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Instrument of Omens Glossary

Based on the Book: A Testament of Steel (Book 1) and Memories of Prophecies (Book 2)

Absin Morewe

Weapons master at the Third Directorate.

Aether

Akin to lorethasra, but it is the magic imbued in the world at large. Also known as lorasra.

Aia

Mythical steed of Shokan. Thought to be of a species of cat called Kesarins.

Antalagore the Black

Mythical black dragon.

Apsara Sithe

An elven empire known for their agriculture and horses. They are perpetually infuriated that their horses are not a match for the Yavanas.

Anya Aruyen

Younger princess of Yaksha Sithe. She is the first and only elven woman to attend and graduate from the Third Directorate. She is also a ranger.

Avan Aruyen

Consort to Sala Yaksha, empress of Yaksha Sithe. Anya’s father.

Bharat

Powerful island nation of the rishis, who claim to be direct descendants of the Mythaspuris.

Bishan

General definition means student, but in Shevasra it translates as ‘incompetent person who has potential

Bones Jorn

Human warrior. Cadet at the Third Directorate and in the same class as Cinder Shade. He was formerly a student of Steel-Graced Adepts.

Breech

A holder who protects the troll, Maize Broad.

Brow Cowl

Human warrior. Cadet at the Third Directorate and defeated by Cinder Shade in the Maker’s Tournament. A former student of the Jasmine Water martial academy.

Braid

Also known as a weave. A practical use of lorethasra.

Brilliance

An aether-cursed snowtiger.

Capshin Sonsing

Lieutenant and master/instructor in History at the Third Directorate.

Cariath Gelindun

Elven cadet at the Third Directorate who is in the same class as Cinder Shade.

Certitude

City in Yaksha Sithe. It is closely aligned with the Third Directorate.

Chakras

Potential loci of power, possibly within all beings, and it allows more instinctual control of weaves and braids.

Cinder Shade

Human. An unusual warrior of superlative skill. He has no recollection of his past.

Crail Valing

Elven cadet at the Third Directorate and was in the same class as Cinder Shade. Killed in the Unitary Trial.

Crèche Prani

Holy text of the dwarves.

Depth Knarl

Human warrior. Cadet at the Third Directorate and in the same class as Cinder Shade.

Derius Surent

Dwarven cadet at the Third Directorate and in the same class as Cinder Shade.

Devesth

The capital city and name of one of the Sunset Kingdoms. It is the home of the famed Yavana horses.

Dorcer Surent

Dwarven cadet at the Third Directorate and was in the same class as Cinder Shade. Killed during the Unitary Trial.

Dorr Corn

Former student at Steel-Graced Adepts.

Drak Renter

One of Shet’s Titans.

Duchess of Certitude

Hereditary position and currently held by Duchess Marielle Cervine. Historically, the Duchess of Certitude is also a high-ranking member in the succession for the imperial throne of Yaksha Sithe.

Enma Aruyen

Elder princess and heir to the throne of Yaksha Sithe.

Estin Aruyen

Prince of Yaksha Sithe. He is also an elven cadet at the Third Directorate and in the same class as Cinder Shade.

Fain Kole

Journeyman at Steel-Graced Adepts.

Farin Eshanwe

Elven cadet at the Third Directorate and was in the same class as Cinder Shade. Killed in the Unitary Trial.

Fastness

A white Yavana stallion.

First Directorate

Yaksha Sithe’s shadowy organization of spies.

Forever Triumphant

Elven holy text.

Gandharva Federation

A human nation. It is allied with Yaksha Sithe and Rakesh.

Garad Mull

One of Shet’s Titans. Like the other known Titans, he lives in a statue-like state and is currently kept within the Quad at the Third Directorate.

Garlin Fairsent

Warrior of Rakesh. Defeated by Cinder in the Maker’s Tournament.

Genka Devesth

Warlord from the Sunset Kingdom of Devesth. He believes himself the heir spoken of in the Medeian Scryings and intends on recreating Shang Mendi, Mede’s ancient empire.

Gorant Sin Peace

Student at Steel-Graced Adepts.

Halin Dorund

Cavalry master at the Third Directorate.

Holder

A species of woven who are the pre-eminent warriors in all of Seminal. Little is known about them other than they have no known lands of their own and are entirely devoted to the protection of yakshins and trolls.

Indrun Agni

A Mythaspuri.

Isha

Common definition is ‘instructor’, but in Shevasra, it means ‘master’.

Ishmay Sensow

Human cadet at the Third Directorate and in the same class as Cinder Shade. Originally from the Gandharva Federation.

Isthrim

A type of aether-infused dwarven steel that is able to kill vampires and necrosed.

Jameken Battalion

Veteran battalion of Yaksha’s imperial army. Colloquially known as the ‘James’.

Jasmine Water

A martial academy in Swift Sword.

Jine Kole

Master at Steel-Graced Adepts.

Jivatma

Supposedly the soul. Largely thought to be mythical, although some accounts of the Mythaspuris indicate it was the source of their power.

Joria Javsheck

Human cadet at the Third Directorate and was in the same class as Cinder Shade. Killed in the Unitary Trial.

Jovick Sonsen

Unarmed combat master at the Third Directorate.

Jozep Surent

Dwarven cadet at the Third Directorate and in the same class as Cinder Shade.

Koran Yaksha

Founder and first empress of Yaksha Sithe.

Lamarin Hosh

Secret society in Yaksha Sithe. They seek to discover and aid the reborn Shokan and Sira. Founded by Duchess Sarienne Cervine of Certitude, who was a quelchon.

Lerid File

Owner/master of Steel-Graced Adepts.

Liline Salt

Known as Water Death. One of Shet’s Titans. Along with Rence Darim, they are the only two female Titans. She is also frozen in a statue-like state and housed in a courtyard in Apsara Sithe.

Lisandre Coushinre

An elven ranger and occasional instructor at the Third Directorate. Brother to Riyne Coushinre.

Loial Company

Small unit decimated during a recent Unitary Trial.

Lor Agni

An ancient holy text centered around the proper means of righteous living and the worship of Devesh. Mostly limited in importance to Gandharva and Rakesh (translated as the Secret Fire in Shevasra).

Lorasra

Synonym for aether, although the term has fallen out of favor and is rarely used any longer.

Lorethasra

A mystical source of power by which woven are able to create weaves and braids that impact the world.

Kuldige Prayvar

Elven cadet at the Third Directorate and in the same class as Cinder Shade.

Mahadev

The fallen city of the Mythaspuris.

Maize Broad

A troll who meets Cinder Shade at the Third Directorate and recognizes him.

Manifold Fulsom

Along with Sapient Dormant, one of the leaders of the Mythaspuris.

Marielle Cervine

Current Duchess of Certitude and the leader of the Lamarin Hosh.

Mede

Ancient warlord from Parn, who set out to conquer the world. He was largely successful, and his empire was known as Shang Mendi. However, upon his death, his empire quickly fell apart into strife and civil war.

The Medeian Scryings

Holy text written by Mede and said to be inspired by the voice of Devesh. Much of the book is a biographical account of Mede’s life and conquests as well as his philosophical beliefs.

Mirk Bassang

Human student at Steel-Graced Adepts.

Mohal Holwarein

Elven cadet at the Third Directorate and in the same class as Cinder Shade.

 

Molni Cirnovain

Master librarian at the Third Directorate.

Mother Ashoka

Mother to all the Ashoka trees and yakshins on Seminal.

Mythaspuris

Powerful humans who entered Seminal during the NusraelShev and are thought to have turned the tide in the battle against Shet.

Naraka

Shet’s ancient empire.

Nathaz Surent

Dwarven cadet at the Third Directorate and was in the same class as Cinder Shade. Killed during the Unitary Trial.

Nuhlin Genhin

Master/instructor of Tactics and Strategy at the Third Directorate.

NusraelShev

Translated as the Disastrous Submission in Shevasra. The ancient war against Shet and his forces.

Pitch Shade

Brother to Cinder Shade.

Quelchon

A rare woven who can ‘recite’ a person and thereby learn a hint of their future.

Quelchon Ginala

Elderly elf with the power of a quelchon. She is not what she appears.

Rakesh

A human nation. Allied with the Gandharva Federation and essentially a vassal state to Yaksha Sithe.

Redwinth Wheat

Prince of Apsara Sithe and presumed fiancé to Enma Aruyen of Yaksha Sithe.

Rence Darim

Known as the Illwind. One of Shet’s Titans. Along with Liline Salt, they are the only two female Titans.

Revelatory Dreams

A set of scrolls written by the trolls and yakshins. Translated from Shevasra, and there are conflicting versions.

Rishis

Rulers of Bharat, who claim to be the human descendants of the Mythaspuris.

Riyne Coushinre

Elven cadet at the Third Directorate and is in the same class as Cinder Shade. Brother to Lisandre Coushinre.

Rorian Molinking

Human cadet at the Third Directorate and was in the same class as Cinder Shade. Killed in the Unitary Trial.

Sala Yaksha

Current empress of Yaksha Sithe.

Sapient Dormant

Along with Manifold Fulsom, one of the leaders of the Mythaspuris.

Sash Slice

Human student at Steel-Graced Adepts.

Savage Kingdoms

Group of rival human kingdoms that were formed from the remnants of Shand Mendi, Mede’s empire, in the far northeast of the world.

Serwil Opturund

Archery master at the Third Directorate.

Shadion Carrend

A dwarven spy from Surent Crèche. He often pretends to be a merchant and has a donkey named, Pretty.

Shalla Valley

Home of the yakshins.

Shaloce Astreas

Colonel and commander of Jameken Battalion.

Shet

A self-proclaimed god, who battled much of the world three thousand years ago in the NusraelShev. He was supported by seven Titans.

Shokan

A mythical human warrior. Along with his wife, Sira, they are said to be Shet’s greatest foes and are collectively known as the Blessed Ones.

Shon

Mythical steed of Sira’s. Thought to be of a species of cat called Kesarins.

Simone Trementh

Dowager Duchess and aunt to Marielle Cervine.

Sira

A mythical human warrior. Along with her husband, Shokan, they are said to be Shet’s greatest foes and are collectively known as the Blessed Ones.

Sriovey Surent

Leader of the dwarven cadets at the Third Directorate who are in the same class as Cinder Shade.

Sture Mael

The greatest of Shet’s Titans.

Sunset Kingdoms

Group of rival human kingdoms that were formed from the remnants of Shand Mendi, Mede’s empire, in the far northwest of the world.

Surent Crèche

Dwarven crèche and somewhat allied to Rakesh and Yaksha Sithe. By tradition, surnames are taken from the mother’s side of the family, but to everyone not of the crèche, the surnames are always told as being ‘Surent’.

Swan Yaksha

Second empress of Yaksha Sithe.

Swift Sword

Capital of Rakesh.

Sylve Arwan

General and commandant of the Third Directorate.

Taj Wada

Complex of buildings that comprise the imperial palace of Yaksha Sithe.

Third Directorate

Yaksha Sithe’s pre-eminent military academy.

Tomag Jury

Known as the Shield Render. One of Shet’s Titans. Twin brother to Tormak Jury.

Tormak Jury

Known as the Sword Breaker. One of Shet’s Titans. Twin brother to Tomag Jury.

Trolls

A species of woven known for their ability to apply Justice, a type of braid/weave by which they allow the truth of a matter to be truly known and never forgotten. They are also the only woven who procreate by parthenogenesis

Vampires

Species of woven who are beholden to Shet. They have a type of flight and gather blood slaves as a means to acquire power.

Wark Nil

Human warrior. Cadet at the Third Directorate and in the same class as Cinder Shade.

Weave

Also known as a braid. A practical use of lorethasra.

Woven

General name for all self-aware beings on Seminal other than humans.

Wraiths

Twisted humans, who apparently have the means to source either lorethasra or conduct Jivatma. They are universally insane and lust for flesh and brains.

Yakshins

Tree maidens. A type of woven known for their deeply held bonds to trees and nature.

Yavanas

Finest breed of horse in the world. They only breed true in the Cord Valley or Devesth, one of the Sunset Kingdoms.

Zahhack

Name given to the woven who are beholden to Shet. It is also the name of a mythical being of whom very few know, who is reputedly the son of the Empty One, Devesh’s great foe.

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