You'll never find me in that Torva-forsaken place.Religion greatly influences language, even for those who are not believers of the gods. These phrases are used throughout Imbria, even though Torva is the goddess celebrated in Salaris and Torverath and Na'arin is worshipped in Necros, while the Eldahi look to the ancestors for guidance in addition to other gods.
|Torva-forsaken||A place or thing that is terrible, unpleasant, or dark|
|Na'arin take you||An exclamation of frustration or exasperation|
|Ancestors help us
Torva help us/me/you
|A plea for guidance; an expression of frustration or annoyance|
Mages vs WitchesWitches and mages once both roamed Wennovi. Generally speaking, mages had access to greater levels of magic while witches could learn a greater variety of magic types. For much of history, mages ruled the lands. Mages were overthrown during the Great Uprising, during which a growing anti-mage attitude swept through Imbria. Mages were later eradicated by the Witches' Might Group, and fear and hatred of them persist to this day.
- Angry as a mage / Evil as a mage
- Demon spawn / Mage spawn
Other magic-based sayings
A way to call someone a consipiracy theorist or to critisize someones views as extreme or ridiculous - based on the Phoenix Group, a secret group that believes the Mage Rising myth and communicates their meetings using Rose Petals Sweating like a Dabbler in Temple
Temple refers to the Temples of Torva where followers worship and study the Divine Teachings. Outlawed in Salaris and Torverath, Dabblers are those who choose to practice all magics, including those forbidden by Torva: blood magic and necromancy. Hornier than an Illusion Guide
An Illusion Guide is someone who is hired to induce and/or guide someone through a magical high with illusion magic, to heighten sexual encounters, or to otherwise influence party-goers. They are often perceived as magic addicts and sexual deviants.
Primarily heard in Necros and Rhovan, this is used to warn children, particularly nomas not to stray too far or stay out too long after dark. Mean as a snow devil
Snow Devil refers to the Alpine Cat, native to the Northern Mountains.
Glossary of Terms
Map of Imbria
Magic throughout the lands
The definition and use of magic varies throughout the land and is greatly influenced by culture
The amount of magic a person can wield greatly impacts their socioeconomic status
The teachings of Torva believed to be recorded during the Era of the Gods when Torva still walked Valayo