Ta’opin (Tah-oh-PIHN): Sometimes called a race within a race. If Tilatians (those from Y’Tilat Mor (who are also sometimes called Mors) are uncommon, the Ta’Opin are rare, even mythical. The Ta’Opin are rumored to live six generations, and to end their lives with a strange madness, such that most are said take their own lives before the dementia can beset them. Rumor and myth surrounds their origins. Some believe them to be a lost race escaped from the Bourne, one of the Inveterae. An unusually strong race, they are generally unwelcome around others, though their outward geniality and fierce loyalty belies this social estrangement.
Tabernacle of the Sky: A great structure in the heart of the Divide where it is believed the Great Fathers sat to bring about Creation.
Table of Blades: The ruling body of the Sedagin people.
Tack and Horn: Tavern in Bollogh.
Tahn Junell (TAWN Juh-NELL): A young woodsman and forester from the Hollows.
Tainted Repast, the: A tragic incident in which the food given to an orphanage sponsored by the Sheason was poisoned, causing the deaths of a hundred and sixty-eight children.
Taken you to my right to share my sky: A colloquial phrase meaning to take one into confidence and trust, or make to make of someone a friend, also referring to marriage, from which the phrase originates—a man standing his bride at his right shoulder during the ceremony, thus placing her before all else.
Teheale (Te-HEEL): It is the High Plain risen by the power of the Order of Sheason as a gift and home for the Sedagin. From the Language of the Covenant, meaning “Given.”
Telling, a: Written by an Author, a specialized document used to travel from one place to another through a kind of rend in the fabric of space. Most Tellings are made useable by the gifts of the Leiholan.
Telte Modens (TELL-the Moh-DEHNS): Guardian to the first son of Rothsholt, Ruler of the Principality of Aiyrs.
Tenendra (Tuh-NEHN-drah): A large, traveling carnival where feats of strength, acrobatics, strange sights, merriment, games, and exotic foods can be had for a price.
Tenfulta (Tehn-FOOL-tah): An obscure word describing the balance of Forda I’Forza.
Tent folk: Euphemism for those who work the Tenendra.
The Oath: Expression understood by Leagueman to refer to the oath taken upon joining the Exigency.
The Order: See Sheason.
The song of the feathered: Colloquial phrase referring to morning time.
Therus (THEER-uhs): The Quietgiven name for a Sodalist.
Thogin (THO-gin): A Tracker, Quietgiven, first encountered at Tack & Horn in Bollogh.
Tobaccom: A sweet leaf cultivated for use in pipes and stems.
Toille (Too-LAY): A poet noted for his stark imagery and unrelenting honesty.
Token of honor: An extended hand held cupped, palm down to the floor—given between Sheason as a sign of respect.
Token of peace: Cupping a hand before the chest, and dipping the fingers into the cradled palm as though it held water—imparts calmness and serenity, given by Sheason to those who fret.
Token of warmth and strong friendship: Cupping a second palm under the union of a handshake—token taught to Tahn by Balatin.
Token of the Eastweather: Each man and woman of Eastweather wears a key to suggest that they both have secrets worth keeping and know how to unlock the mysteries another keeps.
Token of binding: Folding back the forefinger inside another’s hand—used by a Sheason or Sodalist to bind someone to their word.
Token of the Far: Middle three fingers placed gently on another’s lips—given by one Far to another, as in close brotherhood.
Token of the Scar: The subtle placing of two fingers beside the mouth before leavetaking—given by residents of the Scar.
Token of the Emerit: Two people turning clasped hands sideways—the token of an Emerit.
Tolinar (TOLL-ih-nahr): One of the Draethmorte conferred with the authority to Render the Will by the Artificer.
Tongue-money: Common term referring to money used to buy someone’s silence.
Tracker: A race of Given whose name is unknown, referred to only by its function. They move upon the land with ease, possessing an unearthly skill to follow anything that lives. Some believe the Trackers capability is to see or smell the passage of Forda, which residue remains in a place much longer than physical, Forza, traces. Their skin hairless and translucent, showing striated lines over jutting bone. And its eyes protrude like a dead, bloated animal’s.
Tree: A shortening of “family tree.” Used also to refer to one’s ancestors.
Tully Dwento (TULL-ee DUENT-oh): Commerce Advocate, and seat holder on the Recityv High Council.
Tyldonis I’James(Till-DAWN-is ee-JAMES, ): Recityv guard captain.