leg·er·de·main, bey, Roh·gahh

Posted in Feature on July 9, 2002

By Wizards of the Coast

leg·er·de·main

Legerdemain

From Merriam-Webster Online:
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French leger de main light of hand
Date: 15th century
1 : sleight of hand
2 : a display of skill or adroitness

bey

Viashino Bey

From Merriam-Webster Online:
Function: noun
Etymology: Turkish, gentleman, chief
Date: 1595
1 a : a provincial governor in the Ottoman Empire b : the former native ruler of Tunis or Tunisia
2 -- used as a courtesy title in Turkey and Egypt

Roh·gahh

Rohgahh of Kher Keep

From Steve Conard, Legends designer:
Function: proper noun
Etymology: Rohgahh's original name was "Ur-aah-ah of Kher Keep". We wanted a name that was unpronounceable by humans; it was meant to be a guttural-sounding name. During the editing process it was changed to "Uriah of Kher Keep". That name was laughable as it sounded like "Uriah Heep of Kher Keep" (Uriah Heep is the name of a band and a character in Dickens' David Copperfield). The name was subsequently changed to Rohgahh, which was a good guttural compromise.

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