Engines in the Dark
Here are a few terms which might help you better understand the Empire.
- Crown – A gold coin; the standard money in Aethiria.
- Dimming – The flickering and eventual death of the sun that started 7 centuries ago.
- Lady Thyr – The only official goddess of the Empire.
- Mote – The smallest measurable quantity of Thyr. It’s enough to light a bulb for 1 minute.
- Penny – A copper coin, 10 of which equal a Shilling.
- Shilling – A silver coin, 10 of which equal a Crown.
- Stormwardens – Thyrmasters who defend the Empire agains Foul Weather.
- Sumar – The dim Summer. (We’ve not seen a proper “Summer” since the sun died.)
- Vosir – A blademaster of the highest order; duelist of the High Houses.
- Thyr – The atmospheric magic that powers the Empire. It is harvested and then turned into light.
- Thyrmaster – A schooled and papered wizard.
- Thyrtouched – Magical; soaked with Thyr.
- Vetar – Dim Winter. It’s colder than any of the Winters of the distant past, and lasts a solid 6-8 months.
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