Lexicon

A

Avian: Genetically engineered lifeforms based on falcons and barn owls created by a black ops section of the US military.

B

Baseline: A human without any mutant or imbued superpower and genetic or cybernetic augmentation.
Brick: Slang; a parahuman with both super resistance and super strength. One of the most common power combination. 

C

Cape: Any parahuman involved in the superhero / supervillain business.
Chimera: A transgenic hybrid of two animal species.
Chrome: Slang. Cybernetic prosthesis or enhancements. 

D

Dark Age of Superheroes: US-Centric, refers to the 70’s and the ‘great cape scare.’ A time to parahuman witch hunts.
Duranium: Titanium-based super allow. Light but highly durable.
Dust: a Drug derived from Itharii’s spray toxin.

E

Earth Aleph: The main Ravenhold universe.
Element Zero: The code name of a classified substance capable of neutralizing mutant powers on contact. 

F

Familiar: A spirit of the otherworlds bound to an animal’s form to serve a magician.
Fetish: A spirit of the otherworlds bound to an inanimate object by a magician.

G

Gimelian: A species of ape-like sentient beings from a parallel world.
G
olden Age of Superheroes: Refers to the 60’s after the Aldaar arrival. The infancy of super-heroics. 

H

Hyperweave: Light, thin and durable smart fiber, the basis for modern superhero tights. 

I

Imbued: Parahuman with non-mutant powers obtained through non-natural means; serums, accidents, artifacts.
Impervium: A rare super dense metallic element extracted from the wreckage of the Aldaar ship. Most durable substance known to humanity.
Iravi: An Ithar native animal, common domestic pets. Similar to earth gecko but with neck frill. 

K

Kirun Resin: A Tzari hallucinogenic drug used in religious rituals.

L

Legion: The largest supergroup in the world, operate on a global levels with over fifty core members and hundreds of auxiliaries and reservists. 

N

Newt: Derogatory. A slur against Itharii. Based on their amphibious nature.

M

Manifestation: The first appearance of a mutant’s powers. Also used to mean the specific way a power work.
Mingulay Penitentiary:
One of the world’s foremost parahuman prison, located on an island off the coast of Scotland. 
Mutant
:
Parahumans with powers derived an inheritable genetic trait. See “VNG/Von Neumann Gene”
Mutex: A power suppressant drugs used to suppress accidental usage of mutant powers.

P

Parahuman: Any individuals with supernatural abilities. Legally includes aliens and generically altered humans.
ParaTV: A popular cable television channel focused on aliens and parahumans. 

R

Refractory Period: A time of power loss or weakness following the overuse of mutant abilities.

S

Shivat: A collective of related symbiotic arthropod-like alien species.
Supergroup:
The official term for an established villain or hero group.

T
Tzari:
A sentient alien species that invaded earth in 2012. 
Tzivah:
 An Itharii sport. Often compared to soccer/football but played underwater. 

V

Venusian: Sentient aliens beings from an inhabitable parallel Venus. 
Von-Neumann Gene / VNG:
The recessive gene responsible for mutants.

X

Xenoform: Legal term for any being of extraterrestrial or extradimensional origins.

Z

Zaru: The Itharii name for the 4th basic color they perceive. Located in the low ultra-violet spectrum.
Zuzu: Childish Itharii word for mother. Stands for of Zuzatsu.

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