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  • Exalts

    Exalts are human essence-users, gifted by various gods with abilities far beyond those of their kin. Known Exalt types: - The [[Solar Exalted]] - Chosen of the [[Unconquered Sun]]. - The [[Lunar Exalted]] - Chosen of [[Luna]] - The [[Sidereal …

  • Dragon-blooded

    [[File:381216 | class=media-item-align-none | Exalted_Cover_by_nJoo.jpg]] Dragon-blooded are [[Exalts]], chosen by one of the [[Five Elemental Dragons]]. The most notable difference between the Dragon-bloods, also called the Terrestrial Exalted, and …

  • 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 …

  • Immaculate Order

    The Immaculate Order is the organized clergy of the [[Realm]], preserving and leading the [[Immaculate Philosophy]]. The Order teaches the supremacy of the [[Dragon-blooded]] over mortals and [[gods]] alike, but of course, like most functions of the Realm …

  • Immaculate Philosophy

    The Immaculate Philosophy is the dominant religion of the [[Realm]] and is maintained by the Monks of the [[Immaculate Order]]. The Immaculate Philosophy teaches that as each life passes, it is judged on its virtues, including its humility and …

  • 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]].

  • Calibration

    At the [[Realm Calendar | end of the year]], between [[Descending Air]] and [[Ascending Water]], there is a five day period where the sun rises only for a few hours, and the moon doesn't shine at all. This is the Calibration. The Calibration is a time of …

  • Thaumaturgy

    Thaumaturgy refers to various arts of divination, witchcraft, and [[Feng Shui | feng shui]], as practiced by mortals and minor [[god-blooded | god-blooded]]. This is often heavily ritualized and very limited in power compared to true [[sorcery | sorcery …

  • Funeral Rites

    Funeral rites throughout most of the civilized corners of [[Creation]] tend to follow a similar pattern, based on [[Realm]] practices. The body is cremated, and then the ashes are placed in a ceremonial urn, which is placed for five days with images of …

  • Saturday

    Saturday is the final day of the week, and is holy to [[Saturn | Saturn]], the Maiden of Endings. As such it is the day on which most funeral services and executions are held.

  • Monday

    The second day of the week, sacred to [[Luna]]. A day on which changes are considered blessed, and stoicism is thought exceptionally difficult. Craftsmen consider it a good day for transforming materials into finished works, although it is often thought …

  • 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 …

  • Imperial Manse

    The Imperial Manse is an enormous [[War-Manse | war-manse]] in the heart of the [[Imperial City]]. Its columns reach two hundred feet into the air, and it represents a city-within-a-city at approximately 6 square miles of compound. The [[Scarlet …

  • War-Manse

    A war-manse is a [[manse | manse]] whose [[Leylines | leyline energy]] has been channeled into significant internal and external defensive weaponry. Prominent even in the [[Third Age]], they grew in popularity going into the late [[Shogunate]], as warring …

  • Storm's End

    An academy of [[sorcery | sorcery]] founded in the late [[Shogunate]], and destroyed in a magical disaster that killed all the school's students and faculties, with the exception of [[:mnemon | Mnemon]].

  • Reincarnation

    In [[Creation]], those who die are supposed to pass on peacefully and re-enter the wheel of reincarnation. The [[Salient Bureau of Reincarnation]], even in the [[Fifth Age]], is one of the more powerful and widespread divine departments. When the …

  • Keepers of the Flame

    The priestly order who conduct worship of [[:the-pale-mistress | the Pale Mistress]]. They are widespread in [[An-Teng]], and are often consulted by regional magistrates and [[matriarchs | matriarchs]] in matters of justice.

  • Prayer

    In [[Creation]], there are as many [[gods]] as there are ideas and objects. Most are barely or non-sentient [[Kami | kami]], or little gods, but a few have significant power over mortal affairs. Those gods are the object of worship, and the more worship …

  • Magic

    In a world with beings made of fire, floating mountains, gods and dragons, the definition of what is called "magic" varies widely from person to person, culture to culture. Most sages define sorcery as the bending of reality to one's will. Throughout …

  • Nans

    No one knows very much about Nans; as far as [[Forty-Three | Forty-Three]] is concerned, she came with [[Underbridge Manor | the place]]. When they first moved in, they were unsure what to do with the old woman who occupied a small room, nearly a cupboard …

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