Battles and roleplaying locations are not random places. They have names. This can be seen in publications from Games Workshop (e.g., Lion's Gate spaceport on Terra), through to Dungeon and Dragon's Forgotten Realms setting. So, following on from my posts about random names for both English / Anglo-Celtic sites and Norman / French sites, I thought I'd have a tilt at some high fantasy names for towns, villages and other sites.
Below is a list of nouns. To generate a random name for a high fantasy site, simply take two of the components and run them together. Some may require them to remain as two words, or perhaps even add an apostrophe-s to the end of the first word to make them work. But in general, I think this will work very well.
The observant amongst you will be able to pick out some "famous" sites (assuming you're familiar with the source materials in question!) such as:
Daggerdale (Forgotten Realms -- there are lots of other "Dales" in there too)
Waterdeep (Forgotten Realms)
Lion's Gate (Warhammer 40,000)
Ice Reach (Dragonlance)
Crystal Desert (Guild Wars 2)
Bywater (Lord of the Rings)
Winterfell (Game of Thrones)
Castle Black (Game of Thrones)
There's also some real world names in there too, such as:
Silverstone (famous for its racetrack; located in Northamptonshire, England, UK)
Blackwater (a name shared by several places in England, Ireland, Australia, Canada and the United States of America)
Summerland (a name shared by several locations in Canada, the United States of American and Australia)
Mountain Gate (California)
I'm drawing the line at "Ring Road" though….!