GLOSSARY

Eden: Earth, categorized as one of the eleven worlds of the Superum. First discovered by the Empress’s conjurers, Eden became her personal reservation, her garden. Through the Empress’s benevolent genetic manipulations, a higher order of intelligent life was born, homo sapiens. In later centuries, the Garden of Eden and its man-made civilizations fell into chaos, manipulated and corrupted by Incarnate with god-like powers. Biblical and Judaic origin.

Superum: The eleven worlds terraformed and colonized by the Empress. Eventually, Eden – Earth – became separated from the Superum when its gate was permanently closed during the Operti Wars. Once governed by her love and guidance, when the Empress disappeared to escape rebellion, the worlds of the Superum fell into feudal systems run by authoritarian Incarnate warlords, the Principe. Latin origin – heaven or heavenly bodies.
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Deva: Practitioner of conjurings on the aether. One whose life is devoted to the Vedic way, to reconcile the lost world of Eden with the other worlds of the Superum. Devas plunge into the aether to make spiritual connections with the minds of humans in Eden. They ply their influence on the people of Eden in hopes of reopening the gateway between worlds. Hindu Vedic era literature origin.

Conjurings: Deva’s making connection across the aether. A form of influence or possession over the minds of the men and women of Eden. Powerful conjurings can gift the host with clairvoyance, psychometry, psychokinesis, pyrokinesis and other forms of extra sensory perception. Unskilled conjurings result in horrific accidents, strange paranormal ghost phenomenon, malevolent spiritual possession (i.e.: someone needs an exorcism), schizophrenia, multiple personality disorders, madness, and death. Latin and Middle English origin.
Aether: The manifestation of mind and soul at the quantum level. Each mind has a wavelength, a presence and form that exists within and outside the body. Aether is the collective wavelength atmosphere flowing across each of the eleven worlds of the Superum. Skilled Devas using special dimensio armor can surf the aether to connect with the minds of gifted humans and build relationships or affect conjurings. Greek origin.
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Dimensio: Dimensional barriers. Body armor gear that allows Devas to penetrate gravitational and dimensional barriers to manifest in spirit across the aether in attempt to influence humans through conjurings and relationships. Latin origin.
Perturbateur: Dimension and space-time disrupter. Equipment is large and bulky, installed on Mithra’s platform. Causes space-time breakage and particle disruption. Aids the Deva to penetrate the aether across great distances, and through dimensional barriers. French origin.
Pérasma: A stone fortress housing gateways (wormholes) leading to each world of the Superum. All worlds are accessible through the hall of the Pérasma  except for the closed gate of EdenConstructed by the Empress as a transport hub for travel between her terraformed worlds, the fortress exists in perpetual flux, a dimension outside space and time, simultaneously connected to each planet, yet not resident in any known world. As the Empress and her city of Atlantis are long gone, so are the ancient arts and technologies incorporated into the PérasmaOnly the few remaining Incarnate and their Devas retain the archived knowledge to generate gateways traversing the worlds across the Pérasma. Greek Origin – passage.

Incarnate: Officers of the Empress charged with the responsibility of protecting Eden and shepherding the tribes of humanity. Each god-like Incarnate is endowed with powerful supernatural gifts from the Empress. Capable of great feats of skill, carrying centuries of wisdom and experience, Incarnate live several hundred years and archive their full knowledge. Incarnate are reborn into identical, healthy bodies via resurrection nodes gifted by the Empress. Memory archives are implanted at rebirth and the Incarnate lives again with full access to centuries of archives for reference. Most Incarnate perished in the Operti Wars, their resurrection nodes and archives destroyed by Isolationist rebels. Latin and Middle English origin.
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Cambion: Mythology considers cambion demonic creatures with malevolent, monstrous capabilities. Any creature who shapeshifts or feeds on the blood of its victims to live. A dark, dangerous, seemingly evil person with animalistic, predatory, or demonic characteristics. Vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters. Early Incarnate archives evidence cambion bloodlines originated from the Empress’s failed genetic experiments. Through tenacity and vicious predation, cambion survived many attempts to purge them from existence over the centuries. The word is an insult, i.e.: unclean, filthy, mutated and malignant. Medieval European mythology origin.
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Principe: Warlords who once served as Incarnate officers of the Empress. The Empress’s disappearance, and the aftermath of the Operti Wars led to a brutal feudal system of world government. Each of the ten worlds accessible from the Pérasma are ruled by a reigning warlord. Principe abandoned the search for the Empress to focus efforts on maintaining order and civilization through dictatorial rule. Latin and Italian origin.
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The Cardo: The axis, hinge, or pivot point. The Cardo is the one person empowered to use the Asi to open the gate of Eden. The Cardo controls the gate to Eden and thereby all travel to and from Eden. Only humans with special inherited DNA, descended from the ancient lineage of the Nephilim, can wield the intense heat and power. For two thousand years, no human has survived the fusion reaction that activates the Asi to open the Seal of Solomon. Without the Cardo, the gateway between worlds will remain forever closed. Latin and Italian origin.
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Asi: Weapons of great power forged by the Empress’s finest weapon smiths as the only keys able to activate the gateway to Eden. The Asi were originally created for King Solomon the Wise, and later lost by war and thievery. Apart from the Asi hidden in the Vatican Secret Archives, the location or existence of the other Asi are unknown. Hindu Mahabharata origin.
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Resurrection nodes: Rebirth cloning machines designed for the Empress’s Incarnate officers. When activated, the node births a fully adult Incarnate clone, then implants the life memories of the recently deceased Incarnate (the quickening). The newborn Incarnate rises in perfect health with full knowledge, memories, and instantly accessible archives of their many past lives. Latin and English origin.

Operti Wars: During the Roman-Parthian wars of 60 BC, Isolationist rebels spread across the eleven worlds of the Superum and gathered forces to strike at the Pérasma. They fought to close each gate, based on the ideals that every world deserved to live free of the interference of the Empress and her corrupt Incarnate officials. Rebels burned and sunk the city of Atlantis in attempt to root out the Empress’s power. She escaped their hordes and disappeared into the Pérasma. Isolationists convinced the Cardo in Babylon to seal the gate to Eden, and cut off support between Rome and the Superum. The gate has never been reopened. Latin origin – closing.
The Seal of Solomon: A gateway device activated by the Cardo using the Asi as the key. The Seal opens the only gate to and from Eden, to the main hall of the Pérasma. Custody of both The Seal and the Asi remained in Babylon until the 12th century, when the Knights Templar stole both enchanted devices during the holy wars. In the early 13th century, Vatican officials assimilated the wealth of the Knights Templar and hid the Seal and Asi in secret vaults within the Vatican. Biblical and Judaic origin.

 
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