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  • Guild

    The Guild is a multi-national organization of merchants, criminals, thieves, and craftsmen, all roughly in equal number. It was founded in the [[Lapland]], but also has major offices in [[Chiaroscuro]], [[Gethamane]] and [[Nexus]]. [[House V'neef]] acts …

  • Loom

    A very, very high level [[Guild]] office. Apparently even having one of them speak to you is a huge honor. At any one time there are six looms; the Loom of Earth, the Loom of Air, the Loom of Water, the Loom of Wood, the [[Loom of Fire]], and the Sixth …

  • Jeupday

    The fifth day of the week, and sacred to [[Jupiter | Jupiter]], Maiden of Secrets. It is an auspicious day for knowledge and for quiet business dealings, and superstitious businessmen believe that deals struck on Jeupday will have a better chance of not …

  • bit

    A bit is a small wooden coin, the lowest form of currency generally in use in [[Chiaroscuro]] and the [[Delzhan]] Empire, although in the [[Asshole]], where people are extraordinarily poor, half-bits are used. Sixteen bits is one [[dinar]].

  • dinar

    A dinar is a unit of currency in the [[Delzhan]] Empire. It is a octagonal brass coin with the face of the [[Kha-Khan]] printed on it. 16 [[bit]]s make up a dinar, and 10 dinari make a [[drachma]].

  • drachma

    Drachman are the highest unit of currency printed within the [[Delzhan]] Empire. On one side is the image of the [[Tri-Khan]] [[:urahim-iv | Urahim IV]], and on the other an image of the [[Scarlet Empress]]. 10 [[dinar]]i make up one drachma, and 128 …

  • Jade

    Jade as a currency should not be confused with [[Magical Materials | the magical materials]] of the [[jade | same name]]. A bar of jade is a unit of currency issued by the [[Realm]]. It is a rectangular prism of teal-colored jade roughly 8 and one …

  • Thousand Scales

    The Thousand Scales is the bureaucratic arm of the [[Realm]], comprising a veritable army of secretaries, scribes, translators, scholars, accountants, lawyers, diplomats, traders, magistrates, tax-collectors, appraisors, judges, and every other position …

  • Mouth of Peace

    The Mouth of Peace is an office, the spiritual leader of the [[Immaculate Order]], living within the [[Palace Sublime]], a powerful [[manse]] in the [[Imperial City]]. The current Mouth of Peace is [[Ragara Yu-Soon]], an elder [[Wood-aspect]].

  • Dusty Road

    The Dusty Road runs along and to the east of the [[Cinderpeaks]], from [[Lapland | the Lap]], where it forks, to [[Gem]], in the deep [[South]]. To the east of the Lap it becomes the [[Breadroad | Breadroad]], and to the north it takes many branches to …

  • House of Bells

    An academy in the [[Realm]], exclusively for [[Dragon-blooded]]. It focuses on militaristic pursuits and training, teaching strategy, tactics, leadership, and martial prowess. It is considered the most respectable place for higher education for young …

  • Breadroad

    A major road stretching south of most of the foothills of the [[South]], through the badlands. Named because it is the route along which most of the grains and food from [[Lapland | the Lap]] are distributed to the less fertile lands of the South. It is …

  • Army of Ten Thousand Dragons

    The military might of the [[Realm]], the Army includes all Common Legions plus, at least nominally, all [[Great Houses | House Legions]]. In recent years, the reality has been that the Houses ween away their best officers, troops and supplies to their …

  • Merchant Fleet

    The Merchant Fleet is the trading wing of the [[Realm]]'s naval power. It is under the control of [[House V'neef]], although [[House Peleps]] also has considerable influence.

  • In'qia'ta

    A species of shellfish native to the [[Tsu-Dian-Pei]], it resembles a lobster in most respects, with an extra pair of claws and averaging about five feet long and over fifty pounds. It is a rare delicacy and savored by nobles throughout the [[South]]; …

  • Jungle of Fire Lilies

    A huge jungle of lily pads on the [[Tsu-Dian-Pei]]; on the outskirts, they appear relatively normal, but as one crawls inward, the flowers grow to be the size of buildings and block out the sky. Only rowboats or similarly sized vessels can penetrate more …

  • Fire Fleet

    The Fire Fleet is the [[Realm | Realm's]] naval force along the shores of the [[South]], and as such is of extreme importance, protecting trade to and from [[Chiaroscuro]], [[Paragon]], and [[An-Teng]]. It is composed of roughly 250 ships, and the …

  • Ageless Serum

    A rare and valuable serum made from a variety of ingredients found throughout the [[South]], it is actually a [[Fifth Age]] discovery, made by the scholars of [[zet-Hai'aqai | zet-Hai'aqai]]. When taken once a week, it can extend a mortal's life by as …

  • Food of the South

    The many peoples of the [[South]] enjoy a wide variety of dishes, but they have in common a tendency toward strong flavors, with a large amount of spice, and a fondness for sweetness. Honeyed locusts and chili peppers are common street food, and lamb …

  • All-Seeing Eye

    The secret police of the [[Realm]], strictly controlled in the past by the [[Scarlet Empress]] herself. [[:mnemon | Mnemon]] has been trying in recent years to turn their spy network to her service, with mixed success. Although few bear the name …

  • Knob

    The Knob refers to the horn of land north of [[An-Teng]] and west of [[Lapland | the Lap]]. It is home to a few dozen small fiefdoms, all of which are under the control of the [[Realm]] in varying capacities. [[House Mnemon]], [[House Ledaal]], [[House …

  • Pyra'halaash

    An island in the southeastern region of the [[Tsu-Dian-Pei]], and a major [[Guild]] trading and slaving hub. The base of operations for the [[bird-maiden | bird-maiden]] slave trade, and recently for raids on the so-called [[Djala Kingdom]]. The island of …

  • Magistrate

    A Magistrate was an appointee of the [[Scarlet Empress | Scarlet Empress]], who invested her Magistrates with considerable power. They would wander the [[Threshold | Threshold]] and [[Blessed Isle | Blessed Isle]], acting as an extension of the Empress's …

  • Al'majid

    Al'majid is the neighborhood within [[Flotsam]] where the more successful and important merchant ships dock and unload, and home to the main customs office. It is well guarded by the troops of [[:sesus-felix | Sesus Felix]].

  • Jethohanna

    Daughter of a Guildsman and [[Chu-Gao]], the goddess of the [[Breadroad]], Jethohanna was born into her trade, at which she has excelled. While [[Dryharbor]] might seem like a meager post in comparison to the cosmopolitan [[Chiaroscuro]], it has …

  • Anh'jial

    A sailor in his youth, he sailed with the [[Fire Fleet]], climbing his way to become kubernetes of a vessel called the Incorrigible Sturgeon, before a battle with the Western fae decimated the crew and left him a leg short and a little mad. He got his …

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