T'u Lung was a language spoken by the inhabitants of T'u Lung in Kara-Tur. It was of the Shou Chiang languages group.[1][2][4][note 1]

It came from the same root tongue as Kao te Shou, the language of Shou Lung. The grammar remained the same, but the dialects varied much more dramatically, as the feudal boundaries of T'u Lung were much more rigid.[5] The regional variations and accents could make it sometimes difficult to understand.[6]



  1. The T'u Lung language is not mentioned as among the Shou Chiang languages in The Horde, but it may be assumed to be as Kara-Tur: The Eastern Realms and other sources establish it to be closely related to the language of Shou Lung.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 David Cook (1990). The Horde (Volume I). (TSR, Inc), p. 17. ISBN 978-0880388689.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 David Cook (1990). The Horde (Cards). (TSR, Inc), p. 9a. ISBN 978-0880388689.
  3. James Wyatt (January 2004). “Kara-Tur: Ancestor Feats and Martial Arts Styles”. In Chris Thomasson ed. Dragon #315 (Paizo Publishing, LLC), p. 61.
  4. Thomas M. Costa (1999). “Speaking in Tongues”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon Annual #4 (TSR, Inc), p. 26.
  5. Curtis Smith and Rick Swan (1990). Ronin Challenge. (TSR, Inc), p. 87. ISBN 0-88038-749-1.
  6. Mike Pondsmith, Jay Batista, Rick Swan, John Nephew, Deborah Christian (1988). Kara-Tur: The Eastern Realms (Volume I). (TSR, Inc), p. 93. ISBN 0-88038-608-8.


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