Alhari: refers to the mythical kingdom of Alhara. This fantastical kingdom is found in the legends and folktales of the Semani people.
Alikana Mark: The mark of those who are 'twice-blessed' by the Echo. They are the rarest of the blessed and yield more than one attribute of the Echo.
Bonded : equivalent to mate or spouse. Gender neutral term.
Bonding : equivalent to marriage. Bonding only happens among the highborn, meaning the Dasra and the Reznali. a Dasi and his official consort. Concubinage does not require a bonding. A bonded consort wears an earring crafted by the power of the Echo on their left ear. The earring must be crusted in a chosen jewel containing a drop of the Dasi's blood. A bonded Dasi wears an earring on his right ear, also engraved with a large jewel that contains a drop of his Dasiri's blood. A bonding is considered sacred and lifelong, unless there are special circumstances that would necessitate its annulment.
Ayaseen : A reputable middle-tier noble clan/house in the capital of the Semani Empire.
Dasi : a noble title, equivalent to lord.
Dasiri : a noble title conferred to the official consort of a Dasi, can be male or female.
Dasra : the noble social class of the Empire.
Dasrari : an adjective that pertains to things related to the Dasra.
Dawaha : The equivalent of the Devil. The very entity that corrupted the Echo and birthed the forbidden attribute, otherwise known as the the Void attribute.
Concubine: means acknowledged lover or companion. Can be male or female. Concubines are different from consorts. They're a rank below. A Dasi can only have one consort, his Dasiri, but there is no official limit to the number of concubines he can have.
Echo: a mysterious divine power that grants 'attributes' to those it 'marks 'from birth. Equivalent to magic or mana.
Helisari : The scared warrior order of the Zaradate Temple, equivalent to the Templar or Paladin order.
Kersa: The northern province of the Semani Empire, known as the land of the frozen plains. It falls under the jurisdiction of the second Reznal, Ivak of Kersa.
Kumatani : The order of priests and priestesses who follow the faith of the Mahatir.
Listener(s): refers to those who are born with the gift of the mark. Listeners are individuals capable of yielding no more than one attribute granted to them by the Echo. Otherwise known as the once-blessed.
Mahatir : Also known as the 'All Mother'. The matron deity of the majority of the Semani people.
Malhada : equivalent to crown prince.
Na'bian : refers to Na'bia. The sole desert within the Katra continent.
Nak'e : equivalent to Abyss Dragon. A legendary beast of Semani mythology.
Nightling Hound: A unique hunting beast exclusive to the use of the Reznali.
Nrai : equivalent of hell, or the netherworld.
Rahadi : refers to the order of mages/Listeners who work for the Rezas.
Rezas : Emperor in the Semani tongue.
Rezna : the official title of the Rezas's consort, whether male or female.
Reznal : Prince in Semani tongue.
Reznali : means imperial. Also functions as the official name of the ruling clan/house.
Scared Records : The recorded writings of the Mahatir's Prophetess, Zaradate.
Shefrin : means 'nameless'. Refers to the slave caste.
Attributes : Equivalent to magic attribute. There are seven known attributes and one forbidden attribute in the realm of Katra : Light, Earth, Flame, Water, Wind, Time and Dark attributes. The forbidden attributes refers to the Void attribute which was born out of the Dawaha's corruption of the Echo.
Tewekaga : The head of the Mahatir faith. Also known as the Sacred Eye.
Thurul: The capital city of the Semani Empire.
Ukurl: The faceless coachmen who is believed to guide souls into the Nrai in his carriage. There are several mentions of him in the Scared Records.
Zaradate Temple: Also refered to as The Temple, the official and central focus of the Mahatir faith.
Zaradate : The known name of the Mahatir's Prophetess, who was the first mortal to receive the divine power of the Echo.