Hierus Nomen Character in Ethnis | World Anvil

Hierus Nomen

One of the greatest sages is Hierus Nomen. Like all Verin, his lifespan is longer than his memory, and he took up journaling and writing to remind himself of who he once was and to capture his thoughts at that moment in time.

Later eras of his work conflict with earlier eras as he travelled through the seasons of life, shifting between being a subversive or helpful person at different ages, kind and cruel, haughty and humble. His ink is the bedrock from which so many other Verin words are derived.

Hierus Nomen was a 5th Rank Monolith who served as part of the Triptych of Aempis

He is famous for his philosophical writings, as well as helping to construct the first Wands.

He was killed by Brood Blood-Kyn, with whom he was having an affair, during The Harrowing of Aempis.


Divine Classification
Monolith of Combination
Aligned Organization
Other Affiliations


Cradling the Grave: An Account of the Undead

Which explains the various types of Kyzanic (Undead) in Ethnis, how they are formed, and how they operate. This is written from the perspective of someone who pities the dead, rather than the prevailing repulsion of the era.

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