The Djinnish Language: Phonology and Orthography

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I’ve already written about the djinn themselves, and mentioned that they have their own language. The djinnish language is something of a mix of Arabic and Sumerian with a syntax that, to my knowledge, is rather unique (but that’s for a later post). Phonology Djinnish has a wide and unusual range of consonants. There are four …

The Outer Planes: Hell

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As mentioned in a previous post, Hell consists of nine layers. This post goes into more detail about the individual layers, describing additional planar traits, landscape features, inhabitants, and other tidbits. River Styx The River Styx springs up in Asphodel from the Spring of Lethe and flows down through all the laters of Hell, eventually exiting …

The Atlantean Language: Nouns

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£éŋωi has a total of seven noun cases: nominative, accusative, dative, genitive, instrumental, comitative, and vocative. Pronouns and some irregular nouns also have an ablative case. Other noun functions beyond those of the seven cases can be obtained using prepositions. Typically, prepositions take an object in the accusative or dative cast, though there are some exceptions, …

Elements and the Elementals

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The Six Elements Pentalithia has a system of six elements, rather than four. The elements are Light, Fire, Air, Water, Earth, and Mystery or Darkness. Many people associate the elements with basic states of water, such as liquid, solid, gas, and plasma. With this association, light represents energy, and mystery represents a super-cooled state. Others associate …

The Atlantean Language: Verbs

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£éŋωi verbs inflect for tense, aspect, and voice, and agree with the subject of the sentence according to number and person. There are nine tenses, three voices, and four aspects. The infinitive inflects only for voice and aspect. Some verbs (especially auxiliary verbs) are defective, meaning that not every possible inflection is valid. In addition to …

Pixies

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Pixies (sometimes called “fairies” or “sprites”) are a class of small winged fey mostly associated with flowers and other plants. There are many types of pixie; some scholars suggest every flower has an associated pixie, though this is not a widely accepted belief, as the number of flowers with no known associated pixie greatly outnumbers the …

Annûtawar

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Annûtawar (sometimes called the West Country) is almost entirely forested; the boundaries of the country correspond to the boundaries of the forest, though there are one or two large open areas to be found, and some stretches of the coast also have few trees. The forest stretches from the Dragon’s Teeth in the north, right down …

The Fair Folk

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The Fair Folk, the oldest of the fae, have many, many names. In Ireland they have been called Tuatha dé Danaan, Daione Sídhe, Aos Sí, and similar names. In Scotland they were usually known as the Daoine Sith. In Wales they were known as the Bendith y Mamau, Gwyllion, or Ellyllon. And they were known outside …

The World Snake - a Tarosir Creation Myth

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There are multiple creation myths in the world of Tarosir, but one of them has the distinction of being based in fact. It also has the distinction of being mostly forgotten. This is something of a work in progress, and I may edit the post periodically with revisions. On the other hand, I might make a …

Tarosir: The Inner and Outer Planes

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As mentioned in the previous post, the Tarosir cosmology contains six Inner Planes (which are pretty much the same as in the SRD) and six Outer Planes. As a note, any magic traits also apply to psionics unless specifically noted. This applies to the traits in the previous post as well. Inner Planes The Inner Planes …