Appendix B
Species Guide


While this is not a comprehensive list of all species to appear in the story, it does include all those specifically mentioned and a few others which are present but do not receive mention in the text. In addition to the various names used within the context of the story, the more common names are also included for the reader's convenience.

Alari - The Elvish name for Light Elves.

Alf (pl. Alfar) - The name for Elves in Norland and Sydland.

Anthropophagos (pl. Anthropophagoi) - A monster that looks like a headless man, its head is where the chest would be on a man. They are known for their love of human flesh and because of their resemblance to humans, they are often called cannibals.

Black Dragon - A race of Greater Dragons aligned with the Darkness, they are the largest breed of Dragons. They are powerful users of dark magic and have ruled Dragonkind ever since the death of the White Dragon King.

Black Xotika - A term for Dark Elves.

Cave Maggot - A term of contempt for Dwarves used by Dragons.

Child of the Forest - A common term for Elves.

Child of Tiamat - The Dragons' name for themselves.

Dark Elf - A breed of Elves born of the pact made between the treacherous Hazil and the Black Lich. Common features include dark skin, white hair and red eyes.

Darkling - A race of dark-skinned humanoids with long limbs and nearly featureless faces, they are strong users of dark magic and are especially known for their ability to travel between shadows. Their entire race is dedicated to serving the Liches.

Dark Race - A term for Liches.

Demi-Python - A race of large serpents born of the mixing of common snakes and the Pythons.

Drake - Small wingless dragons about the size of a horse, they lack the ability to breathe fire.

Dragon - A broad label for a wide variety of mammal-like reptiles, commonly known for flying and breathing fire, but these traits do not apply to all subspecies.

Duerg (pl. Duergar) - The name of Dwarves in Norland and Sydland.

Dwarf - A race of mountain-dwelling humanoids short in stature and stoutly built with a particular talent for mining and metalworking.

Dwerkh (pl. Dwerkhar) - The Dwarven name for themselves.

Elder One - The Dragon term for Faeries.

Eldest of Elders - The Dragon term for High Faeries.

Elf - A race of forest-dwelling humanoids notable for their long pointed ears and powerful magical abilities.

Fell Beast - A broad term for the most malignant of monsters.

Fell Race - A broad term including such species as Goblins, Trolls and Ogres.

Firedrake - The smallest Dragon capable of both flight and breathing fire.

Firstborn - A name for the first races to walk the earth: Faeries, Dragons, Elves and Liches.

Flier - The common name for Herakles harvester drones by Zephyrian troops.

Forest Folk - A term for Elves.

Goblin - A race of small humanoids, the most common of the Fell Races, most typically found in forests and mountains.

Great Kobalos - The name of Ogres in Zephyr, Euros and Notos.

Greater Dragons - The largest, most powerful, and most intelligent of the Dragon breeds: Black Dragons, White Dragons and Grey Dragons.

Green Dragon - The most common form of Dragon, it lacks wings but is capable of breathing fire.

Grey Dragon - The most common of the Greater Dragons with thin, serpentine bodies and the ability to fly in spite of a lack of wings.

Hairy Kobalos - The name of Trolls in Zephyr, Euros and Notos.

Harvester Drone - The only strain of Herakles capable of flight besides juvenile queens, they allow for a wider foraging range, though they can carry less than half as much as the common worker drone.

Herakles - A species of giant insects originating in the lands east of Euros; they are social insects much like ants and termites with a queen, soldiers and drones. There is also a parasitic strain that attaches to a host and controls its actions.

Inguri - The Elvish name for Dark Elves.

Jebusite - The Photian term for the Elves of Goldleaf, often extended to Elves as a whole.

Lich - A race of powerful undead with unparalleled dark magic; only a single male is born each generation, requiring the mingling with other species. Unlike most undead, they are capable of reproduction, which is necessary as their mortal bodies deteriorate as their power grows.

Lesser Dragons - A broad term for the many other breeds of Dragons besides the three breeds of Greater Dragons.

Light Elf - A breed of Elves born of the pact between the sage Luminel and the White Dragon King.

Locust - The Army of Light's name for the Herakles.

Lord of Shadow - A name for Liches common among the Elves.

Kobalos (pl. Kobaloi) - The name for Goblins and related species in Zephyr, Euros and Notos.

Manticore - A chimeric beast with a humanoid head, the body of a tiger and a serpentine tail with a poisonous barb on the end.

Medan Sphinx - The name for Manticores in Zephyr, Euros and Notos.

Mountain-dweller - An Elvish term for Dwarves.

Mountain Folk - A Dragonish term for Dwarves.

Nanos (pl. Nanoi) - The name of Dwarves in Zephyr, Euros and Notos.

Ogre - One of the Fell Races, alternatively classified as a type of Goblinoid or as a type of Giant, they are much larger and stronger than humans, but curiously they are often found in vassalage to Goblins.

Orthos (pl. Orthoi) - A type of large two-headed dog known for its viciousness.

Python - An ancient race of giant serpents.

Red Dragon - The largest and strongest of the Lesser Dragons, the fire they breathe is said to burn the hottest of all Dragonkind.

Shadow Child - A term for Darklings.

Shadow Walker - A term for Darklings.

Shimel (pl. Shimelen) - An Elven word for themselves.

Soldier Drone - A strain of Herakles dedicated to defending the hive and attacking invaders, their powerful mandibles can easily break wood and bend iron.

Talos - A term for a variety of magical constructs that are basically animate statues, common in Euros before its fall.

Troll - A Goblinoid race larger than humans, known for their large noses and hairy bodies.

Uzshu - The Elven term for fell races.

White Dragon - A race of Greater Dragons aligned with the light, their pearlescent scales and twin pairs of feathered wings are among their most prominent features.

Winged Locust - The Army of Light's name for Herakles Harvester Drones.

Wood Elf - A breed of Elves born of the pact between the remaining Grey Elves and the Hamadryads, they are the weakest breed of Elf and their lifeforce is bound to a particular tree.

Worker Drone - The most common strain of Herakles, commonly tasked with construction and foraging. Though not equipped for combat, they are often sent in great numbers to act as a shield for the rarer soldiers.

Wyrm - A breed of limbless Lesser Dragons, the weakest of all Dragon subspecies.

Wyvern - A breed of Dragon native colder climes, they can breath both fire and ice and are distinctive for their lack of hind legs.

Xotika - The name of Elves in Zephyr, Euros and Notos.