Athun – red-skinned hominoid life-forms that are honor-based and theocratic. While hair color may range anywhere between white and yellow, their eye color is wholly contained to the range of yellow. They worship the five-armed deity named Nyx’Zynkor.
Austral – the direction of East
Bindamu – [been-DAY-moo] the characterization of all life-forms that walk on two legs.
BroSohnti – gray-brown skinned hominoids that are a race of expansionist-conquerors. Large in stature and physically powerful, they fight for the sake of fighting. They were so powerful that they were able to attack the Malgovi and Vinthur at the same time and drive them from their homeworld.
Castor – base name given to those who manipulate MannA, a sentient energy, in the form of spells. They can go from there and specialize in wizardry, sorcery, elemental conjuring, etc.
Deketal – (Malgovi) [DECK-et-uhl] a decade, or ten years.
Driahdré – (Malgovi) [DREE-ah-dray] the assumed abode of righteous spirits after their demise. In K’Vo, the term is Ky’Zhanbior [Kie-ZHAN-be-or].
Dungi – (Vinthur) K’Vo for excrement.
Dwanstar – (Malgovi) a newborn star. In the Malgovi culture it is called a perfect thing in a perfect time.
EnerJa – [en-er-JHA] the name given to the fuel behind the generation of non-sentient energy forms.
EnervationisT – a life-path of one who is dedicated to the wielding of EnerJa. Most Malgovi are born with the ability.
Exemplar – (Malgovi) a rank in the Mal-Vin Militia. It is a Team Leader with distinction or specialty that separates them from the norm.
Founders, The – the name given to the Mal-Vin who were the first to demonstrate innate Energy-wielding capability. They are attributed with having developed the powers that aided in the defeat of the BroSohnti.
Gere – a unit of mass. Approximately the same as one gram.
Grenbi – a sentient, shape-changing life-form that lives to consume energy. No one knows where they come from, but they plague both the systems of the Malgovi and the Vinthur, making necessary a maintained Mal-Vin Militia.
Hendeca-term – a month in the Malgovi/Vinthur calendar. Each one is 32 star-terms long.
Hominoid – a biological form, possessing two legs, two arms and a head.
House Rankings – the hierarchy of family status and influence. The Cadre are the lowest echelon, barely receiving anything other than the ability to possess a name. It is the term to most families in Malgovi culture. The Kith are only slightly more powerful than the Cadre, possessing either property or a noted skill. The House ranking is given to those who have received either attention of favor from the throne.
Iro – [EYE-row] light
Iro-Curtain – an energy barrier usually deployed as a protective shield.
Iroform – [EYE-row-form] an expressed form of energy.
Iro-Gell – one who is highly skilled in the manipulation of energies. Knowledge of at least three forms must be demonstrated to even be considered for the title. Gellvu refers to male masters while Gellvi is a female master.
Iro-Suit – clothing and/or armour designed to assist the EnervationisT conserve power and focus their iroform expressions.