How about Black Lotus Emporium?

It’s a Sorcery type update and you simply cannot get away with calling it the ‘black lotus marketplace’.

Putting a Black Lotus at the front of it does not excuse it from being a market!

I am putting my foot down on this. You guys have to come up with something better.

Emporium!

Something that makes you feel eerie inside just when you think about touching that label! I mean, it should be shady, underground, secretive and hard to figure out how to get to. Sorcerers probably sell secrets there. It shouldn’t sound so openly accessible. It should be a word that associates danger to the whole idea.

Something a pure blood barbarian would stay far away from. Something corrupt!

Dark secrets abound … gulp … (but definately not a plain air market)

You’re not selling fish there to the common plebs.

Seriously, if you guys are going to replace the Steam DLC packages with an in-game store, I demand Sword and Sorcery justice!

Did you even watch the 2hr dev stream? It’s called the Black Lotus Bazaar, which sounds a lot better than ‘emporium’ IMO.

Yes, I watched the official trailer on Steam. Same thing.

The meaning is the same. There is no difference between what you said and a market. This needs more creative polish.

It “sounds” better? But why? It’s a marketplace. It’s common, uninteresting. Has nothing to do with the game’s sorcery introduction. Do Sorcerers meet in a market?

What would a Black Lotus association have to do with “Crom coins”? Either it’s a secretive, underground society (Black Lotus), or it’s the selling ground place for the entire realm. In which case, wouldn’t they have their own coins? Like a casino, they offer their own tokens. They probably don’t revere Crom. Crom doesn’t accept worship and he’s not a god of money. Why not Black Lotus petals or something more central to the theme?

Do you see what I mean about the naming mechanics having no synergy?

I demand Sword and Sorcery justice! This just won’t do.

Emporium literally means retail store, I fail to see your point. Most stores don’t need to be called ‘store’ in the name true, but I think they chose wisely. Black Lotus Bazaar is a perfect name as they sell all sorts of things, including building pieces and place-ables, it’s not just selling wands and potions. It is also meant to be the market place long after the Age of Sorcery ends (in roughly 9 months) and we enter the the next age (whatever it might be).

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I disagree. The lotus fits the Conan lore and game elements. The name is fine.

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the shop/bazaar is part of the update but not really bound or related to the sorcery stuff and therefore no need for a sorcery like name of the bazaar.

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Okay, it’s more about the flavour of the text. It’s about the character!

em·po·ri·um
[emˈpôrēəm]

  • a business establishment that specializes in products or services on a large scale (often used for humorously formal effect):

“the world-famous food emporium” ·

(often used for humorously formal effect)

They better add a Ron Cobb reference in game.

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