Ambrosia to Ayer's Rock
Ambrosia, The - ship used by the Pike Group to go to Persand Island on the Eck Temple Mission (in addition to the Dawn Treader). Was sent back to the unknown employer's secret base with the injured Rhino and the body of Aragorn Pike partway through the mission.
Amhar - city west of Pandoland on Vorn. Home of the Ababa.
Amsterix Island - place where the satellite was being built. In 10016, terrible fires and magical fallout were associated with a possible flying object that was thought to have landed in the glacier north of Iceland.
Anaphora - (Geoff)
Ancient stuff - see Orcs and Gnomes.
Anders, Saul (Ben) - a guide/ranger-type hired by Gandalf Greymar for the Greymar Grendling Group. At one point, he fell out of a tree when he was surprised by a giant ant there. His body came to be possessed by Peregrine Falcon and Co.
Animated logs - logs that sprout skeletal arms and a miniature heads on Shang. See Sankwich Explorations.
Animated orc maidens - on the mysterious center island on Shang, with metal claws, oh my. See Sankwich Explorations.
Animated tree stumps - irritating attacking woody plant forms. Associated with druids (and/or Shangri-la-ists). Found in the Sprinal Tap and on Vyrica.
Animation - necromantic process of bringing recently killed bodies back to life without minds or souls. Creates beings such as skeletons (held together by invisible sinews), zombies (continually decaying corpses) and wights (hairy, grayish corpses). They are dependent on magical power and lack motivation or mental ability. They drain their summoner or energy source, then fade fack to death. They can be controlled, poorly, by their summoner, but there is no other way to communicate with them.
Ankle-sore – raccoon-sized creatures… probably irritating.
Anna (NPC) - seven-year-old orcish girl, sister of Dmitri, supposedly lost in the family home near Krasgorod after (or before?) her father fell down a hole. Reappeared as a wrathful demonic entity in the Krasgorod Caves. See the Vyrican Reclamation Expedition.
Anthraco Mining. An organization that has commercial interests dealing with illmenite and other minerals especially in the Sprinal Tap.
Anti-magic - magic that reacts violently with EOW magic, for example, Vorn magic. Xorns radiate anti-magic strongly, slather beasts to a lesser extent.
Ants, giant - large foot-long ants on Vyrica. Encountered by Greymar Grendling Group. They are not particularly aggressive, but if provoked they will attack en masse. Adventurers are advised to leave them alone, or else be able to run fairly fast (mid 40s or so.)
Aphasia (NPC) - beautiful human female long-sword fighter and El Ouhdian who introduced herself as "Melaine" when she helped the O.R. during the Rajendra Rescue mission. Simmian Calveras said that Aphasia went down into the tunnels there and then returned carrying a full bag. She's the daughter of Poppy-Tor (and possibly Zak) according to Folger.
Appleby, Haryard (NPC) - a writer for the Melanchthon Morning Herald.
Apro - city on northern Patmos on Vorn.
Aranathes, Vagirius (Chad) - EOW orc warrior and scout. Member of the Sword Group.
Arboreal Portal.- portal in central southern Vyrica with possible links to Vorn. See also The Captain.
Arboria - Vornish name for EOW, presumably since the first modern contacts came via the Arboreal Portal.
Aritheya - see Anaphora and Ursula.
Armstrong, Grey (Brian) - human male sailor, journalist and longsword-wielder with a taste for gnomish women. Sword-bearer. High ranking member of OMNICo. Party champion on Illum Gamma. Killed trying to leave Illum Alpha. Resurrected. Member of the Sword Group. Last seen on Vorn, still alive and carrying The Captain.
Armstrong, Grey (Brian) - human male sailor, journalist and longsword-wielder with a taste for gnomish women. Sword-bearer. High ranking member of OMNICo. Party champion on Illum Gamma. Killed trying to leave Illum Alpha. Resurrected. Member of Persand Expeditionary Force. Member of the Sword Group. Last seen on Vorn, still alive and carrying The Captain. Missions: Sprinal Tap (2LT). Illum Gamma (2LT), Illum Alpha, Sword Quest.
Armstrong, Rocker (?) - member of Delmaruntha Dig Group. Hired to go to Persand.
Arnsata - mountainous region of Vorn where Grey Dwarves live. The Tim and Werner group planned to find the King led there, via the tribal orc town of Salami on the Riverine coast.
Arondoshaw, Eric () - a geologist and veteran of Mickelgarth Mining and Mfg. Member of the Pike Group. Missions: Eck Temple Mission.
Arrows, speciality - darkness, fireball, lightning bolt, paralysis, pyrotechnics.
Artaxerxes - a famous ancient orcish king and an orcish hero. During the second orcish empire, the Captain was briefly seen wielded by an orcish hero named Artaxerxes who sought to re-create the ancient orcish empire and overthrow the decadent 2nd orcish empire.
Arr, Tigris (Ben) Gnomish male. Died at the "end of the "world". Carried a magical mace of lightning bolts stolen from Robin Hood's fortress.
Artaxerxes. A SETCo ship captained by Silas Lapham and used to transport a SOAK team to the Sprinal Tap while on an exploration mission for SETCo.
Artaxerxes I – 6260-6325.
Artaxerxes Hoard – aka Artaxerxes Tomb (Artaxerxes III?) – not actually a tomb. Found by solving the Squiggly Line Puzzle. The treasure was divided with Topelson. Items seemed at first to be war trophies: Abathorean axe, Sudibin katana, etc. but the Delmarintha Dig, the source of the Squiggly Line Puzzle, was uncovering a multi-cultural society. So the items could have been symbols/tools for future alliance. Juho said only the reincarnation of Artaxerxes should have been able to quickly solve the puzzle.
Arthur (?) - Person joking referred to in GG's summary of the escape from the Persand Portal Mission using the black box:"...A death's head amulet was around my neck. It hadn't been there before we left Persand..." What is this "death's head amulet"? Did any of the others notice any gain/loss of possessions? Could something be "inside" the box? Could it be from Arthur?
As the World Turns (Joe) - ran off as a decoy at Yarisuto where he was captured with commemorative plaques inscribed with all the party members' names. Member of Order of the Ring. Missions: Yarisuto.
Astro - psionic bio/physo/sorceror. Has a water elemental named Euclid. A man with the intellect and wisdom of, perhaps, more than one lifetime. Kendra - "When he used to be a woman, he would have killed you for that." Member of Order of the Ring. He stayed with the ship when the Sword Group disembarked in Ilico. Missions: Sword Quest.
Astronomy of EOW - The seasonal year does not match the calendar year. (How exactly does it work? How do the seasons work on Vorn?)
Astronomy of Totdham -.
Astronomy of Vorn - 24 hour/day, 360 days/year. Compare with EOW. One moon.
Astyanax. King of the Brids. Successor of Phalanx. He apparently has a mate, also called Astyanax, who was encountered on Shangri-land. Currently involved in a civil war with more conservative, xenophobic factions in the Brids.
Atlas, McNally (MattA) - Vornish (?) bedouin elf male staff fighter and thief type. Member of Sword Group. Joined during Flight across Ilico (?). Died unresurrectably in the Skeleton Battle.
Augustus, Leonardo (Chad?) - quiet and reserved orcish member of the Vyrican Reclamation Expedition. Snuck off in search of Dmitri's father, violating orders. Was supposed to be arrested.
Auric Moss - gold-flecked, deep purple moss; in mountain ranges all over; used in expensive perfumes; component for olfactory illusion.
Aviendho () - Member of Order of the Ring. Captured on rescue mission by egyebrech on unknown island in western ocean.
Aya, Chorn (Lisa) - An ugly, dwarven female cannoneer, blacksmith and war-hammer wielder. Member of Omnico and the Sword Group. Died on the docks during the Sword Group's escape from KDPW. Missions: Diplomat Transport, Ilmenite Mine, Ilum Alpha, Sword Quest.
Ayer's Rock - a jutting peninsula of volcanic rock that extends out into the eastern ocean from Vyrica.