Game news:Common Greetings and Departures

From Atharia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Like all places Atharia has ways people commonly greet each other and what they say when they depart. These greetings and departures can be affected by the social ranks of a person, though, it is not that much different.

When greeting someone of a higher rank, such as commoner to nobility, it is typically a bow or curtsy with a 'hello' style of words. 'Hello, my lord' then bowing would be an example of that. The greeting to royalty is almost always a curtsy or bow dipped lower than for almost anyone else, though, Kings and Queens likely get slightly lower than princes and princesses due to being a higher rank. The person of higher rank will, typically, dip their head in acknowledgement of the greeting and giving a responding 'hello' type saying. So, in the case of a royal to a commoner it would be the slightest of dips of the heads, just enough to be certain it was done, and a 'Good day, Mistress <name>'.

There are some of the bolder types of people who do a greeting with a kiss to the cheek. That is usually reserved for someone well known or a Courtesan to anyone. Though, there are some who don't care how well they know someone but will always offer a kiss to the cheek, unless objection is given by the receiving party. It is always accompanied by a vocalized greeting as well.

Each kingdom has their variants of these greetings. There are some things consistent, such as the bows/curtsies and the responding nods, across the kingdoms and somethings slightly different. For example, Choisi might have a vocal greeting along the lines of 'The Seas faired you well, <form of address> <name>' as their form of hello.

Words and actions of departures are pretty much the same, save for the vocalization is a 'bye' format over 'hello'. If you are uncertain of the proper ways to address someone the forms of address page can be checked out.