Behind the scenesEdit
The reference is a pun on the town of Petaluma, California. A place known for holding world arm wrestling championships between 1952-2003. The reference tieing it the "Desert", may be a reference to the Great Petaluma Desert, a desert plant nursery in the city.
Some believe it to neighbor Shapeir (based on the -eir suffix seen in Shapeir and Raseir). However it apears to be a pun of a real world location, with a link to the desert theme of QFG2. It may just be an injoke (like Fresno, Fredonia & Black Shield of Falworth). Most of the shields and weapons on Issur's wall include injokes and puns. Quest for Glory V ties it even closer to California, by linking it to the real world Half Moon Bay, Highway 101. Though not directly connected, Ann Agrama makes a reference to "Kalifornia", using the term as a pun, in place of the Greek greetings used in Silmaria.
Comparing real world geography in relation to Gloriana; Petaluma, Half Moon Bay, and Highway 101 would be located on the west coast of North Vespuciland (Gloriana's new world equivalent to the Americas).
- ↑ Quest for Glory V
- ↑ Quest for Glory 2
- ↑ http://reocities.com/TimesSquare/arcade/7435/Goodies/ColesChat7.htm