maybe put something of a carrion eater in there (gyre, vulture)?
Hans, 'gardvirmo' would be a word specifically for the watchwhers. Generally the animal would be called just a virmo.

I haven't read much of Todd's stuff. Any idea why the colonists started calling them 'whers' in the first place?
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