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  • Silver North-Ring

    The Silver North-Ring is a common currency shared by the [[Northwestern Nations | Northwestern Nations]]: [[Yeoria]], [[The Northern Principalities]], [[Mgarmir]], and [[Snorivia]]. It is also occasionally used by neighboring lands such as [[Peruvia]]. …

  • Northwestern Nations

    A historian's term more than anything else, precisely which countries fall into this category is somewhat disputed. [[Yeoria | Yeoria,]] [[Northern Principalities | The Northern Principalities,]] [[Mgarmir | Mgarmir,]] and [[Snorivia]] are almost …

  • The Forge of Fate

    An ancient epic poem written sometime in the 1A 1100s by an otherwise unknown author: [[:krygan | Krygan]]. It tells the story of [[:sekeriah | Sekeriah]] and how he forged the , his greatest and most famous weapon by wrestling a bolt of lightning onto …

  • The Shining Path

    The Shining Path is a philosophy and warrior code known (with some variation) across all of [[Feryngia]] and perhaps the [[Moriavari Archipelago | Moriavari Archipelago]] and other areas of [[Fomorti | Fomorti]] as well. It is also known as the Way of …

  • The Religions of Feryngia

    [[Feryngia]] is a land of great piety and religiousity dotted with many churches and temples, but it does not have a single ruling religious body or anything like one. There are scores and scores of different more or less mutually accepting faiths each …

  • Fire Emblem

    The Fire Emblem is the legendary spear of [[:sekeriah | Sekeriah]], said in many tales to unfailingly slay anything it is cast at and to be bonded in some fashion to its maker. It is said to have been impossible for any but the [[First Generation | …

  • Aegir

    Aegir. [[Quintessence]]. Soul. Energy. Life-force. Power. Spirit. There are no fewer definitions than there are names for this phenomenon, but what all agree upon is that Aegir is one of the most important and fundamental of forces. Possessed by all …

  • Quintessence

    Another word for [[Aegir]] used primarily by alchemists and philosophers who consider it to be one of the fundamental elements or substances that make up all things.

  • Hadran

    Hadran, which means "abomination," is the crime of murdering a human to absorb their [[Aegir]]. This is generally considered the vilest of offenses and is universally punished with death. Killing in wars does not generally count, but this is one reason [[ …

  • Enth

    Meaning "blessed ones," Enth are people with extraordinary ability to absorb and maintain Aegir, some are rumored even to be able to take in trickles of it from the very air. Since Aegir prolongs and sustains life, they are likely to be healthy and long- …

  • Harjakt

    The meaning and origin of the word are unknown, but the Harjakt is a secret society and possible spy network rumored to exist in [[Yeoria]] among the peasants of that land and portrayed as vile, valiant, or anything in between by folktales and legend. …

  • 2A 2227

    Date the temporary alliance of convenience known as the [[Grand Alliance of the Northern Star]] was formed, late in the [[Second Peruvian-Snorivian War]] when it became evident the Peruvians might actually win it completely. The signing of this great pact …

  • Grand Alliance of the Northern Star

    Major military alliance of several hundred petty rulers of what are now [[Yeoria]] and the [[Northern Principalities]]. These minor local rulers put aside their normal squabbles and skirmishes to make one large, albeit disorganized, army with which they …

  • Revolt of the Captains

    Depending on who is asked, a rebellion or threatened rebellion or civil war or strike or treasonous conspiracy in [[Greater Snorivia]] in [[2A 2704]]. The unrest (Whatever it ought to be called) grew out several centuries of growing resentment among the …

  • Gods

    According to practitioners of [[Fundin]], most widespread of [[The Religions of Feryngia | The Religions of Feryngia]], the so-called "Gods" of [[Fomorti]] are the creations of humans. [[Spirits]] are likewise but lesser. When the [[First Generations]] …

  • Spirits

    According to [[Fundin]], most prominent of [[The Religions of Feryngia | The Religions of Feryngia]], spirits are nothing more than particularly weak [[Gods]] and gods are nothing more than beings created when the [[First Generations]], with their …

  • Smite

    Smite is a [[Staves | staff]] rumored to exist, said to have been made by one [[cult]] or another of the church of [[Fundin]] to slay their enemies. Other stories say it was made by or for some sort of assassin. Either way it apparently looks much …

  • Swords

    Invented sometime in the middle years of the [[First Age]] probably by [[:sekeriah | Sekeriah]] since he was one of the first people to learn the secrets of forging things from metal by beating them into shape with his fists. Swords may cause less …

  • Fundin

    Meaning 'The Right,' Fundin is an umbrella term for a broad religious movement that a vast majority of people in [[Feryngia]] subscribe to, though with great variety between their beliefs. Perhaps it should not be regarded as a single faith at all, but …

  • Heresy

    Followers of the enormous religion of [[Fundin]] often deem some who claim to be among their number heretics. The definition is far from universal because there is no central church of Fundin of any sort to set one down, but most followers of Fundin would …

  • Immortal Savlan Empire

    The official name of [[Savaritania]], claiming to be a continuation of the ancient [[Savlan Empire]]. The connection is tenuous at best. While the current Glaenroongs can indeed trace their ancestry to [[:glaenroong-iaeth-the-bold-of-savaritania | …

  • Savlan Empire

    As the name suggests, a ancient empire centered on the city of [[Savlan]] in what is now [[Savaritania]]. The [[Koran Basin]] is a very rich area and has been a hub of trade for a long time. The first mention of the city of Savlan dates from sometime …

  • Slavery

    Once common throughout [[Feryngia]], slavery and similar serfdom are now in decline and outright outlawed in many places. Perhaps the biggest factor leading to this change is the very force that spread it in the first place: the [[Savlan Empire]]. Many …

  • Fourth Generation

    Modern humans. Vastly inferior in all significant ways (Among them strength, speed, intellect, magical talent, virtue, beauty, inventiveness, and fortitude) to the [[First Generations | First Generations]]. *History:* It is not at all clear or agreed …

  • Mystery

    Mystery is a sword [[Imbuing | imbued]] with [[Dark Magic]] theorized to exist by many historians and religious scholars but unknown to most others. Its origins are uncertain, as is most of its history and indeed its true name. It is commonly attributed …

  • Pegasi

    Pegasi are flying quadrupeds described by most laymen as looking like horses with wings. However to experienced equestrians and military strategists of all sorts, the differences are far more pronounced. Pegasi tend to be markedly smaller and of much …

  • Profane Magic

    A somewhat fuzzy term to say the least, the boundaries of profane magic are generally set at the edge of whatever one does. To commoners with no knowledge or experience with the use of [[Magic]] whatsoever, it's all rather suspect. Those who merely do [[ …

  • Zigur

    Zigur is a sword said to be the second ever made. According to this version of the story, [[:sekeriah | Sekeriah]] made it some time after inventing the first one to fix the problems of the original design. Though it was most likely a one-handed …

  • Vigilance

    Vigilance is a staff of origins now forgotten. It is said to be of white birchwood, tall as a man (suggesting it was made by the larger and stronger [[First Generations]]) and crowned with a tiger's eye. It serves as a protective talisman in many tales …

  • Skaihalth's Smile

    Skaihalth's Smile was a [[Staves | Staff]] believed to have been destroyed some time in the 2A 2700s when the more orthodox [[Savaritanians]] captured it from the [[Frysolythian Empire]]. It was created either by its namesake or some [[Heresy | heretic]] …

  • Lances

    Probably the first weapons ever made in the [[First Age]], their creator is unknown since [[:sekeriah | Sekeriah]] insisted when asked that he never made such crude things. This belies the fact that his greatest weapon looked much like a lance, but he …

  • Beastslayer

    Beastslayer is an ancient [[Lances | lance]] from the [[First Age]]. According to [[:eekanu | Eekanu]] it was made and wielded by an otherwise unknown man of the [[Second Generation]] by the name of Andreyeva to combat feral [[Wyverns]], the last few …

  • Beller

    Beller is a [[Lances | lance]] apparently made by [[:henrekta | Henrekta]], though according to another story he merely enchanted the wood from which it was later carved. It was said to look like a large, broad-tipped spear with a crossguard like a …

  • Axes

    No doubt earlier invented as simple tools, but eventually adapted into weapons so that their original creator is in doubt. Axes are very heavy- more so than [[Swords]] and [[Lances]], making them hard to use effectively but devastating when a blow is …

  • Skald

    A battleaxe of unknown origin featuring in many legends of the [[Northwestern Nations]]. Skald looks like a large poleaxe with a blade decorated to look as if it is frosted over. Its only commonly agreed upon power is that it recites the deeds of its …

  • Bear Claw

    An axe commissioned by [[:king-sno-the-bloody-bearded | King Sno the Bloody-Bearded]] at some point during his reign over [[Snorivia]], who [[Imbuing | imbued]] it with its powers and the actual blacksmith are unknown, but they must have been masters of …

  • Lunar Crescent

    Lunar Crescent is a bow apparently made by a high priest of [[Fundin]] in [[Serpenvir]] early in the [[Second Age]]. At some point after the [[Donning of the Veil]] when Serpenvir closed itself off from outsiders, the ensorcelled bow was smuggled out of …

  • Murderer

    Murderer is a bow rumored to exist and to have been made for a ruthless mercenary during the [[Time of Sorrows]] and then tested on the bowyer who made it. He put upon it a curse so that it would never strike true except to kill a target. It is a fine …

  • Starlight

    Starlight is a [[Light Magic]] spell which legend claims was devised by [[:henrekta | Henrekta]] near the beginning of the [[First Age]] and first used in the [[Time of Sorrows]]. Like most truly great magics, it was never written down in tomes for common …

  • Lux Aeterna

    According to those who believe [[Starlight]] is [[Pure Magic]], Lux Aeterna is the ultimate [[Light Magic]]. Most people doubt it exists at all however since its use was never recorded, nor was its creation in any credible source. Allegedly however, …

  • Anima Magic

    Anima magic is older than [[Light Magic]] and younger than [[Dark Magic]]. It originates from a similar arrangement to that which spawned Dark Magic, [[:sekeriah | Sekeriah]] bested the god of nature, [[:ehrholt | Ehrholt]] and spared his life in exchange …

  • Whirlwind

    Perhaps the most common of the legendary spells, Whirlwind actually exists as an [[Anima Magic | anima Tome]]. However, because so few people can use it copies are in short supply and almost impossible to find. Some great mage of the past developed it, …

  • Abolish

    Quite possibly the most powerful tome of magic ever penned, Abolish was the last and greatest work of [[:henrekta | Henrekta]]. Often said by the ignorant to be [[Anima Magic]], it was clearly in fact [[Pure Magic | Pure]]. It is described as having …

  • Plague

    Plague is according to most a legendary [[Dark Magic]] spell, though there are others even among serious scholars of [[Magic]] and [[Fundin]] who hold it is [[Profane Magic]]. This is probably irrelevant, since it's doubtful whether there exist any druids …

  • Hel

    Hel is the greatest [[Dark Magic]] spell known to exist and is rumored to be one of the most dangerous spells of all time. Sources are quite clear that it was not developed by one of the well known archmages of the [[First Age]], so exactly who did devise …

  • Sekeriah

    *Lifespan:* [[1A 1]] to [[1A 1121]] *Appearance:* Surprisingly few details survive. People writing about him seem to have been too busy being astounded by his awe-inspiring feats and riveting adventures to write down very much of what he looked like. He …

  • Krygan

    Believed to be a man of the [[Third Generation]] who wrote the famous epic poem [[The Forge of Fate | The Forge of Fate]] about how [[:sekeriah | Sekeriah]] crafted the [[Fire Emblem]] sometime in the 1A1100s and is otherwise unknown.