Can't tell Shifra from a shimsha? Want to know the difference between Ibhesh and Bhaarsh? The glossary of people, places and things is a collection of thumbnail descriptions of all the strange names of Conclave, listed alphabetically.


East Sun. Early form of the Imperial deity who became to Celestial Emperor.

Elephant Stones. Road markers in the Empire of Splendour dedicated to Banarjahab the elephant god.

Emerald Seas, Clerk of. Middle rank of clerk in the bureaucracy of the Empire of Splendour.

Empire of Fon. See Fon, Empire of.

Empire of Splendour. See Splendour, Empire of.

Eruvar. Daughter of a wealthy family who gave up her life of privilege to tend to the needy, after a vision of Manrupashnar. Founder of Eruvism.

Eruvism. Variant on the teachings of Manrupashnar started by Eruvar. Based upon performing charitable works and the belief that Manrupashnar is one of the Ten Thousand Immortals.

Es-Gadar, Most August Minister. De jure ruler of the Ashoyin Protectorate, currently living in exile in Llaza. He rules the cities of Ashoyin, Atheroma and Tzefu.

Eshre. Part of the Way of Six Energies. Thought energy.

Eshun. Part of the Way of Six Energies. Raw, untamed energy.

Eye of the Dragon. A magical artifact believed to be responsible for trapping the ancient dragons on the Isle of Wyrm.

Far Anhui. Name given to the region of the Anhui River that lies east of the Three Sisters Mountains.

Farseeing, Nome of. Administrative district of the Empire of Splendour nearest to Llaza. Its capital is The City of Blue Jays.

Festival of Lights. See Lights, Festival of,.

Festival of Seven Angry Stree. See Seven Angry Stree, Festival of.

Festival of Spirits. See Spirits, Festival of,.

Field of War. Open land outside Reflected Glory used for military drill and processions. The Festival of Seven Angry Stree is held there.

Fianva and Turritin. Epic tale from Denra-Lyr about two lovers kept apart by feuding families.

Firmament. A sphere that surrounds the world, upon which hangs the stars, the sun and the moon.

Five Scrolls, Clerk of. Title given to a clerk of a Magister Judiciary.

Flame of Heaven. (1) The divine part of the spirit that marks the Emperor of the Empire of Splendour. (2) A fire that is kept burning at the heart of any Imperial city, descended from a pillar of magical fire sent from heaven.

Flaming Spear, Lake of. Sprawling swampland at the headwaters of the Far Anhui. Warmed by underground heat.

Flood. One of three Immortal brothers from the Department of Heavenly Waters. See also Thunder and Lightning.

Fnoi Province. Land south-east of Llaza, rich in minerals.

Folk Magic. A catch-all term applied to simple, untrained magic such as the manufacture of "lucky" charms, or the ability to sense ghosts.

Fon, Empire of. A small island nation, strong in magic. Source of sickle root.

Fortress, The. Island prison in the City of Ten Thousand Ships.

Four Corners, Classic of. Body of myth that describes the deities of the Empire of Splendour.

Four Corners, Lord of. Honourific given to the Celestial Emperor.

Four Suns, Lord of. Honourific given to the Celestial Emperor.

Four Winds. A game played using Dragon Scales. It is a four player game with complex rules.

Fragrant Hills, Clerk of. Title given to the lowest ranking clerk of a Magister Administory.

Fragrant Waterlily Nome. Former domain of the Empire of Splendour, now the Ashoyin Protectorate.

Frog Salt. Salt ritually sprinkled on the threshold of houses in the Empire of Splendour to wad off evil spirits. See also Glass Frog.

Galis. A city of the Ashoyin Protectorate, loyal to General Chandrat.

Gemara. Leader of the Bandits of Dailat Self-styled "Bandit Queen".

Gentle Herb. A purple-flowered herb that possesses many healing properties in all its components except the seeds, which are deadly poison.

Genusheng. One of the Three Mountain Sisters.

Geomancy. A belief from the Empire of Splendour, that the four cardinal directions (and "centre") each have special meanings and are governed by five animal Immortals. See Jade Gibbon, Glass Frog, Bronze Porpoise, Ruby Horse and Golden Crow.

Glassblowers, Guild of. Highly influential guild in Llaza and the Empire of Splendour due to the manufacture of glass yen.

Glass Frog. One of the four geomantic animals. Glass Frog lives in the east. He carries the sun through the underworld at night in his throat pouch. He is the patron of soldiers.

Gloppies. Name given to a variety of aquatic intelligent folk, based upon the sound of their language. "Gloppy" cultures vary as much as those of humanity.

Glittering Waters, Clerk of. Second rank clerk in the Magisters Administory.

Golden Crow. One of the geomantic animals. Golden Crow lives in the centre, and is the patron of rulers.

Golden Disk, Clerk of. Highest ranking clerk in the Magisters Administory.

Gorshan Press. First, and most successful, publishing house in Llaza.

Gorshan Reniq Astavar. Reclusive owner of the printing company Gorshan Press. Never seen in public.

Grand Magister. Highest rank of Magister Administory. Grand Magisters are cabinet ministers.

Great Erasho. Stork-like Immortal protector figure of Nyerdhan.

Great Glacier. A region of great Concordance at the centre of the world, where even the air itself is frozen.

Great Knowledge, Emperor. Former ruler of the Empire of Splendour. Political events and prophecies within his reign precipitated the War of Many Blessings.

Green Abundance, Divine Minister of. Immortal in charge of the success of agriculture.

Guide of Heaven. Honourific title given to the Celestial Emperor.

Guild of Glassblowers. See Glassblowers, Guild of.

High Imperial. A grammatically complex language used by officialdom in the Empire of Splendour.

Huldress. City built by durdrn in Vorsheeva.

Humble Student. Title given to anyone undergoing formal training in the Empire of Splendour, but most commonly applied to those studying medicine.