Of Blood and Fire
The Old Tongue
Draleid (Drah-laid): Dragonbound. Ancient warriors whose souls were bonded to the dragons that hatched for them.
Rakina (Rah-KEEN-ah): One who is broken, or in the elven dialect – ‘one who survived’. When a dragon or their Draleid dies, the other earns the title of ‘Rakina’.
Du gryr haydria til myia elwyn (DOO Greer HAY-dree-AH till MAYA EHL-win): You bring honour to my heart.
N’aldryr (Nahl-DREAR): By fire.
Valerys: (Vah-lair-is): Ice.
World of Men
Illyanara (ILLY-ah-NAH-ra): One of the six provinces of southern Epheria, ruled over by High Lord Castor Kai.
Belduar (BELL-DOO-are): The last “free city of men” in Epheria. Belduar is the only city of men that is not under the dominion of the Lorian Empire, and instead has its own king – Arthur Bryne.
Ölm (Ohm): Ölm is a small village that is part of a collective of villages that sit at the base of Wolfpine Ridge. It shares its name with Ölm Forest. Both the village and the forest take their name from the ancient Jotnar city of Ölmur.
Lynalion (LIN-ahl-EE-on): The woodland of Lynalion stretches for hundreds of miles in all directions. It sits at the base of Mar Dorul and is where a large portion of the elves retreated to after the fall of The Order.
Aravell (ARA-vell): Aravell is a hidden city that acts as the home to a faction of elves that have split from the elves of Lynalion.
Epheria (EH-fear-EE-ah): The continent of Epheria is one of the largest continents in the known worlds.
Erdhardt Hammersmith (ERD-Heart Hammer-smith): Village elder of The Glade.
Freis (Fr-EHY-s): Calen’s mother, and the herbalist of The Glade.
Aeson (Ay-son): A warrior of a time long past who, along with his two sons, struggles against the Lorian Empire, in an attempt to unite the lands in rebellion.
Faenir (FAY-near): A wolfpine who was raised by Calen’s family.
Achyron (Ack-er-on): The warrior god, or simply The Warrior.
Gaeleron (GAY-ler-on): An elf from the hidden city of Aravell who swears an oath of honour to protect Calen and Valerys.
Vaeril (VAY-rill): An elf from the hidden city of Aravell who swears an oath of honour to protect Calen and Valerys. Vaeril has the ability to touch the spark, and is particularly adept at healing.
Efialtir (Ef-EE-ahl-TIER): The traitor god. Efialtir betrayed the other six gods at the dawn of creation. He turned his back on their ways, claiming his power through offerings of blood.
Urak (UH-rak): Creatures whose way of life revolves around bloodshed. Little is known of them outside of battle, other than they serve the traitor god – Efialtir.
Jotnar (Jot-Nar): The Jotnar, known to humans as ‘giants’, are a race of people who have inhabited Epheria since the dawn of time. They are intrinsically magic, have bluish-white skin, and stand over eight feet tall.
The Dwarven Freehold
Durakdur (Duhr-ack-duhr): The dwarven kingdom of Durakdur is a member of the Dwarven Freehold. It is ruled over by Queen Kira.
Ozryn (Oz-RHIN): The dwarven kingdom of Ozryn is a member of the Dwarven Freehold. It is ruled over by Queen Elenya.
Volkur (Vol-KOOR): The dwarven kingdom of Volkur is a member of the Dwarven Freehold. It is ruled over by King Hoffnar.
Azmar (AZ-mar): The dwarven kingdom of Azmar is a member of the Dwarven Freehold. It is ruled over by Queen Pulroan.