Famous People
Most of you will have noticed some peculiar names popping up in Might & Magic 6. There are actually quite a few you can recognize, if you've been around. Enough to make a list, anyways. And maybe I even missed some ...
Name Place Who is it, then?
Bleys Castle Stone, Haft and Handle Polearms Prince of Amber (Roger Zelazny)
Caine New Sorpigal, The Knife Shoppe Prince of Amber (Roger Zelazny)
Corwin Free Haven, The Sharpening Stone Prince of Amber (Roger Zelazny)
Droppa MaPantz Kriegspire town Court Jester of Amber (Roger Zelazny)
Eric Kriegspire, Knight's Paradise Prince of Amber (Roger Zelazny)
Gerard Blackshire, Stout Heart Staff and Spear Prince of Amber (Roger Zelazny)
Julian White Cap, Mark and Missiles Prince of Amber (Roger Zelazny)
Luke Castle Ironfist, Fire Blades Son of Brand
Martin Darkmoor, Blunt Trauma Weapons Son of Random
Merlin Castle Ironfist, The Eagle's Eye Son of Corwin
Oberon Silver Cove, Abdul's Discount Weapons King of Amber (Roger Zelazny)
Random Mist, Arm's Length Spear Shop Prince of Amber (Roger Zelazny)
Albert Newton Mist, castle lord Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton united
Celebrimbor Darkmoor Magic Shop Hero from Tolkien's Silmarillion
Earl of Grey Ironfist, Training Hall Tea lover (Picard's best friend?)
Piter Harkonnen White Cap, Gatemaster A Baron assassin? Dune (Frank Herbert)
Ulysses Castle Ironfist, Metalweave Armory Homer's legendary hero
Wilbur Humphrey Regent at Castle Ironfist "Yes, Minister"'s chief civil servant
Trip Hawkins New World Computing dungeon Chief Executive Officer
Q Blackshire, Temple of the Snake James Bond's or Picard's?
Benedict NPC Prince of Amber (Roger Zelazny)
yoccm Dragonsand, Code of VARN McCoy, Doctor of the Enterprise
ulus Dragonsand, Code of VARN Sulu, Navigator of the Enterprise
aruhu Dragonsand, Code of VARN Uhura, Communications Officer, the Enterprise
yttocs Dragonsand, Code of VARN Scotty, Engineer of the Enterprise
kcops Dragonsand, Code of VARN Spock, First Mate of the Enterprise
krik Dragonsand, Code of VARN Kirk, Captain of the Enterprise
And further ....
- the Temple servants of Mist and Blackshire use the phrase "Live long and prosper" (Vulcans in Startrek);
- the Tomb of VARN pyramid with its 'Egyptian' guardians remind of the movie and tv-series Stargate;
- the four riddles in the Shadow Guild were taken from Tolkien's work (3x The Hobbit, and Lord of the Rings).