Glossary

An alphabetical list of unique words and their definitions. Clicking on linked words will take you to that particular definition, whereas linked words in brackets will take you to a related wiki page.

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AFFECTED

A non-human, a person who has an affection of either the mind or the body. Affections are genetically determined, and not passed on through contagion, despite rumours to the contrary. The derogatory term is infected. Compare with unaffected.

ARANEA

A six-limbed race of affected with dark skin and round eyes, rather spider-like in appearance. They are notorious for their bad eyesight, and for the fact that very few male aranea are ever seen, leading to the myth that bedding an aranea leads to certain death.

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BLAND

A derogatory term for an unaffected person living underground, presumed to arise from the fact that humans are bland or boring due to their lack of special abilities. See also worm.

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CESAILIA

An aquatic race of affected who are half human, half octopus.

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ETTERGIN

Pronounced /eh-ter-gin/ (with a hard ‘g’), these are small mythical moth-like creatures known for grouping around corpses and living off the putrid remains. Their bite is not deadly, although some myths indicate it may cause allergic reactions in some humanoid affected. They hibernate during the colder months in dark, humid, warm spaces. In the Lakeside district, they are colloquially known as merrilees.

EWTE

A semi-aquatic reptilian race of affected known for their sharp business skills and penchant for thievery. Colorings and markings vary across regions, with some showing spotted or striped skin, anywhere from dull brown to bright green.

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HALFER

A derogatory term for an affected person of mixed werekin and human blood. Cross breeding is very much looked down upon, particularly because the halfer will have the instincts and desires of a werekin, without the ability to change.

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INFECTED

A derogatory term used by humans living underground to refer to the affected, due to the widespread belief that affection is contagious, and transmitted by blood.

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NITUM

A purple flower which grows solely on the island in the middle of the Lake, thus accessible solely to the ewtes. This flower is slightly poisonous to werewolves, more so when dried; if ingested, a werewolf will not be able to change to their wolf form. For this reason it is often used medicinally, to avoid accidental changes in cases of great injury.

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REBEL

The currency used above ground by the affected.

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SIPIDS

An affected person who shows no affection—while they may have some physical oddities such as an odd number of limbs, or unusual colouring, they are human in appearance in every other way. To those “fully affected” living above ground, sipids are only one step above blands. Some believe that sipids and blands are one and the same, except sipids have grown up above ground and blands have not.

SLAVERS

Those who deal in the trafficking of slaves. The industry spans across both underground and above ground societies, with underground slaves being sent to work in mining and building operations, and above ground slaves more often been sold for body parts, or as general labour.

STEIN

Male steine, female steina. A race of affected, human-like in appearance, whose outer layers of skin are hard and rock-like.

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TARI

A poison secreted by ewtes which, when ingested, can temporarily paralyse their prey. The poison of newborn ewtes is extremely strong, but it slowly diminishes in potency over time.

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UNAFFECTED

A human, a person who has no affections of either the mind or body. The derogatory term is worm or bland. Compare with affected.

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WARD

Female: wardess. The head witch of a particular coven. The position is held for life and passed down to a pre-groomed member of the coven.

WEREKIN

An affected capable of changing shapes between human and an animal form. Despite their shared abilities, werekin of different animal kinds do not mix, and often treat each other as if they were completely different species.

WORM

A derogatory term more often used by werekin for an unaffected person, due to the fact that humans live underground, like worms. See also bland.

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