World Map

WORLDS:

Chalt, The World
Sarwei, sometimes called Malisonne, the Ringed Sun
Ule, the Ever-Shifting Moon, whence come the ambitious Ulenites
Zica, the Nest-World, full of monsters’ nests
Karrd, the World of Fallen Copper, Gurahl’s shattered planet
Echune, The Great King’s Head, a very distant place
Nagamah, The Ooze-World, said to conceal great treasures
Channaxi, the World Under the Sword, a very corrupt world
Tandelume,The Miniature World, a newly-discovered mystery
The Stars of Death and Sleep, a place of rest and revelation

CITIES AND TOWNS:

Anuna, in Vasgol, the Chemical City, Chancellor’s Jarjuna’s capital, housing the Titan of Days
Burjes, on Ule, the Ulenite capital
Esgavi (or Escavic), in Chaldanga-Vasgol, the City of Lilies, now occupied by Ule
Gasastri, in Zaiapan, an administrative city, recovering after its devastation during the war
The Inn of Silver Leaves, in Vasgol, a stagecoach inn built on wyrdish ruins
Jedaru, among the Lesser Moons, the largest city of wyrds still real
Nammathar, in Vasgol, ruled by Prince Thrale, who despises Chancellor Jarjuna
Padri, in Vasgol, a village once ruled by Hadrakahn lords
Pangadar, in Yig, City of Duels, largest and most cosmopolitan city in Yig
Sarwei Rift, on Sarwei, a cosmopolitan trading-city
Tam Ruat, in Zaiapan, City of the Black Wind, known for its poison air, banks, and wickedness
Tectravic, in Hadrakah, once Yamra’s fastness, now a place for ghosts and petty tyrants
Weiyu, in Vasgol, the southernmost Vasgollan town, prone to Ngapp raids

RACES:

Becca: An intelligent reptilian race that grows throughout its life, with razor-sharp toe-claws, needle-like teeth, and natural psychic powers. Native to Zica, they now mostly dwell on the Baltoo. They have many “houses,” tribes based on different animal fetishes.

Bokkminn: Small (18″ tall), nervous-looking creatures with long, gangly limbs, big hands with nimble fingers, leaf-shaped ears, round bug-like eyes, and antennae. Once the slaves of Gurahl, they were native to Karrd but have since settled on the Great King’s Head and elsewhere. The maklaks brutalized them in the last war.

Cat-Faced Fire Dancer: Descendants of pleroma who once served Okidesha, native to deep below the earth, but now mostly inhabiting the sun. Frequently enslaved by the maklaks or others.

Cheim-Su: A chameleon-salamander, a native of Sarwei, unable to survive when not close to flame. They were once master slavers until the Ulenites scattered their empire.

Chuni: Naturally beings of shimmering liquid moonlight, Chuni can animate bodies with the use of intricate tattoos and pins. They currently inhabit the Great King’s Head, and appear ready to leave this reality for one beyond the Stars of Death and Sleep. Their technology is more advanced even than the wyrds’.

Dalc: Thin creatures with stony skin and a petrifying gaze. Men and women both have porcupine-like fronds for hair that can deliver a paralytic poison. A decadent, nihilistic people, perhaps a failed race once loved by some god or another, the dalc dress in black clothing and adorn themselves with rotting flowers. They fight one-another in duels, or serve as grim mercenaries.

Human: Divided by Gurahl into Vasgollan (light brown skin, curly black hair, dark eyes; intended for labor), Hadrakahn (wavy blond hair, pale eyes, and pale skin; intended for war), Chaldangan (straight black hair, ivory- or copper-colored skin, and dark eyes; intended for administration), and Zaiapani (dark brown or black skin, black eyes, heavy build, bald or black-haired; intended for war but grown “wayward”). Native to Chalt.

Hrein: Various kinds of mollusk-like creatures, not yet fully cataloged, native to the Miniature World.

Maheti: Small (three-foot tall), skinny creatures, with large eyes, yak-like noses, shaggy hair-fur that forms a thick beard, sharp teeth, small horns, and hoofed feet. They wear a houka-suit so that they might not know the pain of their stolen skin amidst the blowing desert. Native to the deserts of Chalt.

Maklak: Enormous ogre-like creatures with sagging jowls, thick necks, and often a single horn between their eyes. They can extend their eyes indefinitely, so they are sometimes called the Panoptic Giants. Native to Channaxi, they are are doomed race since the yigs destroyed all the maklak women.

Qabbori: One of the native races of Sarwei, tall (8-foot) red humanoids with curling horns, red or red-purple skin, heavy claws, and bestial features, including a heavy mane. Sometimes called the Spider-Eyes to distinguish them from other sun-dwellers, though this is only a caste of the Qabbori.

Renderer of Salt: The wyrds destroyed these “eel-people” ages ago, leaving only a few survivors, those feral and insane, swimming beneath the Sea of Poison Ice. They can sing poison and sickness out of blood, or into it. Renderers of salt resemble wyrds with a fish-like, octopus-like, or serpentine lower half.

Ulenite: Short, angular, and crystalline, Ulenites are explorers and conquerers. Their hands are heavy, as if built for digging. Most have left for various extraplanetary realms, but some have begun to return and claim sections of Chalt. Native to Ule, the Moon.

Wyrd: Immortal beings who have mostly joined with The Lightning Dream, a vast consensual hallucination. Slighter than the average human, most resemble ferns or trees in coloration. They have upturned ears and jagged features. Native to the Grinding Ice of Chalt; they destroyed the Eel People there and became sea-farers before colonizing the Lesser Moons.

Yig: A squat, ugly, often bowlegged race, heavily muscled, with shaggy hair, broad features, gray, black, green, or blue skin, and tusks, with leaf-shaped ears. Native to Chalt, they have carved out a rude empire for themselves in territory once held by the maklaks and Yamra.

Unusual Races and Beings:

Those in Violation:

Ugezi: A violator of Tamantha. Any animal that takes human form is called an ugezi, or shifter.

Mwendo: A violator of Tamantha. Any plant that takes upon itself to move is called a mwendo, or traveler.

Kiota: A violator of Tamantha. Any inanimate thing that starts to spread is called a kiota, or Hiver.

Divine Agencies:

Demi-Aeon: While the younger gods prefer to create agents out of their own mental essence, the savesty often mated with old mortal races, such as maklaks, ulenites, and renderers of salt. These half-divine offspring were difficult to control, but very powerful, and not entirely dependent on their creator. Some gave birth to whole lineages of “aeonic” offspring, now very rare.

Pleroma: A mental shard of a moinon (a younger god), a pleroma is naturally insubstantial and possesses a variety of spiritual powers based on the aeonic being it represents. They are usually created as messengers, servants, or warriors, and represent a single facet of the god.

GODS, AEONS, AND CONSEQUENTIAL POWERS

Ailari, the Bright and Dark Messenger, the Hope Against the Night
Gender: Female
Station: Moinon
Affiliations: Travel, Chance, Thieves
World: The Lesser Moons
Symbol: Crescent moon

Count Bolki, The One-From-Two God, Master of Continuity and Ratio
Gender: Male
Station: Moinon
Affiliations: Movement, Change, Foxes, Abstract Mathematics
World: Ule
Symbol: Two-faced fox

Fon Quaal, The Rain of the Imagination, The Great Elder, the Freezing Eye and Burning Hand
Gender: Neuter
Station: Savesty
Affiliations: Creation, Light and Lightning, Athletics
Direction: Northwest
Symbol: A hand in a circle

Ganderhelm, The Word That Ends Laughter, Labyrinth-Lord, Dragon-King of Pearls and Hidden Rooms
Gender: Neuter
Station: Savesty
Affiliations: Secrets, Commerce, Murder
Direction: Southwest
Symbol: A pearl circled by a serpent

Great Garsino, the King Before Flowers, Keeper of the Six Awful Silences
Gender: Male
Station: Savesty
Affiliations: Deep Earth, The Cardinal Directions, The Calendar
Direction: North
Symbol: Compass rose

Gurahl, the Bright Lord, The Water Phoenix King, King of the Radiant Sky, Guardian of the Wheel at the Heart of the World
Gender: Male
Station: Moinon
Affiliations: Protection, Rain, Storms, Kingship
World: Karrd
Symbol: Long-bodied eagle

Klesha-Moros, The Awakened Defilement, The God Who Mocks the Void
Gender: Male
Station: Moinon
Affiliations: Agriculture, Wilderness, Wine, Revelry
World: Nagamah
Symbol: Oak tree

Lady Shalbinar, Queen of the Old Wilds, Forgotten Mistress of Singing Wolves and Dancing Blood
Gender: Female
Station: Savesty
Dominions: Animals (Especially Carnivores), Sex, Hunting, Surgery
Direction: Southeast
Symbol: Jagged claw

Lennesh-Namta, Princess of Subtle Beauty, Mother of Mercy, Lady of Tailors, Mice, and Pewter
Gender: Female
Station: Savesty
Affiliations: Mercy, Motherhood, Humility
Direction: West
Symbol: Thimble

Nacmacorthex, Evil Wind of Salt and Hooks, the Sword That Remembers Its Purpose
Gender: Neuter
Station: Moinon
Affiliations: Metal, Discipline, Fishing, Marines
World: Channaxi
Symbol: Two-tined spear

Nethruk, Angel of The Will Revealed, Lord of True Dreams and False
Gender: Neuter or Male
Station: Moinon
Affiliations: Dreams, Bicorns, Poetry and Prophecy
World: Echune
Symbol: Winged eye

Okidesha, Dancing Fire Scarab, Goddess of Molten Chains and Deep Wisdom, Holder of the Fifty Scourges
Gender: Female
Station: Moinon
Dominions: Fire, Dance, Architecture
World: Sarwei
Symbol: Iron Tower

Shavati, The Tome of Infinity, Lady of Reflections, Whose Wings Cut the Worlds
Gender: Female or Neuter
Station: Moinon
Affiliations: Self-Reflection, Death, Books
World: Chalt
Symbol: Open book

Xoxumoshtli, the Thrice-Looking Champion, the Fulcrum of the Universes
Gender: Neuter or Male
Station: Savesty
Affiliations: Healing, Justice, Archery
Direction: South
Symbol: Three dog-heads looking away from one-another

Yuenki, Dark Lady of Apotheosis, Deaconess of the Inverted Flame
Gender: Female
Station: Savesty
Affiliation: Ice, Winter, Duels, Mounts
Direction: Northeast
Symbol: Kirin head

Zeth Kahl, The Weight of Iniquity, Dark Empress of The Gift Given to Bind
Gender: Female
Station: Moinon
Affiliations: Legalities, Sickness, Guilt
World: Zica
Symbol: Circle of Chains

The Unknown Power
Gender: Uncertain; usually rendered as neuter
Station: Savesty
Affiliations: Uncertain
Direction: Presumably East
Symbol: None