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  • Age of Legend

    The "Age of Legend" is another word for the [[First Age]] often preferred by religious scholars, while historians use the latter. The Age of Legend is named as such because it was the enormously long period in which the [[First Generations]] walked the …

  • First Generations

    The First Generations is a broad term referring to the humans who lived in in the [[First Age]] and earlier times. It is almost invariably invoked with great respect for these stronger, better, ancestors of the comparatively weak and degenerate modern …

  • Old Place

    The Old Place is the name given to wherever the [[First Generations]] came from before arriving in [[Fomorti]]. It is often depicted as an enormous cavern underground, but sometimes is instead a magical realm of some sort. Theories and theology about …

  • First Generation

    The very earliest humans to emerge from the [[Old Place]] into [[Feryngia]] on [[Fomorti]] and some of their early descendants. They were the first of the First Generations and their advent is now considered [[1A 1]], the beginning of the [[First Age]]. …

  • 1A 1

    1A 1, the first year of the [[First Age]] is the beginning of human life on [[Fomorti]]. Human history would not begin until much later though, even the idea of keeping track of what year it was and a universal agreement on a date system wouldn't come for …

  • 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 …

  • First Age

    The First Age is the preferred term among historians for the [[Age of Legend | Age of Legend]]. It is the long time period in which the [[First Generations | First Generations]] walked [[Fomorti | Fomorti]] and accomplished superhuman feats of all sorts. …

  • 1A 1300

    1A 1300 is commonly held to mark the end of the [[First Age | First Age]], the [[Age of Legend | Age of Legend]]. This is because the historians in the prominent city of [[Magrath | Magrath]] believed that the last humans of the [[Third Generation]] had …

  • 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 | …

  • Magic

    Though it is somewhat mysterious, magic is generally seen as the altering of the normal physical world through the application of willpower and [[Aegir]]. Though some think otherwise (which is often seen as [[Heresy]] or simple ignorance), from a …

  • 1A 200

    Rough estimate of the beginning of the [[Second Generation]] during the [[Age of Legend]]. It is not entirely clear or agreed upon if at this date the Second Generation emerged from the [[Old Place | Old Place]] or if they were simply the children of 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 …

  • Staves

    Staves are otherwise ordinary wooden rods which have been [[Imbuing | imbued]] with [[Aegir | Aegir]] in such a way that it can only be used for one intended purpose. Other objects could be and are used, but staves are common because they are portable and …

  • 1A 120

    Date is is retroactively estimated by [[:eekanu | Eekanu]] that [[:henrekta | Henrekta]] first deliberately performed [[Magic]]. Following his examples and explanation, the practice of [[Pure Magic]] spread among those of the [[First Generation]] whose …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 1A 800

    Arbitrary and retroactively imposes date marking the beginning of the [[Third Generation]]. All those recorded as born to the [[First Generation | First]] and [[Second Generations]] after this point are deemed members of the 3rd. While the date could …

  • 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 …

  • Second Generation

    The second group of humans to emerge from the [[Old Place | Old Place]] according to some. Others assert they are merely the descendants of the [[First Generation]]. Still others say some of both is true. In any case, they were inferior in all ways to …

  • 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 …

  • 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 [[ …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • Metaxas

    *Lifespan:* Before 1A 300 to at least 1A 950 or so *Appearance:* Unknown, all surviving art is from long after his estimated death. His followers depict him as a handsome, fit, nude man always in mid-stride. Details vary however. *History:* Not attested …

  • Ehrholt

    Quiet but extraordinarily powerful deity first attested on shards of pottery from sometime before [[1A 1032]] as a vague personification of the world or of nature. Later stories recorded by the [[Third Generation]] and believed by more objective …

  • Grimholt

    Powerful deity first attested to on some shards of pottery from sometime before [[1A 1032]] as a terrible monster thought to lurk beneath an ancient mountain range. Later stories recorded by the [[Third Generation]] elaborate that "Mad God" Grimholt ( …

  • Airku

    Minor deity know only because he is attested to as a sidenote in the 1A 1100s or so epic [[The Forge of Fate | The Forge of Fate]] as the god of lightning, "shepherd of the storm." As Airku is never really again mentioned anywhere, it is presumed that …

  • 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.