Ulvoski: Inquisitors of the Church of Vaarta, charged with rooting out evil magicians.

Underwater Darkness World. A nightmarish mirror image land that exists beneath the world. It is the home of evil spirits and strange beings.

Undying Flame. One honourific given to the ruler of the Empire of Splendour. See also Flame of Heaven.

Unswerving Vigilance, Guard of. Civil militia of the Empire of Splendour.

Unwashed Horde. Name given to an army of dark spirits and underworld creatures led by Lord Three Smoke back in legendary times.

Ura. Tiny humanoids from Fallen Sun with proud warrior culture.

Ur-Edraldi. Strange mineral-based beings found on Oksa and the Necklace of Plenty, thought to be related to the Edraldi.

Ut'Bharma. Northern province of the Empire of Splendour, known as Mountain Province and Land of Calm. Set in the Throne of Heaven Mountains. Home to warrior priests of the Ibhesh-Yana philosophy.

Utushar. The central province of the Empire of Splendour, made of fertile plains, rolling hills and the remnants of ancient kingdoms.

Vaarta, Khazarate of. Isolationist nation with strict religious rulers.

Victory Over Darkness. First month of the ceremonial calendar of the Empire of Splendour. It recognises the birth of the East Sun bringing warmth and light to the mortal realm.

Volkoloaki: A species of novodnolaki shapechangers found in Vaarta. They take the shape of wolves and are loyal bodyguards to the Khazar.

Vorshee the Thumbless. Lesser Immortal responsible for the creation of the Durdrn. For his temerity he was imprisoned in the mountains of Vorsheeva.

Vorshee, Feet of. Twin mountains in Vorsheeva. Thought to be where the Immortal Vorshee was imprisoned for creating the Durdrn.

Vorsheeva. Peninsula province of the Empire of Splendour. Home to the non-human Durdrn race.

Vugs. Short humanoid creatures that have no obvious intelligence or society, but are capable of following complex orders. Found in many mountainous areas.

Vuul, Followers of. A supposed secret society dedicated to the resurrection of the fallen deity Vuul, a servant of ancient evil.

Wanderers. The four planets that circle in the skies above the world, unattached to the Firmament.

Ward of Plentiful Abundance. See Plentiful Abundance, Ward of.

Wasted Lands. Area east of Ashoyin left uninhabited by warfare. More verdant than its name suggests.

Water and Mountains, Path of. Mystical philosophy based upon the teachings of Teshnuvar and Imperial Geomancy. The Path of Water and Mountains teaches sympathetic magic and ritual.

Wheels. Game played using Dragon Scales.

Whispering One. Patriarchal spirit-god of the plains tlaxu.

Will Magic. Form of magic practised in chaotic areas. The exercise of will power can be enough to produce magical effects.

Yaama. A flower found only on the islands of Fon. Its pollen is distilled to make the intoxicant Golden Yaama or the addictive drug Black Yaama.

Yen. Unit of currency in the Empire of Splendour. One Yen will buy a bowl of rice in the city of Llaza. Yen are made from specially coloured and etched glass, and come in a range of denominations:- 1 (green), 20 (red), 100 (blue), 200 (silver) and 1000 (gold).

Yenti. Term for a one yen coin. Literally means "one unit".

Zinuk-Zatim. Term given by the Yavennik Heresy of Vaarta to the corporeal universe. Literally means "The Gap in God".

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