Vicous Magick
Protect the Goat

- Glossaria Magicka -

Arcania - a port city of wizards located in the heart of the Rightern Bay

 

Arch of Misfortune - the archway leading into the Shortpike Tollway

 

Aristhmus Maus - a famous adventurer and notorious womanizer who owns his own skyship, the Rakehell

 

armspan - a unit of distance equal to the span of one arm, roughly half of one man-length

 

astromagus - a wizard with the ability to travel freely between astral bodies

 

Atalantea - an underwater city encased in a glass dome, located in the Leftern Sea far off the coast

 

automate  - a clockspring soldier built in Mortesia

 

Bracchian Boglands - an area of toxic swamps near Bracchia

 

Barta Calruff - a Demani gypsy and member of the Chackeram Caravan

 

Bartell Hellmuth - the general of Claustria's standing army

 

Beaster Feast - a celebration held on the first day of summer wherein residents of Upper Kleighton gorge themselves on meat

 

Belimus Hesker - the captain of a detachment of Tournesian raiders

 

biterock - a type of porous stone found near the Infinite Sandswath

 

Bleakmire Citadel - the traditional headquarters of the Malevolent One

 

bloodbuzzard - a beastly scavenger bird with a big wingspan and an even bigger apetite

 

blue bolt swarms - a phenomenon occurring in the Infinite Sandswath wherein multiple lightning strikes hit an area without any clouds in the sky above

 

bogsand - patches of sand saturated with water, known to gobble up unwary travelers

 

Bracchia - the commerical and cultural center of Lower Kleighton

 

brushsnake - typically harmless to humans; feeds on small field rodents

 

Centerlands - the area between the Zweisser Mountains and the coast of the Rightern Sea

 

Centripetal Mountains - a mountain range which runs from Zweissergrund to the north, terminating near the Deus Palatium in the south

 

Claustria - a kingdom located in the Leftlands; also the name of the capital city housing Claustria Castle

 

cliffhawk - a delicacy in Lower Kleighton, especially when roasted

 

Coalpowder Beach - a beach on the rightern edge of Lower Kleighton known for its black, fine sand

 

Codex - a ship used by the Librarians to ferry books between the libraries of Upper Kleighton

 

Compassitor - a silver compass which, when used in conjunction with the Globotransmitrix, allows the user to teleport to any point in the world

 

Cresta Binklebust - Black Robe in Port San-torus

 

Crucifer - may be used to refer to a member of the Crucifist Church, but more often refers to soldiers in the employ of the Crucifist Church

 

Crucifist Church - a religion founded on belief in the Two True Gods, named Thanos and Vitala (also referred to as Death and Life)

 

Dahlworth - a tourist destination renowned for its crooked casinos

 

Danglington - a town of boxlike houses hanging on the edge of a cliff

 

Dankwater Stinkprison - the prison which houses the worst criminals in Upper Kleighton

 

Darrinia - a warlike kingdom located in the Centerlands; has strong ties to Zweissergrund

 

daywalk - a unit of distance equal to about 36 miles

 

deadders - corpses reanimated using magick

 

deadtooth - an insult implying one's dead brain matter has seeped into his teeth

 

Deathstretch - located north of Claustria and south of the Universitorium; a dangerous area of white grass and dead trees

 

Dectavius Sogbottom - a salesman who travels Upper Kleighton in his wagon selling Good-tyme Tonick

 

Deepdrop Downshaft - a mine so deep its bottom is rumored to connect to High Hell

 

deheading - involves binding the neck in double wooden stocks which are connected to gears. A handle is turned and the double stocks spread until the head pops off the body.

 

Destle Rankor - a spy in the employ of Claustria's queen

 

Deus Palatium - a megastructure housing the Grand Pontiflex and the other upper-level leaders of the Crucifist Church

 

dodecka - a gold coin; Upper Kleighton's main unit of currency. The value of 12  dodeckas is equal to one goat

 

doublecrossbow - a unique type of crossbow with two separate bows and a split trigger which allows the holder to fire each bolt separately, or both simultaneously

 

dragonbubble wine - a type of fizzy wine consumed in Lower Kleighton

 

Dragon's Leg - the cheapest beer available in Upper Kleighton

 

Drangstrom - a technologically-advanced city located on the southrighternmost point of Lower Kleighton

 

Dromeda Gyllaxie - a member of the Black Robes, protégé of the leader of the sect

 

dropping - the means of dealing out punishment in Danglington

 

Dual Chamber - the location of the throne of the Grand Pontiflex

 

dunesnake - a desert-dwelling relative of the brushsnake known for its potent venom and waxy scales which retain moisture

 

Eggory Ringblock - successor of Marchand Duchamp

 

Embra Gallows - assassin freed from Dankwater

 

expaling - the method of execution employed by the Crucifers; involves two long poles jammed through a body in an X shape

 

eyeblink - less than half a second

 

Faberer IV - Claustrian monarch who outlawed production of alcoholic beverages in order to form a secret monopoly he used to fill his coffers

 

facemauler - a vicious pack-hunter native to Upper Kleighton

 

Fecker Dundle - a bounty hunter specializing in tracking down wizards

 

fingerwidth - a unit of measurement equal to the width of a finger

 

Flamefields - a barren wasteland of shifting, magickal flames located in Lower Kleighton

 

Flatlands - an area of grassy plains north of Claustria

 

Flatplains - empty plain of grass feared by Upper Kleightonians

 

fleesprint - to escape in double-time

 

flipperfish - a highly poisonous deep-sea fish

 

Foll K'narr - a famed writer of longpoems so tedious it is rumored that reading them in the presence of a corpse will cause it to reanimate in frustration

 

Frosted Mug - the most popular pub in Zweissergrund

 

Frostfields - a barren wasteland of frozen winds located in Lower Kleighton

 

General Reichsteadtler - commander of the Darrinian skyfleet

 

Globotransmitrix - a golden sphere which, when used in conjunction with the silver Compassitor, allows the user to teleport to any point in the world

 

goat - a unit of currency of Upper Kleighton equal to twelve dodeckas

 

Grand Pontiflex - the leader of the Crucifist Church

 

grassrat - a distant relative of the sugarmouse found in Lower Kleighton

 

grossgoat - a unit of currency (12 dodeckas = 1 goat, a grossgoat = 144 goats, so a grossgoat = 1728 dodeckas)

 

groundpig - a short-legged pig popular as the main dish eaten when celebrating Beaster Feast

 

gruesification - a means of execution popular in Lower Kleighton

 

handspans - a unit of measurement equal to the distance between the tip of an adult's pinky and thumb

 

Hardfist - flagship of the Darrinian skyfleet

 

Hauntwood - a cursed forest populated by malcontented ghosts, located near the leftern base of the Highspire

 

Hieronymous Mushmuttle - accused of being the Silent Slicer, a notorious serial murderist

 

High Hell - according to Crucifist belief, those who commit the most terrible sins in life spend their afterlives here, suffering in agony for all eternity

 

High Matron - the ruler of Bracchia

 

Highspire - the tallest mountain in Lower Kleighton

 

horse-day - a unit of measurement; the distance a horse can travel in one day

 

idea merchant - one who peddles business ideas instead of goods

 

Infinite Sandswath - the vast desert separating Upper Kleighton from Lower Kleighton

 

Ishmer Rashtani - a former Shah of Paq-ma'al, killed by his successor, the self-proclaimed 'Mad Shah'

 

Jhelbet - a dusty town in Lower Kleighton situated between Spetzel Village and the Rhone River

 

Josepher Crickadee - an old man who lives outside of Zweissergrund

 

Kilbrecht Thurstone - second Black Robe assigned to Mortesia

 

Kleighton Gadabout - Upper Kleighton's most popular newspaper

 

Kleptocratic Party - Darrinia's ruling political party

 

Knot - the King's New Omnimagick Tower, a sprawling complex of buildings connected by tunnels and corridors; houses the Wizards' Council, the ruling party of Arcania

 

Kragnar - a dragon whose diet of choice is virgins

 

Krassen - a port town located between Arcania and Mortesia

 

Labrinthe - a small kingdom north of Port San-torus

 

Lake Hexidepth - a still-lake formed by damming the Ulu river in order to create a reservoir for the people of Drangstrom

 

Leftern Sea - the sea which separates Upper Kleighton from lands to its west

 

Leftern Tangle - an immense forest of seatrees growing off the Leftern Coast of Lower Kleighton rendering sea travel all but impossible

 

Leftlands - the westernmost area of Upper Kleighton, home to Claustria, the Universitorium, and Dahlworth

 

legleg - a type of small, furry animal comparable to a squirrel

 

Lexander Tremblehidgens - a scholast researching the Axial Melody

 

Lexi'khan - the name of the dusty Paterlinguan plains where the word-traders dig up nomenclay

 

Librarians - a group of individuals who traffick books between Upper Kleighton's various libraries

 

Libros Majorum - the mysterious leader of the Librarians

 

Lilia Singularis - Novanostrum's mother

 

Lista Brinthe - assassin freed from Dankwater, has a thing for Destle

 

Loathen Mystifer - great-great grandnephew of the legendary wizard, Arcturus Mystifer

 

locomote - a steam-driven contraption which runs on tracks and drags cars filled with people or cargo

 

longknife - a weapon comprised of a long, curved, thick blade with a small handle attached to its base; a standard weapon in Upper Kleighton

 

Longknife of Iniquity - the legendary weapon wielded by the legendary Quester of Righteousness

 

Longmeadow - an area of grassy plains located between Zweissergrund and Port San-torus

 

longneedle - a long shaft of metal tapering to a lethal point; a standard weapon in Lower Kleighton

 

Longpike Freeroad - the other road connecting Bracchia with the Manispan Bogbridge and all other points right

 

Low Hell - according to Crucifist belief, this is where low-level sinners spend their afterlives

 

Lower Kleighton - the continent which is home to Bracchia, Prosser's Point, and countless other horrors

 

Lumina Lovelips - an Atalantean singer and the object of Trestle Myrhminn's affections

 

Lyndwurgh - a foggy, cramped city of stoneworkers in southright Lower Kleighton

 

Macchen's Gear - a giant, funtional metal gear-shaped monument located in Mortesia; it is said to have been erected as a symbol of Mortesia's reliance on science over religion

 

Mad Shah - the eccentric dictator responsible for the construction of the Manispan Bogbridge and other unspeakable architectural and humanitarian atrocities

 

Madra Magda-Lynne - queen of Claustria and daughter of King Rostimer IX

 

magilinguist - a wizard with the ability to cast spells merely by speaking the names of spells; also has the ability to create new spells

 

Malevolent One - the nemesis of the Quester of Righteousness; bearer of the Staff of Grace

 

Manispan Bogbridge - a plankway winding its way across the toxic marshes of the Bacchian Boglands

 

man-length - Upper Kleighton's main unit of distance measurement; equal to roughly six feet

 

Marchand Duchamp - the head of Queen Madra's personal detail of guards known as the Stoneguard

 

maximagus - a wizard holding the rank of Fifth Circle or higher

 

Midspire - a cube-like pleateau connected to the Highspire  by a wind-driven lift

 

milkmaid - a slang word meaning ‘prostitute’

 

Mongovian Brain Blaster - a mixed drink popular throughout Upper Kleighton

 

moonmight stones - iridescent purple stones which absorb magick used in their vicinity

 

moonth - period of time roughly 30 days

 

Mortesia - the most dominant kingdom in the Rightlands; known for their technological superiority

 

Mortimus Ouncerat - a tenured professor at the Universitorium

 

Mount Stratiphus - located at the righternmost point of Upper Kleighton, the location of the famed Star of the Air

 

mountaintop thunderbuzzards - fierce, giant birds native to the Centripetal Mountains

 

Mucklands - a swampy, jungular area separating Arcania from its western neighbors

 

Murkmucker Forest - a forest located between Dahlworth and Claustria

 

Muscov Gin - a mixed drink popular in Darrinia

 

Myla Gullcleaver - assassin freed from Dankwater

 

mystite - a shiny, reflective rock found throughout Lower Kleighton

 

Nasonic monks - an eccentric group of monks who sealed themselves up inside their temple to hide from the wrath of their messiah

 

Nasonic temple - located outside Zweissergrund, the Nasonic temple is home to a sect of monks famed for their eccentric beliefs

 

New Kestle - a small town located to the north of Arcania; notorious for the low quality of its prostitutes

 

Nixa Lunast - the Black Robe assigned to Arcania

 

nomenclay - a soft substance which word-traders carve into small blocks and inscribe new words upon

 

Nosfer - a pale, undead creature which sustains itself on human blood; vincible to sunlight

 

Novanostrum Singularis - a master wizard banished from Arcania

 

ogremage - an ogre with the ability to do magick

 

Organder Slotterhaus - the mayor of Zweissergrund

 

Paloma - an orphan being chased by a dark man with a dark purpose

 

Paq-ma'al - an area of desert canyons located southright of Bracchia

 

Paterlingua - an area of desert plains located south of Darrinia; home to the Paterlinguan word traders

 

Paterlinguans - a group of people living on the plains of Paterlingua who make their living collecting and forging new words from the nomenclay found in their lands

 

Paul Maloo - a sheephold who lives outside of Spetzel Village

 

Pearldust Beach - a beach on the southern edge of Lower Kleighton with white, fine sand

 

Pegpunch Crater - a crater over two thousand man-lengths in diameter with a depth of five hundred man-lengths caused by forces unknown and surrounded by a high stone wall

 

Pegpunch Ringwall - the tall stone wall encircling Pegpunch Crater

 

Penulpenulibris - the third largest library in Upper Kleighton, located at the Universitorium

 

Pigrash Academy of Wizarding and Witchery - a school for young witches and wizards in Arcania

 

Pinessa - an orphan being chased by a dark man with a dark purpose

 

plus-priester - an official responsible for managing the priesters located in a given district

 

Pocalypse Pub - a drinking establishment located in Arcania

 

Polis Oliseum - the ruins of a monumental superstructure built to house the first Lympic Sports Meet; a huge depression carved into the ground and lined with rows of seats

 

Pontiflex Chastis ZI - the ZInd Grand Pontiflex of the Crucifist Church

 

Pontiflex Minor - second-in-command of the Crucifist Church; handles many of the day-to-day affairs required for managing the facilities and personnel of the Deus Palatium

 

Port San-torus - a port town located on the Rightern Bay, a major center of commerce in Upper Kleighton

 

powderblast - a weapon comprised of a metal tube, a flintrock, and a trigger; invented by obese Trinese soldiers who did not wish to walk all the way to their enemies in order to kill them

 

priester - the head of a local Crucifist church

 

Prosser's Point - the nexus of all musickal activity in Lower Kleighton

 

puckerplum - a sour fruit native to Claustria, often served pickled

 

purpleberries - a purple berry common in Claustria, used traditionally to make purpleberry wine

 

Quester of Righteousness - the legendary hero who wields the legendary Longknife of Iniquity

 

Quintillumes - five legendary gems that, when affixed to the Longknife of Iniquity, will give the weapon the power to permanently nullify the Staff of Grace

 

Rabadan Millovich - a commoner who dared to run against a succeeding Claustrian king. Promptly deheaded for treason

 

Radeva - a simple farming community in Lower Kleighton

 

Rahvik Manislov - the commander of the Arcanian Defense Corps, a highly-trained unit of wizard soldiers

 

Raitha Bumblatt - the woman who managed the day-to-day operations of Thumtwiddle Orphanage

 

Rakehell - Aristhmus Maus's skyship

 

Rassamander Andolin - Maximagus of the First Circle and head of the Arcanian Wizards' Council

 

razor-beaked woodgull - a dangerous member of the gull family found in forests throughout the Leftlands

 

Regent - the title of the ruler of Atalantea

 

Resgard Pass - a pass through the Centripetal Mountains near the Deus Palatium allowing travelers to avoid the seat of Crucifer Power

 

Rheme - an ancient city whose ruins are located underneath the Flatplains

 

Rhone River - a dangerous thoroughfare for travelers in Lower Kleighton. Home to vicious beasts, hostile natives, and river pirates

 

Rightern Sea - the sea which separates Upper Kleighton from lands to its right

 

Rightern Tangle - an immense forest of seatrees growing off the Rightern Coast of Lower Kleighton rendering sea travel all but impossible

 

Rightlands - the area of Upper Kleighton located east of Arcania; the area in which Mortesia is located

 

ringpole - a metal crook to which a skyship can anchor and then 'reel in' to the ground

 

Risma - a witch who lives in the Mucklands

 

Ristwatch - a magickal watch capable of dramatically slowing time. Requires roughly 1 hour to recharge its magick

 

Rockrubble Dam - a massive feat of Drangstromian engineering built to provide a water source for the people of Drangstrom

 

Rogehn Markesh - a man who impregnated the Trinese Emperor's sister, then tried unsuccessfully to flee to Upper Kleighton

 

Rostimer IX - former King of Claustria and father of Madra Magda-Lynne

 

roundwood - an enormous tree indigenous to the Murkmucker forest outside Claustria

 

Rucifer Romple-braggs - the Highbaron of Lyndwurgh

 

ruffalo - a squat, low-to-the-ground animal with horns and a bushy coat of fur

 

Saint Impalus - a traveller able to navigate between the cracks in reality

 

sand madness - a disorder wherein the sufferer can't help but wander the desert aimlessly until he or she is claimed by the elements

 

sandgorgons - monsters living beneath the sands of the Infinite Sandswath

 

Sandstone Acropolis - located in the center of the Infinite Sandswath, the location of the famed Star of Flame

 

scholast - an Upper Kleightonian who attends or teaches at an institution of higher learning

 

Seahorse Saloon - a pub in Atalantea, watering hole of the Regent

 

seatree - a sturdy tree whose uppermost section protrudes from the surface of the sea; a severe hazard to ships

 

serpentite - a lizardlike race of cave-dwellers

 

sharpeye - someone unlikely to be conned

 

Shortpike Tollway - a road connecting Bracchia with the Manispan Bogbridge

 

skyships - floating vessels comprised of lightweight hulls attached to balloons which are inflated using dragon flatuses

 

Sleft Luftkind - Black Robe assigned to Labrinthe

 

snarkwood tree - a type of tree whose branches make excellent torches and staves

 

Snowfrost Ale - a Bracchian brew

 

‘solved for X’ - a slang phrase indicating expalement; also a subtle dig at arithmancers

 

songspells - the songs played by a sonomagus to produce a specific result, such as manipulating a person or object

 

sonomagus - a wizard musician who casts songspells

 

Spetzel Village - a small town in Lower Kleighton whose chief economic activities are sheepholding and wine production

 

 spinaxe - an axe made for throwing, a favorite weapon of ogres

 

split-twitch - an instant; a fraction of an eyeblink

 

Staff of Grace - the weapon of the Malevolent One, magnifies the powers of the one who wields it

 

Star of Flame - one of the five Quintillumes. Located in the Sandstone Acropolis

 

Star of Light - one of the five Quintillumes. Lost in antiquity

 

Star of the Air - one of the five Quintillumes. Located atop Mount Stratiphus

 

Star of the Earth - one of the five Quintillumes. Located beneath the Nasonic temple

 

Star of the Sea - one of the five Quintillumes. Located in Atalantea

 

Stargaard, the Fair-haired Bard - the spooniest troubadour in all of Lower Kleighton

 

Starkes Madrigal - the notorious editor of the Kleighton Gadabout about whom little is known

 

stellbloom extract - a powerful hallucinogenic

 

Stoneguard - the highest ranking Claustrian soldiers and personal bodyguards of the Claustrian royal family

 

stonehammer - a sturdy iron hammer suited to splitting stones--or skulls

 

Stronum Singularis - Novanostrum's father and Maximagus of the Nth Circle

 

Stuck Pony - a pub located in Claustria

 

Submount Steamtunnels - tunnels dug under the Centripetal mountains for the purpose of constructing a trans-continental system of locomote tracks; abandoned after locomotes ceased to emerge from the tunnels

 

Subterrane Forest - an underground forest comprised of petrified trees

 

sugarmouse - a docile creature typically kept as a pet by milkmaids. Has an inexplicable tendency to pick fights with yafbeests--and viciously kill them

 

summers and winters - the residents of Upper Kleighton often use summers and winters as a means of counting years and determining one's age

 

sunspin - a unit of time equal to one year

 

Thirsty Scholast - a pub located on the outskirts of the Universitorium

 

Thom Lynne - a Tournesian general and distant (though unknown) relative of Madra Magda-Lynne

 

Threaded Spire - a tall, screw-shaped tower located in Mortesia; houses the Vinch and his attendants

 

thunderfrog - a giant frog whose loud croaking is said to stun its prey

 

Topedge Oasis - a strip of fertile land bordered by the Infinite Sandswath to the north and the Bracchian Boglands to the south

 

Tournesia - a long-abandoned city whose ruins serve as a warning to those who would make war against Bracchia

 

Trestle Myrhminn - the often-drunk Regent of Atalantea

 

Ulu River - a river whose source lies beneath the Midspire and whose terminus is a delta near Drangstrom

 

Umpter Bulgren - Black Robe in Darrinia

 

Universitorium - Upper Kleighton's premiere institute of higher learning.

 

Upper Kleighton - the continent which is home to Claustria, Darrinia, and Arcania

 

Varello Punchinelli - a traveling musician versed in songspells; usually plays a lute but has been known to utilize other instruments when necessary

 

Vinch - the title of the ruler of Mortesia

 

Willowood - a forest of willow trees located between Claustria and the Centripetal Mountains

 

yafbeest - a fierce animal with sharp claws rumored to be a Paterlinguan delicacy

 

Yonderer Snarfblaggle - the Editor (leader) of the Paterlinguan word traders

 

Zanther Maus - master knifesman, borderline alcoholic, and son of famed adventurer Aristhmus Maus

 

Zhan-ichi Siao - the oldest of three Trinese brothers

 

Zhan-ni Siao - the Black Robe assigned to Dahlworth

 

Zweissergrund - started as an outpost for Darrinian spies, but is now a snowy mountain tourist destination