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Ages Dermonoir; the struggles of the elves of Kahl'vaed against a dark unknown enemy. It was at the end of these struggles that Parciful the Elf-friend rescued the elven peoples abord the Sea Zephyr.
Archiopterus; first-born of The Triplets, goddess of lawful evil.
Arcois; the most precious metal known to exist, worth 5x the value of platinum. But it is extremely rare, and is frequently used by enchanters of magical items.
Artbeau Cini; monks who do not pay homage to a specific deity.
Avitori; third-borne of The Triplets, god of lawful good.

Beatrice; mortal woman of Bodibeve, mother of Tau's three children; Archiopterus, Avitori, and Caelis.
Besh; the planet upon which these materials are set.
Bodibeve; large city-state, and origination of the paladins, capitol of the Rastaschian Kingdom.
Bolc; a druid of Jakkohb, elevated to divine status by Jakkohb to counter the efforts of Tau and Yyyd'emsk. God of chaotic neutrality.
Bone-Hilt Sword;m legendary weapon of evil, and source of the first Usherwood Adventures campaign.
Bradoxenorbara; a huge ancient white dragon said to inhabit a large ice berg that can be found floating amid the icey debris of the Sea of Ice Rock during winter months.
Brass dragons; the fourth dragon species. Created by Orvvite.
Bronze dragons; the fifth dragon species. Created by Orvvite.

C.T.; Calendar of Tau (Time of Creation). Measurement of time beginning from Monith Quin.
C.Y.; Carbonati Yinacoor. Measurement of time beginning from the ending of the Second Age of known history.
Caelis; second-born of The Triplets, goddess of lawful neutrality.
Coming of the Nine; arrival of the nine alignment-based deities upon the continent; Archiopterus (LE), Avitori (LG), Bolc (CN), Caelis (LN), Entioch (NE), Id (TN), Orvvite (CG), Sol (NG), Zineblix (CE).
Council of Mages; ruling council of the Imperium Vallis.

D.K.; Drago'nith Karg. Measurement of time beginning from the ending of the First Age of known history.
dar Kuaz de Omanthrid; tome of great evil, said to have led to the destruction of the kingdom of Omanthrid del Rhin.
Dean Wizard; title given to the head master of any of the colleges of magic.
Divine Orrary; machine of the gods. A huge mechanical device said to revel the thoughts of the gods. If it exists, it's resting place is said be in a secret citadel deep in Mist Sarmmira.
Drago'nith Karg; the Second Dragon War. Begun when the paladin Jonas the Lawful slew the red dragon Khurigheeri the Ruby.
Dragon Flights; flocks of dragons. Generally between 20-50 individual dragons of young adult to old age. Always large to huge specimens.
Dragon hordlings; military forces of the dragon queen Tuhlikhan. A cross between human or elf, and dragon. Created and controlled the use of a hordling medallion.

En'cris; familial branch of Man. Also known as high elves. Most elven PC's will be of this type.
En'delft; familial branch of Man. Also known as wild elves.
En'maren; familial branch of Man. Also known as valley elves.
En'wameryn; familial branch of Man. Also known as gray elves.
Edric Mabilia; one of the most reknown sages in all Verméan history. Known for his 10,000 verses forseeing the future of Besh.
Entioch; twin brother of Sol, once an Yyrch of great power. Elevated to divine status by Id.

Far Seldear; bay on northwestern Parad'yse Isle named by Perciful on his voyage to save the il'cris.
Five Kingdoms, The; five ruling families following the ending of the Second Age.
Fortress Forza; a dark and forboding castle located high among the peaks of the Galan Heights, in the Northern Territories. This fortress features prominantly in Book 3 of the Bone-Hilt Sword Campaign; The Shadow Keep.

Gift of Making; magic of Tau, which bestows, among other things, the ability to create and control life.
Gold dragons; the second dragon species. Created by Avitori.
Golden Kingdom; another name by which Omanthrid del Rhin was known.
Green dragons; the third dragon species. Created by Archiopterus.

Halflings; descendent race of hhu'mahni-kind.
Hordling medallion; magic relic imbued with the ability to transform humans or elves into dragon hordlings.
House of Paladins; body of holy warriors located in Bodibeve. Most paladins will have originated in the House of Paladins.
Human; also hhu'mahni, 'the Forsaken Man'. Of the race of Man, shorter in stature, shorter lived, and holding less magic than their former state.

Id; representative of Yyyd'emsk. An Yyrch later raised to divine status. God of absolute neutrality.
Il'baren; familial branch of Man. Also known as wood elves.
Il'cris; familial branch of Man. Now known as elves. Some elven wizards still refer to themselves as being Il'cris. These are frequently violently racist individuals, even against fellow elves, who do not share their views.
Imperium Vallis; great city-state of eastern Vermé ruled by the Council of Mages.
Ir'thelar; familial branch of Man. Distantly-related to the original il'cris tribes. Back-violet skinned peoples of evil temperment.

Jakkohb; the Second. Created by Tau to order the firmament. Creator of the animals, the birds, and the fishes.
Jasal'aran; Demigod of metallic dragons, dragon sects, goodly-aligned hordlings, and goodly-align spell casters.
Jervais the Black; last king of Omanthrid del Rhin.
Jonas the Lawful; paladin in search of dar Kuaz de Omanthrid. Destroyer of Khurigheeri the Emerald.

Kahl'drago Karg; the First Dragon War. Primarily a struggle between Zineblix and Avitori to control the mortal races.
Kahl'vaed; First Home. Ancient home of elven-kind.
Khurigheeri the Ruby; red dragon, and favored of Zineblix.
Koh; the name given to the Yss following the creation of the heavenly bodies by Tau.

Later Years; that time in the future which will see a great many new life forms created through craft and through necromancy.
Loe the elder; holy paladin of Avitori's court, sent to task Perciful.
Lord of Corruption; another name by which the god Zineblix is known.
Lorist Priest; new character class, a holy bard.
Luther des Charduin, King; ruler of a now extinct kingdom called Swedulan. (see entry Swedulan)

Man; the first race of mortals. Not to be confused with the human race (also, hhu'mahni), which comes after.
Mineral dragons; six species of dragon brought to the Prime Material plane by Ruakkslyth Ruaakgaan.
Mist Sarmmira; subterranean city said to house a secret citadel, wherein lies the Divine Orrary.
Monith Quin; the first day upon the planet of Besh.

Nluu; the sun around which Besh orbits.

Omanthrid Archipelago; once the thriving Plains of Parad'yse, the archipelago of hundreds of small islands is all that remains following the separation of Parad'yse Isle.
Omanthrid del Rhin; a kingdom devoted to learning which existed upon the Plains of Parad'yse.
Orvvite; a cleric of Jakkohb, elevated to divine status by Jakkohb to counter the efforts of Tau and Yyyd'emsk. Goddess of chaotic good.

Parad'yse Isle; formerly the lands that formed the Plains of Parad'yse; ancient home of the Il'cris — Kahl'vaed — is located upon its northwestern shore.
Parad'yse; peninsula upon which Kahl'vaed was said to have existed.
Perciful; young paladin of Bodibeve who embarked upon a sea voyage to rescue the lost tribes of the il'cris.
Plains of Parad'yse; a fertile land located on the far eastern borders of the Parad'yse Peninsula.

Ravankaval; legendary bastard sword of Jonas the Lawful.
Red dragons; the first dragon species. Created by Zineblix.
Ruakkslyth Ruaakgaan; demigod of earthly elements. Ruler of the elemental plane of earth.

Sarngoch; the first order of wizards. Followers of Tau.
Sarngoch'arnon; those Sarngoch who practice illusionist magics.
Sarngoch'cris; those Sarngoch who practice necromantic (magic user) magics.
Save vs. Attribute; methology to conduct specific ability tests based on a PC attribute score(s).
Sea Zephyr; the ship upon which Perciful made his voyage.
Simeraun; great city-state on the shores of the Omanthrid Archipelago.
Sol; twin sister of Entioch, once an Yyrch of great power, who still held some Sarngoch power. Elevated to divine status by Id. Goddess of good neutrality.
Styg'oran, Lost; any magic user or illusionist who is not associated with a specific college of magic.
Styg'oran Questor; those bounty hunters who seek out the Lost Styg'oran.
Swedulan; an extinct kingdom located in the lands encompassing the lands west and north of the Galan Heights and the Lysiannassa Mountain Range

Tau; that which created the universe and everything in it.
Thaelmarthir Grindstone; Semiprecious gem stone, most commonly found in the regions of the Usher Arm Peninsula. It is formed by the sap of the usherwood tree. Pink to deep maroon in color.
The Second; a name referring to Jakkohb; second of the gods.
The Seven Brothers; the seven continents of Besh.
The Triplets; divine reference to Archiopterus (deity of lawful evil), Avitori (deity of lawful good), and Caelis (deity of lawful neutral). Children of the union between Tau and Beatrice.
The Twins; divine reference to Entioch (deity of neutral evil) and Sol (deity of neutral good).
To'drago Karg; the Third Dragon War.
Tower of Eith Saran; large tower located on the shores of Far Seldear. The tower collapsed by an unknown force during Perciful's rescue of the il'cris.
Tuhlikhan; red dragon queen. Creator of the first dragon hordlings. Subject of the first dragon cult.

Undying Wars; the struggles of the paladins of Bodibeve against the armies of undead that besieged the Bodibeve Plateau.

Vermé; the continent upon which the events of this SourceWeb are set.
Verméan bards; poets, troubadours, and other performing artists who are able to access the Gift of Making through song and verse.

Wind Lords; ruling body of the Kingdom of Maphan

Xerksis the Corruptible; mage of the Council of Mages in the Imperium Vallis who sought god-like power, and started the events of the Third Dragon War.

Yss; the void that existed at the beginning of time.
Yyrch; those Sarngoch formerly ruled over by Yyyd'emsk. Now used generically to describe any sentient race not of human, Sarngoch, or Il'cris blood. Often regarded as derogatory and used in offense.
Yyyd'emsk; a king of Sarngochian tribes. Driven from the surface-lands through the power of Tau and Jakkohb. Also known as the Blind King.

Zineblix; a magic-user of Jakkohb, elevated to divine status by Jakkohb to counter the efforts of Tau and Yyyd'emsk. God of chaotic evil.
Zzebrax the Deep; ancient dragon turtle who attacked the Sea Zephyr during Perciful's voyage.
Zzemal; Demigod of chromatic dragons, dragon sects, evilly-aligned hordlings, and evilly-align spell casters.

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