Ma-Coer. Draconic god of the Sth-Gar.

Magister Administory. Title of officials who run the Empire of Splendour in the Emperor's name.

Magister Judiciary. Title given to officials of the Empire of Splendour who maintain the law.

Magister of Dawn and Birds. See Dawn and Birds, Magister of.

Magister of Dusk and Diamonds. See Dusk and Diamonds, Magister of.

Magister of the Longing Star. See Longing Star, Magister of.

Magister of Morning and Orchids. See Morning and Orchids, Magister of.

Magister of Noon and Jade. See Noon and Jade, Magister of.

Magister of Sightless Wisdom. See Sightless Wisdom, Magister of.

Magister of the Silent Earth. See Silent Earth, Magister of.

Magister of the Six Winds. See Six Winds, Magister of.

Magister of the Succulent Gourd. See Succulent Gourd, Magister of.

Magister of the Twelve Rivers. See Twelve Rivers, Magister of.

Magistracy of Nirhamsa. See Nirhamsa.

Malamek. Small intelligent pteranosaur-like creatures found on Fallen Sun. Known as mysterious sages of esoteric lore.

Manrupashnar. Great Sage from four hundred years ago. She taught a philosophy of peace and compassion. Many followers believe she became one of the Ten Thousand Immortals upon her death.

Mansharga. Immortal in charge of preganancy and childbirth.

Mantrashar, General. Historical war leader who led an insurrection against his Emperor.

Manu: Shark-spirits that feed on fear.

Many Blessings, Emperor. Ruler of the Empire of Splendour who precipitated a civil war with his High Priest, Sepuraabi.

Many Nightingales. Farming town in the Ward of Plentiful Abundance. Home to Magister Arjenchashur.

Master Cinnabar. Immortal in charge of medicine.

Master-in-Waiting. Title given to a practitioner of medicine in lands outside the Empire of Splendour.

Matoo. Tame gorilla-like beasts used by Salsham'ai as mounts.

Matra. Magical pollution left as a by-product of Ocrisian alchemy.

Merchants League. Successor to the Empire of Splendour, a conglomeration of trade cartels with greater power than many governments.

Merchant Maths. Mathematical system of greater flexibility than Imperial Mathematics. Includes zero, fractions and columnar notation.

Ministry of Shining Wisdom. See Shining Wisdom, Ministry of.

Mirror Realm. Another name for the Underwater Darkness World, since it is a reflection of the mortal realm, and can be sometimes be accessed via mirrors.

Moa-Kikiri: Figures in Moa-Ruaki folklore. Lit. 'People of Earth's Blood'. A secretive race of humanoids with ugly faces and beautiful voices, tied to the spirit world and obsidian.

Moa-Ruaki. Sea-faring nomads who wander the southern seas of Conclave. Many never set foot on land. The name means "People of Ruaki" (a folk hero).

Mopendor. Distant land ruled by civilised yet cruel tlaxu.

Morning and Orchids, Magister of. Second rank of Magister Administory.

Morning Snow, Clerk of. Fourth rank of clerk to a Magister Administory

Morongo-Ri: A Moa-Ruaki sea-going craft used for storing drinking water.

Most Wise Master. Title given to a practioner of medicine in the Empire of Splenodur. See Master in Waiting.

Motherhood, The. The matriarchal ruling body of the salsham'ai

Mountain Tlaxu. Tabby-furred primitive Tlaxu found mainly in the Three Sisters Mountains.

Muita. Small monkey-like creature kept by salsham'ai as pets and guard animals due to their loud screeching.

Nai-Hempashu. A type of animal shape-changer. Nai-Hempashu are rare Immortals, one of whom exists for each species of animal. From time to time they wander amongst the mortal realm.

Nai-Nek-Chai. A type of shape-changing animal who can become human (or vice versa). Nai-nek-chai have a touch of Immortal blood in them. Some live amongst humans, some in the wild, depending on the type of animal.

Narhemoth. Giant horned whales of the Southern Sea. Some are simple animals, but others are servants of the Immortals.

Narvinda. Name given to the temple complexes of Ut'Bharma.

Near Anhoi. Branch of the Anhoi River that runs west of the Three Sisters Mountains.

Necklace of Plenty. Vast archipeligo in the Southern Sea, rich in natural resources.

Nekmel. A type of tree found in Anhoi and Utushar. Tall-growing with a wide evergreen crown of succulent leaves.

Nekuu. One of the four races of human in the heart of the Empire of Splendour. Pure Nekuuese are short and golden-skinned. They can be found from Ut'Bharma to Oksa and are the indigenous inhabitants of the land.

Netherworld. Another name for the Underwater Darkness World.

Nine Arts, Divine Minister of. Immortal in charge of imparting knowledge to the mortal realm.

Nine Spirits River. Main trade river that runs through the Utushar Province of the Empire of Splendour.

Nirhamsa. Independent nation in the north of Anhoi. Famed for jade and peppers.

No Geese, River of. Tributary of the Nine Spirits River which runs through the Ward of Plentiful Abundance in Utushar.

Noon and Jade, Magister of. Middle rank of Magister Administory.

North Sun. Deity of the winter sun. His body was slain in battle, hence the winter sun is now his pale ghost.

Novodnolaki: Name given to the Nai-nek-chai shapechangers in the Khazarate of Vaarta, meaning 'Animal People'.

Noyaki. Domestic animal from Ut'Bharma, resembling a small fierce yak.

Nyerdhan. Largest city in the Far Anhoi region, noted for perdiodic flooding.

Obrenaja. Peninsular land known for its quick-footed people and semi-magical minerals.

Obrovon. Antelope found in Obrenaja, similar to the shandix.

Ocrisian Alchemy. Magical art practised on the Island of Or which involves extracting stored magic from minerals, liquids and plants. Named after its discoverer, Ocris.

Oksa. Island closest to the southern shores of the Empire of Splendour. Comprised of five squabbling kingdoms, Oksa was once under Imperial rule.

Onokawi: Moa-Ruaki name for spirit creatures resembling an ugly severed head. They move using their hair as legs or tentacles, and feed upon the last breath of a dying person.

"On the Workings of the Universe". Thirty seven scroll treatise by the sage Teshnuvar discussing the way the world works. Comparable in scope and influence to Aristotle's Physics and Metaphysics.

One Hundred Gang. New criminal cartel in Llaza, noted for ruthless practises.

Opal Tiger. An Immortal servant of Banarjahab. The Opal Tiger watches over travellers. The Claws of the Opal Tiger are cultists who attack bandits and others who they deem show insufficient respect for travellers.

Or, Island of. Large southern island known for its peculiar magical minerals. Home to Ocrisian alchemy.

Orobap. A famous poet, Orobap lost favour with Emperor Bright Vitality as a consequence of court intrigue. He was sent to The Fortress in the City of Ten Thousand Ships, and subsequent works were all shameless attempts at flattering the Emperor.

Pahu-Ri: Lit. 'Travelling Boat'. Vast catamarans used by the Moa-Ruaki as the basis for their fleet-tribes.

Pago. One of the islands of the Necklace of Plenty.

Palu Devil. Spider-like creature from the Island of Or.

Palu Horror. Larger version of the Palu Devil, a creature from the Island of Or mutated by the matra.

Palu Palo. Dry sandy desert on the Island of Or.

Panua: A figure in Moa-Ruaki mythology. A trickster and magician who normally takes the form of a gull.

Papa-Ri: Lit. 'Garden Boat'. A Moa-Ruaki vessel converted for growing food.

Paper Lantern Gang. Name given to a particular form of protection racket that uses magic (or the appearance of magic) to extort money.

Path of Water and Mountains. See Water and Mountains, Path of.

Pas Aat. A Salsham'ai term for internal mystical energy.

Pentesh. Quilted vest, originally from the mountain province of Ut'Bharma. Traditional penteshu are heavy and stuffed with yak or tembu hair, but they have been adapted to lighter silk versions for fashion.

Perfection of Concordance. Name given to the central continent of the world, a vast landmass that surrounds the Great Glacier.

Pesh, Plains of. War-ruined plains on the eastern border of the Empire of Splendour.

Pink Slipper, The. Weekly pamphlet, written and published in Llaza by an anonymous author under the nom de plume of "The Whisperer". Full of salacious gossip about the wealthy and well-known citizens of Llaza.

Plains Tlaxu. Nomadic, tawny race of Tlaxu that inhabit the steppes east of the Near Anhoi River.

Plentiful Abundance, Ward of. Farming district in the heart of Utushar.

Pokan. Goblin-like Underwater Darkness World creatures found near the Plains of Pesh.

Pokan Marsh. Dismal swamp on edge of the Plains of Pesh. Infested with pokan creatures.

Pokoro-Pokoro: Moa-Ruaki name for the narhemoth, meaning 'nose-horn giant'.

Ptaca. Ritual of spiritual and physical improvement, conducted by the Ptorac.

Ptorac. Humanoid race with vaguely serpentine characteristics. Thought to be servants of the Sth-Gar.

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