The World of Arvelas is inspired by a wide range of sources, including games, books, movies, and others. It is important, and interesting, to note those sources and give credit where credit is due. Here is a list of some of those sources.
- Armors provide a bonus to health points (source: Final Fantasy Tactics video game)
- Shields provide a negative bonus to accuracy, but significant bonuses to defence (source: Pillars of Eternity video game)
- Region of origin of a character provide one or two adjustments (bonuses) upon character creation (source: Pillars of Eternity video game)