The Ancient Realm Scrolls of Naestrirea

Skim through Naestrirea's endless ancient scrolls that have existed thousands of years. Each scroll carry useful insight into the realm by providing you with the knowledge you need to journey through the realm. Reference this glossary whenever you stumble across any unknown terms or mythical beings!

ABADDON - AVIAN

ABADDON | ENTITY

The embodiment of sloth and one of the Original Fallen.

AIR DRAGON | CREATURE

A dragon (of the air sect) that resides in Hanghua, Wuzhen.

ALSEID | CREATURE

Nymph of groves.

ANGEL | CREATURE

A winged human-looking creature who passes blessings onto others.

ANTHUSAE | CREATURE 

Nymph of flowers.

ASMODEUS | ENTITY

The embodiment of lust and one of the Original Fallen.

AURAE | CREATURE

Nymph of the breeze.

AVIAN | CREATURE

A bird shapeshifter.

BÁBÁ - BLUE BIRD

BÁBÁ | WORD

Mandarin term for ‘father.’

BAIGUJING | CREATURE

A former Demon Lord, she is known for her quest for immortality and divinity. She typically takes on the appearance of a maiden in distress, but her appearance is actually skeletal form with rotting features. Based on the mythological character in Chinese lore.

BAIHAO YINZHEN | PLANT

A sweet ingredient in white tea.

BALOR | DEITY

Inspired by the individual of the same name in Irish mythology, Balor is formerly known as the God of Death. After transitioning the position to another deity, he now serves as a Guardian of the creatures of the aquatic nations like Wonchaek and the Ceosal Kingdom.

BANSHEE | CREATURE

A wandering female spirit that wails her sorrows.

BEELZEBUB | ENTITY

The embodiment of envy and one of the Original Fallen.

BELPHEGOR | ENTITY

The embodiment of gluttony and one of the Original Fallen.

BÌXÎÀ | WORD

A formal way of saying ‘Your Majesty’ or ‘Emperor’ in Mandarin.

BIRDSONG | SPELL

An ancient song that was used in the past to hypnotize any avian who hears it.

BLACK WIND DEMON | CREATURE

He is one of the ten great demon lords who was previously imprisoned in Xesal. He embodies one of the Five Poisons – Anger.

BLOOD OF A KELPIE | MAGICAL OBJECT

Capable of healing any injury or illness. However, the price of blood magic is steep and its price tends to be equal to the demands of the request.

BLUE BIRD | CREATURE

A subspecies of avian shapeshifters whose true form is a blue bird.

CALYPSO - CULTIVATION

CALYPSO | DEITY

The patron deity and creator of the nymphs.

CASTIMONIA | DEITY

The creator of humans.

CHOLLIMA | CREATURE

A winged horse who flies great distances and is usually hard to find.

CELESTIAL | CREATURE

A pure-blooded, golden dragon. These are considered high-ranking dragons, descendants of the ancient Chinese Dragon Zodiac and Meihui.

CELESTIAL QI  | ENERGY

The source of a Celestial dragon’s power.

CRANE | CREATURE

A subspecies of avian shapeshifters whose true form is a crane. These are considered to be the most knowledgeable, and noble, out of the entire avian shifter population.

CROW | CREATURE

A subspecies of avian shapeshifters whose true form is a crow. These are considered the “bottom feeders” of Khaisitha due to their scavenging background.

CULTIVATION | ENERGY

A process in which individuals create qi. It’s usually done through meditation and other techniques. Everyone has the capability of developing qi, but the process differs between ordinary individuals and those with Celestial energy.

DARK ANGEL - FÙQĪN

DARK ANGEL | CREATURE

A winged human-looking creature who once spread blessings throughout the realm. Darkness has corrupted their soul and led to their descent into hell. The only thing they spread are curses. Also referred to as fallen angels.

DEMON LORD | CREATURE

The most powerful class of demon. There are ten demon lords and the top five are embodiments of the five poisons.

DOBHAR-CHÚ | CREATURE

Inspired by the creature in Irish mythology, the dobhar-chú exists as Balor’s pet. Known for its white pelt and large frame, it is part-dog and part-otter.

DRYAD | CREATURE 

Nymph of the forests.

EARTH DRAGON | CREATURE

A dragon (of the earth sect) that resides in Zhenyuan, Wuzhen.

ELF | CREATURE

A humanoid creature with pointed ears that specializes in light magic.

FAIRY | CREATURE

A winged creature capable of shrinking to the size of a butterfly.

FALCON | CREATURE

A subspecies of avian shapeshifters.

FLEDGLING | CREATURE

A young avian.

FORBIDDEN FOREST | PLACE

A forest connecting to the Shangzihua village, where the yaoguai live.

FÙQĪN | WORD

Mandarin term for ‘father.’

GRAND FLIGHT - HÚLÍ FALLS

GRAND FLIGHT | TRADITION

An event where matured avians fly around the realm in order to find their place of belonging once they are finished. Avians may go on to become envoys to other nations.

GREEN BIRD | CREATURE

A subspecies of avian shapeshifters whose true form is a green bird.

HATCHLING | CREATURE

A dragon egg or a bird egg.

HAWK | CREATURE

A subspecies of avian shapeshifters.

INARI | DEITY

The first kitsune Meihui created and is considered the patron deity of the kitsune.

KAPPA | CREATURE

A frog and turtle-like creature.

KELPIE | CREATURE

A water horse.

KITSUNE | CREATURE

A fox spirit.

HAMADRYAD | CREATURE

Nymph of trees.

HENA | DEITY

The Goddess of Darkness and the creator of the Tarot. In other cultures, she is known as Nocturna.

HÚLÍ FALLS | PLACE

A waterfall near Shangzihua, Wuzhen. Refugee kitsune have sought solace here, as there is a shrine at the top of the waterfall.

LǍOSHĪ - MYLING

LǍOSHĪ | WORD 

Mandarin term for ‘teacher.’

LUAN | CREATURE

A subspecies of avian shapeshifters. It is a golden peacock.

LUCIFER | ENTITY

The embodiment of pride and one of the Original Fallen.

MAGE | CREATURE

A being that uses one of the four elements to produce something magical. It is unheard of for a mage to manipulate all four elements as it is frowned upon. They are also referred to as an Elemental or Elemental Mage.

MĀMĀ | WORD 

Mandarin term for ‘mom.’

MAMMON | ENTITY

The embodiment of greed and one of the Original Fallen.

MEIHUI | DEITY

The Goddess of Light and Wuzhen’s most sacred goddess. In other cultures, she is known as Solas.

MER | CREATURE

A half fish/half human being who lives underwater.

MORGEN | CREATURE

A female water spirit who drowns men.

MYLING | CREATURE

Ghosts of children who died unbaptized. These are typically abandoned children.

NAGA-MAKARA - RED-CROWNED CRANE

NAGA-MAKARA | CREATURE

A half-crocodile, half-snake creature.

NAIAD | CREATURE

Nymph of water.

NEPAEAE | CREATURE

Nymph of glens.

NEPHELAE | CREATURE

Nymph of the clouds.

NOGITSUNE | CREATURE

A fox demon who likes to play tricks and entertain their victims in games.

NOPPERA-BŌ | CREATURE

A faceless demon who works alongside other demons to steal others’ faces. LǍ

ORIADE | CREATURE

Nymph of mountains.

OWL | CREATURE

A subspecies of avian shapeshifters. They are typically part of the nighttime border patrol.

PENG | CREATURE

A subspecies of avian shapeshifters. They typically have two forms; a large bird and a bird/fish hybrid.

PIXIE | CREATURE

A dark fairy. These creatures specialize in forbidden magic and enjoy chaos.

RED-CROWNED CRANE | DEITY

A deity in its own right, believed to be the creator of the Khaisithans.

SATHANAS - SPARROW

SATHANAS | ENTITY

The embodiment of wrath and one of the Original Fallen.

SEASON OF HENA | TIME

Fall/Autumn.

SEASON OF MEIHUI | TIME

Winter.

SEASON OF MOIRA | TIME

Summer.

SEASON OF PLUVIO | TIME

Spring.

SEER | CREATURE

Someone who can see the future. Also referred to as an oracle.

SELKIE | CREATURE

A seal shapeshifter.

SIREN | CREATURE

A female mermaid who lures people with their voice.

SPARROW | CREATURE

A subspecies of avian shapeshifters.

TAIZI - WYRMLING

TAIZI | WORD

A formal way of saying Crown Prince in Mandarin.

TENKO | CREATURE

A Celestial fox with nine tails.

TROLL | CREATURE

An old, slow-moving creature that likes to feast on human flesh.

VALKRYIE | CREATURE

A winged warrior, typically female but there are also male valkyrie, who dedicate their life to ensuring the balance between life and death.

VAMPIRE | CREATURE

A creature that feasts on blood to fuel their immortality.

VIRTUE | ENTITY

A Pure Original who embodies a virtue.

WATER DRAGON | CREATURE

A dragon (of the water sect) that resides in Xianyang, Wuzhen.

WATER SPRITES | CREATURE

A fairy-like creature with an affinity for water.

WUZHEN | PLACE

A western country where dragons, humans, kitsune, and various demons reside. Wuzhen is featured in all the books of The Secrets of Tarot series and is influenced by Chinese mythology.

WYRMLING | CREATURE

A young dragon.

XIǍO YÚN - ZHEN

XIǍO YÚN | WORD

Mandarin term meaning ‘my little cloud.’ 

XĪNGĀN | WORD

Mandarin term of endearment meaning ‘my heart and soul.’

YAOGUAI | CREATURE

Demons that are exclusive to Wuzhen. They search for Celestial and other Divine Beings to feast on with the hopes of gaining immortality and divinity.

YǓMÁO | WORD

Mandarin term that roughly translates to ‘feather.’ It is assigned to individuals that are part of Khaisitha’s council.

YUZAN | DEITY

The God of Rain.

ZENKO | CREATURE

A fox spirit who has not achieved Celestial status.

ZHEN | CREATURE

A subspecies of avian shapeshifters whose true form is a zhenniao. Their feathers are poisonous enough to kill a dragon.