AAbdication: The privilege to terminate one's own Landbond.
Aerie: The shrines created by the Avatars in each of their eponymous cities.
Affinity: The privilege that connects a bondholder and fief.
Aira: A potent prophetess who convinced the Caliphate to topple the Alabastrian Empire.
Alamera: The legendary genasi sorceress called "Mistress of the Mists".
Aligon: The capital of the Alabastrian Empire.
Altoni: The pseudonym of the legendary orcish founder of the Altonian Dynasty of the Second Empire.
Altonian Dynasty: The second dynasty of the Second Empire.
Amaura: Legendary elven archer and equestrian.
Ammad III: The current King of Chisel.
Alabastrian Empire: Patron Realm governed by a deva Emperor in the name of their Avatar Patrons.
Anthropophage: A Patron race that dwells on Mongrel Island with their shedim and ravin servants.
Antigone: Legendary founder of the Eastern Kingdom.
Anyu: The legendary orcish defender of the Free Kingdoms from the Dead March.
Ardasha: Legendary rider of Dragon and founder of the Ardashid Empire.
Ardashid Dynasty: The fourth dynasty of the Second Empire.
Aris: Legendary tutor of Lucinda.
Artifice: The capital of Midhaven.
Arts: See Dark Arts.
Ashok: The legendary goblin hero.
Ashra: The "Huntress" and one of the legendary twelve first humans.
Avatar: A Patron race who dwelt in the region now known as the Alabastrian Empire.
Avatarlands: The Realm of the Avatars. When they disappeared, it became the Alabastrian Empire.
BBahra: The Second Empress who would rather be tortured for days by Anthropophagi than reveal the location of the legendary Homidzh's Ransom.
Barrens: Wild Land bordering Midhaven, Minia, Verdant, and Winteren.
Base: A lesser race created by the Patrons to serve them and their noble counterparts.
Belizha: The most famous of all sea captains.
Benjin: The "Wright" and one of the legendary twelve first humans.
Blackscale Swamp: Wild Land bordering the Caliphate, Ironguard, and Nidvalar.
Bondholder: An individual subject to a Landbond.
Bondsman1: A plebeian Landbond created by enserfdom.
Bondsman2: A bondholder subject to a bondsman Landbond.
Bone Coin: Magic tokens created by Efthal to commemorate his reign. Bone Coins give their owners commercial success at the cost of their soul.
Border Kingdom: A client state sometimes established by the Alabastrian Empire in Duat.
Buka: One of the legendary founders of Nidvalar.
Buzurg: Legendary founder of Midhaven.
CCaliphate: The Free Kingdom founded by the Immortal Elves Muhajiel and Gamaliel, based on the principles of Ferroclasty.
Caraw: The legendary founder of Carraway.
Carraway: The Free Kingdom run by shedim and ravin.
Chaotic Age: The third age of history, when mortals founded their first Free Kingdoms.
Chingiz: The legendary founder of Ironguard.
Chisel: The Free Kingdom dedicated to the destruction of all immortals.
Clockwork Circle: A Society of construct-makers dedicated to destroying Nidvalar.
Compass Rose: An artifact protected by the Order of the Compass.
Conquest: The only way a monarch's fief may expand.
Corren: The legendary founder of Chisel.
Corren's Stand: The capital of Chisel.
Coronation: The ritual that creates a monarch.
Custodianship: The privilege to receive knowledge of one's fief.
Cyr: Legendary founder of the Middle Empire.
DDani: The "Midwife" and one of the legendary twelve first humans.
Dara: The current Halfling Queen.
Daria: Empress of the Middle Empire and the first codifier of laws.
Dario: Legendary thief and raconteur.
Dark Arts: The philosophy of the Efthali, emphasizing self-discipline, ambition, and ruthlessness. Many practitioners study necromancy.
Daro: Lucinda's most loyal general, the first Halfling King, and founder of the Testament.
Davra: The daughter of Yosea, who saved Dragonseye from the Fey.
Dead March: A Wild Land north of the Nereid Sea and overrun with undead.
Deposition: The ritual that severs a Landbond.
Deep One: A noble race created by the Leviathans for unknown purpose.
Demetrius: Founder of the Clockwork Circle.
Deva: A noble race created by the Avatars to serve them.
Dissolution: The privilege to sever a vassal's Landbond.
Dodecians: Humans who believe the Dodecon and Elemiad contain hidden prophecies.
Dodecon: A book that tells the mythical origins of Dragonseye.
Downlach: The capital of Oncia.
Dragon: A Patron race who dwelt in the region now known as the Free Kingdoms.
Dragonseye: The Free Kingdom goverened by the human Archduke Rickard as a reborn homeland for humans.
Dragonlands: The Realm of the Dragons. When they disappeared, it became the Free Kingdoms.
Duat: Patron Realm nominally governed by the Shinigami.
Dwarf: The base race created by the Elementals to work their forges and mines.
EEarrach: The Seat of the Spring Court in the Fey Realm.
Eastern Kingdom: One of three kingdoms founded after Lucinda's disappearance.
Echion: The most famous of all sparti.
Efthal: The legendary necromancer who founded the Efthali Dynasty of the Second Empire, the Dark Arts philosophy, and the Efthali.
Efthali: The disciples of Efthal and adherents of the Dark Arts.
Eidolon: A base race created by the Avatars.
Elemental: A Patron race who dwells in the Fire Mountains with their genasi and dwarf servants.
Elemiad: A book that tells of the mythical journey of the first twelve humans from the Fire Mountains to Dragonseye.
Elf: A noble race created by the Fey to serve them at court.
Ellothia: A legendary ravin who had marvelous adventures.
Enfeoffment: The privilege to create a vassal's Landbond]].
Enserfdom: The ritual that creates a bondsman.
Enzhou: The Alabastrian general whose brutality incited the revolt that founded Chisel.
Evara: The legendary Halfling Queen who slew an Avatar with the Evararm.
Evararm: A legendary blade used to slay an Avatar.
Evergreen: The capital of Verdant.
Extinguishment: The termination of a landbond.
FFarming: The privilege to allow agriculture on the fief.
Ferroclasty: A philosophy devised by Muhajiel, which posits that ironworking is the root of mortalkind's poor treatment of one another.
Fey: A Patron race who dwells in the Fey Realm with their goblin and elven servants.
Fey Realm: Patron Realm governed by the Fey.
Fief: The territory to which the bondholder is bound.
Filia: The honorific name taken by all queens of the Southern Empire.
Fire Mountains: Patron Realm governed by the Elementals.
Foghar: The seat of the Autumn Court in the Fey Realm.
Forge: The mysterious cavernous homes and factories of the Elementals of the Fire Mountains.
Free Kingdom: A government run by mortals without the blessing of their Patrons.
Freeman: An individual who is neither slave nor subject to a Landbond.
Frenza: Legendary founder of the Carrawegian Peerage and the Shedim Dynasty.
Frostwall: The capital of Winteren.
GGada: The "Artisan" and one of the legendary twelve first humans.
Gamaliel: One of the two "Eternal Elves" who founded Ferroclasty and the Caliphate.
Gamradh: The seat of the Winter Court in the Fey Realm.
Genasi: The noble race created by the Elementals to manages their forges.
Ghilan: The noble race created by the Shinigami to manage their wight servants.
Ghiya: Legendary Queen of Midhaven who dwelt in exile for 20 years but never surrendered.
Giane: The current Queen of Carraway.
Goblin: A base race created by the Fey to work for the elves and Fey.
Goliath: A base race created by the Titans to protect the Ochre Mountains.
Grastra: A legendary warrior who won her freedom from the Anthropophagi and became a mighty hero in the Free Kingdoms.
Green Lands: Patron Realm governed by the Oni.
HHaaken: A mighty ghilan warlord who reunited the Northern Reach.
Hafnir: The current goblin King of Nidvalar.
Halfling: A noble race created by the Dragons to manage their hoards.
Half-orc: A base race created by the Oni to serve as support to the orc armies.
Hara: Legendary co-founder of Nidvalar.
Harald: Legendary founder of the Northern Reach.
Harlequin: One of two "Wild Fey", unaffiliated with any Fey Court.
Hide: About 120 acres, the smallest amount of land that can be bound.
Hojo: Leader of the Pure Land Sect, who foretold the coming of the Immortal War.
Honorable Paths: A philosophy that categories all conduct rigidly into "righteous" and "lost" and emphasized honor over personal gain.
Hormizhd: The Second Emperor who negotiated a Ransom for the Alabastrian Empress Xalia so dear that Xalia invaded the Second Empire again to retrieve it.
Humans: A race without a Patron, and of mysterious origin.
IImmortal1: Any creature that will not permanently die of old age, including the Patrons, deva, and the two "Eternal Elves", Muhajiel and Gamaliel.
Immortal2: An Oni who invaded the Free Kingdoms after the first disappearance of Dragons, but returned to the Green Lands when the Dragons returned.
Immortal3: An Oni who left the Green Lands to help found Verdant and the Honorable Paths.
Innocent Age: The first age of history, when the Patrons populated Patronage.
Ironguard: The Free Kingdom founded by dwarves and dedicated to the eradication of the philosophy of Ferroclasty.
Iskander: The second tyrant of Midhaven.
JJaha: The current Queen of Midhaven.
Jester: One of two "Wild Fey" unaffiliated with any Fey Court.
Jonnan: Legendary human rebel who wielded the Evararm and led three rebellions against the Alabastrian Empire in three successive centuries.
Juda: The "Queen" and one of the legendary twelve first humans.
Josephine: Most famous of all human prophets, and founder of the Dodecians.
Juzhian: The legendary second emperor of the Alabastrian Empire.
Juzhian Age: The fifth age of history, during the reign of Alabastrian Emperor Juzhian.
Juzhian Code: A book of law, poetry, history, and behavior, drafted by Emperor Juzhian, emphasizing chivalry, honesty, and justice to all.
KKavadh: Human necromancer and Second Emperor who rebelled against Efthal.
Kazu II: The current King of verdant.
Khaidu: A legendary dwarven hero.
Khosrau: A mighty hero who vanquished Efthal from the Second Empire during his lifetime.
LLandbond: The rituals needed to allow people to farm land.
Lev: The "Fisher" and one of the legendary twelve first humans.
Leviathan: A Patron race that slumbers at the bottom of the Nereid Sea, guarded by their voidyanoi and deep one servants.
Liege: A bondholder superior to another bondholder. (See "vassal".)
Lost Age: The second age of history, when a mortal slew a Dragon, sending the Patrons into disarray.
Loyalists: Radical adherents to the Nine Truths, who seek to destroy all immortals.
Lucinda1: The most famous of all halflings, and founder of the Lucindan Empire.
Lucinda2: The capital of Carraway.
Lucindan Empire: The empire founded by the famous halfling Lucinda.
MMantle of Ramhead: The legendary cloaks worn by the Ramhead Rangers.
Marco: A Carrawegian King who founded a lasting peace with the Caliphate.
Margor: Legendary warlord who, by example, showed ghilan how to find glory without the Shinigami.
Margeth: Ghilan warlady whose might stronghold was devoured by a Shinigami mound.
Mazdak: Legendary ogress philosopher who formulated the Nine Truths.
Mentorship: The privilege to receive knowledge of one's vassals.
Midhaven: The Free Kingdom styling itself as the heir to the Second Empire.
Middle Empire: The first Free Kingdom, founded in the midst of the Patron Lands after the first disappearance of Dragons.
Min: The legendary founder of Minia.
Minia: The Free Kingdom dedicated to finding a way to survive without the landbond.
Mists: The mysterious fog that surrounds and suffuses Patronage.
Mithrad: The legendary Second Emperor who preserve the Empire from conquest by the Alabastrian Empire.
Mnemon: The honorific name taken by all kings of the Southern Empire.
Molug: A hero of Ironguard who kept Midhaven from conquering Dragonseye for thirty years unaided.
Monarch1: The most superior landbond.
Monarch2: A bondholder subject to the monarch landbond.
Mongrel Islands: Patron Realm governed by the Anthropophagi.
Mound: The mysterious resting places of the Shinigami or Duat.
Muhajiel: The "Prophet", an "Eternal Elf" who founded Ferroclasty and the Caliphate.
Muso: A deva who tried to help Phratakes merge the Second and Alabastrian Empire.
NNaphtha: The "Dowser" and one of the legendary twelve first humans.
Nebu: The legendary necromancer who became the first mortal to slay a Patron.
Nereid Sea: Patron Realm once governed by the now-slumbering Leviathans.
Nidvalar: The Free Kingdom whose economy is based on the construction of clockwork warforged servants.
Nikos: Legendary founder of the Second Empire.
Nikosian Dynasty: The first dynasty of the Second Empire.
Nine Truths: A generally peaceful philosophy founded by the ogress Mazdak.
Noble1: A patrician Landbond created by enfeoffment.
Noble2: A bondholder subject to a noble Landbond.
Noble3: A race created by the Patrons to serve them, but be served by their base counterparts.
Northern Reach: A free kingdom once established in the land of Duat.
OOchre Mountains: Patron Realm governed by the Titans.
Ogre: A Noble race created by the Titans to serve them in their temples.
Oncia1: A Free Kingdom ruled by the immortal deva Oncia.
Oncia2: The legendary founder of Oncia and the oldest mortal in Patronage.
Onggye: The "Beloved", leading Minia's quest for government without the Landbond.
Oni: A Patron race that dwells in the Green Lands with their orc and half-orc servants.
Orc: A noble race created by the Oni to serve as their soldiers.
Order of the Compass: A Society that follows the Compass Rose.
Orodes: The "Murderous", who deposed Phratakes.
Otto: Mighty ghilan conqueror of the Border Kingdom.
Otto II: Second mighty conqueror of the Border Kingdom.
PPasion: Shrewdest of all halfling bankers.
Patrician: A bondholder subject to a viceroy, noble, or monarch landbond.
Patron: Powerful immortal races who are said to have created Patronage and all who dwell within.
Patronage: The world.
Peroz: First emperor of the Efthali Dynasty.
Persa1: Legendary mother of Lucinda.
Persa2: Creator of the Evararm, but captured by the Avatars before she could use it.
Philip1: Legendary father of Lucinda.
Philip2: Second king of the Eastern Kingdom and father to Persa2.
Phratakes: The Emperor who tried to deliver the Second Empire to the Alabastrian Empire.
Plebeian: A bondholder subject to a bondsman or yeoman landbond.
Privilege: The powers granted by a landbond.
Pure Land Sect: A Society dedicated to ridding all the northern lands of all races but Oni, orcs, and half-orcs.
Pythius: Legendary human merchant and the wealthiest mortal ever to live in Patronage.
RRamhead: The current capital of Minia, and once the seat of the Ramhead Rangers.
Ramhead Rangers: A Society dedicated to liberating all those oppressed or enslaved.
Ranshi: Founder of the Pure Land Sect.
Ravin: A base race bred by the Anthropophagi to be cunning prey.
Realm: Territory governed directly by the Patron races.
Reckoner: A type of undead created by the Bone Coin.
Reckoner's Plague: A disease imposed by the Bone Coin that eventually turns its victim into a Reckoner.
Reuen: The "Reaper" and one of the legendary twelve first humans.
Rickard: The founder and current Archdruke of Dragonseye.
Ritual of Decadence: A ritual formed by Loyalists to turn a deva into a rakshasa.
Ritual of Remembrance: A ritual that prevents a deva from forgetting past lives upon reincarnation.
Rosy Pox: A disease imposed by the Compass Rose on those ousted form the Order of the Compass.
Rule: The privilege to command a plebeian vassal while in the vassal's fief.
Rump: Any elf or goblin unskilled in any form of entertainment, and therefore deemed useful only as the butt of a joke.
SSaachar: The "Soldier" and one of the legendary twelve first humans.
Samradh: The seat of the Summer Court in the Fey Realm.
Sarrun: The capital of the Caliphate.
Sarrun Empire: A Dead Kingdom lost to history. Virtually all evidence of its existence was destroyed by the Alabastrian Empire.
Savage Sound: The body of water surrounding Mongrel Island.
Second Empire: One of three kingdoms created after Lucinda's disappearance.
Sejean: The "Great" and current king of Midhaven.
Shapur: Legendary Second Emperor who captured the Alabastrian Empress Xalia.
Shedu: A noble race bred by the Anthropophagi to be preeminent hunters, particularly of the ravin.
Shinigami: A Patron race that dwelt in Duat with their wight and ghilan servants.
Simeon: The "Magician" and one of the legendary twelve first humans.
Southern Empire: One of three kingdoms created after Lucinda's disappearance.
Sparti: A base race created by the Dragons to protect the Dragonlands.
Starshine Hills: A large hilly region occupied by the Alabastrian Empire, Caliphate, Chisel, and Oncia.
TTemple: The reclusive respites of the Titans in the highest peaks of the Ochre Mountains.
Temur: The current king of Ironguard.
Testament: A Society dedicated to ensuring that no halfling controls or rules a fief.
Titan: A Patron race that dwells in the Ochre Mountains with their ogre and goliath servants.
Transfer: The privilege to transfer a Landbond to a willing freeman.
Tryphon: Inspiration for tearing down the corrupt Altonian Dynasty of the Second Empire.
VVasa II: The current Queen of Winteren.
Vassal: A bondholder subordinate to another bondholder. (See "liege".)
Verdant: A Free Kingdom founded by an Oni called the "Immortal".
Viceroy1: A patrician Landbond created by enfeoffment.
Viceroy2: A bondholder subject to a viceroy Landbond.
Voidyanoi: A base race created by the Leviathans to protect the Nereid Sea.
Vologasia: Legendary founder of the Vologasian Dynasty of the Second Empire.
Vologasian Dynasty: The third dynasty of the Second Empire.
WWarforged: A race without a Patron, created in Nidvalar's clockwork foundries to serve as labor.
Waros: The last emperor of the Middle Empire, whose attempt to conquer the Free Kingdoms woke the Dragon from their slumber.
Westmarch: The capital of Ironguard.
Wild Forest: A Wild Land wedged between the Fey Realm, Ironguard, and Nidvalar.
Wild Land: Ungoverned territory.
Winteren: A Free Kingdom of ghilan and goliath, based on the subjugation and slavery of the human population.
Wight: A base race of mindless undead created by the Shinigami to serve them.
XXalia: Legendary founder of the Alabastrian Empire.
Xalian Age: The fourth age of history, during the reign of the Alabastrian Empress Xalia.
Xarlem: The current Alabastrian Emperor.
Xarlemi Age: The sixth and current age of history, during the reign of the Alabastrian Emperor Xarlem.
YYaro: Legendary ghilan founder of Winteren.
Yazdegerd: Second Emperor who commission the Wall.
Yeoman1: A plebeian landbond created through enfeoffment.
Yeoman2: A bondholder subject to the plebeian landbond.
Yosea: Human king of Dragonseye who betrayed his people and wife to the Fey for immortality.
Yosef: The "King" and one of the legendary twelve first humans.
Yuko: A legendary half-orc who masqueraded as an Oni.
ZZebel: Queen married to Yosea, who the Fey abducted as the price for his immortality.
Zebula: The "Wise" and one of the legendary twelve first humans.
Zhalfa: The general of the Alabastrian Empire who started a civil war against Emperor Xarlem when refused the Ritual of Remembrance.
Zhue: Legendary founder of the Order of the Compass.
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