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Characters, terms, and phrases (appropriated or not) from "The Shaper's Daughter" (abbreviated SD).

Glossary[edit]

adamantium

Adamantium is another term for diamond, or a diamond-like composite that is formed using alchemy. (e)

adaptive light matrix

An invisibility matrix. Also known as an ALM. (e)

ALM

ALM is an acronym for adaptive light matrix. (e)

alpha

The dominate form of a neohuman rad. Most neohuman rads are split into alpha-beta forms. (e)

alpha-human

The alpha form of neohumans that are (outwardly) the most similar to us (homo sapiens). (e)

alpha-jaishin

A neohuman rad that is taller and more slender than alpha-humans that was originally engineered for lower gravity worlds. (e)

Arbaris

Arbaris is the capitol city of Edmee located on Opyl. (e)

archipelago (mesa)

An island-like chain of mesas, most notably found on Opyl's single continent associated with the Opyl Plateau. (e)

arkade

An arkade is an afterlife off-space. (e)

Assembly of Shapers

The ruling body of Edmee prior to the beta-jaishin revolt and the establishment of the People's Republic of Edmee. (e)

balloon biot

A single person balloon biot that are used as a sort of 'parachute' on medusae. (e)

beta

The subordinate form of a neohuman rad. Most neohuman rads are split into alpha-beta forms. (e)

beta-human

The beta form of humans. Also known as goons. (e)

beta-jaishin

The beta form of jaishin. Also known as cursors. (e)

bio-core

A biological implementation of a core. (e)

bio-zeppelin

A biological, or living zeppelin biot. (e)

bio-keyed

A bio-keyed device or matrix has an automated control or lockout based on an individual's genetic code. (e)

biovat

Biovat is another term for vat. Shapers prefer to use the term biovat instead of vat. (e)

biot

A sub-sentient biological robot. Commonly created by Shaper's. (e)

black finch

A kind of finch found on Savage Mesa in the northern Opyl dimlands. (e)

brightland

Those areas where the most sophisticated tech is available. As versus the dimlands. Another term for the areas of the Monoliths' influence. (e)

Captain (SD character)

The beta-jaishin captain of the lead meduse in the expedition to capture Shaper Fé Apisterra. (e)

Chance (SD character)

A member of the Intrepids who was infiltrated onto the lead meduse of the expedition to capture Shaper Fé Apisterra. (e)

chausson (martial art)

A martial art similar to the French savate. (e)

codex

The data storage matrix that all neohumans have. A codex's primary function is store a complete record of every sensory input and brain state of its host.
Recovery of a codex is necessary when resurrecting someone who has died in the dimlands. (e)

codices

Plural for codex. (e)

construct

A limited mental clone. (e)

core (Nexus)

A matrix that is an 'artificial' Monolith with is typically only capable of supporting a lower level of tech. (e)

corporal (SD character)

A beta-jaishin who is a martian on a the lead meduse of the expedition into the northern dimlands of Opyl. (e)

Council of Citizens (Edmee)

Template:Council of Citizens (Edmee) (e)

chrysalis class zeppelin

A class of zeppelin somewhat smaller than the zephyr class. (e)

cursor

Slang term for beta-jaishin. (e)

cypher

Template:Cypher (e)

dimland

Those areas where the most sophisticated tech is not available. As versus the brightlands. Another term for the areas outside of the Monolith's influence. (e)

Dicky (SD character)

Template:Dicky (SD character) (e)

Ecologue (SD group)

Template:Ecologue (SD group) (e)

Ecologue faction (SD group)

Template:Ecologue faction (SD group) (e)

Edmee

Edmee is one of the major nations of Opyl, primarily inhabited by jaishin. Its capitol is Arbaris. (e)

Edmee Dominion

The Shaper dominated government of Edmee prior to the beta-jaishin revolt. (e)

electrolyte gum

Template:Electrolyte gum (e)

enhanced vision

Template:Enhanced vision (e)

FarLeaper (SD character)

Template:FarLeaper (SD character) (e)

A name marker used in jaishin culture for "noble" families. (e)

Fear Mesa

Template:Fear Mesa (e)

golem

Template:Golem (e)

Gretta (SD character)

Template:Gretta (SD character) (e)

Henri (SD character)

Template:Henri (SD character) (e)

High Tower (SD place)

Template:High Tower (SD place) (e)

homunculus (SD character)

Template:Homunculus (SD character) (e)

House, the (SD place)

Template:House, the (SD place) (e)

Huntress (SD character)

Template:Huntress (SD character) (e)

Illegal Shaping (law)

Template:Illegal Shaping (law) (e)

imp

An imp is a sub-sentient autonomous 'program' (as in computer program) and a form of tech. Imps can only operate within the influence of a Monolith and thus are restricted to the brightlands.
There are a number imp subclasses, including demons, doppelgangers, oracles, and sprites. (e)

imped

An object that has imps. More colloquially, 'imped' means 'ready to go'. (e)

imped defenses

ToDo (e)

infrared vision

The ability to see in the infrared range, i.e. heat vision. (e)

Inquisitor (title)

Template:Inquisitor (title) (e)

Intrepids (SD group), the

Template:Intrepids (SD group), the (e)

IR vision

Template:IR vision (e)

jaishin

A neohuman rad with an alpha and beta (cursor) form. See alpha-jaishin. (e)

link (Nexus)

The neohuman ability to communicate directly with another neohuman. Linking is similar to telepathy, but is not psionic like telepathy, rather it is tech integrated into the brain. (e)

lowland jungles (SD place)

Template:Lowland jungles (SD place) (e)

martian

A martian is a soldier on a airship or nulship.
A general replacement for the term "marine", shifting the focus from water/maritime to martial/military.
Note that the term "martian" is not capitalized as it has nothing to do with the planet or god Mars, as both have been lost. (e)

matrix

A matrix is a term used to describe tech in a physical form. (e)

medusae

The plural form of meduse. (e)

meduse

Meduse (or the plural medusae) are biological blimp / aeroship / biot developed by the Shapers. Medusae resemble huge aerial egg-shaped jellyfish with a variety of tentacles and other fleshy parts dangling from their underside. (e)

meduse (SD ship)

A biot ship which is the lead meduse of the expedition into the northern dimlands of Opyl. (e)

mesa archipelago

Template:Mesa archipelago (e)

mind probe

A telepathic or psionic forced reading of at mind. Usually performed to verify the targets identity. (e)

mod

A physical modification (of an organism). (e)

modded

To have a mod, to be physical changed. (e)

Monk Falls

Template:Monk Falls (e)

Monk River

Template:Monk River (e)

neohuman

Neohumans are our descendants, genetically modified to one degree or another. Neohumans have been extensively engineered since our time. Many of the changes were introduced during the transhuman era, but significant modifications occurred during the transhuman echos. (e)

Nexus, the

The Nexus (as versus a nexus) is a collection of nodes (mostly planets and empyreans) which are connected by Monoliths and their ley lines. (e)

nightwing

A predatory bat found on Savage Mesa. (e)

Night Whippoorwill (SD character), the

Template:Night Whippoorwill (SD character), the (e)

Old Man tree

Template:Old Man tree (e)

Opyl

Template:Opyl (e)

Opyl Ocean

Template:Opyl Ocean (e)

Opyl Plateau

On Opyl there is a single continent, also called Opyl, dominated by the central Opyl Plateau which rises two miles above the jungle choked coastal regions. Opyl Plateau is the primary inhabited zone of Opyl, and almost entirely brightland. (e)

oracle

An imp that is an interactive collection of predictive events chained together into paths. (e)

oracle path

An oracle path is a sequence of possible events generated by an oracle. (e)

Overseer (SD character)

An alpha-jaishin commanding an expedition into the northern Opyl dimlands. (e)

path, oracle

Template:Path, oracle (e)

People's Republic of Edmee

The government of Edmee during the Era of Revolution (TE9). (e)

Percival "Chance" Mett (SD character)

Template:Percival "Chance" Mett (SD character) (e)

persona

Template:Persona (e)

game

Template:Player (Nexus) (e)

Proscription

A rule built into tech. See The Proscriptions. (e)

Radix, Shaper

Template:Radix, Shaper (e)

raptor biot

A biot based on a raptors used for scouting and light combat. (e)

razor-wing

A flying lizard found in the lowland jungles of Opyl notable for their aggressive behavior and large claw on each wing. (e)

Red (SD character)

One of the Intrepids. (e)

Rennie Lake

Template:Rennie Lake (e)

rescue balloon biot

Template:Rescue balloon biot (e)

restraint biot

A tentacled biot with a hard outer shell that is used to bind someone. (e)

Rimbaldi (SD character)

The Shaped black and white lemur who has been Trinette's companion her whole life. (e)

Savage Mesa

Savage Mesa is the mesa that Trinette Fé Apisterra was born on. It is part of the northern Opyl mesa archipelago. (e)

sensoria

Sensoria (plural form: sensoriae) are the combined perceptual feed of an individual's senses. (e)

sensoriae

Template:Sensoriae (e)

memory-sensoria

Template:Memory-sensoria (e)

memory-sensorae

Template:Memory-sensorae (e)

Sentience Proscriptions

Template:Sentience Proscriptions (e)

sergeant (SD character)

A beta-jaishin who is a martian on a the lead meduse of the expedition into the northern dimlands of Opyl. (e)

Shaped

The shaped are those that have biologically or genetically engineered by a Shaper. (e)

Shaper

Prior to the Edmee beta revolt the elite alpha-jaishin ruling class of the Edmee. Known for their abilities in genetic engineering, biological sciences, and biotech. (e)

Shaper (SD character), the

Trinette's mother, the Shaper Fe Apisterra. (e)

Shaper Radix

The 'root' or primary Shaper. The political focus point of political power among Shapers. (e)

Shaper Restoration

Template:Shaper Restoration (e)

Shaping

Template:Shaping (e)

shunting pain

Template:Shunting pain (e)

shunt pain

Template:Shunt pain (e)

sig

Template:Sig (e)/ sigs

sim

Abbreviation for simulation, typically associated with off-space simulations. (e)/ sims

sim training

Template:Sim training (e)

Tom Tom Caves

Template:Tom Tom Caves (e)

transhuman

In the Nexus, transhumans are our descendants, forming a wide flung civilization. We are the distant ancestors of neohumans. (e)

Transhuman Echo

A period when tech is fully functional, which occurs (somewhat unpredictably) at intervals after the fall of the Transhumans. As versus Interregnum (or Darkage). (e)

Transhuman Echo 9

The 9th Transhuman Echo and the primary era for the Chronicles from the Nexus. (e)

Tree Castle (SD place)

Template:Tree Castle (SD place) (e)

Trinette (SD character)

A nine year old alpha-jaishin girl and main character of "The Shaper's Daughter". (e)

Trinette's mother (SD character)

Template:Trinette's mother (SD character) (e)

unjack

Another term for jack out. (e)

unshuntable pain

Template:Unshuntable pain (e)

Vaggeist

The capital city of Vaggeistland on Opyl. (e)

Vaggeistian Wars of Succession

Template:Vaggeistian Wars of Succession (e)

Victor (SD character)

One of the Intrepids. (e)

Waking Dream (SD ship)

Template:Waking Dream (SD ship) (e)

Whippoorwill (SD character)

See the Night Whippoorwill. (e)

Yondan Wars

Template:Yondan Wars (e)

zephyr class zeppelin

A class of zeppelin nulship in the Nexus. (e)

zeppelin

A zeppelin is a lighter than air craft with a rigid adamantium structure containing the vacuum lift cells. As versus blimp or balloon. (e)

zewt

Zewt is a slang exclamation of disgust or sometimes excitement, meaning something like 'damn', 'shoot', or 'rats'. Zewt is milder than fork. (e)

Also see a note on the use (or lack thereof) of capitalization in the "Chronicles from the Nexus".

Animal[edit]

black finch

A kind of finch found on Savage Mesa in the northern Opyl dimlands. (e)

nightwing

A predatory bat found on Savage Mesa. (e)

razor-wing

A flying lizard found in the lowland jungles of Opyl notable for their aggressive behavior and large claw on each wing. (e)

Biots[edit]

balloon biot

A single person balloon biot that are used as a sort of 'parachute' on medusae. (e)

medusae

The plural form of meduse. (e)

meduse

Meduse (or the plural medusae) are biological blimp / aeroship / biot developed by the Shapers. Medusae resemble huge aerial egg-shaped jellyfish with a variety of tentacles and other fleshy parts dangling from their underside. (e)

restraint biot

A tentacled biot with a hard outer shell that is used to bind someone. (e)

Characters[edit]

Template:Definition list of SD characters

Captain (SD character)

The beta-jaishin captain of the lead meduse in the expedition to capture Shaper Fé Apisterra. (e) -- (beta-jaishin)

Chance (SD character)

A member of the Intrepids who was infiltrated onto the lead meduse of the expedition to capture Shaper Fé Apisterra. (e) -- (alpha-human modded into a beta-jaishin)

corporal (SD character)

A beta-jaishin who is a martian on a the lead meduse of the expedition into the northern dimlands of Opyl. (e) -- (beta-jaishin)

Dicky (SD character)

Template:Dicky (SD character) (e) -- (beta-human, male)

FarLeaper (SD character)

Template:FarLeaper (SD character) (e) -- (Shaped squirrel, male)

Fé Apisterra (SD character)

Template:Fé Apisterra (SD character) (e) -- (alpha-jaishin)

Gretta (SD character)

Template:Gretta (SD character) (e) -- (alpha-human, female)

Henri (SD character)

Template:Henri (SD character) (e) -- (Shaped lemur, male)

homunculus (SD character)

Template:Homunculus (SD character) (e) -- (mind probes Trinette)

Huntress (SD character)

Template:Huntress (SD character) (e) -- (Trinette persona)

Overseer (SD character)

An alpha-jaishin commanding an expedition into the northern Opyl dimlands. (e) -- (alpha-jaishin)

Rimbaldi (SD character)

The Shaped black and white lemur who has been Trinette's companion her whole life. (e) -- (Shaped lemur, male)

Red (SD character)

One of the Intrepids. (e) -- (alpha-human, female) - Vividly red hair, violet gray eyes, definitely female

sergeant (SD character)

A beta-jaishin who is a martian on a the lead meduse of the expedition into the northern dimlands of Opyl. (e) -- (beta-jaishin)

Shaper Fé Apisterra (SD character)

Trinette's mother. (alpha-jaishin) (e) -- (alpha-jaishin)

Trinette (SD character)

A nine year old alpha-jaishin girl and main character of "The Shaper's Daughter". (e) -- (alpha-jaishin)

Trinette Fé Apisterra

The main character of "The Shaper's Daughter". (e) -- (main character, alpha-jaishin, female)

Trinette's father (SD character)

Trinette's father is mentioned in "The Shaper's Daughter". (e) -- (alpha-jaishin, male)

Trinette's mother (SD character)

Template:Trinette's mother (SD character) (e) -- Fé Apisterra (alpha-jaishin, female)

Victor (SD character)

One of the Intrepids. (e) -- (alpha-human, male)

Night Whippoorwill (SD character), the

Template:Night Whippoorwill (SD character), the (e) -- (male)

Concepts[edit]

alpha

The dominate form of a neohuman rad. Most neohuman rads are split into alpha-beta forms. (e)

archipelago (mesa)

An island-like chain of mesas, most notably found on Opyl's single continent associated with the Opyl Plateau. (e)

arkade

An arkade is an afterlife off-space. (e)

beta

The subordinate form of a neohuman rad. Most neohuman rads are split into alpha-beta forms. (e)

bio-core

A biological implementation of a core. (e)

bio-keyed

A bio-keyed device or matrix has an automated control or lockout based on an individual's genetic code. (e)

biot

A sub-sentient biological robot. Commonly created by Shaper's. (e)

brightland

Those areas where the most sophisticated tech is available. As versus the dimlands. Another term for the areas of the Monoliths' influence. (e)

chausson (martial art)

A martial art similar to the French savate. (e)

codex

The data storage matrix that all neohumans have. A codex's primary function is store a complete record of every sensory input and brain state of its host.
Recovery of a codex is necessary when resurrecting someone who has died in the dimlands. (e)
codices 
Plural form of codex.

core

A matrix that is an 'artificial' Monolith with is typically only capable of supporting a lower level of tech. (e)

cypher

Template:Cypher (e)

dimland

Those areas where the most sophisticated tech is not available. As versus the brightlands. Another term for the areas outside of the Monolith's influence. (e)

enhanced vision

Template:Enhanced vision (e)

Illegal Shaping

Template:Illegal Shaping (e)

imp

An imp is a sub-sentient autonomous 'program' (as in computer program) and a form of tech. Imps can only operate within the influence of a Monolith and thus are restricted to the brightlands.
There are a number imp subclasses, including demons, doppelgangers, oracles, and sprites. (e) / imped / imped defenses

infrared vision

The ability to see in the infrared range, i.e. heat vision. (e)

IR vision

Template:IR vision (e)

link (Nexus)

The neohuman ability to communicate directly with another neohuman. Linking is similar to telepathy, but is not psionic like telepathy, rather it is tech integrated into the brain. (e)

martian

A martian is a soldier on a airship or nulship.
A general replacement for the term "marine", shifting the focus from water/maritime to martial/military.
Note that the term "martian" is not capitalized as it has nothing to do with the planet or god Mars, as both have been lost. (e)

matrix

A matrix is a term used to describe tech in a physical form. (e)

mind probe

A telepathic or psionic forced reading of at mind. Usually performed to verify the targets identity. (e)

mod

A physical modification (of an organism). (e) / modded

neohuman

Neohumans are our descendants, genetically modified to one degree or another. Neohumans have been extensively engineered since our time. Many of the changes were introduced during the transhuman era, but significant modifications occurred during the transhuman echos. (e) / neohumans

Nexus

A nexus (as versus The Nexus) is a collection of nodes (mostly planets and empyreans) which are connected by Monoliths and their ley lines. (e)

oracle

An imp that is an interactive collection of predictive events chained together into paths. (e)

path (oracle)

Template:Path (oracle) (e)

persona

Template:Persona (e)

player

Template:Player (e)

Proscription

A rule built into tech. See The Proscriptions. (e)

sensoria

Sensoria (plural form: sensoriae) are the combined perceptual feed of an individual's senses. (e) / sensoriae (pl) / memory-sensoria

Sentience Proscriptions

Template:Sentience Proscriptions (e)

Shaped

The shaped are those that have biologically or genetically engineered by a Shaper. (e)

Shaper Radix

The 'root' or primary Shaper. The political focus point of political power among Shapers. (e)

Shaping

Template:Shaping (e)

shunting pain

Template:Shunting pain (e) / shunt pain / unshuntable pain

sig

Template:Sig (e) / sigs

sim

Abbreviation for simulation, typically associated with off-space simulations. (e) / sims

sim training

Template:Sim training (e) / combat trainer

transhuman

In the Nexus, transhumans are our descendants, forming a wide flung civilization. We are the distant ancestors of neohumans. (e)

unjack

Another term for jack out. (e)

Events (Referenced)[edit]

Vaggeistian Wars of Succession

Template:Vaggeistian Wars of Succession (e)

Groups[edit]

Ecologue (SD group)

Template:Ecologue (SD group) (e)

Ecologue faction (SD group)

Template:Ecologue faction (SD group) (e)

expedition (SD group)

The expedition to capture the Shaper Fe Apisterra consisting of three medusae biot aeroships and brigade of infantry commanded by an Overseer. (e)

Intrepids, the (SD group)

Template:Intrepids, the (SD group) (e)

Places[edit]

Arbaris

Arbaris is the capitol city of Edmee located on Opyl. (e)

Fear Mesa

Template:Fear Mesa (e)

High Tower

Template:High Tower (e)

House

Template:House (e)

Monk Falls

Template:Monk Falls (e)

Monk River

Template:Monk River (e)

Nexus, the

The Nexus (as versus a nexus) is a collection of nodes (mostly planets and empyreans) which are connected by Monoliths and their ley lines. (e)

Opyl

Template:Opyl (e)

Opyl Plateau

On Opyl there is a single continent, also called Opyl, dominated by the central Opyl Plateau which rises two miles above the jungle choked coastal regions. Opyl Plateau is the primary inhabited zone of Opyl, and almost entirely brightland. (e)

Opyl Ocean

Template:Opyl Ocean (e)

Savage Mesa

Savage Mesa is the mesa that Trinette Fé Apisterra was born on. It is part of the northern Opyl mesa archipelago. (e)

Tree Castle

Template:Tree Castle (e)

Plants[edit]

Old Man tree

Template:Old Man tree (e)

Political Units[edit]

Assembly of Shapers

The ruling body of Edmee prior to the beta-jaishin revolt and the establishment of the People's Republic of Edmee. (e)

Citizens' Council

Template:Citizens' Council (e)

Ecologues

Template:Ecologues (e)

Edmee

Edmee is one of the major nations of Opyl, primarily inhabited by jaishin. Its capitol is Arbaris. (e)

Edmee Dominion

The Shaper dominated government of Edmee prior to the beta-jaishin revolt. (e)

People's Republic of Edmee

The government of Edmee during the Era of Revolution (TE9). (e)

Shaper Radix

The 'root' or primary Shaper. The political focus point of political power among Shapers. (e)

Races[edit]

alpha-human

The alpha form of neohumans that are (outwardly) the most similar to us (homo sapiens). (e)

alpha-jaishin

A neohuman rad that is taller and more slender than alpha-humans that was originally engineered for lower gravity worlds. (e)

beta-jaishin

The beta form of jaishin. Also known as cursors. (e)

cursor

Slang term for beta-jaishin. (e)

jaishin

A neohuman rad with an alpha and beta (cursor) form. See alpha-jaishin. (e)

Roles / Titles[edit]

captain

Template:Captain (e)

corporal

Template:Corporal (e)

A name marker used in jaishin culture for "noble" families. (e)

Inquisitor

Template:Inquisitor (e)

martian

A martian is a soldier on a airship or nulship.
A general replacement for the term "marine", shifting the focus from water/maritime to martial/military.
Note that the term "martian" is not capitalized as it has nothing to do with the planet or god Mars, as both have been lost. (e)

Overseer

Template:Overseer (e)

Radix, Shaper

Template:Radix, Shaper (e)

sergeant

Template:Sergeant (e)

Shaper

Prior to the Edmee beta revolt the elite alpha-jaishin ruling class of the Edmee. Known for their abilities in genetic engineering, biological sciences, and biotech. (e)

Ships[edit]

meduse (SD ship)

A biot ship which is the lead meduse of the expedition into the northern dimlands of Opyl. (e)

Waking Dream (SD ship)

Template:Waking Dream (SD ship) (e)

Substances[edit]

adamantium

Adamantium is another term for diamond, or a diamond-like composite that is formed using alchemy. (e)

Tech[edit]

adaptive light matrix

An invisibility matrix. Also known as an ALM. (e) / ALM

matrix

A matrix is a term used to describe tech in a physical form. (e)

Tools[edit]

balloon biot

A single person balloon biot that are used as a sort of 'parachute' on medusae. (e)

biovat

Biovat is another term for vat. Shapers prefer to use the term biovat instead of vat. (e) / biovats

restraint biot

A tentacled biot with a hard outer shell that is used to bind someone. (e)

Vehicles[edit]

meduse

Meduse (or the plural medusae) are biological blimp / aeroship / biot developed by the Shapers. Medusae resemble huge aerial egg-shaped jellyfish with a variety of tentacles and other fleshy parts dangling from their underside. (e)

zeppelin

A zeppelin is a lighter than air craft with a rigid adamantium structure containing the vacuum lift cells. As versus blimp or balloon. (e)

Clusters of Related Terms[edit]

Also See[edit]