Kwyn Marie / Shanda Nelson

Glossary

This glossary is for concepts, organizations, landscape names and the like. For characters, see Cast of Characters.
All pronunciations are written in American English.
 

A

Aki n'di ori
ah-kin-dee-oh-ree
Tribal people living on the southeastern seaboard of Seari, in the countries of Rakan, Teral and Baq. They are divided into four major tribes, which are created from numerous smaller tribes.
 
Aki n'di sindari
ah-kin-dee sin-dar-ee
The general term for a martial arts school in Rakan.
 
Amberfar
amber-far
Western Country on the coast of the Amberjacen Sea, north of Bresdri. Ruler: Sovynthrys. Capital: Kardayn. Language: Amberan.
 
Andeuk Peninsula
an-duke
Basically, Mackdregh.
 
avrikuet
av-ree-kwet
Fuzzy, yellowish fruit known for its ability to enhance the healing properties of healing brews. Grown throughout the Midem countries.
 
Ay a di'galay
aye-ah-dee-gahlay
Predecessor to Rakan. Was the first aki n'di ori country to fall to the Jonna Empire.
 

B

The Bane
n/a
Short for Jonna's Bane. Large forest spanning northern Merren and southern Oritan. Known for how closely the trees grow together and its lack of sound and sunlight.
 
Baojhe Temple
Bay-zhee
Religous temple in Iova.
 
Baq
bawk
Aki n'di ori inland country between Soline, Yohne, Teral and Jonnta. Ruler: Itakiro. Capital: La kin'di on. Language: Catak
 
Baths of Phyllid
phil-lid
Iovan bathing house for the commoner with coin to spare.
 
Bi a ki
bee-ah-key
Insult common among the aki n'di ori. Means shit stain.
 
bloodstone
n/a
Object of any kind used as a magickal well for bloodmages. The bloodstone stores magickal power gained from blood, which can be utilized at later dates. Depending on container, bloodstones can store a great deal of energy.
 
Bresdri
brez-dree
Western Country on the Amberjacen Sea, south of Amberfar. Ruler: Adorsra. Capital: Sravi. Language: Garolae.
 

C

Catak
cah-tahk (native) or ca-tack (Daione, Jonnese)
Language spoken by the majority of the aki n'di ori. The main language of Rakan, Teral and Baq.
 
Chabool
chah-bewl
Langauge of the dragons.
 
Ciqi
see-key
Language spoken by the Ga Iniria. It transitioned into Daione around 500 AGI.
 
Condioh
khahn-dee
Country north of the Sea of Condioh, on the Laooilioh Sea. Ruler: Vendioh. Captial: Jodioh. Language: Daione.
 
Conjurer
n/a
Conjurer is a term used for mystery artists who summon creatures from twilight. Conjurers cast spells while wielders wield spells.
 

D

Daione
dah-ee-nay
Language spoken by the Condi.
 
Dark Abyss
n/a
Oath used in Seari. Also just The Abyss.
 
Diodan
dee-dan
Jonna Country between Mackdregh and Illena, on the Bay of Jonna. Ruler: Onthan. Capital: Embrel. Language: Jonnese/Siodame.
 
Dikalari
dee-kah-lah-ree
The Dragon Road. A pilgrimage route that runs past the Five Dragon Lairs. It begins in Rikondi, at the Well, runs west and around the Sea of Condioh, then down to the Crystal Waterfall and the Glass Volcano, contineus southeast to the dock that accessed Seaside, then it followed the coastline north to Hekara's Abyss. Now primarily a trade route known as the Lower Trade Route.
 
Drae-goun
dray-goon
Northern Plateau country west of Kyranbetht and east of Fein. The Jonna Countries refer to it as Draegoon, a play on dragon. Ruler: Myanora. Capital: Drae-mith. Language: Draegish.
 

E

e ada sindo
aye-ahdah-seen-dough in Catak. ee-ahdah-sin-dough, the Daione version, is more common.
Martial order created by Ivore, to right the wrongs practiced on those who could not afford justice. Ex-members are called e ada sindosina and receive a stipend from the Rakan crown for their service.
 
Eahione
ee-ah-hee-nay
Language spoken by the Rikondi.
 
Eathtran
eeth-tran
Western Country north of Grathik, south of Tranquil, east of Amberfar and West of Guaine. Ruler: Lothin. Capital: Tek. Language: Thrak.
 
Elthessera
el-thes-sir-rah
World created by the Earth Mother sylfaone, Aseris.
 

F

Fein
fayne
Northern Plateau country east of Drae-goun, west of Greenlock. Ruler: Geshanza. Capital: Feznik Call. Language: Draegish.
 
First Light Island
first light island
First Light Island is the only large Northern Wastes habitation and sits in the middle of the Great Lake of the First Dragons. It is considered a religious center because it plays an important part in religous myth. The Earth Mother sylfaone, Aseris, supposedly created the Northern Wastes first.
 
Fitiri Inn
fee-tee-ree inn
Community-centered inn in Tindrel, Merren. Owned by Lekedi.
 
The Five Dragons
n/a
The Five Dragons refers to Gada Kiore (Earth Mother), Kykini Cede (Flame Dragon), Lajaka (Ice Dragon), Suva (Water Dragon) and Sykava (Wind Dragon). These five dragons are the basis for numerous myths in Seari, and play an important role in pivotal historic events. Modern scholars, however, doubt the authenticity of the claims. They see the tales more as a way for those defeated in war to explain their loss, or as a way for cultures to link their heroes to a powerful being, which validates their way of life.
 
The Flame
n/a
Rakan marital arts style practiced by Sikode. Created by Ivore with the help of the Flame Dragon. Called Kani in Catak.
 

G

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gah inn-ear-ee-ah
Peoples who migrated to Seari from Yena after a volcani eruption 5120 years ago. Their descendants are the Condi and Rikondi.
 
Ga Iniria Lands
gah-inn-ear-ee-ah lands
Lands with large Ga Iniria descendant populations. Inlcudes Condi, Rikondi, Stelethasrien, and northern Verad.
 
genophyte
jen-oh-fight
Title given to those who have graduated from the Iovan Palace School with the highest honors.
 
Glane
glayne
River that runs through Iova.
 
Glass Volcano
The lair of Kykini Cede, Flame Dragon of Kassak. An obsidian-rich volcano In Oritan. Also called the Black-shine Mountain or the Jo kade maja.
 
Grathik
Grah-thick
Western Country north of Nimber, south of Eathtran and Amberfar, west of Kotchyn. Ruler: Dedoran. Capital: Emvertak. Language: Teutche.
 
Greenlock
n/a
Northern Plateau country east of Fein, west of Tranquil. Ruler: Zolariel. Capital: Jistin. Language: Qillian.
 
Greyns
grey-nz
Town in northern Merren.
 
Guaine
gwayne
Jonna Country west of Verad, north of Kotchyn. Ruler: Terod. Capital: Tchadik. Language: Teutche.
 

H

Hallow's Bend
n/a
Town in Merren built up around a temple to Erenik Zantar. Is the home of the North Trade Route Regional Post.
 
Hearth Arts
n/a
The most commonly practiced magick whose spells have everyday uses. Practitioners can use the spells to create light, grow crops, change physical appearance (magickal makeup), and the like. Hearth healers are healers with little magickal power, but have enough ability to mend bone, heal scratches and such.
 
Hesante
heh-sahn-tay
Western Country north of Sondresri, south of Amberfar, east of Bresdri and west of Nimber. Ruler: Vesen. Capital: Lerykans. Language: Amberan.
 
Hekara's Abyss
heck-car-ah's abyss
The lair of Lajaka, Ice Dragon of Lassa. A deep canyon with two tall peaks to either side In Rakan.
 

I

Illena
ill-lay-nah
Country to the west of Merren, east of Mackdregh, on the Bay of Jonna. Ruler: Shiel. Captial: Shayd. Language: Jonnese.
 
Iova
eye-oh-vah
Captial of Soline. Also called the White City.
 

J

Javone
Jah-vohn
Capital of Merren.
 
Jin
ghin
Generic term for noble in Catak. Endimjin are high nobles, with far more wealth and standing than their peers.
  container:box-boldtermtop]Jo kade maja[/container]
joe kah-day mah-jah
The name for the Glass Volcano in Catak.
 
Jonna Countries
joan-nah countries
Countries that formed the Jonna Empire. Includes Baq, Diodan, Guaine, Illena, Jonnta, Kotchyn, Mackdregh, Merren, Oritan, Rajel, Rakan, Soline, Suvan, Teral, Tonga, Vaur, southern Verad and Yohne, Some scholars believe Guaine, Kotchyn and Mackdregh should be considered Western Countries because of cultural similarities.
 
Jonna Empire
joan-nah empire
An empire began by the Condi ruling family, the Endion, 2500 years ago. They conquered 19 countries south of the Sea of Condioh. Jonna influence on culture, government, art and religion still lingers.
 
Jonnese
joan-ese
Langauge descended from Daione and the native Midem tongue Arbesque. Spoken in modern Soline, Merren, Oritan, Jonnta and Diodan.
 
Jonnta
joan-tah, from Daione. Citizens prefer John-tah, the Jonnese pronounciation.
Ruler: Nettle. Captial: Torrien. Language: Jonnese.
 

K

Kan Ivore
kahn ee-vore-ay
Popular mythic poem about Ivore, who mastered the Flame Dragon of Kassak and created the Flame and e ada sindo style of martial arts with the dragon's help.
 
Kan andsaito
kahn / sigh-toe
Kan is a drink that keeps people awake, saito enhances a wielder's abilities. Mystery artists often take them together.
 
Kathar di'omo
kath-ar-dee-ohmoe
Large trade city near Hekara's Abyss in Rakan; modern incarnation of Fe a in'di el. Headquarters of the Kla ra di'neri Caravan.
 
kick-portal
n/a
Means by which a wielder can travel from one place to another, distant place. They form doorways in twilight and transition through them. Only the most powerful mystery artists can accomplish this.
 
Kla ra di'neri Caravan
klah-rah-dee-nayr-ee
Caravan owned by Lekedi's family.
 
Kotchyn
kowtch-in in Teutche, aslo referred to as kahtch-yn in Jonnese.
Jonna country south of Guaine and north of Mackdregh. Ruler: Sevasene. Captial: Teshten. Language: Teutche.
 
Kyranbetht
kih-ran-betht
Northern Plateau country on the eastern seaboard, east of Drae-goun, on the Gulf of Anjra. Ruler: Lyseley. Capital: Eltetht. Language: Bethen.
 

L

lightarts
n/a
The Ga Iniria brought this form of magick with them when they fled Yena to Seari. It is considered light and airy in feel, and is practiced by religious types due to this.
 
Likeda
lee-kay-dah in Catak, but the Daione lie-kay-dah is more commonly used
Sikode's hometown. In Rakan, near Hekara's Abyss.
 
Lower Trade Route
n/a
A route designed by Jonna Empire engineers as a safe passage between the distant west countries and the eastern seaboard, incorporating much of the already extant Dikalari. It's continued significance in trade makes it one of the most important lasting legacies of the empire.
 

M

Mackdregh
mack-dreygh
Jonna Country on the Sea of Jonna, west of Illena and south of Kotchyn. Ruler: Keldan. Captial: Kerkin. Language: Teutche.
 
Magick
n/a
Magick is an everyday, useful tool. Practitioners are called mystery artists. For more information, see Magick on Seari.
 
Merren
mer-rehn
Jonna Country west of Soline, east of Illena. Ruler: Cilair. Captial: Javone. Language: Jonnese.
 
Midem
mid-dem
Shortened form of "Middle Empire". It is a Jonna Empire term that refers to the countries and peoples they considered the center of the empire, landwise. Includes Diodan, Illena, Jonnta, Merren, Oritan, Soline and Suvan.
 
Mystery Artist
n/a
General term for all magick users, regardless of type of practitioner.
 

N

Nimber
mim-burr
Western Country north of Mackdregh, south of Grathik, east of Hesante, west of Kotchyn. Ruler: Andesrae. Capital: Ombresh. Language: Garolae.
 
Nine Abysses
n/a
Nine places human spirits end up in the afterlife. Also associated with the nine general types of magick. See The Nine Abysses for more info.
 
Northern Plateau
n/a
North of the Sea of Condioh, south of the Northern Wastes. This vast stretch of land in known for the tall cliffs that cut off the plateau from the lowland Sea of Condioh countries. Includes the countries Drae-goun, Fein, greenlock, Kyranthetht, and Tranquil.
 
Northern Wastes
n/a
Far northern Seari. It is known for deep cold, a limited growing season, and being the first place Aseris, the Earth Mother sylfaone, created on Elthessera. In myth, dragons originated here. The only large habitation is First Light Island.
 

O

Olien Castle
Oh-lean
Where Shiobe and Sikode were presented to Shiel and Cilair and their courts.
 
Oritan
oh-rih-tan
Jonna Country northwest of Merren,wouth of the Sea of Condioh. Ruler: Liofan. Captial: Avadiosha. Language: Siodame.
 

P

Port of Yeid
yeyd
Populous port in Illena.
 

Q

qua
kwah
Term used in Midem countries that means "from" in noble titles. Taken from Daione.
 

R

Rajel
rah-gel
Jonna Country island in the Sea of Islands, south of Illena. Ruler: Dartche. Captial: Joote. Language: Teutche.
 
Rakan
rah-kahn
Jonna Country on the eastern seaboard, west of the Strait of Co Jer, south of the Sea of Condioh. Ruler: Hidorin. Captial: Dodi on. Language: Catak.
 
Rien
ree-en
Captain of the Iovan Palace Guard, and Shiobe's ex-lover. From Soline
 
Risita's Bathing House
rih-zit-ah
Bathing house for the rich and influential in Iova. Owners purchase slave labor to keep costs down.
 
Rikondi
rih-kawn-dee
Ga Iniria Land west of Condioh, east of Stelethasrien, north of the Sea of Condioh. Ruler: Muithan. Captial: Keshkhue. Language: Eahione.
 
The Ruby
n/a
Iovan brothel. Because Shiobe helps Madam Iche, she gets free meals there.
 

S

Seari
sear-ree
Continent on which The Wellspring Dragons takes place. West of Yena, across the Strait of Co Jer.
 
shadowarts
n/a
Form of magick practiced by shadowartists. The feel and look of the magick is considered darker than the lightarts.
 
shadowfire
n/a
Most common offensive magick. Is known to kill an enemy and burn them to ash within moments.
 
The Shady Sword
n/a
Also called The Sword. Tavern in Iova owned by Edon. Shiobe rents a room above it.
 
Shalradioh
shal-raw-dee
Oritan trade city known for its White Markets, where all manner of goods, legal or illegal, can be had.
 
Shayd
shade
Captial of Illena.
 
Shendioh
shen-dee
Magickal city built on magick, and the birthplace of the Seari lightarts. In Condioh.
 
Sheune
shoone
Popular religious order in the Midem countries. Follows the sylfaone Ahdhe.
 
Shining Star
n/a
Title given to powerful Iovan Palace siojhetioh.
 
sh'vere
shiv-ere
Twilight creature summoned by conjurers. Looks like a large monitor lizard. Coloring dull, with red-stained horns running from nose to back of head.
 
Siojhetioh / pl. siojhetioxh
see-jah-tee / see-jah-teesh
General term used to denote a powerful shadowartist. Normally refers to women. A Daione term used throughout the descendants of the Jonna Empire
 
Solarrienne
so-lar-re-en
Large city in central Merren.
 
Soline
soh-lean
Midem country between Merren and Jonnta, on the Gentle Sea. Ruler: Tinera. Captial: Iova. Language: Jonnese.
 
Sondresri
sawn-drez-ree
Western Country south of Hesante, west of Mackdregh, on the Keldresri Sea. Ruler: Raevisri. Capital: Laemosri-Cael. Language: Garolae.
 
Stelethasrien
stehl-luh-thayz-ree-en
Ga Iniria Land west of Rikondi, north of the Sea of Condioh. Ruler: Jazri. Capital: Zephris. Langauge: Stelesian.
 
Sunnies
n/a
Sunnies are a sweet, citrusy pastry topped with honey icing. One of Shiobe's favorite foods.
 
Suvan
sue-van
Country north of Merren, east of Oritan, west of Yohne, south of the Sea of Condioh. Ruler: Brangene. Captial: Elegraod. Langauge: Siodame.
 
Sylfaone/Sylfaodolon
sil-fane/sil-fay-doe-lawn
God/gods. Can be shortened to sylf.
   

T

talonspire
n/a
An architectural structure favored in Condioh that tops government, educational and magickal buildings. They are elongated, tall, with a bulb near the top and pointed tip, meant to resemble a dragon's claw. The Jonna Countries have a bad habit of trying to copy the style and failing.
 
Teral
tehr-all
Jonna Country on the eastern seaboard, south of Rakan, on the Sea of Co Jer. Ruler: Nitana. Capital: Ji di ari on. Language: Catak.
 
theave
theeve
Twilight creature summoned by conjurers. Stands three stories tall with black hair and frond-like hair protrusions on the side of the head and neck.
 
Tindrel
tin-drel
Important trade city in northern Merren.
 
Tonga
tawn-gah
Jonna Country island in the Mok Sea. Ruler: Vemel. Capital: Sindr. Language: Nae.
 
Tranquil
tran-qwill
Western Northern Plateau land west of Greenlock and north of Amberfar, Eathtran and Guaine. Ruler: Javalline. Capital: Minq. Language: Qillian.
 
Tura
Tura
Small border town in Soline, on the Merren border.
 

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V

Vaur
vawr
Jonna Country island in the Gentle Sea, wouth of Soline and Jonnta. Ruler: Jansare. Capital: Reegal. Language: Nae.
 
Verad
vehr-ad
Jonna Country north of Diodan, west of the Sea of Condioh. Northern Verad is sometimes considered a Ga Iniria Land. Ruler: Pesha. Captial: Eovinse. Language: Siodame.
 
Volups Temps
vole-oops temps
Soline temple that attracted the Jonna Empire to found Iova next to it.
 

W

The Wellspring
n/a
The Wellspring, or The Well, is the lair of Gada Kiore, the Earth Mother dragon. In Rikondi.
 
Western Countries
n/a
The Western Countries are those to the west of the Jonna Empire countries and those situated along the Amberjacen Sea coast. Includes Amberfar, Bresdri, Eathtran, Grathik, Hesante, Nimber, Sondresri
 
Wielder
n/a
Wielder/s is a general term for mystery artists, but does not include conjurers. Wielders wield spells, while conjurers cast spells.
 

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Y

Yena
Yeh-nah
Continent across the Strait of Co Jer and to the east of Seari.
 
Yioten's Rally
Yee ten
Small shrine community dedicated to Shtengar Lethic.
 
Yohne
yoe-nah
Jonna Country north of Soline, west of Rakan and east of Oritan, on the Sea of Condioh. Ruler: Setan. Capital: Zovion. Language: Siodame.
 

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