Letters to Cody: Selena Troyson Glossary

Neradsof constructs will NOT be listed here on account of tedium, and a general lack of suitability with this format to that purpose. However, so long as there is an anglicised spelling in the book, Neradsof words may be included in this glossary of terms, listed below in mostly alphabetic order: (I regret that pronunciations cannot be included here due to the limits of this font. For the keen, you may find phonetic transcriptions for some of them in the Neradsof dictionary.)


the Acquisition[n] a period of civil distress in the Republic of Noshar that lasted nine years, beginning with the invasion of Eallund Castle in the summer of 8045. It was predominantly understood to have been a territorial dispute over the Neradsof estates that would later become Valleyton district, and Farsworth and Segrepe provinces. It ended with the rise of the Al'esictian border on the winter solstice in 8054 by the Timewalker.

Adeor[n] a ranking officer in the Shardic Order from the Combat & Fields Department.

Al’arduann[n] the ancestral home of the Arduann family, sitting at the end of Tehey Road in the Shailen Road Estate called Al’duainn.

Al'duainn[n] one of the Shailen Road Estates cut from Hyresé. It belongs to and is under the jurisdiction of the Arduann family. Al'duain spans a significant portion of As'nhros, encompassing numerous villages.

Al'esict [n] a country landlocked within the Republic of Noshar, contained on all sides by an impenetrable wall/ridge that cuts through several mountain ranges. Since few have publicised their association with Al'esict, nothing is known of Al'esict but that it is ruled by a king called a 'sharof' who hails from the Nalchios lineage. Al'esict is sometimes referred to as Neradsof Shailen, which means 'free-land of the Neradsof'.

the Ankas Farm[n] the ancestral property of the Oakens family, sitting on the edge of the Te-uokslen area of the Westingham lowlands.

Ankestra Minor[n] a now barren planet that draws light and life from the star called Anktra. The Shardic Order's largest base of operations outside of the Misty Planet is on Ankestra Minor.

Ankestria[n] the only inhabitable planet remaining that draws light and life from the star called Anktra. It is populated by the sentient Magick-born race called the Ankestrians, who are accepted as the highest authority in Twestrean society.

Arrowyn City[n] second most populous city in Daughwyn province, predominantly populated by upper class Emililics and Emililic nobility.

the Arts[n] diminutive term for the 'Duenotic Arts', are the collective set of forms by which Magick may be commanded to alter or manipulate the reality of the Magick-born. There are twelve official Art forms, three primary, ten secondary, and two tertiary.

As'nhros[n] a mountain in the Shailen-Arrowyn Fold that straddles the Al'esictian-Valleyton border. It does not reach the Great Mist, however, is tall enough to have many glaciers. Part of As'nrhros sits within the boundary of Al'duainn.

Asderia[n] a now barren planet that drew light and life from the star called Pnauseria. It was once populated by the sentient Magick-born race called the Asderians, who speak a language likewise called Asderian. It was destroyed during the Eleventh Recess.

Baniudr[n] an arm in the galaxy called Twestrea. The Anktra system sits within this arm.

Beckinhshire county[n] abbreviated 'B.c.', is the east-most county of Valleyton district, administered from Goslund. It is the only Valleytonite county that is not administered from a familial estate. Despite which, Beckinhshire county is predominantly made of many little kingdoms.

Bercham[n] one of the Shailen Road Estates cut from Northslen. It belongs to and is under the jurisdiction of the Birch family. Bercham comprises numerous hamlets.

Black Mansion[n] the ancestral home of the Curzon family, sitting on a hill overlooking Eadionton-oi-duseyr.

the Border Fold[n] an expansive mountain range that runs along the eastern border of the Republic of Noshar’s Farsowth and Segrepe province, and Al’esict Neradsof Shailen, and extends laterally to cut Farsworth province in half. It joins the Falxon Mountains in the north. Not a single peak of the Border Fold can be seen due its reaching up into (and some say past) the Great Mist, as such, it cannot be traversed by one Magick-born, forming an impassable border as the Northern Range does to the north of Burnsil province.

Breahn province[n] the south-most mainland province in the Republic of Noshar. It was once defined by the River Kara in the east and River Peshfeu in the west. Both have since been largely dried up. Predominantly populated by Pahraveh (a sub-race of Calbervians), major cities in Breahn are Kahreve, and Breahnve.

Breahnve[n] a coastal city in Breahn province. It is the most populous city in Breahn province.

the Breahnvehan[n] people resident of the city of Breahnve.

Burnsil province[n] the north-most province in the Republic of Noshar, largely comprised of open plains and desert, as well as a long stretch of coastline which is called the Burnsilian coast and the Karesile Islands. Predominantly populated by Qoshlars, major cities in Burnsil are Raphlings Ilion, Raphling Sile, Daineill, and Genna. The capital of both Burnsil province and the Republic as a whole is Raphlings Ilion.

Bursilic[n] language of Magick, used by the Duetines in communication with Magick. It is the language by which the Arts are possible.

Calbervian[n] a Magick-born sentient race of elven-kind who hail from the Pnauserian planet called Crestindel. Often characterised by light skin, dark hair, and pointed helices. Also largely associated with the slave ('eytsut') tradition, having served the Neradsof for much of the Seeds Cycle. Most Calbervians today reside in Breahn and Inteprid Island provinces. They are sometimes referred to simply as the Elves.

Callar House[n] a dormitory at Kaydee Manor School. It houses mostly descendants of Shardic and Duenotic lineages who do not belong to the nobility.

Carrean[n] a Magick-born sentient race of fieldsmen who hail from the Pnauserian planet called Carrie. Often characterised by dark skin, and strong features. Most Carrean today reside in Falxon province.

Ceter[v] Neradsof term for 'to go' (simple present tense).

Clarithym[n] a coastal city in Daughwyn province. It is known for being sympathetic toward the Shardic Order, however, has managed to maintain good relations with the Qoshlar government as well.

Col'sof[n] a ranking officer in the Shardic Order from the Control Department.

Corelt[n] Neradsof term for he who is not blessed, that is, neither Duenotic nor Shardic.

Crestindel[n] a planet that draws light and life from the star called Pnauseria. Crestindel is known for its races of elven-kind called Calbervians. Sometime during the Seeds Cycle, Crestindel mysteriously disappeared, which caused the Misty Planet to shift closer to Pnauseria since Crestindel had shared its orbit. Nothing is known of what had become of Crestindel.

Croyis Manor[n] the ancestral home of the Delacroix family, sitting at the end of Thuey Road in the Shailen Road Estate called Croyis.

Cummings[n] one of the Shailen Road Estates cut from Unnderin. It belongs to and is under the jurisdiction of the Cunningham family. As the rest of the Unnderin region, Cummings is bordered in the west by Shailen Road, in the east by Kumcoaiin, and is home to many small villages of Neradsof.

Cycle[n] the first half of the cycle that Magick is bound to operate in, succeeded by a Recess. During the Cycle, Magick is bound to oblige the will of the Duenotic.

d.ji.[n] accepted abbreviation for the Neradsof honorific 'd'rjrii', which is used for single females over the age of sixteen between social equals or for social lessers, or under informal circumstances. It may also be used to mean 'miss'.

Daughwyn province[n] the west-most province in the Republic of Noshar. Predominantly populated by Emililics, major cities in Daughwyn are Arrowyn City and Alridd, and Clarithym which began to garner attention for its outward support of the Shardic Order. Daughwyn Lake, the largest body of water yet to dry out in the Republic, is in Daughwyn province.

dead Language[n] term denoting the Pnauserian languages that are no longer used outside of academic study. By the Twelfth Recess, dead Languages encompassed Asderian, Kamelean, Qosh, and Calbervian Elvish.

Destruction Cycle[n] the Cycle that succeeded the Eleventh Recess. It is itself succeeded by the Twelfth Recess. The Order of Shard fell from grace in the eyes of the Pnauserians during the Destruction Cycle.

the Directorate[n] name given the board at the Shardic Order, theoretically second in command to the Shardic Master, responsible for enforcing the Shardic Code, to which all Agents must adhere. The Directorate is generally comprised entirely of retired Agents. It was disbanded just before the Soltice of 8609, returning full control of the Shardic Order to the Master and the ten commanding officers.

Division Alphex[n] the second division of Agents of the Shardic Order, founded in the 7360s by Makrihen Nalchios to serve the Pnauserians. Division Alphex has since stood for the best that the Order has to offer in terms of local divisions (till the founding of the Division Kadan in 8602). It has always been fairly large, with an average of 1300–1450 Agents in 52–58 units. Led by an Adeor, Alphex is based at Shardic headquarters in Kantaten.

Division Brygeril[n] the third division of Agents of the Shardic Order, founded in the 7360s by Makrihen Nalchios to serve Twestreans outside of Pnauseria. It is generally the largest division, with an average of 1500–1875 Agents in 60–75 units. Led by an Adeor, Brygeril is based at the Shardic Base of Operations on Ankestra Minor.

Division Eadowin[n] the seventh division of Agents of the Shardic Order, founded in the 8008 by Makrithen Nalchios to specialise in reconnaissance upon the Qoshlar invasion of Arrowyn City. It has almost been a fairly small Division with smaller units, with an average of 900–975 Agents in 60–65 units. Led by a Levohdeor, Eadowin is based at Shardic headquarters in Kantaten.

Division Fallon[n] the eighth division of Agents of the Shardic Order, founded in the 8008 by Makrithen Nalchios to specialise in reconnaissance outside of the Republic. While notably small as a Division, Fallon averages 1200 Agents in 80 units, which is significantly larger than the other reconnaissance division Eadowin. This half of Division Fallon is based at the Shardic Base of Operations on Ankestra Minor. Division Fallon also has an average of 250 Agents dedicated to training new Agents, these are based at Tunlen Castle in Holiton. Both halves of Fallon are led by a Levohdeor.

Division Hedsky[n] the sixth division of Agents of the Shardic Order, founded in the 7980s by Timotheous Nalchios at the request of the Dyabolc natives to help on the Dark Arm battlefront. Despite only serving a single area, Hedsky is a large division due to the activity in Dyabolc and the density of the Dyabolc population, with an average of 1500–1750 Agents in 60–70 units. Led by a Col'sof, Hedsky is based in Weivich Square on Greshelm.

Division Indix[n] the ninth division of Agents of the Shardic Order, founded in the 8562 by acting Master Lee Young to specialise in civilian security in Qoshlar, Carrean, and Emililic territory. Division Indix is fairly large, with an average of 1450–1500 Agents in 58–60 units. Led by a Geyldsof, Indix is based at Shardic headquarters in Kantaten.

Division Jondais[n] the tenth division of Agents of the Shardic Order, founded in 8562 by acting Master Lee Young to defend the free Calbervians and peasant Neradsof. Division Jondais is fairly large, with an average of 1450–1500 Agents in 58–60 units. Led by a Col'sof, Jondais is based in the city of Red River.

Division Kadan[n] the eleventh division of Agents of the Shardic Order, founded in 8602 by the Timewalker. It is the smallest, most exclusive Division at the Shardic Order, having only ten agents, which is less than half the size of an average Shardic unit. Led by Autumn F. Nicholasworth &c. and trained by the Timewalker herself, the Kadans are trained to be the best, the most powerful Shardic Agents, only being assigned the most critical missions. The ten agents chosen to train as Kadans are the youngest Agents in the Order. They are technically based at Shardic headquarters in Kantaten, however, though, rumour has it they in fact operate out of Al'esict.

Dresgor Castle[n] a castle in Al'esict, probably. (Supposedly the ancestral home of the Nalchios family.)

the Duenotic Council[n] also called the Council of Duetines, it is the board of leaders that keeps all Duetines accountable. They ascend to their position if the Council preceding deems them worthy. Also called simply the Council. Though they represent Duetines from all Twestrean races, the Council aligns themselves with the Shardic Order today, even coming under the authority of the Master of the Shard shortly before the Shardic Revolution. They are led by a Master of the Council.

Duenotic mark[n] a specific birthmark on a Duetine's skin that is the physical connection point between the Duetine and Magick. It is not affected by physical coverings, with the exception of a patch.

Duetine[n] Magick-born beings deemed worthy from birth by Magick to be equal in authority to itself, though, being born Duenotic is often hereditary. Duetines command Magick to do as they please, and during the Cycle, Magick must oblige. They have been called witches and sorcerers in the past, however, the Bursilic term 'Duetine' is more widely used outside of Pnauseria, and since the Shardic Revolution.

the Drop[n] a small cut bank carved out by the Kalsey River.

Dyabolc[n] the closest solar system in the galaxy Twestrea to the Dark Arm, living by light of the minor star called Dyabolc, around which its planets revolve. It has been in a state of constant warfare throughout the Destruction Cycle began. Sentient species native to Dyabolc's planets are all relatively humanoid.

Dyoss Stone[n] a stone charmed to transport a specific being Magick-born to the Duetine who cast the charm. The charm was written by Katherine Ross, published by the Council in 8589.

E[conj] Neradsof conjunction meaning 'and'.

E'hirain[n] one of the Shailen Road Estates cut from Northslen. It belongs to and is under the jurisdiction of the Ephans family. E'hirain is largely populated by Noresof peasants (a sub-race of Neradsof).

Eadionton county[n] abbreviated 'E.c.', is the central county of Valleyton district, administered from Black Mansion. Majority of Eadionton's population lives in the metropolis Eadionton-oi-duseyr, which belongs in its entirety to the Curzon family.

Elemental Manipulation[n] a primary Duenotic Art that involves the manipulation of fire, water, earth, and air.

Eleventh Recess[n] the Recess that succeed the Seeds Cycle, the eleventh Cycle that Magick is bound to operate in. The Pnauserian planets Asderia and Kamelea were destroyed during the Eleventh Recess, and the remaining Pnauserians fled to the Misty Planet.

the Elven star[n] the Twestrean name for the distant galaxy called 'Quinn Tese'.

Emililic [n] a Magick-born sentient race of city-dwellers who hail from the Pnauserian planet called Emilee. Often characterised by bronze skin, and soft features. Most Emililic today reside in Daughwyn province.

Erisiol[n] Neradsof term for the token a Pnauserian has that represents his family. Each Pnauserian culture has a different type of erisiol, however, all dictate that an erisiol must bear the symbol of ones family.

Esiku[adv] Neradsof word meaning 'also' or 'in addition'.

Etsut[n] a descendant born of a lineage of Kahren Calbervians sold to serve the Nalchios family. Each Etsut is assigned to a Letheyor, to whom he will pledge his life and follow till his Letheyor frees him. Though having less freedom than eytsuteh, Etsuteh are more highly respected due to their positions with the Nalchios.

Eufordge[n] an arm of the galaxy called Twestrea. The sentient species Magick-born in the Eufordge are the least humanoid of all Magick-born species.

Eves-day[n] the day before the first of the month, i.e, the last day of the previous month. On the Misty Planet, this is always a 28th.

Excellence[n] a title granted by the Duenotic Council to a Duetine in recognition of a Duetine's exceptional performance of one of the Arts.

Exceptional[n] a twice-blessed Pnauserian. Exceptionals are generally Agents of the Shardic Order. Toward the end of the Destruction Cycle, many of the higher nobles began to train their children to be Exceptional, however, seldom succeeded since twice-blessedness cannot be imposed. The term 'Exceptional' began to take the meaning 'exceptionally gifted Agent', till the Division Kadan was founded, and true Exceptionals were recognised once more.

External Division[n] a division of the Shardic Order based outside of Pnauseria. External divisions operate solely away from the Republic of Noshar.

Eytsut[n] Neradsof term for slave.

Falxon province[n] the northeast-most province in the Republic of Noshar, largely comprised of mountainous terrain. Predominantly populated by Carreans, major cities in Falxon are North Falxon, and Kantaten, though New Corpeus gained a lot of attention in the latter years of the Destruction Cycle.

Far Eastings City[n] a city in Farsworth proper. It is the second most populous city in Farsworth proper.

the Farsworth Chronicle[n] an acclaimed newspaper service printed in Farsworth City.

Farsworth City[n] a city in Farsworth proper. It is the third most populous city in Farsworth proper.

Farsworth province[n] the most central province in the Republic of Noshar. It is cut in half by the Rocklands, separating Valleyton district in the north from Farsworth proper in the south. Though legally a part of the Republic of Noshar, Valleyton district is autonomous, and is governed by its own laws. As such, the name Farsworth province is colloquially used to refer to Farsworth proper, where there are three major cities: Farsworth City, Far Merlyn Scruge City, and Far Eastings City.

Fiyrro[n] a mountain in the Al'esict Border mountain range characterised by precipices and fields of crags. Known for being the final battlefield upon which Makrithen Nalchios killed the first Galterite lord, putting an end to the second Galterite threat in the War of the Manipulators.

Fordlen District[n] a middle-class residential district south of Whitley Village.

Formulae[n] a secondary Duenotic Art that commands Magick by charms.

Gaelund[n] a province in Al'esict, probably. (Supposedly the battlefield upon which Makrithen Nalchios had waited for the first Galterite lord.)

Galterite[n] a race of Manipulators hailing from the galaxy called Cllistiana Michayle, called 'Manipulators of the Phyiscal'. The Galterite are equal to Magick in authority, and can therefore persuade Magick to their cause. There are led by an unknown Galterite lord.

Garden Fever[n] a fatal disease that broke out in Farsworth proper. It is not known to be contagious.

General Language[n] the lingua franca of Twestrea, which is English, for your convenience :)

Genna[n] a small city in Burnsil province. It is relatively small, known for Qoshlar military activity given its proximity to a large military base just west of the city in Liesile. It is called a 'port city', for reasons largely unknown to the population.

Geyldsof[n] a ranking officer in the Shardic Order from the Security & Guard Department.

Goslund[n] a city in Beckinhshire county of Valleyton district. It is the capital of Beckinhshire county, governed by a governor, which is a hereditary role.

the Great Mist[n] a geographical anomaly that coats the entire surface of the Misty Planet except in a small corner of the Noshar continent, where the Mist sits at the height of the atmosphere. Being completely void of Magick, the Mist is lethal to any Magick-born.

Greshlem[n] a planet that draws light and life from the star called Dyabolc. It is the closest planet to the Dark Arm.

Hayleigh Lake[n] a lake in Al'esict, probably.

the High Prince of Ankestria[n] the highest authority in Twestrea. The High Prince/Princess is racially Ankestrian, descending of the Noble House of Qodwul. During the Twelfth Recess, the High Prince was Denyel II of the Noble House of Qodwul.

Holiton[n] a metropolis in Westingham county of Valleyton district. It is the most populous continuous area in Westingham county. It pays tribute to Northslen even though it does not lie within the boundary of Northslen. There is a Shardic training facility in the Tunlen Castle ruins, which is near Holiton.

Hyresé[n] one of the Shailen Road Estates cut from Hyresé (see ‘Hyresé Region’ below for clarification). It belongs to and is under the jurisdiction of the O'Malley family. Historically, Hyresé was ruled by the Knightly family, till they were run out of Hyresé Estate by the Arduann family in 8583.

Hyresé Estate[n] the ancestral home of the Knightly family, though the O'Malley family have taken up residence there at present. It sits at the end of Iis Road in the Shailen Road Estate called Hyresé.

Hyresé Region[n] the western region of the Westingham highlands that was gifted to the Lloyd family by Makrithen Nalchios. The region was cut into six pieces by the end of the 8000s, forming the Shailen Road Estates Al'duainn, Elembourne, Trois, Basfeld, Knightley, and Hyresé.  The entire Hyresé region pays tribute to the Arduann family of Al'duainn.

Inteprid Island province[n] the southwest-most province in the Republic of Noshar comprised of five islands off Breahn coast. It is predominantly populated by Calbervians. Sometimes referred to as the Island Province, the largest city is Red River City.

Isedigh[n] a gate along the northern wall of the Al'esictian border near Castle Oddaess in Kantaten.

Jiehth[n] Neradsof endearment meaning 'sister'.

Jukion Hall[n] a dormitory at Kaydee Manor School. It houses descendants of strong Shardic and Duenotic lineages who do not belong to the nobility.

k.ji.[n] accepted abbreviation for the Neradsof honorific 'koljrii', which is used for single males over the age of sixteen between social equals or for social lessers, or under informal circumstances. It may also be used to mean 'mister'.

k.lm.[n] accepted abbreviation for the Neradsof honorific 'korlem', which is used to address females over the age of sixteen above ones station, or in formal circumstances.

k.se.[n] accepted abbreviation for the Neradsof honorific 'kolseu', which is used for married males over the age of sixteen between social equals or for social lessers, or under informal circumstances.

the Kahren[n] a sub-race of Calbervians hailing from the wood elves of Crestindel.

Kalsey River[n] a river that flows across the entirety of Valleyton district, originating in the glaciers in the As'nhros region. It is also sometimes called the River Kalsey.

Kantaten[n] a city in Falxon province, closest to the northern Al'esictian border. It is relatively hidden, having been built deep into the Falxon Mountains, and is known to be sympathetic to the Shardic Order. The Order's headquarters are in Castle Oddaess, which is in the mountains near Kantaten.

Karnille Island[n] the larger of the two Karesile islands off the Burnsilian Coast.

the Kaydee Gazette[n] a popular newspaper service printed at Kaydee Manor School, well read across all of Valleyton due to its exclusive insight into matters of the Shardic Order.

Kaydee Manor[n] a manor that was built by the Tarryn family for the Nalchios family as a tribute in return for the land that had been given to them in the Westingham highlands (which was called Northslen). Originally called Al’fol Manor, it was used as a base of operations for the Shardic Order post-Acquisition up till the Shardic Revolution, when its name was changed in honour of Kaydee Nalchios, and it was turned into a school for secondary and tertiary education. It is also sometimes referred to as the Manor School.

Kaydee Manor School[n] a school for secondary and tertiary education, known outside Valleyton district for the calibre of its scholars, and within Valleyton district for its identity as a school for children of prominent Shardic or Duenotic families and the Neradsof nobility.

Kingswell[n] a small town/village on Calgire Island of Inteprid Island province. It is fairly large for a village, and is known to be sympathetic to the Shardic Order. Like the rest of the islands, Kingswell is largely populated by Pahraveh (a sub-race of Calbervians).

Legends from Across the Seas[n] a Neradsof epic detailing the history of the beginning of Twestrean life up till the death of Alexandre of the Nalisar. The first written record is dated to early in the Destruction Cycle, around the death of Makrithen Nalchios. It was translated into what we call English by Kaydee Nalchios before the Shardic Revolution. It is sometimes referred to simply as the Legends; its Neradsof name is anglicised: shueihts-jeisi-l'rviidohn-l'dgehs ulieis-'d si-d'reian.

Letheyor[n] Neradsof term for a Nalchios master over an Etsut.

Levohdeor[n] a ranking officer in the Shardic Order from the Intelligence Department.

Liesile[n] a small town in Burnsil province, known for the military base just outside its boundaries.

Livohnsofeh[n] Neradsof word referring to a list of dead people, most commonly associated with the published list of Shardic Agents who died on duty.

Local Division[n] a division of the Shardic Order based in the Republic of Noshar. They were only thusly defined after the Order was forced into hiding. Local divisions operate solely within the Republic.

Loi[n] Neradsof word meaning 'you' (singular, nominative case).

lord of the Five[n] one of the lineages that were sovereign over one of the five major village settlements on the Pnauserian planet Roltay. The five lineages are the Corshone, Tarryn, Ankas, Terese, and Nalchios.

Macreaven[n] an expanse of wild grass fields in the lowland region of Westingham county, north of Te-uokslen, and previously of Wenford. During the course of the Revolution, the region was so badly burnt that the land became relatively infertile. The grasslands were thereafter renamed Macreaven for the singular gate in the Al’esictian border that faces Valleyton district that is likewise called Macreaven.

Magick[n] a mysterious entity that is the life blood of all things Magick-born. It is often thought of as a sentient being, having the ability to judge and manipulate the science of its creations.

Magick-born [n] that which is created by Magick. Colloquially, the Magick-born often refers to the sentient species that were created by Magick, and who are reliant upon Magick.

Magick internal[n] the life-force of the Magick-born. Ones Magick internal is individual.

the Manipulators[n] a species alien to Twestrea, hailing from the galaxy called Cllistiana Michayle. Technically called the Michayle, the Manipulators have the ability to manipulate some aspect of reality. Races of Manipulators known to Twestreans include the Galterite, and the Myronilian. It is also understood that both the Nalisar and Magick itself are akin to the Manipulators.

Medicine[n] in the context of the Duenotic Art, is a secondary Art that involves healing physical ailments by manipulating the internals of a body Magick-born.

Memory Manipulation[n] a tertiary Duenotic Art that involves the manipulation of ones memories. Created by Charlene Curzon, it was the second tertiary Art to be developed, established by the Council as an Art in 8608.

Merlyn Scruge City[n] a city in Farsworth proper. It is the most populous city in Farsworth proper.

the Miira[n] a sub-race of Calbervians hailing from the grassland elves of Crestindel.

Milnorain[n] a province in Al'esict, probably. Its people are called Milnoransof. (It may also be noted that some traditional Neradsofeh will still spell this ‘Milneurein’.)

the Misty Planet[n] a planet that draws light and life from the star called Pnauseria. Though previously uninhabited due to the thick Mist, the Misty Planet is now populated by the refugees from the Pnauserian planets that lost Magick.

Mithra[n] the traditional two piece uniform worn by the Etsut.

Myronilian[n] a race of Manipulators hailing from the galaxy called Cllistiana Michayle, called 'Manipulators of Time'. They had passed through Twestrea with the Nalisar during the Jondais Cycle, though none of their race stayed behind. The Myronilian are equal to Magick in authority.

Naethra[n] the traditional tunic worn by the Neradsof aristocracy.

the Nalchios lineage[n] a patriarchal lineage that began with Alexandre of the Nalisar in the Pnauserian world called Roltay. The Nalchios lineage is a family of great influence in Neradsof circles, both politically and culturally. The Nalchios lineage is also solely responsible for the founding and continuing of the Order of the Shard. Notable Nalchios figures include Alexandre of the Nalisar, Makrithen Nalchios, Kaydee Nalchios, and Autumn Nicholasworth &c.. The symbol of the Nalchios lineage is a pair of wolven.

the Nalisar[n] a race hailing from the galaxy called Cllistiana Michayle. They have authority over the Manipulators. The two most notable Nalisar are the twins Alexandre and Tirion. The Nalisar are often characterised by white hair and silver eyes

Neradsof — 1. [n] a Magick-born sentient race of mountain-men who hail from the Pnauserian planet called Roltay. Often characterised by fair skin, and light hair, however, traditionally accepted to have had black-ish hair. Most Neradsof today reside in Segrepe and Farswoth provinces. 2. [n] the language spoken by the Neradsof-eh. Only the Valleytonite and Al'esictian Neradsof actively use the Neradsof language.

New Corpeus[n] a city in Falxon province, populated by Carreans.

Ngeusair[n] Neradsof word meaning 'mercy'.

Nohseir[n] the instinct of the twice-blessed that feels/hears Magick.

Noreslund[n] an outer arm of the galaxy caled Twestrea. Pnauseria sits in this arm.

Noresof[n] a sub-race of Neradsof hailing from the north of Roltay.

Norths House[n] the ancestral home of the Snows family, sitting at the end of Kis'r Road in the Shailen Road Estate called Northslen.

Northslen[n] one of the Shailen Road Estates cut from Northslen. It belongs to and is under the jurisdiction of the Snows family. Northslen is largely populated by highland farmers and herdsmen.

Northslen Region[n] the region of the Westingham highlands south of Hyresé and Unnderin but north of Holiton that was gifted to the Tarryn family by Makrithen Nalchios. The region was cut into three pieces in the early 8100s, forming the Shailen Road Estates E’hirain, Bercham, and Northslen. The Estates in this region have become fairly independent of one another.

the Order of the Shard[n] a secretive militia-esuqe force founded by Alexandre of the Nalisar to be independent of political association, representing Pnauseria in the War of the Manipulators. Also called the Order or simply the Shard, only Pnauserian-borns are invited to train to become Shardic Agents. Though considered a leader in the war-front outside of Pnauseria, the Order was forced underground following the establishment of the Republic of Noshar. They operate under the command of a Master of the Shard.

the Pahraveh[n] a sub-race of Calbervians hailing from the mountain elves of Crestindel.

Patch — 1. [v] to apply a patch to a Duenotic's Duenotic Mark. Done to Duetines in training to control them, mitigating the chance that they might use the Arts to harm others. 2. [n] a piece of gauze that, when applied over a Duetine's Duenotic Mark, disrupts the connection between the Duetine and Magick, causing them to be unable to communicate with or feel Magick. It was invented by Alexandre of the Nalisar, revolutionising the training of Duetines.

Pigeon[n] a non-combat Agent of the Shard whose duties are limited to scouting and delivery.

Pioneer Duetine[n] a lineage of Duenotics that were the first Duetines in the history of a race or in a region's existence.

Pnauseria[n] the furthest solar system from the star called Twestrea, lives by light of the minor star called Pnauseria, around which its planets revolve. It is also the smallest solar system in the Noreslund arm of their galaxy (called Twestrea for the star around which it revolves). It first comprised seven planets: Asderia and Kamelea, Carrie and Emilee, Roltay, and Crestindel and the Misty Planet. The sentient beings that are native to planets in Pnauseria are called Pnauserians or Pnauserian-kind. They are accepted within Twestrean society as their own species of sentient beings.

Projection[n] a secondary Duenotic Art that allows a Duetine to cast his Magick internal out of his physical body without fatal ramifications, while maintaining full control over the projected being.

Qoshlar[n] a Magick-born sentient race of nomads who hail from the Pnauserian planet called Carrie. Often characterised by pale skin, vibrant hair, and sharp features. They are accepted as the race of authority in the Republic of Noshar. Most Qoshlar today reside in Burnsil province.

Raphlings Sile[n] a city in Burnsil province. It is the second most populous city in Burnsil province.

Reading[n] a tertiary Duenotic Art that allows a Duetine to see, hear, and feel the memories, thoughts, and experiences of another being as he is seeing, hearing, or feeling them. Created by the Council with the help of Alexandre of the Nalisar, Reading was the first tertiary Art to be established.

Reasoning[n] a subject in the Neradsof curriculum that deals with logic and ethics.

Recess[n] the second half of the cycle that Magick is bound to operate in, preceded by a Cycle. During a Recess, Magick has the authority to do as it wills, designed such that whatever evil the Duenotic had committed or become during the Cycle may be justly punished.

Republic of Noshar[n] a country established by Magick-born Pnauserians on the continent called Noshar below the Mist of the Misty Planet. It is confined by the walls of the Great Mist, which forms a defined western and southern boundary over the ocean, and limits the northern and eastern borders to the mountain ranges that reach past the Mist. It is governed by a mostly Qoshlar government in Raphlings Sile of Burnsil province, comprising seven provinces: Burnsil, Falxon, Farsworth, Segrepe, Inteprid Islands, Breahn, and Daughwyn. Its citizens are called Nosharians.

the Rocklands[n] colloquial term for the section of the Border Fold mountain range that cuts Farsworth province in half. While not as high in altitude as most mountain ranges in the region, the Rocklands are seldom traversed, with a single pass near Goslund and Far Eastings City. All settlements south of the Rocklands are dubbed Farsworth proper, while all settlements north of the Rocklands are dubbed Valleyton district.

Roltay[n] a planet that draws light and life from the star called Pnauseria. It sits in its own orbit. Roltay is known for the race of mountain-men who inhabited its mountain valleys called the Neradsof. The planet became uninhabitable during the Eleventh Recess, forcing the Neradsof to immigrate to the Misty Planet.

Runts Hill[n] a small hill in Whitley Village next to the Whitley Village School.

Secondary Manipulation[n] a secondary Duenotic Art that involves the manipulation of elements other than the four primary elements.

Seeds Cycle[n] the Cycle that succeeded the Tenth Recess. It is itself succeeded by the Twelfth Recess. The Seeds Cycle saw the beginning of the end of Pnauseria as it was known, with the disappearance of the planet Crestindel, which had sparked the first mass immigration of any Magick-born to a foreign planet.

Segrepe province[n] the south-most province in the Republic of Noshar. It is predominantly populated by Neradsof, though, there are many Calbervians who came to settle there as well. Major cities in Segrepe are Tihriqend, Sharcheyes, and Warst.

Seyth'mvehr[adj] Neradsof word meaning 'born to serve'.

Shailen-Arrowyn Fold[n] the mountain range that defines the border between Daughwyn and Farsworth province. Shailen-Arrowyn Fold is fairly tall, reaching up into the Great Mist and therefore cannot be scaled or crossed over. The east side of the fold is unique in that there is a fairly steep cliff that drops off into a low lying valley in which Valleyton district sits.

Shailen Road[n] a road that runs from Whitley Village south through the Shailen Road Estates.

Shailen Road Estates[n] a collection of twelve autonomous states, for lack of a better word, under the respective jurisdiction of twelve families of Neradsof nobility. Within the borders of each estate are several settlements ranging in size from villages to hamlets to metropolitan cities, as well as acres of county, farmland, forests, and mountainous terrain. The twelve estates are: Al'duainn, Elembourne, Trois, Basfeld, Knightley, Hyresé, Croyis, Unnderin, Cummings, Bercham, E'hirain, and Northslen. Each ruling family takes up residence at a principle mansion, manor, or castle on their respective estates. The Shailen Road Estates were cut out of three primary regions in the Westingham highlands: Hyresé, Unnderin, and Northslen.

Sharcheyes[n] a city in Segrepe province.

the Shardic Code[n] the set of moral guidelines written by Alexandre for his Order. It was expanded upon over the years to become the law by which the Shardic Order operates.

Shardic Glass[n] a means of communication developed by Trevor Rising of the Division Kadan in 8603. It looks like a piece of glass, however, runs by a Duenotic charm written with the help of Charlene Curzon. It serves two functions: first, as a messaging device, used by officers to pass orders down to their Agents; and second, to disseminate reports to all Agents by something akin to radio channels. Following its invention, every Shardic Agent was given one that would be tied to his Magick internal.

the Shardic Revolution[n] a period of civil war that was fought between the Republic and the Valleytonite Neradsof between 8245 and 8264. It was sparked by the emergence of the Shardic Order from hiding, staging public riots and revolts against the Qoshlar government. It came to a gruesome end in the spring of 8264 when Macreaven was razed to the ground by Republic forces, and the subsequent death of lady Kaydee Nalchios.

the Shardic tunnels[n] a maze of tunnels by which Shards can access any major settlement area part and present in the Republic of Noshar. Entrances were hidden by a Duenotic charm, and can only be operated by a Duetine.

Shards Coordinator[n] a retired or inactive Shardic Agent who coordinates schedules for underage Agents in training who are attending secondary or tertiary education. They are also responsible for mitigating tension between Shardic and non-Shardic students. The Manor School's Shards Coordinator is Jessie Godfrey, though Diann Ephans was brought on in 8606 to oversee rising tensions at Trench Hall. She became the Shards Coordinator for Hallers thereafter.

Sharof[n] Neradsof word that means 'king' or 'lord'; a sharof has the highest authority over a land and its people. It is generally a hereditary role.

Sharsared[n] a lower rank within the Shardic Order, generally used as a qualifier to indicate the officer rank that Agent is working toward. Sharsaredeh rank above Tesared, but below Division Heads.

the Shiveline[n] a Calbervian lineage that began with Tirion of the Nalisar in the Pnauserian world called Crestindel. As the Nalchios of Roltay, the Shiveline line was always well respected by their Twestrean neighbours. Notable Shiveline figures include Tirion of the Nalisar, and Casiline Inteprid. The Shiveline lineage, along with the rest of Crestindel, disappeared mysteriously during the Seeds Cycle. The symbol of the Shiveline is a cyateos leaf.

the Siege of Genna[n] a siege of the Burnsilian city of Genna in the November of 8609 that began with the murder of a unit of Indix Agents, followed by the internment of the Gennanites by the Qoshlar military. The Shardic Order was later deployed to rescue the Gennanites, and the Qoshlar military eventually retreated to their base in Liesile. All of Genna was razed to the ground, and its people displaced to Clarithym and Arrowyn City.

Stoney Creek Shooting[n] a public shooting at Stoney Creek Road in Warst, Segrepe province in the late spring of 8599. The first shot was fired from cover by a Qoshlar sniper on a Calbervian politician while the Shardic Division Jondais was escorting him out of the city. The situation quickly escalated, resulting in 47 civilians dead and 12 injured.

Suggestion[n] a secondary Duenotic Art that allows a Duetine to speak in the sub-consious of someone else.

Tas[m] Neradsof word that marks a yes-no question.

Te-uokslen[n] the southern region of the Westingham lowlands that was gifted to the Ankas family by Makrithen Nalchios. It is the only estate gifted by Makrithen Nalchios that was not split into several estates. Comprising mostly of farmland, Te-uokslen has 2 central areas of dense civilisation: Seugourn, which surrounds Karavehl Manor of the Ross Lineage, and Te-uokslen city along the Kalsey River. Te-uokslen is largely farmland, and is under the jurisdiction of the Ankas lineage.

Telekinesis[n] an elementary Duenotic Art that involves the moving of objects without physical contact.

Tenohsen[n] Neradsof word referencing the ability to perceive things of Magick.

Tenth Recess[n] the Recess that succeed the Jondais Cycle, the tenth Cycle that Magick is bound to operate in.

Tephaws[n] Bursilic term for a Duenotic training journal.

the Terese lineage[n] a patriarchal lineage that reaches back to the beginning of the Neradsof on the Pnauserian world called Roltay. The Terese lineage ruled over the large village in Roltay called Al'swolv, so were known as one of the lords of the Five. Their lineage continued on to become the Birch family in Noshar's Valleyton district. The symbol of the Terese lineage is a griffin.

Tertiaries Officer[n] the highest ranking officer in the Shardic Order that is responsible for Agents in the technology, administration, and scouting departments.

Tesharof[n] Neradsof word that means 'lord'; a tesharof has the second authority over a land and its people, serving the sharof above him. It is generally a hereditary role.

Thesshvan[n] a species of carnivorous bison with the head of a lion. Indigenous to Roltay, they are not known to exist anywhere else. A singluar Thesshvan is the symbol of the Arduann lineage.

the Timewalker[n] a mysterious figure that has appeared several times throughout Twestrean history. Thought to be akin to the Manipulators, the Timewalker appears during times of distress to help the Magick-born in their struggles against their Manipulator overlords and oppressors. All that is known of the Timewalker is that she does not age, nor does she remain in one place for long. She is often called patron of the Nalisar or patron of the Nalchios for her close relationship with the Nalisar twins Alexandre and Tirion. Though not Magick-born, she has great influence over Magick. She was Master of the Shard for 223 years from 8386-8609, during which time her duties were often fulfilled by acting Masters when she would leave Twestrea. She was most famously known for her Prophecy.

the Timewalker's Prophecy[n] a Prophecy spoken by the Timewalker that is said to prophesy the end of the War of the Manipulators or the end of the Twelfth Recess — scholars are convinced they are one and the same.

tr.[n] accepted abbreviation for the Neradsof honorific 'tu'r', which is used to address males over the age of sixteen above ones station, or in formal circumstances.

Trench Hall[n] a watchtower belonging to Kaydee Manor built over the Drop and the Kalsey River to overlook the Al'esictian border. It was turned into a dormitory during the Shardic revolution, and houses now the highest of nobility who attend the Manor School. It is sometimes called the Hall, and its residents are referred to as Hallers.

the Troia Lineage[n] a patriarchal lineage that reaches back to the beginning of the Neradsof on the Pnauserian world called Roltay. The Troia lineage ruled over a lesser village in Roltay called Trois, such were they called lords of the Lesser. Their lineage continued on to become the Troyson family in Noshar's Valleyton district, and were justly loved by their people. The symbol of the Troia lineage is a crimson red rose.

Trois — 1. [n] one of the Shailen Road Estates cut from Hyresé. It belongs to and is under the jurisdiction of the Troyson family. 2. [n] a minor village on the Pnauserian planet Roltay that was devastated alongside the rest of the planet. It was ruled by the Troia lineage

Troya Manor[n] the ancestral home of the Troyson family, sitting along Iisey Road in the Shailen Road Estate called Trois.

Tu'rje[n] Neradsof honorific used to address males under the age of sixteen who are above ones station, or in formal circumstances. It may also be used to mean 'young master', as in the son of ones master. Abbreviated tr.j..

Tunlen Castle[n] a castle in the Holiton area of Westingham county in Valleyton. Tunlen Castle was once the place of residence of Hali Nalchios, and was largely destroyed during the Shardic Revolution. It stands now in ruins, however, is still used by the Shardic Order for training.

Twelfth Recess[n] the Recess that succeeded the Destruction Cycle; the twelfth Cycle that Magick is bound to operate in. It is also often times referred to as a Quad-Rest. It is said to be an exceptionally strong Recess for its being the twelfth.

Twestrea[n] Neradsof word for the galaxy that centres the star called Twestrea. Its literal translation is 'star of Magick'.

Twice-blessed[adj] quality of having gained Magick's respect by recognition of the authority of Magick, so being protected by ones Magick internal. (Also used as a noun to describe one who has such qualities.)

Unnderin[n] one of the Shailen Road Estates cut from Unnderin. It belongs to and is under the jurisdiction of the Crosby family. The familial home of the Crosby family is likewise called Unnderin, though it may be referred to as 'Al’unnderin' by locals to avoid confusion.

Unnderin Region[n] the eastern region of the Westingham highlands that was gifted to the C’roveis family by Makrithen Nalchios. The region was cut into three pieces by the end of the 8000s, forming the Shailen Road Estates Croyis, Cummings, and Unnderin.  The entire Unnderin region pays tribute to the Crosby family of Unnderin.

Valleyton district[n] autonomous region of Farsworth province, bordering Al'esict to the north and Farsowrth proper to the south. It is governed by its own laws, separate from that of the Republic. Administered from the Shailen Road Estates, Valleyton is comprised of three counties: Beckinhshire, Eadionton, and Westingham counties. Residents of Valleyton district are called Valleytonites, and they are predominantly Neradsof.

Ve[ex] Neradsof word meaning 'yes'.

Vrekon[n] currency of the Republic of Noshar.

War of the Manipulators[n] the longest period of war in Twestrean history, beginning in the Tenth Recess when the Galterite aliens drained Magick from four arms at the edges of the galaxy called Twestrea. The War has occured in three periods: the First Threat during the Tench Recess, the Second Threat from the end of the Seeds Cycle till the end of the Eleventh Recess, and the Third Threat that is projected to begin with the Twelfth Recess. Dominant forces fighting in the War are the collective armies of the Magick-born, led by the Ankestrian military, and the Order of the Shard, against the Galterite army.

Warst[n] a city in Segrepe province. Predominantly populated by Calbervians and Neradsof.

Wenford River[n] a river that feeds into the Kalsey River, fed by tributaries in Elembourne and Trois.

Westingham county[n] abbreviated 'W.c.', is the west-most county of Valleyton district, administered from the Shailen Road Estates. Key settlement areas in Westingham are the Whitley Village region, the city of Holiton, the town of Gilarois, and the twelve Shailen Road Estates.

Whitley Village[n] a village that sits between the Kalsey and Wenford Rivers. Often called simply the Village, it is often accepted that the boundary of Whitley Village reaches to encompass the Fordlen district residences further south and the Valleyton Railway station by the Wenford Falls.

Whitley Village School[n] the only elementary school within the Whiltley Village boundary, accepting students who are descendent of the highest nobility in the region. Referred to as the 'Village School'.

Winter Solstice[n] the shortest day of the year, also the last day in a Misty Planet calendar. The Winter Solstice is the biggest holiday in the Neradsof tradition; it is the only solstice that the Pnauserians care about.

Wolnaes[n] technically, the Neradsof term for a species of winged-horses with eagle claws for their hind appendages. A wolnaes holding an olive branch is the symbol of the Etsut lineage. Wolnaes are indigenous to Crestindel, and are not known to exist elsewhere. Presently, the term wolnaes is used to classify all species of winged-horses.

Wolven[n] a species of winged-wolves native to the Shailen-Arrowyn Fold and the Al'esictian Border Mountains. It is often assumed that they are akin to the wolven that populated the Sierlen region on the planet Roltay. The wolven are the symbol of the Nalchios family, and are often drawn in a pair.

Wretheyor[n] Neradsof word meaning 'master'.

Year of the Timewalker’s Witch[n] 8593, calculated by Shardic scholars to be the year in which the Timewalker’s Witch would be born, according to the Timewalker’s Prophecy.