"The Malthar" - is it a name or a title? Explain?

    Name.
    33% (4 votes)
    Title.
    67% (8 votes)
    Other.
    0% (0 votes)
    Total votes: 12
    Comments:

    rattraveller's picture
    rattraveller
    May 20, 2013 - 2:16pm
    The Malthar is a title but like our own dear Queen you already know who I am talking about with just the title.
    Sounds like a great job but where did you say we had to go?

    Ascent's picture
    Ascent
    May 23, 2013 - 7:16am
    According to Zebulon's Encyclopedia, it is definitely a title:

    malthar : (mal'thar) 1. n, the scummy substance found beneath a barrel of Sathar waste gathered into a thin malleable receptacle.
    2. n, a massive gelatinous mass, the sight and smell of which can cause revulsion and regurgitation.
    3. n, any underworld kingpin that has control over the shipping of one or more planets.
    4. n, an expletive exclamation in Yazirian.
    5. adj. pej., derogatory descriptive indicating one of the four former definitions.
    6. "Malthar", prop. n., the title of the position of underwold shipping kingpin of Outer Reach in the Dramune system.

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    jedion357
    May 30, 2013 - 7:16am
    I'm going with it being a dralasite word that has entered the Pan Gal lexicon. It loosely translates as godfather in relation to a crime syndicate. This is only a loose translation and by no means actually conveys all the nuances in dral speach. It was famously used by a fat dralasite crime lord on outer reach which lead to its incorporation into the Pan Gal lexicon.
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