|"A catalogue of the land|
For as long as I've been aware, fans of the World of Greyhawk setting have referred to the northeastern portion of the continent of Oerik as "The Flanaess". With the definite article "the" always included.
|"A catalogue of the|
Land Flanaess, being..."
What to make of this?
Surely "Flanaess" would be analogous, linguistically, to "Europe". That would make a bunch of sense geographically as well, considering that Europe, as a continent abutting Asia, is analogous to Flanaess, a continent abutting Oerik.
|"Characteristics of the races|
inhabiting The Flanaess"
It's odd, the things that catch your eye after all that time. Did Gygax change from "Flanaess" (as a straight linguistic replacement of "Europe") to "The Flanaess" (to add a sense of the exotic)? I am unaware of any straight answer to that question - anyone know of one? Maybe a Q&A on some message board somewhere?