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Old January 11 2014, 01:32 AM   #185
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Re: TF: The Poisoned Chalice by James Swallow Review Thread (Spoilers!

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^ Heck, maybe Andor refers to the homeworld, while Andoria encompasses the homeworld and all its independent protectorates and/or possessions/colonies.
Or Andor is the ball of rock and ice, while Andoria is the nation? One the planet itself, one the civilization built upon it. The first a description of physical reality, the other of the spiritual and cultural significance of the place?

I recall some of the old RPG material suggesting that "Andor" is their term for "the world", literally meaning something akin to "all creation" and it was "corrected" to "Andoria", which is something like a diminutive form, when the natives learned that their planet was one of many (and they should scale back its significance. Or something).
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