Way Walkers: University–Digital Glossary
Glossary of terms for Way Walkers: University
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Ability– term referring to magical or supernatural aptitude, classified formally into five major categories: Empathic, Telepathic, Precognitive, Medium and Energy Manipulative.
Allenia Archhill, Master– a Walker for Rosin, she is an Energy Manipulative teacher in Tar’citadel as well as the academic adviser for all Exemplary Talents in the First-Tier school there.
Angani– the Child that represents the Way of Purity. Also see Pearl Dragon.
Angel Guide– a Guide attached to a mortal soul that has never been born to physical body itself; they watch their Charge and offer advice and spiritual guidance.
Annarite- the race of the Red and natural inhabitants of the Middle Lands, known also as ‘the Tainted’.
Aralim– the Nation founded by Angani followers; sharing a border with the Tazu Nation.
Arasoi, Master- a Walker of Rhean and teacher of Rheanic fighting styles in Tar’citadel. Also the supervisor for the dueling club in Tar’citadel University.
Archer, Master- a Walker of Bree and drama teacher in Tar’citadel.
Ascended- term referring to an Incarnation of one of the Children that has Awaked and come into their full power.
Aspect– term referring to the ‘other side’ of each of the Twelve Children; they are the Incarnations of the Children’s twin-flames.
Avatar- term referring to the Awakened and Ascended Incarnation of one of the Children; the mortal body of the Child Awakened.
Avenea- the chosen race of Feator and residents of the country Casfeild, they are characterized by an almost turtle-like appearance, with bone-like plates covering their arms and legs, and a shell-like plate coving a large portion of their backs.
Awakened- term referring to souls, usually Avatars, who remember more than one lifetimes’ worth of experiences. An Awakened Avatar usually indicates full memory of all past-lives.
Beleskie- name of the Rose Quartz Dragon, the Child whose Way is the Way of Love which actually encompasses and governs all mortal relationships.
Born, Born-Clan- referring to Clan that were birthed that way, verses a human that was Changed into Clan.
Bree- Child of Creativity, the Amber Dragon.
Cael, Master– a Walker of Feator, he is a history teacher in Tar’citadel.
Calven, Master– a Tazu Walker of Ulic, who is the head of the Seekers of Truth Order.
Casfeild– a country on the southern border of Tar’citadel and home to the Avenea race; also the country founded by the Avatar-Child Feator.
Cathiny Mountains- the highest, longest mountain range on the Continent.
Cathiny River– longest river of the Continent running beside the Cathiny Mountains.
Chaotic- an evil soul meant for Hell that did not get there, but instead ‘hijacked’ the body of a still-born child and proceeded to live a life in the new living body.
Clan- the vampiric race of the Clan Lands.
Clan Lands- one of the largest countries on the Continent and home of both human and Clan peoples; also the country founded by Rhean.
Clay- a seventeen year old acolyte of Rhean in Tar’citadel, and member of the dueling club, Battle Mage class.
Changed- to be changed/ having been changed into Clan. (Humans are the only race able to be Changed.)
Charge- term referring to the soul that Spirit Guides are assigned to watch and look after.
charm– a magical item, usually a crystal or metal, created to ‘hold’ a certain spell within itself. Usually very small and meant for singular personal use. See also, processer-charm, master-charm, or charm-device.
charm-device- a more complex version of a master-charm, a charm-device refers to an object that uses a charm spell or multiple charm spells in order to activate a third-party device. It is usually small to medium in size and meant for personal use. See also: charm, processer-charm, or master-charm.
Charm-Master- a maker of master-charms.
Children, the- also called ‘Children of Spirit’ and ‘The Twelve’. They represent twelve facets of Spirit, and incarnate again and again to teach their different Ways to evolve the souls of mortals to once again become one with Spirit.
cor’mon– Tar’cil greeting meaning ‘good day’.
Crispin, Master (Headmaster)– the current Headmaster for Tar’citadel University.
crystal-recorder – a charm-device usually including a recorder crystal, used to record information. see also: recorder crystal
Death Marker- also just called a ‘Marker’, it indicates in a Life Contract one of the seven times a person might ‘exit a lifetime’ or die.
demon- an incorporeal spirit which feeds off of negative emotions. There are hundreds of different types of demons of varying strengths and powers, as well as dozens of different classifications of intelligence.
Desmoulein- the Child whose Way is the Way of the Healer; the Emerald Dragon.
Elemental empathy- not to be confused with Empathic, elemental empathy falls under the Ability category of Energy Manipulate, and refers to an above-average ability to draw-in the vibrational energy of a particular element.
Empathic- term referring to speaks to a person’s sensitivity to the constantly moving energy fields around them- also known as the near side of the Veil. Two types of empathy, Emotional Empathy, where one can sense the emotions of things, and Energy Empathy, where one can only feel the shift in the energies. Most often the two go hand in hand.
Fallen One- an arch-demon, one of the most powerful spiritual minions of the Red.
Feator- Child whose Way is the Way of History, the Bronze Dragon. He covers not only written history, but also past lives.
Feed- Clan term referring to the drinking of blood for sustenance.
Furōrin-Iki- from ‘furora’ for ‘flora’, ‘shinrin’ for ‘forest’ and ‘iki’ for ‘breathers’. Name of the country/region where the Nijū-Iki live.
Genoa Martel– a sixteen year old student in Tar’citadel, she is a student liason for Exemplary Talents, a junior editor for the Tri-Tier student paper, and a dean’s assistant to Lady Xeni.
Guide(s)- referring to Angel or Spirit Guides that are attached to mortal souls. They are usually in pairs, and are spiritual ‘assistants’ to mortal souls while they are in body.
Great Fall, the- also the ‘Fall of the Red’ and ‘War between the Veils’. Refers to when the Red whispered in the ear of Prothidian Altar and together destroyed the Old World. It was Rhean who finally threw the Red back into the Pit, and for a thousand years the survivors hid underground before resettling the new Continent.
Great Gate- One built in each of the twelve countries’ capitols, the Grate Gates allow for small groups to transport from their respective capitols into Tar’citadel.
ground drake- native to parts of southern and eastern Casfeild as well as parts of the Clan Lands, ground drakes are large, wingless dragons of moderate intelligence. They are quite territorial and rather dangerous.
Halfling- Clan term referring to a child whose parentage is half Born-Clan and half human.
Helene, Master- a Walker for Desmoulein and a teacher of Energy Empathy. She also volunteers with the drama club, working on the lighting sequences.
High Mage- a powerful elemental empathic Talent that has undergone a ritual to fuse themselves forever with their element. This process makes them physically immortal, and incapable of becoming ‘drained’ of energy with which to cast.
High Magic- magic that is far more complex than typical energy manipulative work; usually it involves multiple elements of ritual and artifacts to supplement the work.
Illyan Giesi– a former student of Tar’citadel.
Incarnation- a Child reborn into a body that has not Awakened or Ascended.
Ivan, Master– a Walker for Bree, he is a teacher of art in Tar’citadel as well as a volunteer for the drama department, building sets.
Ives- the full-time assistant of the Headmaster in Tar’citadel University.
Jachai Zakiya – see ‘Jun’
Jadeith Overiss – see ‘Jun’
Ja’heir Mountains– the V shaped mountain range of the Clan Lands.
Jie’on Thuan- see ‘Jun’
Jun- (also known as Jachai, Yestin, Jie’on, or Jadeith depending on country of origin) meaning ‘pure’ in the scholar’s tounge, it is the nickname of your fourteen year old roommate in Tar’citadel.
Kess- a fourteen year old student n Tar’citadel heavily involved in the drama department.
Kubesh- the Citrine Dragon, the Child whose Way is the Way of the Warrior.
Laws of Heaven- referring to the five laws of Spirit: Do not impede upon the freewill of another. Do no harm. Do not deny Spirit. Respect all the Ways and find your place amongst them. Respect all physical forms of Spirit.
Life(‘s) Contract- refers to the ‘terms’ that each soul agrees to before being born into the world as a person. It supposedly covers everything from birthplace and parents to major life’s lessons, and contains all the possible paths and choices a soul can have presented to them while they are alive.
Lu’shun- Beleskie’s chosen race of people. All have bright blue eyes and hair, but the rest of what they appear to be is dependent on who is looking at them; as whomever looks upon one will see a person of their own race reflected back.
Lubreean– country to the south-west of the Clan Lands, home of the Muilan and founded by Rosin.
Mab- historical figure of the Clan Lands, she was the only female Avatar of Rhean, and only one of his Avatars never to rule the Clan Lands. The circumstances around her death is one of the largest mysteries of the Clan Lands. Her life is also the subject of a very popular and classic opera.
mage- more common term referring to an Energy Manipulative Talent; often indicates a EM Talent not trained as a Way Walker.
Maya, Master- a Walker for Beleskie, she is a teacher for Emotional Empathy in Tar’citadel, and also volunteers to make costumes for the drama department.
master-charm- are created when there are multiple charm-spells infused into a singular charm. They are usually more complex and involve more magical and energy work to be created. See also: charm, charm-device, or processer-charm
Middle Lands- the Land of the Red, it is a province sitting in the middle of the Continent that is not quite an official country.
Miles Reldod– an acolyte of Bree attending the Third-Tier University, his compositions are extremely popular.
Montage- the Gold Dragon of the Children, who’s Way tries to merge the teachings of all the Ways in order to create an ‘Ultimate Way’.
Muilan– Rosin’s chosen race, they are a semi-incorporeal people, capable of ‘phasing’ in and out of the physical plane for brief periods.
Na’vosh- a tar’ka-besh of Tar’citadel.
Nar’ariel- a girl from Sannago.
Nor’wah- the country north of the Clan Lands, home to the Ki’ra race and founded by Kubesh.
Obsidian Dragon- see Rhean
Old Soul- a soul that has incarnated a massive amount of times; though not necessarily going the furthest back in history.
Owen- an eleven year old Exemplary Talent and student in Tar’citadel University, originally from the Solki islands.
Path- also, ‘Way Path’, referring to the different orders and classes under each Way.
Pearl Dragon- referring to Angani, one of the Twelve Children, she represents purity.
Pit, the– banishment place of the Red, a dimension even deeper than Hell. Also the birth-place of all demons.
processer-charm- the most complex of the charmed objects, processer-charms are charm-devices that are used to absorb one type of energy and then put-out another type of energy, spell or information. See also: charm, master-charm or charm-device.
Ra’vien- formal name of the Aspect of Rhean, known also as ‘the Punisher’ or ‘Shadow Bird’, represented by a dark-feathered phoenix. Hers is the task of dispensing spiritual justice.
Recorder crystal– a single charm usually made from a quartz crystal, used to record information. see also: crystal recorder
Red, the- The Red Dragon, the Fallen One, the disgraced Child. His way represents a Way that turns from Spirit’s laws, and is commonly known as the Way of Evil.
Red Mage- powerful Talents that have given the Red a piece of their soul; the effect of this actually fuses them with both the elements of fire and air, unlike High Mages who are only fused with one. Immortal of body and very, very dangerous.
Red Star– the prophesied signal that time is ‘up’ and the Red shall be freed from the Pit if the world is too evil.
Rhean- the Obsidian Dragon, whose Way is the Way of the Protector. (Rheanic)
Rosin- the Amethyst Dragon, whose Way is the Way of Magic. Also called the ‘Mistress of Mages.’
Second Sight- another term for Medium Ability, meaning to see sprits and spiritual beings.
Semryu, Sem– a Clan student in Tar’citadel who is a rare Non-Traditional Talent, (specifically an ice mage) in addition to being an Exemplary Talent.
Sharrah- a twelve year old Exemplary Talent and student in Tar’citadel University, originally from Casfeild.
slikan- Path of Ulic, trained to delve into minds and find the truth for the various justice systems of the continent.
Simon, Master– a Walker for Turin, he is a teacher of Medium Ability in Tar’citadel.
Solki- Turin’s chosen race, they are sexless and inhumanly strange, feeding only off-of emotional energy of fear and pain.
soul-mate- a term used for souls that choose to incarnate together often; sometimes as friends, sometimes as lovers, sometimes as family, and often changing roles amid each other.
soul-circle- term referring to a group of soul-mates that incarnate together often.
Spirit- the recognized God of the Way Walkers, the eternal conciseness that all souls return to once evolved enough.
Spirit Guide– a Guide attached to a mortal soul that has been born to physical body itself; they watch their Charge and offer advice and spiritual guidance.
Talent- term referring to a person with more than one measurable classification of the five Abilities. General Talent describes most emphatics or low-level mediums, Classic Talent describes the empathic-telepathic combination, True Talent is reserved for people who have at least 3 combined Abilities, and Exemplary Talent refers to a Talent with measurable levels of all five Abilities. There is also the term ‘Non-Traditional Talent which refers to those Abilities and combinations that don’t readily fit into the typical categories.
Taint- term referring to the evil influence of the Red that interferes with the soul’s evolution, often manifested in large amounts of anger, fear, sorrow, arrogance, or even full-blown psychotic behaviors. To be Tainted is to be under influence of Taint, also ‘the Tainted’ is a term also used to describe the race of the Annarite. Can also manifest in environment; places where extreme violence has occurred are often Tainted.
Tar’cil- the scholar’s tongue and written language of Tar’citadel.
Tar’citadel- the holy city of ice and light, where lays the Great Temple of Spirit, the Tar’citadel University, and the formal meeting-place of the twelve nations.
tar’ka-besh- the home-guard of Tar’citadel, they learn all the fighting Paths.
Tazu- Montage’s race, they are shape shifters who can appear human-like or as a full-dragon.
Tazu Nation– the country founded by Montage and home of the Tazu.
Telekinetic- also known as Energy Manipulative, it is an Ability to move/ channel energy either about oneself or into oneself to fuel other magical works.
teleportation- the spell to transport one’s physical body through time and space; powerful Talents can also move multiple people with them. A physical destination must be in one’s head to do it, though, i.e. they would have had to have been in the area once before.
The Twelve- another name for the Children of Spirit. See Children.
The Twelve Ways- the twelve individual Ways taught by the Children; each Way is an aspect of Spirit and aides the soul in evolving to become one with Spirit once more. They are: Ultimate Way, Truth, Protection, Magic, Healing, Warrior, Death, Creativity, Love, Purity, History, and ‘the Way of Evil’ which diverts from the rest and goes against evolution.
tru’suli– a Path under Ulic’s Way of Truth, known as a ‘truth seeker’- they are academics and lecturers.
Turin- the Child whose Way is the Way of Death, the Sapphire Dragon.
Tur’ri- Turin’s most powerful priests, they merge themselves somewhat with their Child, and essentially become Death. They cycle with the moon, aging and growing younger back and forth every month. When they are in the ‘death cycle’ they can kill with a single touch.
twin-flame- term referring the soul-pairing of each mortal soul, the masculine and feminine aspects. Each twin-flame pairing is romantically linked to each other for eternity.
Ulic- the Child whose Way is the Way of Truth, the Silver dragon.
Umbrave– an Avenea student in Tar’citadel, fourteen years of age and a member of the dueling team.
Veil- term referring to the invisible spiritual barrier that divides the physical world from the spiritual world. There is the distinction between the near and far side of the Veil; the near side refers to spiritual beings that can be sensed and interacted with by physical beings while in physical form. The far side of the Veil refers to the higher planes and the whole of Spirit, also known as ‘Heaven.’
Veil Sliding- term referring to when the person can raise the vibration of their body height enough to slide along the barrier between time and space; unlike teleportation it is easier to take people along for the ride, and no distinct destination is needed, though it does take longer than teleportation.
ward- a magical protective barrier.
Way- one of the individual twelve Ways.
Way Walker– a trained disciple of a Way, usually a member of one of the many Paths; essentially an ordained priest or priestess of an individual Way, as opposed to a ‘Follower’ who is not ordained. They are almost always Talents of measurable Ability.
Weldell, Master– a Walker of Feator, he is a teacher of Current Events as well as the Editor and Chief for the Tri-Tier student newspaper.
Xeni, Lady- a Walker for Montage, she is both a teacher for her Way in Tar’citadel and Dean for the First-Tier school of the University.
Yestin Llwynog– see ‘Jun’