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Author Topic: How the Engineers call themselves?  (Read 11822 times)

Immortan Jonesy
Nov 11, 2019, 05:58:22 AM
Topic on: Nov 11, 2019, 05:58:22 AM
Humans call them Engineers, but...

Is there any info, whether from any script or novel, that indicates how they call themselves?


SM
Nov 11, 2019, 06:03:57 AM
Reply #1 on: Nov 11, 2019, 06:03:57 AM
No.



[cancerblack]
Nov 11, 2019, 07:48:11 PM
Reply #3 on: Nov 11, 2019, 07:48:11 PM
The new RPG unfortunately references the stupid malakak name for them:

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Hieroglyphic tablets unearthed on Tanaka 5 call them Ossians. The decoded Derelict beacon on LV-426 made reference to the Mala'kak.


However I kinda like "Ossians", it's just very Warhammer sounding. My preferred option is still:

No.


The Old One
Nov 11, 2019, 08:04:32 PM
Reply #4 on: Nov 11, 2019, 08:04:32 PM
I just think of them as the book presented them, (mis) translations. We really don't know.


Immortan Jonesy
Nov 11, 2019, 09:29:22 PM
Reply #5 on: Nov 11, 2019, 09:29:22 PM
I just think of them as the book presented them, (mis) translations. We really don't know.

What if Ossians are the Engineers, and malakak is the biomecanoid from LV-426. I.e a different species as the RPG seems to suggest. With that in mind, the original mystery remains.

The new RPG unfortunately references the stupid malakak name for them:

Quote
Hieroglyphic tablets unearthed on Tanaka 5 call them Ossians. The decoded Derelict beacon on LV-426 made reference to the Mala'kak.

However I kinda like "Ossians", it's just very Warhammer sounding. My preferred option is still:

No.

Yuk! Mala'kak sound awfully like a Star Wars name. But, Ossians sounds a little better indded  :laugh:


The Old One
Nov 12, 2019, 11:50:04 PM
Reply #6 on: Nov 12, 2019, 11:50:04 PM
Funnily enough the term "Ossian" is in KOTOR:TSL referencing a group of Jedi Librarians. But perhaps it's actually a reference to the plagiarist of 12th Century Irish poetry. The Engineers- plagiarists huh?


[cancerblack]
Nov 13, 2019, 01:06:35 AM
Reply #7 on: Nov 13, 2019, 01:06:35 AM
Funnily enough the term "Ossian" is in KOTOR:TSL referencing a group of Jedi Librarians. But perhaps it's actually a reference to the plagiarist of 12th Century Irish poetry. The Engineers- plagiarists huh?


I just assumed it was a pun about bones, but I wouldn't put that past the type of very clever nerd who makes an RPG.


Immortan Jonesy
Nov 13, 2019, 03:39:37 AM
Reply #8 on: Nov 13, 2019, 03:39:37 AM
Funnily enough the term "Ossian" is in KOTOR:TSL referencing a group of Jedi Librarians. But perhaps it's actually a reference to the plagiarist of 12th Century Irish poetry. The Engineers- plagiarists huh?

Thanks for enlightening me!  8) it would cleverly enough to fit with the 19th century literature references presented in Covenant. Also, David mentions learning of the *cough cough* Ossian *cough cough* ways  ;D

That being said, at least through the RPG one can fantasize that Engineers are cosplayers of the real deal   ;)


« Last Edit: Nov 13, 2019, 03:59:23 AM by Immortan Jonesy »


Immortan Jonesy
Nov 14, 2019, 03:29:27 AM
Reply #10 on: Nov 14, 2019, 03:29:27 AM
I spoke to Andrew and he believed it was from here: https://alienencyclopedia.wordpress.com/ but I can't find it.

Xenopedia references them once too, but is marked as citation needed.

Nooice! I'm totally embracing the  idea of the Engineers mimicking the Jockeys. Although it could have been worse, much worse! Something like David being the Space Jockey



* Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair! *







The Old One
Nov 19, 2019, 10:16:09 AM
Reply #14 on: Nov 19, 2019, 10:16:09 AM
Of course you love it. lol
But yeah, the book treats it as one of several names.


 

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