Created and first wielded by the blacksmith Dakkon of Corondor, Blackblade is a sword forged to drain its victims' souls. Dakkon Blackblade, as he came to be called, was eventually defeated and the sword was lost. Its current whereabouts are unknown.
A species of willow tree whose leaves burn with magical flame. Especially beautiful in the springtime when the ember-buds open, burnwillows' flame never consumes the tree itself.
A scholar-wizard devoted to the study of the infinite. As such study is a conceptually dangerous activity, many loredelvers utilize homunculus familiars to prune thoughts that would lead to insanity.
Coiled thread of pure energy utilized by the Ota to feed and protect their outer plating. The Ota obtained the power of lumithread after the war with the Bastion of Suns.
A tribe of fierce jaguar warriors native to some subtropical ecosystems. Unsurpassed hunters, the Nacatl track prey in small groups and specialize in guerilla ambush tactics.
A being of pure memory. After their genealogical memory stores had been sundered, the Iquati created the narcomoeba as vessels for storing their future memories.
An ancient civilization whose magic was rooted in a deep, spiritual connection with nature. Druids of Muraganda carved primitive petroglyphs whose wisdom was studied long after the civilization had disappeared.
A relative of the scragnoth, native to acidic seas and ironkelp beds. The quagnoth's scales, resilient enough to withstand the acidic waters of its home, are equally resistant to magic.
An omnivorous lhurgoyf capable of metabolizing a variety of creatures and magics. The scourge of any food chain it encounters, the tarmogoyf's musculature thrives on a diverse diet.
A fierce, vicious dragon prone to outbursts of extravagant rage. A descendant of Rorix Bladewing, Tarox is known to have hunted and devoured the other, weaker dragons of his brood.
A spirit dragon of legend whose fiery breath is invisible. Certain monks who worship Ugin are granted a third eye and the ability to see and use the dragon's breath.
A mysterious demon lord of terrible power. Ukor's minions are sadistic killers, known to all as harbingers of pain and strife.
A whirling spiral of binding magic. Spellweavers use volutes to twist together multiple types of dissimilar magics.
Describes a type of tunnel system that, despite being sealed off from the surface and empty of life, is itself alive. A zoetic cavern's "lifeblood" is mana, the energy that sustains and regulates its internal structure.
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