The NPC Aldo sells leather boots. This is a clear allusion to ALDO, the worldwide chain of shoe stores.
In the Amazon Camp, there is a small room under one of the buildings. In this room is a mailbox and a large number of books. This is a fairly obvious reference to the large mail-order book distributer with the same name as the camp, Amazon.com.
Outside Edron's north gate stands NPC Falk at guard. It is a reference to Group 4 Falck (later Group 4 Securicor, after a merge with Securicor in 2004), a worldwide leader in providing security solutions. During the company merge Group 4 Falck demerged their safety business which now goes under the name Falck.
Captain Iglues Treasure Quest on Rookgaard is a clear reference to "Käpt'n Iglo", a German advertising icon for the brand Iglo, selling in frozen food and especially fish. The treasure of Captain Iglue are salmon.
Bill Gates and Windows Redigera
You see a grave. You read: Here rests Mr.Bill G. He fell out of the window
Linux vs Windows Redigera
On a grave in the Graveyard of the Doomed.
You see a grave. You read: Here lies a window, killed by a penguin.
A penguin is the Mascot of the unix-like operating system kernel, Linux. As Linux has become more user-friendly, some proponents of the OS say that it (or another OS like it) will effectively "replace" Windows in the near future.
On Rookgaard, the shopkeeper Norma is an obvious reference to the German discounter, Norma.
Since she wants to change her name to Marylin (because it sounds more glamorous) it's also a reference to a certain Norma Jeane Baker a.k.a. Marylin Monroe.
Rolex RedigeraOne of the NPCs in Venore wears a stylish xelor watch. "Xelor" read backwards is "Rolex".
player: time Norbert: Now it's 8:57 pm. Did you notice this is a xelor watch I am wearing?Rolex is a famous watch manufacturing company.
Ronald McDonald Redigera
Famous people Redigera
Siegfried and Roy Redigera
Humgolf: It's a special licence for artists. It was only used once as I sold a white worm to Frietsiek and Yor.
Yor backwards is Roy and Frietsiek... if cut the name in half and change the place of the words you read Siekfriet with sound alot like Siegfried. They were famous in las vegas for working with Big Cats, in particular white tigers included white lions as well. you can read more abouth them here.
Abbott and Costello Redigera
Aleister Crowley Redigera
The cemetery right north of Thais has a grave with the following inscription:
You see a grave. You read: R.I.P Here rests Alistair Cropwell. May his soul gain the peace he sought for in his travels
In the crypt underneath that cemetery you can find a book by this Alistair Cropwell which reads:
Alistair Cropwell's Travel Notes ...strange things I saw today! A mighty city, inhabited with fearsome beings. Dark rituals, the reason of which I could not discern. Are these people friend or foe? I do not know. I remain in hiding and observe.. and what is the meaning of this strange talisman that I found? The symbol appears everywhere, I fear it may have powers that could cause damage in the wrong hands. I have been travelling so long, I can hardly remember the features of my beloved ones. Will they recognise, will they remember me? What will they make of my tales? Oh, that I be back with them, walk the city again...
This is a reference to the infamous occultist and author Aleister Crowley.
Alfred Nobel Redigera
The NPC Ned Nobel in Edron during the Tibia 10th Anniversary event claims to be the son of Alfred Nobel, who invented dynamite and instituted the Nobel Prizes.
Bartholomew Roberts Redigera
Calvin Klein Redigera
Charles Darwin Redigera
In the Desert Dungeon Library we can find a book titled: "The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection by Dave Charlwin", which is an obvious allusion to Charles Darwin, and his work On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.
This artist is known for wrapping buildings in cloth. When doing an addon quest for a certain outfit the npc tells you "Erayo: Thought so. Could use some help anyway. Listen, I need stuff. Someone gave me a strange assignment - sneak into Thais castle at night and shroud it with cloth without anyone noticing it. ..."
David Copperfield Redigera
Hugo Boss Redigera
Isaac Newton Redigera
Underneath the graves north of Thais you can find a book in the crypt which reads:
Isaac Brewton, 908 pg On the movement of objects As everyone knows many objects do not remain static all the time. But what causes them to move? In some cases this is clear, if I punch a ball I am the cause of the movement, but what about an object falling? Falling objects head downwards, but what is "down", what is below us? The answer is simple: Hell! And who rules hell? Satan! So, obviously Satan is the cause of these movements, Satan is among us all the time. But if he causes these objects to fall, what reason is there that he should not be the cause of all other movements?
Jack the Ripper Redigera
One of the pirate bosses is called: Ron the Ripper. That's an allusion to the famous Jack the Ripper. He was a serial killer from London who killed 5 women in a row in 1888 (although this has never been proven to be true). More books About Jack the Ripper have been written then from any other serial killer. Female Tibia players, WATCH OUT when fighting Ron the Ripper!
Klaus Badelt Redigera
- Klaus Badelt - the composer of music to the film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.
- Klaus Störtebeker, a privateer and pirate in the 1300s.
Mata Hari Redigera
The Rat-Spy from the second mission of Blue Djinn Quest is called Rata'mari. This seems to be allusion to Mata Hari (Margaretha Geertruida Zelle), a famous dutch-born dancer and courtesan who was executed for espionage during World War I.
Neil Armstrong Redigera
After you complete the 'Astral Portals' mission of the Explorer Society Quest Angus says: "And remember: it's a small teleport for you, but a big teleport for all Tibians" which is an allusion to Neil Armstrong's famous words "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind" said after his landing on the Moon.
Nietzsche's famous statement Redigera
You see a grave. You read: God is dead. Nietzsche
You see a grave. You read: Nietzsche is dead. God
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche was a german philosopher in the 1800's. He is most famous in scientific and philisophocal circles for his work and writings on morality, ethics, and teleology. He is most famous to the general public for his statement "God is dead", a phrase that is widely taken out of context. The response, "Nietzsche is dead" makes these graves a prime example of chiasmus.
Richard Garriott (a.k.a. Lord British) Redigera
The north Thaian cemetery has yet another grave with an allusion of a famous person:
You see a grave. You read: Here rests Lord B. May he gain ultimate peace
Lord B. is obviously a reference to Lord British is the virtual alter ego of Richard Garriot the founder of the software company Origin Systems and the inventor of Ultima, a 1990s roleplaying game which heavily influenced the creators of Tibia. Lord British, king of Britannia might also be referred to by King Tibianus, king of Tibia.
Robin Hood Redigera
In Thais lives NPC Robin who is reference to famous Robin from Loxley more known as Robin Hood who once lived in King Edward's times (it is unknown whether it was Edward I, II or III). He is a paladin as this vocation is closest to archer/ranger and in Tibia there is no such one. He is the Chief Huntsman of King Tibianus III.
The NPC Hairycles in Banuta tells about the fight for freedom of the apes: 'Evil snakemen mean to apes and making them work and holding them captive since apes can think. But then Spartaky came.'. This is an allusion to Spartacus, a freedom fighter of roman history Spartacus.
St. Boniface Redigera
The NPC Bonifacius is an allusion to Saint Boniface, a missionary who wanted to bring Christianity to the people in Frisia (The Netherlands)
Sun Tzu Redigera
In Demona Library, you'll find 4 books named Battletactics for Mages I, II, III and IV, written by Zun Su. Clear reference to Sun Tzu, the name of the Chinese author of the book "The Art of War", a book about Military Strategy.
Wyatt Earp Redigera
Wyatt Earp was a very famous sheriff in the United States from 1864 to 1929, when he died. In Thais a little to the west of the southern exit of the city is an NPC named Wyat and when you ask him his job he says "I am the sheriff of the Thaian territory." So clearly it is a reference to a hero of the American West.
Famous places Redigera
Big Ben Redigera
The Sweaty Cyclops in Ab'Dendriel is called Big Ben (when asked about his name: 'I called Bencthyclthrtrprr by me people. Lil' ones me call Big Ben.'). This refers to the tower/bell of the same name in London Big Ben.
Hard Rock Cafe Redigera
The Call of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft Redigera
The Quara Constrictor and the Quara Constrictor Scout look just like Lovecraft's description of Cthulhu. "A pulpy, tentacled head surmounted a grotesque and scaly body...". Also the Quara Boss is named Thul. The name clearly comes when removing the first and last letters from Cthulhu.
The vampire Vladruc in Venore, when asked about undead, uses a well known phrase from the fictional book, Necronomicon, which is mentioned in many novels: It is not dead, which can eternal lie, and in strange aeons, even death may die.
Cthulhu Mythos Redigera
The tibian God Zathroth is likely a reference to God of the August Derleth's book, Azathoth
A Christmas Carol Redigera
Die 13½ Leben des Käpt'n Blaubär by Walter Moers Redigera
Dracula by Bram Stoker Redigera
The vampire Vladruc in Venore when asked about monsters uses a phrase from Bram Stokers famous novel: Oh yes, the children of the night ... you dwellers in the city cannot enter into the feelings of the hunter. There's also undead dragon boss called Dracola.
There is a book in Darashia castle. It is a book about hunting sandworms. Sandworms and desert exists also in famous book Dune written by Frank Herbert. Also, the NPC Alia in Carlin could be a refence to the Alia in Dune. Another easily recognized thing is that Rotworms looks very much of the Sandworms in Dune.
The Grinch Redigera
The Grynch Clan Goblin is a clear allusion to the Grinch, a character in the Dr. Seuss novel (and subsequent films) "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!". In the book and film, the Grinch tries to ruin Christmas for the inhabitants of Whoville by stealing all of their presents.
Hannibal Lecter Redigera
The NPC Lector could be named after Hannibal Lecter, the cannibal of the movie Hannibal. That would make sense if you know that Lector is the meat vendor in Carlin. He also claims his father, "Hannibal", was the royal cook; and that he died during an attack by Ferumbras.
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling Redigera
The only so far known (or documented) allusion of Harry Potter is the three-headed hound named Fluffy. This is a blatantly obvious reference to Hagrid's pet three-headed hound, Fluffy.
Lord of the Rings Redigera
There are numerous references to The Lord of the Rings found throughout Tibia.
Many of the Dwarves talk of their reverence for Durin, nearly worship in some cases. This may be a reference to the history of Durin as found in the Lord of the Rings, where Durin was the oldest "Father of the Dwarves", and founded the mountain-city of Khazad-dûm.
Ferumbras III Took was Thain of the Shire at the beginning of The Lord of the Rings.
The Fires of Mordor Redigera
Frodo Baggins Redigera
Frodo's Sword Redigera
Legolas Greenleaf Redigera
The demon boss Morgaroth is a clear reference to the evil ex-valar Melkor/Morgoth in Silmarillion.
Mysterious Voodoo Skull Redigera
One of it's fortunes reads, "Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup", a popular phrase, which spoofs a quote from Tolkien: "Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger."
Samwise Gamgee Redigera
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves Redigera
Deep in the mines under Kazordoon, there is a room with one Witch and seven Dwarf Guards. There is an Apple on a table, and behind a locked door is a bed - "You see a bed. There is a dark haired beauty sleeping there." In the fairy tale Snow White, a princess hides with seven dwarves in order to save her life from the jealous queen. The queen eventually finds Snow White, and dresses up as an old woman to trick her into eating an apple. The apple is poisoned, and causes her to fall into a deep sleep.
The Old Man and the Sea Redigera
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson Redigera
The pirate's connection connection to rum and the Pirate Ghosts saying "Yooh Ho Hooh Ho!", and many characteristics of pirates were greatly introduced by the book: "Treasure Island", and of course, the Treasure Island in the game is connected to the book.
Tristan and Isolde Redigera
Twelfth Night by ShakespeareRedigera
Vashresamun says "If music is the food of death, drop dead.". This is a reference to the first line of Twelfth Night, "If music be the food of love, play on".
Wyrd Sisters by Terry P. Redigera
One of books in Wyda's house is titled "Wyrd Sisters by Terry P.". The title is clear reference to the comedy/fantasy novel with the same title, and the same author (Terry Pratchett).
Where's Waldo? Redigera
The missing Postman Waldo is a clear allusion to the childerns book character of the same name from the Where's Waldo?, book series. Just like Waldo in Tibia, Waldo is lost in the series and must be found (along with a list of other asorted items) in each page by the reader.
Conan the Barbarian Redigera
Holy Tible Redigera
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S.Lewis Redigera
Oddly enough Witches, are commonly found with Lions, and Wardrobes, Fil:Wardrobe.gif a possible reference to the famous book by C.S.Lewis: The chronicles of Narnia : The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
Action Stars Redigera
Donnie Darko Redigera
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Redigera
The Mad Technomancer sometimes says "Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room." This is a direct quote from the President Merkin Muffley of the United States in the movie Dr. Strangelove, a Cold War Era parody.
The Fast and the Furious Redigera
Pirates of the Caribbean Redigera
The Flying Dutchman Redigera
The book The Flying Venorean (Book) describes a cursed ship which can only go on land every 7 years, in the movie "Pirates of the Carribean", The Flying Dutchman is a cursed ship from which the captain can only set foot on land every 10 years.
Davy Jones Redigera
Forrest Gump Redigera
The Godfather Redigera
James Bond Redigera
James Bond books Redigera
James Bond is a fictional secret agent for the United Kingdom. A series of books in the Kazordoon Library bare extreme relevance to titles of the Bond movies: (Kazordoon Library) Goldfinger (Book) You Only Mine Twice (Book) Golden Mine (Book) The Mine Never Dies (Book) The Mine is not Enough (Book)
James Bond's grave Redigera
You see a grave. You read: Here lies Mr. James B. He lost the license to live
Licence to kill Redigera
Player: drilling licence
Humgolf: I am not allowed to sell worms to people without a formular 007 licence to drill or a 0815 artist licence.
Dwarf Henchmen sounds Redigera
Secret Service Quest missions Redigera
Many of the secret service missions are allusions to James Bond books by different writers - "From Thais with love" is an allusion to "From Russia with love" - "Coldfinger" is an allusion to "Goldfinger" - "License to Kill" is an allusion to the book of the same name - "For your eyes only" is an allusion to the of the same name
Miss Moneypenny Redigera
People claim there is a secretary NPC on GM Island, named Penny. This is probably a reference to Miss Moneypenny, a fictional character in James Bond novels and films. This secretary is referred to by the nickname "Penny" in some of the books and films.
Gone With The Wind Redigera
Monty Python and the Holy Grail Redigera
Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch Redigera
The Book says: And the Lord spake, saying, "First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin. Then, shalt thou count to three. No more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who, being naughty in My sight, shall snuff it."
Hugo the Demonbunny Redigera
Hugo, the demonbunny, is possibly a reference to a rather vicious rabbit in the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
The Riddler Redigera
The Riddler is a possibly allusion to the bridgekeeper in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. The bridgekeeper asks three questions, the first two being "What is your name?" and "What is your quest?". The first person he asked the third question to was asked his favorite color. Should one fail to answer correctly, he or she would fall into the pit of eternal peril, very similar to being sent into Hellgate by the Riddler.
The Postman/Kevin Costner Redigera
Starsky and Hutch Redigera
Star Trek Redigera
Minotaur's battlecry "KAPLAR" might be reference to Klingon's word "Qapla'", which means "success".
Resistance is futile Redigera
To boldly go where no man has gone before Redigera
When speaking with Vladruc in Venore, if you ask him about "necromancers", he will respond "Death is the final frontier. Necromancers boldly go, where no one has gone before." This is a clear reference to Star Trek, where "Space" is the "Final Frontier", and the members of the Starship Enterprise "boldly go where no man has gone before."
Star Wars Redigera
Tales from the crypt Redigera
Woody Woodpecker Redigera
Music industry Redigera
Britney Spears Redigera
One of the sounds of Dark Apprentice is "Oops, I did it again." known as name of the most famous hit of this pop artist.
Elvis Presley Redigera
Guns N' Roses Redigera
The Artist Formerly Known as Prince Redigera
When talking to Oswald in Thais, if you ask him about Bozo, he will say "Isn't he the artist formerly known as the prince?". In 1994, the musical artist Prince changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol. Since his legal name was not pronounceable, the media began to call him "the artist formerly known as Prince".
Al Bundy Redigera
The NPC Aldo is probably an allusion to Al Bundy. He is a shoes salesman who is disgusted by his job and hates his family, especially his wife.
Relic Hunter Redigera
One of the ranks of the Explorer Society is called: "Relic Hunter".
This could be an allusion to the TV series with Tia Carrere.
There is also a treasure Hunter NPC named Tia.
The Simpsons Redigera
In principal of the Rookgaard Academy Seymour is a reference to principal Seymour Skinner of the Simpsons animated TV show (even the outfit is similar). Likewise the foul mouthed farmer Willie might be a reference to the character of the same name in the TV show who serves as a caretaker of the school.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Redigera
In the sewers of Liberty Bay (perhaps vague reference to Statue of Liberty / New York) rests a locked door - behind such a door spawns 4 Tortoises and a Rat. This is a direct allusion of the popular 1990's Game and t.v. series where 4 turtles paddle around in a toxic waste spill and grow into teenage hero's of New York fighting the evil shredder aided by their mentor, splinter (the Rat). Looking around their hide-away you'll see that they have the Tibia equivalent of their real-life weapons.
- Raphael has no weapon since there are not Sai featured in Tibia
- A Katana - Leonardo
- A Staff - Donatello
- Michelangelo has no weapon since there are not Nunchakus featured in Tibia
Star Trek Redigera
The NPC Hairycles is also a very clear reference to Hercules (Heracles).
Monsters and creatures Redigera
The Roc Bird Redigera
The Roc Feather is a reference to the Roc, a giant white bird of the 1001 Arabian Nights and Sindbad the sailor, which was worshiped by Djinns. This is also an item from the Legend of Zelda series for Gameboy. It is a magic feather that enables the main character of the game to jump within usage.
Vampires are humans who have been bitten by another vampire. There are many myths associated with vampires. They have to drink human blood, and hide from the sunlight.
In Tibia, vampires are able to turn bats, which is one of the abilities vampires are usually known about. In real life, some the bat species are known as vampires.
If you are wearing a Garlic Necklace when you talk to the npc Vladruc, he will act strange, and be reluctant to speak with you. In the most common mythologies about Vampires, they do not like garlic. In most accounts, garlic is not fatal to them but merely the odor of garlic can cause severe irritation to their skin, and direct contact can cause burns and have an "acid-like" affect.
Norse mythology Redigera
May be a reference to Asgard or Midgard of the norse mythology. Midgard is where all common people and creatures live, Whereas Asgard is the home of the Æsir (or Asen). Rookgaard is the home of the rookie players.
Greek mythology Redigera
The English name is Cerberus, which may be an allusion to the guard in Rookgaard, Zerbrus.
Ifrits in contemporary popular mythology are jinn spirits that embody fire. They consider themselves superior to all races because they supposedly "came first," and they resent deeply that humans have found magical ways to take control over them. Even when tasked, they show an ironic and malicious attitude, tending to subvert their masters' orders every time they can.
They often appear as individuals of superhuman beauty and strength, but are very difficult to deal with.
Marids are often described as the most powerful type of djinn, having especially great powers over water. They are the most arrogant and proud as well. Female or male, their skin is deep blue or green, and their hair always looks wet and wavy, as though underwater. They are sometimes referred to as "blue djinn". Like every djinn, they have free will yet could be compelled to perform chores. They also have the ability to grant wishes to mortals, but that usually requires battle, and according to some sources imprisonment, rituals, or just a great deal of flattery.
Agency of Venorean Interest Negotiators Redigera
The Agency of Venorean Interest Negotiators (AVIN) is an allusion to the Brazilian Secret service, the Agência Brasileira de Inteligência (ABIN).
Bozo the Clown Redigera
The Carlin's Girls Brigade Redigera
The Carlin's Girls Brigade (CGB) is an allusion to the KGB (Komityet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti), the old Sovjet secret service agency.
Castle of the Winds Redigera
Ceiron the Elf Redigera
The main NPC for the druid's Head fur addon, goes by a name that bears resemblance to Chiron a centaur for which the constellation "Saggitarius" was created.
Chrono Trigger Redigera
Cult and Piano Redigera
When you ask Snake Eye at Outlaw Camp about CIP, he will respond: "Cip sux!". Funny example of Self-irony. CIP is the nickname given to Cipsoft, the company that originated and still maintains the game of Tibia.
Command & Conquer's programmer Redigera
You see a grave. You read: Here lies the programmer of C&C. Bored to death
The Federal Bureau of Investigation Redigera
Chester Kahs in Thais is the head of TBI, what is clear allusion to the FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation, an organization of the United States of America that is responsible for investigating crimes against the federal government. Moreover, TBI probably has agents in other cities like Carlin and Kazordoon.
The NPC monk Cipfried is possibly a reference to Godfried Danneels (with "CIP" replacing "God" in the name). Godfried Danneels was a 20th century Episcopalian Cardinal from Belgium. It is worth noting that Cipfried is also a possible allusion to the norse hero Siegfried from the saga of the cursed ring, as the names are of surprising similarity.
Ice Islands Redigera
It is a good day to die Redigera
In the Pits of Inferno Quest at one point a message in red appears, which says "it is a good day to die?".
This may be a reference to many different things, including a cheat code from the game Warcraft II, a quote from the battle of little big horn, the Klingon adage from Star Trek, or from Star Craft where a sucide pilot says "It is a good day to die!"
See this Wikipedia article for more information.
Knecht Ruprecht Redigera
Ruprecht in Vega is clearly an allusion to Knecht Ruprecht, who, in German folklore, travels with Saint Nicholas and gives naughty children sticks, or (in the worst cases) steals them and puts them in his bag.
The Maze of Lost Souls Redigera
Mina Losa Redigera
"Seasons" by Vivaldi Redigera
The baroque musician Antonio Vivaldi wrote 4 violin concertos: La Primavera (Spring), L'Estate (Summer), L'Autunno (Autumn), and L'Inverno (Winter). Collectively referred to as "Le quattro stagioni" which is italian for "The four seasons."
Teddy bear Redigera
The most desired toy in Tibia exists also in real life - famous Teddy bears. And some of them are also expensive collector's items.
A Yakhchal (meaning "ice pit") is an ancient refrigerator which was often used to store ice.