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Old June 14th, 2011 (6:39 PM).
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First, welcome to FF&W!

Second, for your question, I know that some fantasy writers take words in foreign languages, change a few letters here and there, and then work through the rest of the language to come up with words that make sense. They also get inspiration from elsewhere. My favorite fantasy writers actually got inspiration for the name of a country from a set of skis.

So maybe you can look up the word either "ice" or "immortal" or whatever in various languages and find one that works. For example, look up "ice" and "sword" in different languages, and combine them somehow for the name of the sword. Then you can do this again for the name of the metal itself ("ice" and "metal") and the armor ("ice" and "armor").

Hope that helps.

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