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  • Magical Materials

    The magical materials are materials from which [[artifacts]] are made, that have many properties important to the workings of specific enchantments. The magical materials themselves are indestructible to normal means, though the artifact itself may not be …

  • Orichalcum

    Orichalcum is one of the [[Magical Materials]], and is specifically attuned to the Chosen of the Sun. It appears as a shining, flawless gold, and never tarnishes or even gets scratched, but always seems to glimmer as though in full daylight. It tends …

  • the Point of the Western Compass

    The Point of the Western Compass was a [[direlance]] of [[starmetal]] and [[Orichalcum | orichalcum]]. It was 8 and a half feet long, with a shaft of an odd, dark wood that is always quite cool to the touch. The handle is leather, studded with mother of …

  • Sky-Towers

    Sky-Towers were all built during the [[Third Age]], enormous structures reaching over 1,000 feet high. Many were made of alabaster or marble, although time has taken much of their sheen. Those still standing are mostly broken, although even so they still …

  • shij-qat

    Shij-qat is a uniquely [[South]]ern drink, and is almost exclusively drunk by the lower classes. It has a deep, saturated blue color, and spells rather pungent, although some people acquire a fondness for it. When drunk, it fills one with a slight burning …

  • Veniday

    The sixth day of the week, and sacred to [[Venus]], Maiden of Serenity. Veniday is, in almost any corner of [[Creation]], a day of revelry and indulgence, and even the most fastidious of [[Thousand Scales | Thousand Scales]] bureaucrats can be seen …

  • jade

    Jade is one of the [[Magical Materials]] and is attuned to the [[Dragon-blooded]]. It has five subsets; Blue Jade for [[Air-aspect]]s White Jade for [[Earth-aspect]]s Red Jade for [[Fire-aspect]]s Black Jade for [[Water-aspect]]s Green Jade for [[ …

  • daiklave

    A sword made of one of the [[Magical Materials | Magical Materials]]. There are specific types of daiklave, such as [[grand daiklaves]], [[reaver daiklaives]], and [[reaper daiklaves]].

  • artifact

    Artifacts are magical items. The term can be applied to a wide variety of things; potions made by [[sorcery | hedge-witches]] with magical ingredients, or items of world shattering power, such as the [[Eye of Autocthon]] or the [[Sword of Creation]]. It …

  • Old Wall

    [[File:381239 | class=media-item-align-none | elephant__s_gate_by_nuro_art-d4fo1yl.jpg]] The Old Wall was built in the early days of the [[Third Age]], forty feet tall and build of solid stone. It circles the old parts of the city, modern day [[Ba'a'pshu …

  • manse

    All of [[Creation]] is covered in [[leylines]]. They emanate in patterns from places of magical energy called [[demenses]], and when these leylines or demenses are capped by talented masons and feng shui masters, they create manses. A manse is a seat of …

  • hearth-stone

    A hearth-stone is a magical stone or gem created when a [[demense]] or [[Leylines | leyline]] is properly capped through the arcane arts of masonry. A hearth-stone grants those attuned to it certain abilities, depending on the nature of the manse, and …

  • qat-hirra

    Qat-hirra are enormous deep blue jellyfish that float in and above the surface of the [[Tsu-Dian-Pei]]. They generally live in the furthest southern reaches of the ocean, but migrate north during the [[Season of Fire]]. Lately they have been migrating far …

  • Sword of Creation

    What, exactly, the Sword of Creation IS is unclear. What it DID is a little more concrete; at the end of the [[Shogunate | Fourth Age]], the [[Scarlet Empress]] tapped into the power of the Sword and drove back the [[Fair Folk]] hordes.

  • Green Valley

    Green Valleys were constructed in the [[Third Age]] as bubbles of fertility in otherwise harsh environments. The secret of their construction has long since been lost.

  • Leylines

    All of [[Creation]] is covered in leylines of energy; the five biggest are the [[Five Elemental Dragons | Five Elemental Dragons]] themselves, and most leylines correspond to one of the [[Five Elements]]. There are however, also leylines of energy that …

  • Demenses

    A demense is an uncapped focus point of a [[Leylines | leyline]]. If a skilled essence-using architect and feng shui master builds upon it, they can create a [[manse | manse]].

  • Feng Shui

    Feng Shui is the art of [[Leylines | leyline]] manipulation, practiced by mortal [[Thamaturgy | thaumaturges]], but also by those essence-users interested in constructing [[manse | manses]].

  • Goremaul

    A goremaul is a hammer, mace, or club made from one of the [[Magical Materials | magical materials]].

  • 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 …

  • Gossamer

    A material used by the [[Fair Folk]], the secret of its making has been lost to [[Fifth Age]] scholars. It is extraordinarily light, nearly weightless, and hard as steel. It has been said that in the [[Third Age]], [[Airships | airships]] were made …

  • Bokken

    A wooden sword, usually in the same shape and size as a katana. Frequently used by [[Immaculate Order | Immaculate Monks]] of the [[Five Elemental Styles | Wood Dragon Style]], as it allows them to channel their natural toxins.

  • Triremes

    A large warship, powered by large numbers of rowers. The favored warship of the [[Realm]] during the [[Fifth Age]] due to its high short-distance speed and maneuverability, as well as carrying capacity for boarding marines. It's travelling speed is …

  • Caravels

    Any medium sized sail-powered vessel, such as the [[The Seventh Ifrit | Seventh Ifrit]] or the [[The Sandcock | Sandcock]].

  • Thundering Cricket Chorus

    [[File:422875 | class=media-item-align-none | thunderingcricket.jpg]] A [[Shogunate]] [[Man O'War | man o'war]], the flagship of the [[Sand Fleet]], captained by [[:ragara-yun-lei | Ragara Yun-Lei]]. It has a length of 212 feet, with a beam of 39' and …

  • 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]]; …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • Grimcleaver

    A one-handed ax made of one of the [[Magical Materials | magical materials]]. A two-handed ax is called a grand grimcleaver. In the [[Third Age]], these weapons were particularly favored by [[Lunar Exalted | Lunar Exalted]].

  • Automaton

    Automata or automatons are/were mechanized constructs, almost exclusively constructed during the [[Third Age]]. Their construction was a point of pride for the [[Twilight]] caste, who designed a panoply of automata with varying aesthetic and functional …

  • Lightning Gauntlets

    Claws or weighted gauntlets capable of channeling essence into lightning bursts. Commonly found paired on [[Dragon Armor | Air Dragon Armor]]. Rare in the [[Fifth Age]].

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