Hunter Black Page 277 – Need Some Space

I don’t know if I mentioned it before, but Jasoom Badrali’s name has very specific origins. I mentioned the D&D character, but even HIS name comes from someplace specific. I grew up as a huge fan of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ John Carter of Mars books, and “Jasoom” is what the Martians called the planet Earth. I was making a character for the al’Qadim setting, and “Jasoom” sounded sufficiently “Arabian Adventures.” As for “Badrali,” I got that from an old audio tape version of the Aladdin story. This wasn’t the Disney version, and in this story, the princess was named Badralbudour. (I’m only guessing at the spelling.) I chopped off the end to get “Badrali.” One of my better names, in my opinion.

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