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Kyrene Posted - 17 Mar 2010 : 08:09:00
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  • “A battle-death is a holy ending” – Common:- (devout worshippers of Tempus salute corpses, burials, and graves with murmurs of “Holy ending!”) a Tempuran homily (temple saying) that is considered a proverb of the faith (So saith Ed - April 12, 2004)

  • “A cave with a hatch is only a cave; a cave with a hinged door is a home” – Common:- an old halfling saying (Aurora’s Whole Realms Catalogue by Tim Beach, Karen S. Boomgarden, Anne Brown, David “Zeb” Cook, Jeff Grubb, Julia Martin, Colin McComb, Thomas M. Reid, Steven E. Schend)

  • “A fair fallhammer!” – Common:- a dwarven saying expressing something satisfyingly good, such as a meal, a brawl, a decision, or victorious confrontation (Realmslore: Daily Dwarf Common by Ed Greenwood)

  • “A lie spread often enough with money to attend it becomes as much truth as a coin is round” – Common:- an Amnian saying about purposely spreading rumours (Lands of Intrigue by Steven E. Schend)

  • “A life lost in dreams is a life wasted” – Common:- a local Nimbran saying, referring to life in Nimbral before the Loss of Leira (on one hand the simple, necessary labour of fishing and forestry, and on the other the never-ending “dream deceptions” practiced by all Nimbrese upon each other) (Realmslore: The Realm of Nimbral, Part Six by Ed Greenwood)

  • “A little down!” – Common:- (originally accompanied by letting a sparse handful of sand or gravel fall from one’s palm) is the dwarven expression meaning “So it goes!” (or, to modern, real-world speakers, a variant on “That’s the way the cookie crumbles!”) (Realmslore: Daily Dwarf Common by Ed Greenwood)

  • “a little sun” – Common:- the formal or bardic Silvaeren term for a gold coin (My Slice of Silverymoon, Part One by Ed Greenwood)

  • “A person’s gotta be smarter than your average Jathrin” – Common:- a local Jathrin’s Jump saying, referring to the execution of the outlaw Jathrin who was thrown from the top of a cliff to the rocks far below (giving this backwoods Turmian settlement its name) (The Vilhon Reach by Jim Butler, Ed Greenwood)

  • “A proper Moonhunt Down” – Common:- an expression, current in the later days of Myth Drannor and preserved in old ballads and writings, that refers to a hard-fought battle or sorcerous spell-duel (Polyhedron #106)

  • “a proper tarunter” – Common:- see “tarunter”

  • “a real hawksnarl” – Common:- see “hawksnarl”

  • “a real Zundle party” – Common:- a Cormyrean term often used to describe a disorganized or boring event, dinner, or affair (Volo’s Guide to Cormyr by Ed Greenwood)

  • “A reaver is a scythe gone mad” – Common:- an old Vaasan saying, referring to the whirling flash and scissoring scrape of the blades filling the air when used by labourers in the field (Aurora’s Whole Realms Catalogue by Tim Beach, Karen S. Boomgarden, Anne Brown, David “Zeb” Cook, Jeff Grubb, Julia Martin, Colin McComb, Thomas M. Reid, Steven E. Schend)

  • “A sharp appearance is more deadly than a sharp sword” – Common:- an elven witticism (Aurora’s Whole Realms Catalogue by Tim Beach, Karen S. Boomgarden, Anne Brown, David “Zeb” Cook, Jeff Grubb, Julia Martin, Colin McComb, Thomas M. Reid, Steven E. Schend)

  • “A wild sea calls only wild souls” – Common:- a favourite saying among Inner Sea sailors (Twilight Falling by Paul S. Kemp)

  • “aasimon’s skin” – Common:- see “Angelar’s skin”

  • “Abeiran” – Common:- a term applied to the collective folk of Abeir, their work, study, beliefs, and customs, and to items of their making; the term is also applied to the collective folk of Returned Abeir, their work, study, beliefs, and customs, and to items of their making (So saith Ed - September 3, 2008)

  • “about as bold as ditchweed” – Common:- an Amnian expression of disgust at cowardice (Volo’s Guide to Baldur’s Gate II by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Abyssal” – Common:- a term applied to the collective creatures of the Abyss, their language, work, study, beliefs, and customs, and to items of their making; the term is also applied to anything belonging to, or resembling the Abyss

  • “Accursed, the” – Common:- a term for drow used by other elves (Polyhedron #74; also collated in Lore from the Sages)

  • “adamant” – Common:- the pure metal form of the hard, jet-black ferromagnetic ore known as “adamantite,” from which the famous alloy “adamantine” is made (Volo’s Guide to All Things Magical by Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “adamantine” – Common:- an Amnian term implying a self-made success’s highest rank or someone of first-generation money at highest rank; an alloy of “adamant,” silver and electrum; it can also be derived by combining steel and “mithral”–if one knows how (Lands of Intrigue by Steven E. Schend; Volo’s Guide to All Things Magical by Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “adamantite” – Common:- see “adamant”

  • “Adbarrim” – Common:- a term applied to the collective folk of Citadel Adbar, their work, study, beliefs, and customs, and to items of their making (Polyhedron #74)

  • “aenar” – Common:- a gold coin of Tethyr (Power of Faer๛n by Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd; Lands of Intrigue by Steven E. Schend)

  • “aerister” – Elven:- teacher (Another Name for Dawn by Paul S. Kemp)

  • “aes” – Elven:- hunted (Another Name for Dawn by Paul S. Kemp)

  • “Again” – Common:- an annoyed, curt, or sarcastic version of “Well again” (Cyclopedia of the Realms by Ed Greenwood, Jeff Grubb)

  • “Aglarondan” – Common:- a term applied to the collective folk of Aglarond, their language, work, study, beliefs, and customs, and to items of their making (Unapproachable East by Richard Baker, Matt Forbeck, Sean K. Reynolds; Races of Faer๛n by Eric L. Boyd, James Jacobs, Matt Forbeck)

  • “agni mani” – Common:- a black, irregularly shaped glasslike ornamental stone that has fallen from the sky in meteoritic form to crash among the sands of Anauroch and other Faer๛nian deserts (Volo’s Guide to All Things Magical by Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “Ah, the infinite wonders of the Abyss. If there’s anything you don’t like, you’ll find it here” – Common:- a common Abyssal saying (For Duty & Deity by Dale Donovan)

  • “aha’ss” – Yuan-ti:- a term for a yuan-ti’s family bloodkin (Serpent Kingdoms by Eric L. Boyd, Darrin Drader, Ed Greenwood)

  • “Akadian” – Common:- a term applied to the worshipers and the religion of Akadi (The Forgotten Realms Mailing List Frequently Asked Questions)

  • “Alae” – Common:- (a contraction of an old Elven phrase of the same meaning) a greeting (and reassurance of peaceful intentions) between travellers in the southern and eastern coastlands around the Sea of Fallen Stars, meaning: “Fortunate meeting” (Polyhedron #74; also collated in Lore from the Sages)

  • “Alavairthae!” – Common:- a parting used by the Red Wizards of Thay, meaning: “May your skill prevail!” (Cyclopedia of the Realms by Ed Greenwood, Jeff Grubb)

  • “alestone” – Common:- a term for clinozoisite (a complex sorosilicate mineral of calcium and aluminium) (Volo’s Guide to All Things Magical by Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “algae” – Common:- a quartz ornamental stone that is covered with rich, dark brown, wavy patterns (Volo’s Guide to All Things Magical by Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “All rogues meet in Oeble” – Common:- an old Borderer saying, warning that Oeble is not a place for the faint of heart, innocent, or unwary (Power of Faer๛n by Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “All the boys’d be after her in Zundle” – Common:- same as “He’d cut quite a dash in Zundle”

  • “allgoods shop” – Common:- a Semban term for a general store (Realmslore: The Flourishing Career of Melvos Hammerstars, Part One by Ed Greenwood)

  • “aloft” – Common:- as we would use the term “upstairs” (Realmslore: Rural Realms Architecture, Part Two by Ed Greenwood)

  • “alorn” – Common:- a “Warsword” rank equivalent to a lieutenant (Power of Faer๛n by Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “alphran” – Common:- a plant with edible leaves (The Temptation of Elminster by Ed Greenwood)

  • “alunsree” – Elven:- a term for doppelgangers used by elves and humans (Elminster in Myth Drannor by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Aluve” – Drow:- a parting used by drow, meaning: “I/we leave you” (Cyclopedia of the Realms by Ed Greenwood, Jeff Grubb)

  • “Alzhedo” – Common:- the native tongue of Calishites (Races of Faer๛n by Eric L. Boyd, James Jacobs, Matt Forbeck)

  • “Amarast!” – Common:- a parting used by sailors of the South, meaning: “Farewell until next we meet!” (Cyclopedia of the Realms by Ed Greenwood, Jeff Grubb)

  • “amaratha” – Common:- (also known as “shieldstone”) a soft, greenish white or very pale green, sparkling type of jewel (Volo’s Guide to All Things Magical by Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd; Magic of Faer๛n by Sean K. Reynolds, Duane Maxwell, Angel McCoy)

  • “Amaunatori” – Common:- a term applied to the worshipers and the religion of Amaunator (The Forgotten Realms Mailing List Frequently Asked Questions)

  • “amaunauth” – Common:- (also known as “greenflower”) a hardy broadleaf ground-weed with rich green leaves, which open in a starburst close to the ground; it grows across colder areas of the North, from the Dessarin Valley north to where ice or snow always lies (Silver Marches by Ed Greenwood, Jason Carl)

  • “amlakkar” – Alzhedo:- a term for Calimport’s police force (Calimport by Steven E. Schend)

  • “amlakkhan” – Alzhedo:- a garrison and armoury for amlakkar (Calimport by Steven E. Schend)

  • “Amnian” – Common:- a term applied to the collective folk of Amn, their work, study, beliefs, and customs, and to items of their making (Polyhedron #74)

  • “Amphailan” – Common:- a term applied to the collective folk of Amphail, their work, study, beliefs, and customs, and to items of their making (The North by Ed Greenwood, Jeff Grubb, Julia Martin, Steven E. Schend, Paul Jaquays, Steve Perrin; Volo’s Guide to the North by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Anaurian” – Common:- a term applied to the collective folk of Anauroch, their work, study, beliefs, and customs, and to items of their making (Polyhedron #74)

  • “andar” – Common:- a term for andalusite (an aluminium nesosilicate mineral) (Volo’s Guide to All Things Magical by Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “Angelar’s skin” – Common:- (also known as “aasimon’s skin”) a fine pink coral suitable for use in jewellery (Volo’s Guide to All Things Magical by Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “Angulutiuns, the” – Common:- part of the easternmost group of Ulutiuns inhabiting the Great Glacier (Races of Faer๛n by Eric L. Boyd, James Jacobs, Matt Forbeck)

  • “Arabellan” – Common:- a term applied to the collective folk of Arabel, their work, study, beliefs, and customs, and to items of their making (Polyhedron #74)

  • “arambar” – Common:- the residual energy of an ancient and vastly powerful primordial, Arambar (Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide by Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims)

  • “arandur” – Common:- once the exclusive secret of the gnomes, this legendary metal has since been worked by elven smiths of Evereska and Evermeet (Volo’s Guide to All Things Magical by Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd; Magic of Faer๛n by Sean K. Reynolds, Duane Maxwell, Angel McCoy)

  • “archon” – Common:- (also known as “Blue John”) is the name by which fluorspar in large quantities of less desirable colour and grade is known in the Realms (Volo’s Guide to All Things Magical by Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “ardavanshee” – Elven:- (literally “restless young ones”) a term for young elves (Elminster in Myth Drannor by Ed Greenwood)

  • “ardrent” – Common:- a purple-brown powder derived from ground-up “leap-bugs”; it remains inert (also resisting moulds and rotting) unless combined with “osbra” and moistened (Realmslore: The Black Mysteries, Part Two by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Are ye sure ye’re not from Zundle?” – Common:- a Cormyrean phrase, meaning: “Are you crazy?” (Volo’s Guide to Cormyr by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Arkhan” – Common:- the title of the monarchs of the great empire of Raumathar (The Grand History of the Realms by Brian R. James, Ed Greenwood, George Krashos, Eric L. Boyd, Thomas Costa)

  • “Arkhenfolk” – Common:- a term applied to the collective folk of Archendale (Volo’s Guide to the Dalelands by Ed Greenwood)

  • “armar” – Common:- a “watchman” or “Wintershield” rank equivalent to a corporal (Realmslore: The City Watch of Waterdeep, Part One by Ed Greenwood; City of Splendors: Waterdeep by Eric L. Boyd; Ed Greenwood on Twitter - November 4, 2019)

  • “armathor” – Elven:- a knighthood, with citizenship granted to reside in the elven realm in Cormanthor (Elminster in Myth Drannor by Ed Greenwood)

  • “armsman” – Common:- a guard or soldier of low rank (Crown of Fire and Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood; Shadows of Doom by Ed Greenwood; Races of Faer๛n by Eric L. Boyd, James Jacobs, Matt Forbeck)

  • “arndel” – Common:- a Semban word for a small cabin in “upcountry” Sembia (Realmslore: The Flourishing Career of Melvos Hammerstars, Part One by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Arntarmar!” – Common:- (in reference to a long-ago mortal war-hero who worked wondrous victories in the name of Tempus, and died willingly on a battlefield to allow wounded and children to escape while he singlehandedly held off a vastly more numerous foe in a narrow gorge) a Tempuran specific “Jesus Christ!” (So saith Ed - April 12, 2004)

  • “Arrowflight, the” – Common:- the street that runs between the Northgate and the Southgate, via Dalebridge and Southgate Square, in Uthmere (Realmslore: Uthmere, Part Three by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Art, the” – Common:- a term that means the use of arcane magic (Magic of Faer๛n by Sean K. Reynolds, Duane Maxwell, Angel McCoy)

  • “arundoon” – Common:- a cold, sticky sauce (Elminster in Hell by Ed Greenwood)

  • “As goes Waterdeep, so goes the North” – Common:- a saying, referring to the City of Splendors’s control of most of the trade in the North (The Savage Frontier by Paul Jaquays)

  • “As straight as a deal in the Jump” – Common:- a common catchphrase for activities involving more than a slight degree of danger used throughout the Reach (The Vilhon Reach by Jim Butler, Ed Greenwood)

  • “As ugly as a Dragonspear orc” – Common:- a local saying in the settlements around the High Moor for anything that is very, very ugly (Elminster’s Ecologies Appendix II by Tim Beach)

  • “As useless as a sword in Halarahh” – Common:- a saying, describing the favourable treatment and promotions, in all walks of life, that come to those who “have the gift” and somehow elude those who lack magical aptitude in the Halruaan capital (Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting by Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo)

  • “Ashes!” – Common:- a curse often uttered by members of the Order of the Black Flame (Realmslore: The Black Mysteries, Part Three by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Athkatlan” – Common:- a term applied to the collective folk of Athkatla, their work, study, beliefs, and customs, and to items of their making (Polyhedron #74)

  • “aumrara” – Common:- a soluble amber liquid that is unaffected by alcohol and causes a harmless burning sensation on contact with flesh (Realmslore: Laughing Lass, Part Two by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Aurilian” – Common:- a term applied to the worshipers and the religion of Auril (The Forgotten Realms Mailing List Frequently Asked Questions)

  • “autharch” – Common:- a Thayan bureaucrat appointed by a “tharchion” (Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting by Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo)

  • “auvrael” – Yuan-ti:- see “vrael olo”

  • “avauntance” – Common:- boasting (Realmslore: The Black Mysteries, Part Three by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Avowed, the” – Common:- a term the monks of Candlekeep refer to themselves as (Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting by Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo; Realmslore: Trusting in Lore, Part Two by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Axe high, friend. I go” – Common:- a parting used by dwarves (Cyclopedia of the Realms by Ed Greenwood, Jeff Grubb)

  • “Ayalt” – Common:- the old Impilturian calendar name for Kythorn (So saith George Krashos - November 14, 2008)

  • “Ayrar, the” – Common:- the head of “the Ayrorch” (A Grand Tour of the Realms by Ed Greenwood, Jeff Grubb)

  • “Ayrorch, the” – Common:- a council of twelve that rules Lantan (A Grand Tour of the Realms by Ed Greenwood, Jeff Grubb)

  • “Azuposi” – Common:- see “Maztican”

  • “Azuthan” – Common:- a term applied to the worshipers and the religion of Azuth (The Forgotten Realms Mailing List Frequently Asked Questions)


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  • “achthend” – Draconic:- food (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “achuak” – Draconic:- (adjective: colour) green (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “arcaniss” – Draconic:- magic (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “arux” – Draconic:- valley (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “aryte” – Draconic:- war (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “aujir” – Draconic:- (noun) bronze (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “auraj” – Draconic:- brass (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “aurix” – Draconic:- (adjective: colour) gold (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “aussir” – Draconic:- (adjective: colour) white (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “austrat” – Draconic:- (verb) fly (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “axun” – Draconic:- yes (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “baeshra” – Draconic:- animal (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “bensvelk” – Draconic:- good (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “caesin” – Draconic:- forest (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “caex” – Draconic:- sword (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “charir” – Draconic:- (adjective: colour) red (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “clax” – Draconic:- take (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “darastrix” – Draconic:- dragon (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “dartak” – Draconic:- (verb) hate (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “edar” – Draconic:- earth (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “erekess” – Draconic:- (preposition) through (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “garurt” – Draconic:- axe (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “gethrisj” – Draconic:- (verb) go (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “ghent” – Draconic:- (preposition) after (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “ghontix” – Draconic:- ogre (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “ghoros” – Draconic:- (preposition) before (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “gix” – Draconic:- claw (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “hesjing” – Draconic:- water (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “hysvear” – Draconic:- soar (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “ierikc” – Draconic:- century (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “irlym” – Draconic:- enemy (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “irthos” – Draconic:- secret (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “ixen” – Draconic:- fire (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “karif” – Draconic:- far (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “kear” – Draconic:- day (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “kepesk” – Draconic:- storm (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “kethend” – Draconic:- gem (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “korth” – Draconic:- danger (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “kosj” – Draconic:- small (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “kosjirl” – Draconic:- pet (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “kothar” – Draconic:- demon (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “laraek” – Draconic:- weapon (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “leirith” – Draconic:- near (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “levethix” – Draconic:- wizard (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “levex” – Draconic:- enchanted (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “litrix” – Draconic:- armor (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “loex” – Draconic:- dead (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “loreat” – Draconic:- (verb) die (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “maekrix” – Draconic:- leader (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “majak” – Draconic:- (verb) give (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “malsvir” – Draconic:- (adjective) evil (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “martivir” – Draconic:- peace (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “miirik” – Draconic:- song (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “molik” – Draconic:- skin (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “munthrek” – Draconic:- human (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “nurh” – Draconic:- ugly (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “ocuir” – Draconic:- see (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “okarthel” – Draconic:- home (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “ominak” – Draconic:- name (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “onureth” – Draconic:- under (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “oposs” – Draconic:- rain (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “orn” – Draconic:- (adjective: colour) silver (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “ossalur” – Draconic:- travel (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “osvith” – Draconic:- flee (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “othokent” – Draconic:- smart (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “persvek” – Draconic:- in (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “pothoc” – Draconic:- foolish (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “rach” – Draconic:- (noun) copper (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “rasvim” – Draconic:- treasure (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “renthisj” – Draconic:- speak (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “rhyaex” – Draconic:- meat (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “shafaer” – Draconic:- (preposition) on (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “shar” – Draconic:- (conjunction) but (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “sjach” – Draconic:- shadow (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “sjir” – Draconic:- scroll (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “ssifisv” – Draconic:- (verb) rest (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “sveargith” – Draconic:- bravery (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “svent” – Draconic:- arrow (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “svern” – Draconic:- (preposition) above (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “ternesj” – Draconic:- stone (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “terunt” – Draconic:- gnome (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “thrae” – Draconic:- air (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “thric” – Draconic:- no (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “thurae” – Draconic:- student (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “thurirl” – Draconic:- (noun) friend (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “thurkear” – Draconic:- night (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “tundar” – Draconic:- dwarf (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “tuor” – Draconic:- want (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “turalisj” – Draconic:- big (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “ukris” – Draconic:- talk (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “ulhar” – Draconic:- (adjective: colour) blue (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “unsiti” – Draconic:- (preposition) beside (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “uvech” – Draconic:- (meaning “ours,” “us,” or “of us”) a troglodyte term used when speaking of something they own or have made or that is of their culture (Ed Greenwood on Twitter - June 3, 2024)

  • “vaecaesin” – Draconic:- elf (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “vaeri” – Draconic:- dance (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “vaex” – Draconic:- (noun: weapon) bow (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “valignat” – Draconic:- (verb) burn (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “vargach” – Draconic:- battle (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “Vechrand” – Draconic:- a troglodyte term for themselves (Ed Greenwood on Twitter - June 3, 2024)

  • “versvech” – Draconic:- the troglodyte version of versvesh (Ed Greenwood on Twitter - June 3, 2024)

  • “versvesh” – Draconic:- strong (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “verthicha” – Draconic:- mountain (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “vignar” – Draconic:- ash (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “virlym” – Draconic:- thief (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “vivex” – Draconic:- victory (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “vorastrix” – Draconic:- sorcerer (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “vorel” – Draconic:- beautiful (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “vur” – Draconic:- (conjunction) and (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “vutha” – Draconic:- (adjective: colour) black (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “waere” – Draconic:- cave (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “waeth” – Draconic:- bag (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “wux” – Draconic:- you (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “yth” – Draconic:- we (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “zara” – Draconic:- (preposition) behind (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)

  • “zyak” – Draconic:- (conjunction) so (Peril in Pinebrook by Shawn Merwin)
  • Kyrene Posted - 26 May 2024 : 09:35:59
  • “Aeltagarr, the” – Common:- formerly a name for the kindly sun elf seer and sorceress of the city of Lothen of the Silver Spires of the former realm of Siluvanede (Not the Most Successful of Feasts by Ed Greenwood; Dragon Magazine #228)

  • “Athalantan” – Common:- a term applied to the collective folk of the former kingdom of Athalantar, their work, study, beliefs, and customs, and to items of their making (Dragon Magazine #228)

  • “Best Belaerd” – Common:- a black licorice whisky from Sheirtalar (A Slow Day in Skullport by Ed Greenwood)

  • “blacklung fever” – Common:- a fever-inducing disease (So saith Ed - October 26, 2004; Power of Faer๛n by Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “bloodtusks” – Common:- a term of respect among the orcs (A Slow Day in Skullport by Ed Greenwood)

  • “brezick” – Common:- a type of plant that can be grown into a thick hedge (A Dance in Storm’s Garden by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Casting of the Cloak, the” – Common:- (in reference to when the goddess Shar hurls her vast garment of purple darkness and glittering stars across the sky) nightfall (Not the Most Successful of Feasts by Ed Greenwood)

  • “catsclaws” – Common:- a term for a cold-hearted, scheming, petty high lady (The Eye of the Dragon by Ed Greenwood)

  • “chalantra” – Common:- a type of formal dance (The Eye of the Dragon by Ed Greenwood)

  • “City of Tyrants, the” – Common:- a term for the fallen beholder city of Ooltul (A Slow Day in Skullport by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Dantymer’s Dew” – Common:- a type of wine (A Slow Day in Skullport by Ed Greenwood)

  • “darkrot” – Common:- gangrene (So saith Ed - October 26, 2004; Power of Faer๛n by Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “Death comes for all who cross a Red Wizard, or dare to keep one waiting” – Common:- a Thayan saying (Bloodbound by Ed Greenwood)

  • “duiruin” – Common:- an oily black wine with luminous golden bubbles, enjoyed by illithids; it contains small undead worms that curl and uncurl endlessly to keep it from thickening into a syrup (A Slow Day in Skullport by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Duskan” – Common:- a term applied to the collective folk of the former small realm of Dusklake in the Esmeltaran (The Whispering Crown by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Esmeltaran, the” – Common:- a collective term for the holds nestled in the rolling woodlands between Lake Esmel and the Cloud Peaks (The Whispering Crown by Ed Greenwood)

  • “evermirror” – Common:- to magically fix the likeness of something, unchanged and forever (The Whispering Crown by Ed Greenwood)

  • “farseeing” – Common:- same as “farscry” (The Whispering Crown by Ed Greenwood)

  • “featherlung” – Common:- a virulent plague (So saith Ed - October 26, 2004; Power of Faer๛n by Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “Forest Kingdom, the” – Common:- a term for Cormyr (Swords of Eveningstar, Swords of Dragonfire and The Sword Never Sleeps by Ed Greenwood; The Long Road Home by Ed Greenwood)

  • “glowmold” – Common:- a type of mould that infested the caverns housing Skullport (A Slow Day in Skullport by Ed Greenwood)

  • “helm over heels” – Common:- “head over heels” (Nothing but Trouble by Ed Greenwood)

  • “highthorn” – Common:- a type of plant that can be grown into a hedge used for a maze (The Grinning Ghost of Taverton Hall by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Hultailen” – Common:- a term applied to the collective folk of Hultail (The Long Road Home by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Kingdom of the Stag, the” – Common:- a term for the former kingdom of Athalantar (Not the Most Successful of Feasts by Ed Greenwood; Dragon Magazine #228)

  • “klareen” – Mulhorandi:- a derogatory term for a female (Bloodbound by Ed Greenwood)

  • “lion-wine” – Common:- the potent golden wine of Mulhorand (So High a Price by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Mabadann oysters” – Common:- oysters from the Shining Sea near eastern Calimshan and the Border Kingdoms, where the waters are warmed by the outflow of the Lake of Steam (The Place Where Guards Snore at their Posts by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Magelords, the” – Common:- a term for the ruling magelords of the former kingdom of Athalantar (Not the Most Successful of Feasts by Ed Greenwood; Dragon Magazine #228)

  • “marsh fever” – Common:- same as “sallar” (Power of Faer๛n by Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd; The Long Road Home by Ed Greenwood)

  • “moonbleeds” – Common:- menstruation (Bloodbound by Ed Greenwood)

  • “moonweather” – Common:- a type of tea (A Dance in Storm’s Garden by Ed Greenwood)

  • “One True Servant of Bane, the” – Common:- a title formerly applied to the High Imperceptor (So High a Price by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Place of Skulls, the” – Common:- a term for Skullport (A Slow Day in Skullport by Ed Greenwood)

  • “pleasure-lass” – Common:- a mistress, concubine, or prostitute (Bloodbound by Ed Greenwood)

  • “prace-bell” – Common:- a type of decorative vine (A Dance in Storm’s Garden by Ed Greenwood)

  • “rarautha” – Mulhorandi:- a courtesan (Bloodbound by Ed Greenwood)

  • “sarradder oil” – Common:- hair-oil that contains quace and lemon (Bloodbound by Ed Greenwood)

  • “shaking fever” – Common:- a fever-inducing disease (So saith Ed - October 26, 2004; Power of Faer๛n by Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “shaking plague” – Common:- a virulent plague (So saith Ed - October 26, 2004; Power of Faer๛n by Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “shaul” – Mulhorandi:- a floor (storey) of a building (Bloodbound by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Skulkan” – Common:- a term applied to the collective folk of Skullport (A Slow Day in Skullport by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Source of Slaves, the” – Common:- a term for Skullport (A Slow Day in Skullport by Ed Greenwood)

  • “spellshatter” – Common:- a ward or shield that disrupts or dispels spells cast at it (A Slow Day in Skullport by Ed Greenwood)

  • “spell-silence” – Common:- to be magically silenced, or kept silent (The Eye of the Dragon by Ed Greenwood)

  • “spotted plague” – Common:- a virulent plague (So saith Ed - October 26, 2004; Power of Faer๛n by Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “stoneclaw” – Common:- a type of plant that produced a sticky sap used by thieves, miners, and sailors (A Slow Day in Skullport by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Suldolphan” – Common:- a term applied to the collective folk of Suldolphor (The Place Where Guards Snore at their Posts by Ed Greenwood)

  • “thalusk” – Common:- a type of late ripening (not yet ripe by early Eleint) fruit (A Dance in Storm’s Garden by Ed Greenwood)

  • “tharm” – Mulhorandi:- a room (Bloodbound by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Thentan” – Common:- a term applied to the collective folk of the former realm of Grand Thentor in the Esmeltaran (The Whispering Crown by Ed Greenwood)

  • “wildsword” – Common:- same as “wildblade” (Living Forever by Ed Greenwood)
  • Kyrene Posted - 24 May 2024 : 12:49:13
  • “ammarakh” – Common:- local trade agents, who used to serve as go-betweens to connect Deep Realm traders in haste with Kh๔ltan vendors and services (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “atalia” – Common:- a local Kh๔ltan word for “a gathering” in the old dialect (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “atalium” – Common:- a local Kh๔ltan word for “a purpose-built gathering-hall” in the old dialect (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Belarkh, the” – Common:- a term for the ruling lord (an elected chairman of the Onsruur who tended to be either a war hero or a respected local crafter) of the former city of Kh๔ltar (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “bittermur” – Common:- a reddish, edible grass of upland Halruaa that tastes like endive (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “blurdren” – Common:- a Kh๔ltan term for a diner or a greasy spoon (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “claevur” – Common:- a mash of spiced fish, groundworms, greens, and tubers (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Darbrael, the” – Common:- a term for the Belarkh’s three principal tax collectors (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Dubrinlar” – Common:- a local Kh๔ltan name (named after the last dwarven Shieldlord to hold sway in Kh๔ltar) for the western city gate that used to link to the main caravan whelming grounds and to the ring road that circled the walls (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Farrgaunlar” – Common:- a local Kh๔ltan name (named after its builder) for the southern city gate that used to allow entry along the Traders’ Way (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “garlraw” – Common:- an alcoholic drink made from various ales and whiskeys stirred together with butter and sweet syrups, and then simmered to bring the flavour up even more strongly (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “garthraun” – Common:- a term for the former city of Kh๔ltar’s police force (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “gnomestop” – Common:- a translucent grayish ointment that briefly paralyzes humans and halflings (Forging the Forgotten Realms: Melve’s Plan by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Handrornlar” – Common:- a local Kh๔ltan name (named after an early human smith and warleader who defended the nascent Kh๔ltar against Shaaryan attacks) for the northern city gate that used to let the Dunsel Trail (the trade route that runs on to meet the Golden Road at Shaarmid) into and out of the city (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “hardrusk buns” – Common:- small bread loaves baked iron-hard, and made with a huge central cavity and a squat base so they’ll stand up with cavity opening uppermost (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “house of welcome” – Common:- a formal Kh๔ltan term for an inn (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Iron City, the” – Common:- a term for the former city of Kh๔ltar (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Kh๔ltan Triad, the” – Common:- a term for the the combined qualities of strength, durability, and efficiency favoured in the former city of Kh๔ltar (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Kh๔ltan” – Common:- a term applied to the collective folk of the former city of Kh๔ltar, their work, study, beliefs, and customs, and to items of their making (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “klathlaaedin” – Common:- a Kh๔ltan term for the curious ornate mansions built by the oldest and wealthiest local families; these were less lofty mansions in stone that were a welter of turrets, balconies, bay windows, statuary, thrusting chimneys, and even glass-roofed central courtyards (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “laaeder” – Common:- a local Kh๔ltan word for “made by” in the old dialect (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “luthdren” – Common:- a Kh๔ltan term for a restaurant (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “malgart” – Common:- a term for the former city of Kh๔ltar’s judges who administered the laws of the Onsruur and the Belarkh (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “mantara” – Common:- a fry of eggs that has had various diced cheeses and greens stirred into it (an omelet), and once hard is cut into flat slabs and then rolled and stuffed into a hardrusk (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “muquet” – Common:- an amber-hued fruit akin to a honeybell orange (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “my fist” – Common:- a Kh๔ltan term for the typical tower dwellings of the former city of Kh๔ltar (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “my greatfist” – Common:- a Kh๔ltan term for the typical tower dwellings of the former city of Kh๔ltar greater in size than those termed “my fist” (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Onsruur, the” – Common:- a term for the governing lords, or heads of the local “nobility” of old-money families of the former city of Kh๔ltar (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “orauth” – Common:- a type of fruit from Var the Golden similar to a lemon (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Place of Pourers and Filers, the” – Common:- a dwarven term for the former city of Kh๔ltar; dwarves used the term contemptuously, while humans used it for mere description, not realizing that it was meant as an insult (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “plumphaer” – Common:- a sort of pigeon (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “rockweed” – Common:- a blue-green pipeweed that’s sickly sweet to smell but has a wonderful taste and bite (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “sarth” – Common:- skewers of alternating cubes of ox and horse meat that have been marinated for a month in a variety of strong and wildly different sauces (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “snapjaw trap” – Common:- oversized, toothed mousetraps commonly used to catch rats (Forging the Forgotten Realms: Melve’s Plan by Ed Greenwood)

  • “snapjaw-springs” – Common:- the spring and toothed part of a gnomish snapjaw trap (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Steel Shields, the” – Common:- a term for the gold dwarves’ police force stationed in Eartheart (Shining South by Thomas M. Reid)

  • “Strike at order, and you strike at us all!” – Common:- formerly a local Kh๔ltan saying (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Talasko ale” – Common:- a thin, sour beer formerly home-brewed by Mother Talasko’s in the former city of Kh๔ltar (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “tarjteir” – Dwarvish:- a Deep Realm dialect word meaning “place of happy gathering” (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “thaelor” – Common:- “gurgle pipes”; literally pipes fashioned with curves and internal chambers and bulges to make water passing through them noisy (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “thaner” – Common:- a local Kh๔ltan word for “a performance or planned entertainment” in the old dialect (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “thannaberry” – Common:- a dark blue berry which is something like a sweet, almost cherry-like blueberry (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “thimmer” – Common:- thin strips of panfried boar and other meats, diced with sausages, and served in a gravy of their own drippings (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “traal” – Common:- a Kh๔ltan term for an inn, stables, or anything catering to visitors (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “traaldyn” – Common:- an old local Kh๔ltan word for an outlander (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “trathake” – Common:- buns filled with the fried innards of various hooved animals held in place with pepper-spiced melted cheeses (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “trood” – Common:- clay pipes of extreme length, typically used to smoke rockweed, locally popular in the former city of Kh๔ltar (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “vauge” – Common:- (or “voj-weed”) a type of plant that grows wild in the Shaareach used to make vauge tea (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “voj-weed” – Common:- see “vauge”

  • “whelm” – Common:- (as in: “with whelmed military might” or “caravan whelming grounds”) muster (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood; Spellfire by Ed Greenwood; So High a Price by Ed Greenwood)
  • Kyrene Posted - 23 May 2024 : 07:26:26
  • “Dlabraddath” – Elvish:- (vaguely translated as “the ending of Labrad,” and refers to the gardener who is buried there) the newest sector of Myth Drannor known as either New Ward to the elves, or Alliance Ward to the humans and others (Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves by Steven E. Schend, Kevin Melka)

  • “fang spear” – Common:- a Cormyrean term for a toothpick (Ed Greenwood in Greenwood’s Grotto on Discord - March 31, 2024)

  • “fingershield” – Common:- a Cormyrean term for a thimble (Ed Greenwood in Greenwood’s Grotto on Discord - March 31, 2024)

  • “Kerradunath” – Elvish:- (literally translated as “the End of Privation and Want”) the southern quadrant of Myth Drannor known as Nobles’ Ward or Lake Ward (Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves by Steven E. Schend, Kevin Melka)

  • “murvaer” – Common:- “personal pouches” worn under clothing on slender thongs hung from belts or knotted around waists or even depending down cleavages from neck-loops (Ed Greenwood in Greenwood’s Grotto on Discord - March 31, 2024)

  • “sarp” – Common:- an item like a miniature bill (the polearm) used to cut or scrape down broken, jagged, or overlong fingernails and toenails (Ed Greenwood in Greenwood’s Grotto on Discord - March 31, 2024)

  • “Sheshyrinnam” – Elvish:- (loosely translated as “the homes of the faithful”) the second-oldest sector of Myth Drannor known as Temple Ward (Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves by Steven E. Schend, Kevin Melka)

  • “tarldagger” – Common:- a plant like a very tiny mother-in-law’s-tongue, or a little taller version of the succulent plants we sometimes call “hens-and-chickens” with waxy, sharp, and very strong and supple leaves often used as fang spears (Ed Greenwood in Greenwood’s Grotto on Discord - March 31, 2024)
  • George Krashos Posted - 22 May 2024 : 09:01:51
    My position is quite straightforward. If Ed tells me “green” is “sy” in the Realms, then “sy” it is.

    — George Krashos
    Kyrene Posted - 22 May 2024 : 08:43:17
  • “foamjaws” – Common:- rabies (So saith Ed - November 27, 2006)

  • “foambane” – Common:- an herb which cures foamjaws and resembles the real-world dandelion, and is found from Amn south to the Tashalar, growing wild in rocky places (So saith Ed - November 27, 2006)

  • “quarrada” – Common:- a broad-and-very-dark-green-leafed herb which cures foamjaws and grows abundantly in the wild of the Heartlands and north as far as about Triboar (So saith Ed - November 27, 2006)

  • “amthannas” – Common:- a lichen-like “flat flower” (hugs rocks, not growing “up” off them) that can be boiled and which cures foamjaws (So saith Ed - November 27, 2006)

  • “fire eyes” – Common:- a tiny orange cave mushroom which cures foamjaws (So saith Ed - November 27, 2006)

  • “estel” – Gnomish:- rose (Ed Greenwood in Greenwood’s Grotto on Discord - March 10, 2023)

  • “smallbites” – Common:- appetitzers (Ed Greenwood in Greenwood’s Grotto on Discord - February 19, 2024)
  • Kyrene Posted - 22 May 2024 : 08:18:05
    quote:
    Originally posted by George Krashos
    You mean Dragon #278. And some of those words/translations have been superseded by Ed's various posts.

    -- George Krashos


    Hey George,

    Thanks for the catch. A copy-waste error from elsewhere in my list carried over to all 145 words. It's actually Dragon #279 (so corrected now).

    For the superseded words, I currently have them as the following example:
  • “chas” – Elvish:- (adjective: colour) green (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “sy” – Elvish:- same as “chas” (Ed Greenwood on Twitter - June 25, 2021)

  • I don't really want the superseded Dragon words simply excluded from this list (as that may lead to "Hey there're some words in Dragon #279 you should add scribe Kyrene"). Perhaps I should list them the other way around:
  • “chas” – Elvish:- (deprecated) superseded by “sy” (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “sy” – Elvish:- (adjective: colour) green (Ed Greenwood on Twitter - June 25, 2021)


  • Of course, you could let me have a peek at the master lexicon(s) you and your partner in crime keep updated, to see how you guys do it...
    George Krashos Posted - 21 May 2024 : 22:17:09
    quote:
    Originally posted by Kyrene

    Big Elvish snip.




    You mean Dragon #278. And some of those words/translations have been superseded by Ed's various posts.

    -- George Krashos
    Kyrene Posted - 21 May 2024 : 07:38:10
  • “Aeloulaev” – Elvish:- (translated as “when peaces meet”) same as “Pyesigen” (Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves by Steven E. Schend, Kevin Melka)

  • “Aeloulaeva” – Elvish:- plural of Aeloulaev (Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves by Steven E. Schend, Kevin Melka)

  • “aelth” – Elvish:- yet (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “aethen” – Elvish:- (modern Elvish slang) non-elves (Realmslore: Dawntree, Part One by Ed Greenwood)

  • “ahk” – Elvish:- duty (Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves by Steven E. Schend, Kevin Melka)

  • “Ahkiilor” – Elvish:- (literally “place of duty”) the former name of the central section and oldest part of Myth Drannor known as Cormanthor (Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves by Steven E. Schend, Kevin Melka)

  • “Akh’Aegis” – Elvish:- a shield-shaped tattoo given to those seriously wounded in the defense of Cormanthyr (Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves by Steven E. Schend, Kevin Melka)

  • “Akh’Faer” – Elvish:- Army of Art (Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves by Steven E. Schend, Kevin Melka)

  • “akh’faern” – Elvish:- a member of the Akh’Faer (Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves by Steven E. Schend, Kevin Melka)

  • “akh’faerna” – Elvish:- an officer of the Akh’Faer (Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves by Steven E. Schend, Kevin Melka)

  • “Akh’Velahr” – Elvish:- Army of Might (Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves by Steven E. Schend, Kevin Melka)

  • “akh’velahrn” – Elvish:- a member of the Akh’Velahr (Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves by Steven E. Schend, Kevin Melka)

  • “akh” – Elvish:- protect (Serpent Kingdoms by Eric L. Boyd, Darrin Drader, Ed Greenwood)

  • “Alu’Tel’Quessir” – Elvish:- aquatic elves; sea elves; water elves (Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves by Steven E. Schend, Kevin Melka)

  • “alus” – Elvish:- water (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “alushtasa” – Elvish:- rain (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “ama” – Elvish:- a non-Torilian version of aulauth (flower) (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “amne” – Elvish:- oak (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “anharad” – Elvish:- leather (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “Ar’Cor’Kerym” – Elvish:- (literally “Great King’s Sword”) The Ruler’s Blade (Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves by Steven E. Schend, Kevin Melka)

  • “Ar’N’Ehalaer” – Elvish:- (literally “The Great Staff that is Not”) the Arcstaff of Khavoerm (Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves by Steven E. Schend, Kevin Melka)

  • “Ar’Tel’Quessir” – Elvish:- gold elves; sunrise elves; high elves (Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves by Steven E. Schend, Kevin Melka)

  • “ar” – Elvish:- above (Dragon Magazine #279); great (Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves by Steven E. Schend, Kevin Melka)

  • “arakhor” – Elvish:- (literally “great-protect-of the forest”; loosely translated as “one who protects the forest” or “tree warden”) a form of elder treant (Serpent Kingdoms by Eric L. Boyd, Darrin Drader, Ed Greenwood)

  • “arakhora” – Elvish:- plural of arakhor (Serpent Kingdoms by Eric L. Boyd, Darrin Drader, Ed Greenwood)

  • “arfaern” – Elvish:- (literally “great-sorcerer”) an akh’faerna rank higher than faernae (The Fall of Myth Drannor by Steven E. Schend)

  • “arkerym” – Elvish:- (literally “great-sword”) an officer of the Akh’Velahr rank higher than arykerym (The Fall of Myth Drannor by Steven E. Schend)

  • “arranaseer” – Elvish:- courage; bravery (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “Arselu’Tel’Quess” – Elvish:- (translated as “Great Art of the People”) elven High Magic (Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves by Steven E. Schend, Kevin Melka)

  • “arta” – Elvish:- on (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “Ary’Faern’Kerym” – Elvish:- (literally “Noble Sorcerer’s Sword”) The Artblade (Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves by Steven E. Schend, Kevin Melka)

  • “Ary’Velahr’Kerym” – Elvish:- (literally “Noble Warrior’s Sword”) The Warblade (Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves by Steven E. Schend, Kevin Melka)

  • “ary” – Elvish:- big (Dragon Magazine #279); noble (Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves by Steven E. Schend, Kevin Melka)

  • “arykerym” – Elvish:- (literally “noble-sword”) an officer of the Akh’Velahr rank higher than penaal (The Fall of Myth Drannor by Steven E. Schend)

  • “ashanelath” – Elvish:- year (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “atamar” – Elvish:- adamantine (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “athel” – Elvish:- bow (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “Auglathla” – Elvish:- (meaning “Winterbreeze” in one of the older elven dialects) an elven surname (The North: Guide to the Savage Frontier by slade, et al; Volo’s Guide to the North by Ed Greenwood)

  • “aul” – Elvish:- in (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “ausa” – Elvish:- beside (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “avae” – Elvish:- true (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “avavaen” – Elvish:- yes (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “belath” – Elvish:- tomorrow (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “beneral” – Elvish:- city (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “bhen” – Elvish:- human (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “bhin” – Elvish:- young human (Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves by Steven E. Schend, Kevin Melka)

  • “biir” – Elvish:- ugly (Dragon Magazine #279); garbage (Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves by Steven E. Schend, Kevin Melka)

  • “cerlyn” – Elvish:- a non-Torilian version of narl (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “chas” – Elvish:- a non-Torilian version of sy (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “Cinnaelos’Cor” – Elvish:- (translated as “The Day of Corellon’s Peace”) Shieldmeet (Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves by Steven E. Schend, Kevin Melka)

  • “cor” – Elvish:- king (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “daquim” – Elvish:- danger (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “darn” – Elvish:- vision (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “darrdartha” – Elvish:- rabies (So saith Ed - November 27, 2006)

  • “desha” – Elvish:- so (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “deshu” – Elvish:- after (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “diir” – Elvish:- stone (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “don” – Elvish:- (noun: wealth) silver (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “drag” – Elvish:- hate (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “drii” – Elvish:- air (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “elandi” – Elvish:- arrow (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “enial” – Elvish:- a non-Torilian version of ever (home) (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “enna” – Elvish:- a non-Torilian version of ae (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “ennamar” – Elvish:- few (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “ent” – Elvish:- and (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “enyor” – Elvish:- battle (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “erek” – Elvish:- earth (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “erkatam” – Elvish:- dwarf (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “ernath” – Elvish:- under (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “eshaal” – Elvish:- through (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “esk” – Elvish:- bag (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “faenya” – Elvish:- heal (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “faer” – Elvish:- with (Dragon Magazine #279); art (Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves by Steven E. Schend, Kevin Melka)

  • “faern” – Elvish:- sorcerer (Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves by Steven E. Schend, Kevin Melka)

  • “faernaa” – Elvish:- an akh’faerna rank higher than faernil; an Akh’Faer rank equivalent to a lieutenant (The Fall of Myth Drannor by Steven E. Schend)

  • “faernae” – Elvish:- an akh’faerna rank higher than faerne (The Fall of Myth Drannor by Steven E. Schend)

  • “faerne” – Elvish:- an akh’faerna rank higher than faernos (The Fall of Myth Drannor by Steven E. Schend)

  • “faerniir” – Elvish:- the lowest ranking akh’faerna (The Fall of Myth Drannor by Steven E. Schend)

  • “faernil” – Elvish:- an akh’faerna rank higher than faerniir (The Fall of Myth Drannor by Steven E. Schend)

  • “faernos” – Elvish:- an akh’faerna rank higher than faernaa (The Fall of Myth Drannor by Steven E. Schend)

  • “gala” – Elvish:- whisper (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “hakarmaskannar” – Elvish:- (literally “enemy-fire-above”) dragon (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “hakavarn” – Elvish:- orc (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “harsan” – Elvish:- (adjective: colour) red (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “heriryar” – Elvish:- horse (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “hinual” – Elvish:- speak (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “hinue” – Elvish:- a non-Torilian version of lalay (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “hithar” – Elvish:- armor (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “holi” – Elvish:- dew (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “iasa” – Elvish:- wine (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “iilor” – Elvish:- place of (Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves by Steven E. Schend, Kevin Melka)

  • “ilphu” – Elvish:- a non-Torilian version of aulauth (blossom) (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “iolaa” – Elvish:- an officer of the Akh’Velahr rank higher than nilaa (The Fall of Myth Drannor by Steven E. Schend)

  • “irasku” – Elvish:- ale (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “ithlil” – Elvish:- lily (Ed Greenwood in Greenwood’s Grotto on Discord - March 10, 2023)

  • “ivae” – Elvish:- (noun) light; (adjective: colour) white (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “jharran” – Elvish:- rope (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “karask” – Elvish:- demon (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “kathan” – Elvish:- branch (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “ke’” – Elvish:- (plural prefix) (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “kekual” – Elvish:- smart (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “kerym” – Elvish:- sword (Dragon Magazine #279); blade (Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves by Steven E. Schend, Kevin Melka); an officer of the Akh’Velahr rank higher than nikerym (The Fall of Myth Drannor by Steven E. Schend)

  • “kerymeth” – Elvish:- weapon (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “keryth” – Elvish:- war (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “kesha” – Elvish:- before (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “kesir” – Elvish:- elf (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “kessuk” – Elvish:- stupid (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “kiir” – Elvish:- gem (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “kiira” – Elvish:- (formally the “tel’kiira”) lore gems (Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves by Steven E. Schend, Kevin Melka)

  • “klatha” – Elvish:- food (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “klathmor” – Elvish:- meat (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “kukisha” – Elvish:- bribe (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “kulaa” – Elvish:- bread (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “lahr” – Elvish:- name (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “lani” – Elvish:- beautiful (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “lath” – Elvish:- tree (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “leha” – Elvish:- but (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “lerret” – Elvish:- magic (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “lersaat” – Elvish:- scroll (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “leshere” – Elvish:- thief (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “lia” – Elvish:- frond (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “lo” – Elvish:- night (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “lothos” – Elvish:- behind (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “maskan” – Elvish:- fire (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “maskaulat” – Elvish:- steel (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “mault” – Elvish:- iron (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “meli” – Elvish:- heel (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “mion” – Elvish:- a non-Torilian version of dwaor (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “mithral” – Elvish:- mithral (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “mor” – Elvish:- die (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “morenial” – Elvish:- (literally “die-home”; this would be “morever” in Torilian Elvish) tomb (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “morever” – Elvish:- see “morenial”

  • “N’Tel’Quess” – Elvish:- not people (Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves by Steven E. Schend, Kevin Melka)

  • “N’Vaelahr” – Elvish:- (literally “dark-name” or “shadow-name”) Shadow Soldiers (The Fall of Myth Drannor by Steven E. Schend)

  • “n’vaelahrn” – Elvish:- a member of the N’Vaelahr (The Fall of Myth Drannor by Steven E. Schend)

  • “nae” – Elvish:- to (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “nai” – Elvish:- breeze (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “nars” – Elvish:- nor (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “neh” – Elvish:- no (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “nehel” – Elvish:- you (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “nesh” – Elvish:- for (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “neshanas” – Elvish:- stop (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “nevaedarn” – Elvish:- darkvision (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “nikerym” – Elvish:- an officer of the Akh’Velahr rank higher than shaalth (The Fall of Myth Drannor by Steven E. Schend)

  • “nikym” – Elvish:- an officer of the Akh’Velahr rank higher than iolaa (The Fall of Myth Drannor by Steven E. Schend)

  • “nilaa” – Elvish:- the lowest ranking officer of the Akh’Velahr (The Fall of Myth Drannor by Steven E. Schend)

  • “noarun” – Elvish:- far (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “nodel” – Elvish:- moon (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “noresh” – Elvish:- day (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “penaal” – Elvish:- an officer of the Akh’Velahr rank higher than kerym (The Fall of Myth Drannor by Steven E. Schend)

  • “Pyesigen” – Elvish:- (translated as “four snows”) elves celebrate major calendar breaks every four years upon Cinnaelos’Cor; this is a term fo each collective four years (Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves by Steven E. Schend, Kevin Melka)

  • “Pyesigeni” – Elvish:- plural of Pyesigen (Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves by Steven E. Schend, Kevin Melka)

  • “quar” – Elvish:- dance (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “quarlani” – Elvish:- (literally “dance-beautiful”) soul (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “quen” – Elvish:- we (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “quin” – Elvish:- or (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “ravan” – Elvish:- forest (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “rell” – Elvish:- a non-Torilian version of juthuss (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “reloseer” – Elvish:- cowardice (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “revanthas” – Elvish:- friend (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “revar” – Elvish:- rest (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “rilis” – Elvish:- wood (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “rysar” – Elvish:- a word used to imply a span of important time or a generation, depending on its context; as a time measurement, one rysar envelops the reign of a specific ruler; no matter what elven civilization, each rysar is broken down by the Aeloulaeva, Pyesigeni, or years of that particular king’s reign (Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves by Steven E. Schend, Kevin Melka)

  • “saaden” – Elvish:- below (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “sain” – Elvish:- brook (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “sanerek” – Elvish:- cave (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “sarash” – Elvish:- small (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “scennal” – Elvish:- inn (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “scient” – Elvish:- gold (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “sehan” – Elvish:- travel (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “sekkar” – Elvish:- flee (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “selu’kiira” – Elvish:- high lore gems (Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves by Steven E. Schend, Kevin Melka; The Fall of Myth Drannor by Steven E. Schend)

  • “Selu’taar” – Elvish:- the High Mages; the Art’s Disciples (Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves by Steven E. Schend, Kevin Melka; The Fall of Myth Drannor by Steven E. Schend)

  • “Sha’Quessir” – Elvish:- elf-friend (Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves by Steven E. Schend, Kevin Melka)

  • “shaalth” – Elvish:- axe (Dragon Magazine #279); an officer of the Akh’Velahr rank higher than nikym (The Fall of Myth Drannor by Steven E. Schend)

  • “shan” – Elvish:- go (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “sharatam” – Elvish:- gnome (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “sherekir” – Elvish:- halfling (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “silath” – Elvish:- mountain (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “sormrel” – Elvish:- lupine (bluebonnet) (Ed Greenwood in Greenwood’s Grotto on Discord - March 10, 2023)

  • “stacia” – Elvish:- star (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “staleen” – Elvish:- luck (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “surinya” – Elvish:- celestial (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “surnar” – Elvish:- cleric (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “Sy’Tel’Quessir” – Elvish:- green elves; sylvan elves; wood elves; forest elves; wild elves (Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves by Steven E. Schend, Kevin Melka)

  • “tarine” – Elvish:- animal (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “tel’kiira” – Elvish:- see “kiira”

  • “Tel’Quessir” – Elvish:- the people (Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves by Steven E. Schend, Kevin Melka)

  • “tenya” – Elvish:- clothing (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “teshuel” – Elvish:- take (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “Teu’Tel’Quessir” – Elvish:- moon elves; silver elves; gray elves (Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves by Steven E. Schend, Kevin Melka)

  • “tha” – Elvish:- (adjective: colour) blue (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “tham” – Elvish:- near (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “thuen” – Elvish:- (adjective: colour) yellow (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “vaerevven” – Elvish:- fern (Ed Greenwood in Greenwood’s Grotto on Discord - March 10, 2023)

  • “velahr” – Elvish:- might; warrior (Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves by Steven E. Schend, Kevin Melka)

  • “xilo” – Elvish:- petal (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “yewl” – Elvish:- give (Dragon Magazine #279)

  • “zenar” – Elvish:- (as an insult) less than half (Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves by Steven E. Schend, Kevin Melka)
  • Kyrene Posted - 20 May 2024 : 08:06:18
  • “Al & Tal’s Slurp Syrup” – Common:- a well-spiked cherry syrup (Volo’s Guide to Waterdeep by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Best Old Mintarn” – Common:- a type of whisky (Volo’s Guide to Waterdeep by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Black Grog Ale” – Common:- a type of beer from the pirate isles of the Sea of Fallen Stars (Volo’s Guide to Waterdeep by Ed Greenwood)

  • “blackthroat” – Common:- a fiery alcoholic drink from Lantan (Volo’s Guide to Waterdeep by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Evereskan clearwater” – Common:- a type of alcoholic drink (Volo’s Guide to Waterdeep by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Evereskan” – Common:- a term applied to the collective folk of Evereska, their work, study, beliefs, and customs, and to items of their making (Rand’s Travelogue: More Evereska by Ed Greenwood, Jason Carl)

  • “Fires of Mirabar” – Common:- a type of whisky (Volo’s Guide to Waterdeep by Ed Greenwood)

  • “flounder beer” – Common:- a bad beer home-brewed by The Friendly Flounder in Waterdeep (Volo’s Guide to Waterdeep by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Fool’s Thirst-Quencher” – Common:- a mix of six beers and winter wine (Volo’s Guide to Waterdeep by Ed Greenwood)

  • “guldathen nectar” – Common:- a type of alcoholic drink (Volo’s Guide to Waterdeep by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Hidden Realm, the” – Common:- a term for Evereska (Swords of Eveningstar by Ed Greenwood)

  • “maerlathen blue wine” – Common:- a type of wine (Volo’s Guide to Waterdeep by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Maiden’s Kiss” – Common:- a darker red than ruby brandy brewed by The Maiden Danced at Dawn in Dawngleam (Volo’s Guide to Cormyr by Ed Greenwood)

  • “moonwine” – Common:- a type of famed wine (Volo’s Guide to Waterdeep by Ed Greenwood; My Slice of Silverymoon, Part Two by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Neverwinter black icewine” – Common:- a type of wine (Volo’s Guide to Waterdeep by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Neverwinter Nectar” – Common:- a sweet wine (Volo’s Guide to Waterdeep by Ed Greenwood)

  • “shondath icewine” – Common:- a cool, minty green wine, favoured by elves and halflings (Volo’s Guide to Waterdeep by Ed Greenwood)

  • “sluth” – Common:- a dry, sparkling white wine (Volo’s Guide to Waterdeep by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Tashlutan amberthroat” – Common:- a type of alcoholic drink (Volo’s Guide to Waterdeep by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Tashlutan dragonstongue” – Common:- a type of wine (Volo’s Guide to Waterdeep by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Tethyrian distilled dragonsblood” – Common:- a type of wine (Volo’s Guide to Waterdeep by Ed Greenwood)

  • “thorl beldarakul” – Dwarvish:- (translated as “Old Trickster”) a glowing amber dwarven alcoholic drink (Volo’s Guide to Waterdeep by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Wyvern Whisky” – Common:- a whisky made in Nimbral; a wyvern’s scale floats in every bottle (Volo’s Guide to Waterdeep by Ed Greenwood)
  • Kyrene Posted - 19 May 2024 : 10:18:48
  • “anvil-hammerers” – Common:- same as “the Stout Folk”

  • “brakar” – Common:- an old currency gold coin of Tethyr minted only in Darromar, worth two gold pieces (Lands of Intrigue by Steven E. Schend)

  • “corlar” – Common:- an electrum coin of Tethyr (Lands of Intrigue by Steven E. Schend)

  • “Dark Ones, the” – Common:- same as “the Dark Elves”

  • “gulder” – Common:- an old currency gold coin of Tethyr minted only in Zazesspur, still worth one gold piece (Lands of Intrigue by Steven E. Schend)

  • “High Captain” – Common:- the highest ranking (equivalent to a general) member of the Warswords (Power of Faer๛n by Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “Highsword” – Common:- a Warsword rank equivalent to a captain (Power of Faer๛n by Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “king” – Common:- the Tethyrian slang word for a corlar (Lands of Intrigue by Steven E. Schend)

  • “molean” – Common:- an old currency gold coin of Tethyr minted only in Ithmong, still worth one gold piece (Lands of Intrigue by Steven E. Schend)

  • “myrat” – Common:- an old currency gold coin of Tethyr minted only in Myratma, still worth one gold piece (Lands of Intrigue by Steven E. Schend)

  • “star” – Common:- the Tethyrian slang word for a brakar (Lands of Intrigue by Steven E. Schend)

  • “Vigilar” – Common:- a Warsword rank equivalent to a major (Power of Faer๛n by Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “War Captain” – Common:- a Warsword rank equivalent to a lieutenant general (Power of Faer๛n by Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “Wargauntlet” – Common:- a Warsword rank equivalent to a major general (Power of Faer๛n by Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “zoth” – Common:- an old currency gold coin of Tethyr minted only in Saradush, still worth one gold piece (Lands of Intrigue by Steven E. Schend)
  • Kyrene Posted - 17 May 2024 : 13:37:32
  • “feast hall” – Common:- a slightly grander variant for feasthouse (So saith Ed - April 14, 2006; Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “feasthouse” – Common:- the everyday slang term for an eatery (So saith Ed - April 14, 2006; Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “feasting hall” – Common:- a more often used (to avoid confusion with “festhall”) variant for feast hall (So saith Ed - April 14, 2006; Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Scalesworn” – Common:- a term for themselves used by the Fellowship in daily parlance (Ed Greenwood in Greenwood’s Grotto on Discord - December 28, 2023)

  • “shield” – Common:- (when the term is used with no mention of its making) a term for crusted or a pastry crust (Dragon Magazine #277)

  • “skaethar” – Chondathan:- a term for a dining establishment (So saith Ed - April 14, 2006; Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)
  • Kyrene Posted - 15 May 2024 : 11:41:00
  • “bharang” – Common:- a harmless, edible, insect-eating local rock lizard (reddish and dartingly swift) used to make scaletail (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “braskh” – Common:- a crimson-skinned, white-fleshed root akin to horseradish (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “chasstil” – Common:- a durable, coil-shaped, green, spear-bodied plant fairly close in flavour to asparagus (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “chasstil” – Common:- a durable, coil-shaped, green, spear-bodied plant fairly close in flavour to asparagus (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “daeasaunce” – Common:- same as [the “trade agent” definition of] “factor” (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Delzemaer” – Common:- a term applied to the collective folk of Delzimmer, their style of work, study, beliefs, and customs (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Delzemaeran” – Common:- a term applied to items of Delzemaer/Delzmaer making (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Delzmaer” – Common:- same as “Delzemaer” (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Delzmaeran” – Common:- same as “Delzemaeran” (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “dewblood berries” – Common:- berries that resemble currants (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “ethrael” – Common:- the Delzmaer system of property registration (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “glael” – Common:- a repulsive-looking green-to-brown ground slug harvested to produce the best squirmhard for fruit jellies (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “haroon” – Common:- an old local Delzemaer word for grand house (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “hinthar” – Common:- the halfling term for tharodd used in Luiren

  • “kala” – Common:- visiting priests of various lawful faiths who are hired by the nagra for tours of one to three months (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “kauladd, the” – Common:- a term that actually refers to the code of laws of Delzimmer, but in general practice also refers to the courts, kala, and nagra (police and jailers) of the city (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “klonthaer” – Common:- a harmless, edible, insect-eating local rock lizard (dusty brown and slow-moving) used to make scaletail (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “maevor” – Common:- the Delzemaer word for a factor acting as a trade agent (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “mlael” – Common:- a local Delzemaeran hot brown sauce made from a boiled mixture of herbs, spices, and edible roots that holds no remnant of any creature; the base of a good mlael is almost always chopped surt and diced chasstil (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “mushroom snake” – Common:- a large, dark brown, beetle-devouring snake (named for the fungi it most often hides among) used to make scaletail (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “nagra” – Common:- a term for Delzimmer’s police force who serve as jailers (employing cellars, shackles, and cages), arresting officers, court order-keepers, floggers, seizers of property, fine collectors, and watchers (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “qrey” – Common:- the Delzmaer name for a group of sixteen (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “qro” – Common:- the Delzmaer name for a group of eight (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “quace” – Common:- a roundish, slightly segmented (rose-pink when immature that becomes entirely green as it ripens and veined with lime green) fruit that grows plentifully on ground-clinging, crawling vines growing wherever there’s sun, water, and slopes in Delzimmer and in the nearby hills; the soft, jellylike green flesh has a curiously sharp, cheesy flavour with a sweet aftertaste and quenches the thirst (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Rat Hills merchant” – Common:- the Sword Coast term for any outrageously dishonest trader (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “sakra” – Common:- a fiery, brown local Delzemaeran gravy made with beast blood and boiled-down organs that are mixed with mushrooms and quace root to colour and thicken it and is the often slaked (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “scaletail” – Common:- skewers of long, thin lengthwise strips of snake and lizard that are fried or smoked and are a local dietary staple in Delzimmer (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Selgauntan” – Common:- a term applied to the collective folk of Selgaunt (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Shrimmer, the” – Common:- the bank service run by the nagra that handles banking, moneychanging and all ethrael services (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “slaked” – Common:- laced with strong drink, sometimes covertly but more often as a selling point or deed of pride (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “solaut” – Common:- a many-legged Delzmaeran hearth cauldron (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “squirmhard” – Common:- the substance used (like gelatin) to gel jellies (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “surt” – Common:- a bulbous root like a strong-flavoured, oversized Jerusalem artichoke (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “tharodd” – Common:- a straight linear measure of six feet popular in Delzimmer and Luiren (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)
  • Kyrene Posted - 12 May 2024 : 18:05:51
  • “Airmbult” – Elvish:- (literally “storm-fangs”) the term for the Thunder Peaks (Spellfire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “alanthe” – Common:- a fire-sweet green wine from Sheirtalar (Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “amberfire” – Common:- a fiery whisky brewed in Three Swords (Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood; Elminster Speaks, Part Fifty-Two by Ed Greenwood)

  • “amberjack” – Common:- a type of alcoholic drink (Crown of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Arcane Brotherhood, the” – Common:- a mercantile company and wizards’ guild in Luskan (Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood; The North: Guide to the Savage Frontier by slade, et al; Volo’s Guide to the North by Ed Greenwood)

  • “armorweave” – Common:- a type of fabric (Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “arnhake” – Common:- a type of fish that teem in the waters close to shore of the Easting Coast (Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood; Dragon Magazine #346)

  • “Beldragon lamp” – Common:- a type of lamp that would cast the best light onto any map (Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Berduskan dark” – Common:- a heavy, sweet, almost black wine highly prized by some across the Realms (Crown of Fire by Ed Greenwood; Aurora’s Whole Realms Catalogue by Tim Beach, et al)

  • “Black Brotherhood, the” – Common:- see “Brotherhood, the” (Swords of Dragonfire by Ed Greenwood; Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Black Fang” – Common:- a term formerly applied to the priests (higher in rank than Hooded Menace) of Bane (Faiths & Avatars by Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “bladesman” – Common:- same as “swingsword” (Spellfire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “bloodbite” – Common:- a type of venom so common that half of Faer๛n takes no harm from it (Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “bloodwine” – Common:- a heavy-bodied, deep-red wine of Aglarond (Spellfire by Ed Greenwood; Aurora’s Whole Realms Catalogue by Tim Beach, et al)

  • “bodyblades” – Common:- same as “swordjacks” (Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “bowgun” – Common:- a hand crossbow (Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Brotherhood, the” – Common:- (also “the Black Brotherhood”) a term for themselves used by the members of the Zhentarim (Crown of Fire and Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood; Swords of Eveningstar, Swords of Dragonfire and The Sword Never Sleeps by Ed Greenwood; Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “By my halidom!” – Common:- a saying picked up from Elminster, who got it while visiting our real world Earth and hanging out at a renaissance festival (Crown of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “cellarcap” – Common:- a type of fungus used to soak up moisture (Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “City of Beauty, the” – Common:- a term for Myth Drannor (Spellfire by Ed Greenwood; Volo’s Guide to All Things Magical by Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “Coinheap of Amn, the” – Common:- a term for Athkatla (Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Cult of the Dragon, the” – Common:- (also known as “the Dragon Cult”) a term that refers to the secret society whose members revere dragons (Spellfire, Crown of Fire and Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood; Dragons of Faer๛n by Eric L. Boyd, Eytan Bernstein)

  • “Dark Doom” – Common:- a term formerly applied to the priests (higher in rank than Masked Death) of Bane (Faiths & Avatars by Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “dark horrors” – Common:- see “darkenbeasts”

  • “darkenbeasts” – Common:- (or “dark horrors”) snakes with batlike wings, eyes like glimmering rubies, and cruel snouts (Crown of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Deadly Adept” – Common:- a term formerly applied to the priests (higher in rank than Watchful Brother or Watchful Sister) of Bane (Crown of Fire by Ed Greenwood; Faiths & Avatars by Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “Deep Mystery” – Common:- a term formerly applied to the highest-ranked priests (higher in rank than Higher Doom) of Bane (Faiths & Avatars by Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “Dragon Cult, the” – Common:- see “Cult of the Dragon, the” (Spellfire and Crown of Fire by Ed Greenwood; Dragons of Faer๛n by Eric L. Boyd, Eytan Bernstein)

  • “Dragon Knights, the” – Common:- a specific order of Cormyrean knighthood reserved for Purple Dragon members; the personal sword-guard, envoys and messengers of the Purple Dragon (Player’s Guide to Faer๛n by Richard Baker, Travis Stout, James Wyatt; Sword Coast Adventurer’s Guide by Steve Kenson, et al; Crown of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Dragon of Cormyr, the” – Common:- same as “Purple Dragon, the” (Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Dread Lord” – Common:- a title formerly applied to the High Imperceptor (Spellfire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “dreamweaving” – Common:- a type of manipulation, of putting ideas into the minds of sleeping folk to sway them into doing certain things through false perceptions and beliefs (Crown of Fire by Ed Greenwood; Realmslore: The Realm of Nimbral, Part Six by Ed Greenwood)

  • “dreamwhispers” – Common:- a magical connection to someone in order to hear their thoughts or feelings, which often became thunderous, echoing, and distorted whenever they spoke aloud (Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “dung-eaters” – Common:- see “gulguthra” (Dragon Magazine #96)

  • “fancycloaks” – Common:- fancy overcloaks worn by ladies of fashion like pelicons in particular, but also others (Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “farspeaking” – Common:- magical communication over long distances using a mundane item (which may be overwhelmed and destroyed by the magic) as a conduit (Crown of Fire and Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Fellowship, the” – Common:- (not associated with the Red Fellowship) a term for themselves used by the members of the Cult of the Dragon (Spellfire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “firestorm” – Common:- a type of spiced wine from Elturel (Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “firewine sauce” – Common:- a deep red sauce made from firewine (Crown of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Followers of the Scaly Way, the” – Common:- see “Followers, the” (Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood; Dragons of Faer๛n by Eric L. Boyd, Eytan Bernstein)

  • “Followers, the” – Common:- (short for “the Followers of the Scaly Way”) a term for the Cult of the Dragon (Spellfire and Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood; Dragons of Faer๛n by Eric L. Boyd, Eytan Bernstein)

  • “forenoon” – Common:- the period between elsun and highsun (Crown of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “foulwings” – Common:- huge, fat, scaled things with bat wings, claws, and horselike heads that ended in two probing, twisting snouts (Crown of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “garderobe” – Common:- a term for a toilet; a closet-like room or a curtained-off corner, with a permanently-emplaced seat flushed by pouring jugs of water down the hole or hand-pump (Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood; Swords of Eveningstar by Ed Greenwood; So saith Ed - January 23, 2006)

  • “greywing” – Common:- a type of backlands bird making a honking sound (Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Guardcaptain” – Common:- the Purple Dragon commander of a Purple Dragon guardhouse (Crown of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “guardsword” – Common:- same as “armsman” (Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “gulguthra” – Common:- (or “dung-eaters”) the collective term for otyughs and neo-otyughs (Crown of Fire by Ed Greenwood; Ed Greenwood on Twitter - April 22, 2023; Dragon Magazine #96)

  • “Hammer of Bane, the” – Common:- a term formerly applied to the henchman of the High Imperceptor (Spellfire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “he who watches over the shoulders of thieves” – Common:- a phrase applied to mean Mask, as it was believed that utterance of the god’s name by any who did not worship the patron of thieves brought ill luck (Spellfire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “herbsimmer” – Common:- a type of herbal tea (Spellfire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “hiddencloak” – Common:- someone who is incognito (Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “High Imperceptor, the” – Common:- a term formerly applied to the nominal head of the church of Bane (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood; Spellfire, Crown of Fire and Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood; Faiths & Avatars by Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “highcrown” – Common:- a type of (full) gold coin (Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Higher Doom” – Common:- a term formerly applied to the priests (higher in rank than Dark Doom) of Bane (Faiths & Avatars by Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “Hooded Menace” – Common:- a term formerly applied to the priests (higher in rank than Willing Whip) of Bane (Faiths & Avatars by Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “ieirith” – Common:- a black, salty wine of hot, savage Mhair (Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “ironguard” – Common:- a spell which renders the subject’s body immune to all metal weapons, which move freely through the body as if it were not there (Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood; Volo’s Guide to All Things Magical by Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “Jethaere of the Towers” – Common:- a term for Jethaere (Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Jethaere” – Common:- one of the first floating cities of Netheril (Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Jethaerren” – Common:- a term applied to the collective folk of Jethaere (Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “magesight” – Common:- the ability to see or sense the Art (Crown of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “maiden’s stones” – Common:- see “throwing-maiden”

  • “Masked Death” – Common:- a term formerly applied to the priests (higher in rank than Vigilant Talon) of Bane (Faiths & Avatars by Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “Master of Shadows, the” – Common:- see “Master of the Shadows, the”

  • “Master of the Shadows, the” – Common:- (also “the Master of Shadows”) the lord of Scornubel’s thieves (Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “moonstone” – Common:- an opaque, white, semiprecious feldspar gemstone usually polished to a bluish sheen (Volo’s Guide to All Things Magical by Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd; Crown of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “nightshine” – Common:- an elven term for glowmoss, witchfire, and other fungi that shine at night (Spellfire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “nut-marrows” – Common:- marrows that have a beige inside flesh that tastes like roast almonds, and rots far more slowly than zucchini (Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood; Ed Greenwood in Greenwood’s Grotto on Discord - September 7, 2023)

  • “of the dwarves” – Common:- (as in: “I am Delg, of the dwarves.”) a gentle dwarven insult, implying that the speaker did not trust the one they addressed enough to furnish their last name (Crown of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “old blade” – Common:- as we would use the term “old boy” when addressing male friends known for many years (Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “One fate befalls fools who stand out” – Common:- an unfortunate saying (Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “peles” – Common:- long-shafted wooden paddles used for putting bread, pies and pastries into ovens and taking them out again (Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “pleasure-queen” – Common:- a term for a prostitute (Crown of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “pledge” – Common:- a plump ground-partridge of the woods (Spellfire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Purple Dragon, the” – Common:- the king of Cormyr (Crown of Fire by Ed Greenwood; Swords of Eveningstar by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Purple, the” – Common:- same as “Wearers of the Purple, the” (Spellfire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “quara” – Common:- a type of coin (Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Red Wizards of Thay, the” – Common:- (also known as “the Red Wizards”) a term that refers to the magocratic leaders of the country of Thay (Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting by Ed Greenwood, et al)

  • “Red Wizards, the” – Common:- see “Red Wizards of Thay, the” (Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood; Swords of Dragonfire by Ed Greenwood; Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting by Ed Greenwood, et al)

  • “scuttlebug” – Common:- a type of insect (Crown of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Silent Sword, the” – Common:- a star visible from Shadowdale that rises when the night is half done (Spellfire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Sisters of the Soil” – Common:- a term applied to the female priests of Chauntea (Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “skybolt” – Common:- a killing bolt from the gods (Crown of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “smokeweed” – Common:- same as “pipeweed” (Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “snow hawk” – Common:- a type of hawk of the Thunder Peaks (Spellfire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “snow wine” – Common:- a deep blue Sossar wine (Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “snowcat” – Common:- a type of wild cat (Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “sow-bottles” – Common:- gigantic bottles so named for their hoglike girth (Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “spellsleep” – Common:- to be magically put to sleep, or kept asleep (Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “spellspun” – Common:- something permanent (such as a magical gate or portal) or temporary (such as a disguise) created from magic by the use of a spell (Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “spell-thralled” – Common:- to be magically enthralled, charmed, or overcome by madness (Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “spinel” – Common:- a translucent, durable precious stone found in red (from the hot deserts of the South), blue (from lands east of Faer๛n), and green (from the jungles of Chult and Mhair) hues (Volo’s Guide to All Things Magical by Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd; Spellfire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “stonemaiden” – Common:- see “throwing-maiden”

  • “Striking Hand” – Common:- a term formerly applied to the priests (higher in rank than Black Fang) of Bane (Crown of Fire by Ed Greenwood; Faiths & Avatars by Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “stumblehead” – Common:- same as “stonehead” (Crown of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “sweetwater” – Common:- a cheap dessert drink or baking/cooking sweetener (Spellfire by Ed Greenwood; Ed Greenwood on Twitter - September 15, 2021)

  • “Swordmaster” – Common:- formerly a Zhentilar rank higher than Swordarm (Crown of Fire and Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “swordmate” – Common:- a fellow wildblade in an adventuring company (Spellfire and Crown of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “tallchest” – Common:- a chest of drawers (Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “They scarce had time for last wistful wishes before death swept down on them” – Common:- a saying of the minstrels of the Dales (Crown of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “throwing-maiden” – Common:- (also known as a “stonemaiden” or “maiden’s stones”) a bolas or boleadora (Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood; Ed Greenwood on Twitter - May 7, 2024)

  • “Time is the thief that knows no locks” – Common:- a saying of the North (Crown of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Trielan” – Common:- a term applied to the collective folk of Triel (Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Trusted Servant” – Common:- a term formerly applied to the priests (higher in rank than Deadly Adept) of Bane (Crown of Fire by Ed Greenwood; Faiths & Avatars by Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “Vigilant Talon” – Common:- a term formerly applied to the priests (higher in rank than Striking Hand) of Bane (Faiths & Avatars by Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “Warcaptain” – Common:- formerly a Zhentilar rank higher than Swordmaster (Crown of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “wastrelblade” – Common:- see “blade” (Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Watchful Brother” – Common:- (equal in rank to Watchful Sister) a term formerly applied to the lowest-ranked male priests of Bane (Crown of Fire by Ed Greenwood; Faiths & Avatars by Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “Watchful Order of Magists and Protectors, the” – Common:- see “Watchful Order, the” (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Watchful Order, the” – Common:- (also known as “the Watchful Order of Magists and Protectors”) one of the best-known mage guilds of Waterdeep (Crown of Fire by Ed Greenwood; Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Watchful Sister” – Common:- (equal in rank to Watchful Brother) a term formerly applied to the lowest-ranked male priests of Bane (Faiths & Avatars by Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “We hunt our fortune, where’er” – Common:- a saying of Faer๛n (Spellfire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Wearers of the Purple, the” – Common:- a term applied by the Fellowship to the inner circle of the Cult of the Dragon (Spellfire by Ed Greenwood; Ed Greenwood on Twitter - May 5, 2020)

  • “Westgate Ruby” – Common:- a bold crimson wine with a slightly acid inclination (Crown of Fire by Ed Greenwood; Aurora’s Whole Realms Catalogue by Tim Beach, et al)

  • “wildroot” – Common:- a dark, fiery, smoky-flavoured stout (Spellfire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “wildtongue” – Common:- someone who speaks without thinking (Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Willing Whip” – Common:- a term formerly applied to the priests (higher in rank than Trusted Servant) of Bane (Faiths & Avatars by Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “wineapple” – Common:- a strained, unfermented drink that doesn’t cause intoxication (Spellfire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “wintanberry” – Common:- a thorny bush found in the region known as the Blackrocks (Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “winter wine” – Common:- a purplish-blue, very strong and sweet wine indigenous to the North (Crown of Fire by Ed Greenwood; Volo’s Guide to the North by Ed Greenwood; Aurora’s Whole Realms Catalogue by Tim Beach, et al)

  • “witchfire” – Common:- a type of fungus that glows softly in dim or dark conditions (Spellfire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “yhaumarind” – Common:- a type of tart fruit from the Tashalar (Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood)
  • Kyrene Posted - 11 May 2024 : 17:27:06
  • “Arabellan dry” – Common:- a fine, very dry, red wine (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood; Aurora’s Whole Realms Catalogue by Tim Beach, et al)

  • “berry beer” – Common:- a nice, but too sweet for some beer home-brewed by The Three Elves in Voonlar (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “bitterthorn” – Common:- a type of tree growing in Delzimmer (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “breek” – Common:- a soup which is made from wild onions, radishes, hot spices, and boiled beef hooves and tripes strained out before serving (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Bron, the” – Common:- the sheriff of Voonlar, acting as both judge and enforcer, with the aid of six deputies and a militia in cases of emergency (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “clarry” – Common:- a blend of table wines sweetened with honey and spices (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood; Aurora’s Whole Realms Catalogue by Tim Beach, et al)

  • “Dalesmen” – Common:- a local Voonlarran term for Dalesfolk (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “firequench” – Common:- a spell that keeps all flames from igniting (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Greentree” – Common:- the local name for the north-western arm of the great forest of Cormanthor (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “mead” – Common:- a delicate, slightly sweet wine made from honey (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood; Aurora’s Whole Realms Catalogue by Tim Beach, et al)

  • “Night Ale” – Common:- a strong, dark ale home-brewed by The Swords Meet in Voonlar (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “nut ale” – Common:- a thick, dark, and almost chewy ale home-brewed by The Three Elves in Voonlar (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Pride of the North, the” – Common:- a term for Zhentil Keep (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Ravenaar” – Common:- an older term applied to the collective folk of Ravens Bluff (The City of Ravens Bluff by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Ravenian” – Common:- a more recent term applied to the collective folk of Ravens Bluff, their work, study, beliefs, and customs, and to items of their making (The City of Ravens Bluff by Ed Greenwood)

  • “remove” – Common:- a term for the main dish served by The Swords Meet in Voonlar (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Saerloonian special vat” – Common:- a pale red wine (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood; Aurora’s Whole Realms Catalogue by Tim Beach, et al)

  • “Saerloonian topaz” – Common:- a dry, yellow-amber coloured wine (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood; Aurora’s Whole Realms Catalogue by Tim Beach, et al)

  • “savander” – Common:- a steamed and hotspiced horseflesh and quail pie (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Tarntar, the” – Common:- a highly secretive ‘Sembian’ consortium of wizards and wealthy merchants (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “The Three Women War” – Common:- (they know all three were really one; the phrase is sardonic) a local Ravenian term for the war with the warlord, Myrkyssa Jelan (Ed Greenwood in Greenwood’s Grotto on Discord - November 26, 2023)

  • “Voonlarran” – Common:- a term applied to the collective folk of Voonlar, their style of work, study, beliefs, and customs, and to items of their making (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Whelming, the” – Common:- a simple decree by which the Bron has the authority to raise a militia (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Wizard’s Quaff, the” – Common:- a vile, small beer home-brewed by The Whistling Wizard in Voonlar (Elminster Speaks by Ed Greenwood)
  • Kyrene Posted - 07 May 2024 : 10:53:11
  • “bolroth” – Common:- a type of fish that teem in the waters close to shore of the Easting Coast (Dragon Magazine #346)

  • “crushscent bowls” – Common:- potpourri (Ed Greenwood on Twitter - April 12, 2020)

  • “druun” – Dwarvish:- in the duergar city of Gracklstugh the equivalent of hours are so many “druun” (marking the hours by drumbeat; singular and plural are the same) which are measured by giant hourglass-equivalents; see also “bell” (Ed Greenwood on Twitter - January 2, 2024)

  • “forouge” – Common:- a “test pipe” for sampling the smoke of inhaled or suffused sales goods (Ed Greenwood on Twitter - January 6, 2024)

  • “garlsticks” – Common:- the collective term for bumsticks and sluices-sticks (Ed Greenwood on Twitter - October 18, 2021; So saith Ed - January 23, 2006)

  • “lubbath” – Common:- the equivalent of potato salad made with nut-marrows (Ed Greenwood in Greenwood’s Grotto on Discord - September 7, 2023)

  • “pipeweed” – Common:- tobacco grown in the colder and drier climate on Faer๛n; some hin dry their pipeweed on leaves and roots of other plants, to impart flavours (Ed Greenwood on Twitter - January 2, 2024)

  • “thael leaf” – Common:- the dried leaves of a plant sold to be added to either temple incense or pipeweed, to flavour the smoke inhaled with an almond-plus-herbs aroma and taste (Ed Greenwood on Twitter - January 6, 2024)

  • “thareea” – Common:- a politer regional name for garlsticks used by fastidious nobles (and wannabe nobles aping them) in Waterdeep (Ed Greenwood on Twitter - October 18, 2021; So saith Ed - January 23, 2006)

  • “whitetail” – Common:- a type of fish that teem in the waters close to shore of the Easting Coast (Dragon Magazine #346)
  • Kyrene Posted - 06 May 2024 : 09:04:44
  • “Bloodbrother” – Common:- a term for the male clergy members of Garagos used by themselves (Powers & Pantheons by Eric L. Boyd)

  • “Bloodsister” – Common:- a term for the female clergy members of Garagos used by themselves (Powers & Pantheons by Eric L. Boyd)

  • “Gold makes one rich, but steel makes on richer” – Common:- (derived from a cautionary tale of insatiable greed, entitled “The Legacy of Astaroth”) a dwarven expression (Powers & Pantheons by Eric L. Boyd)

  • “Heartbloods” – Common:- an informal term formerly applied to the clergy of Karsus (Powers & Pantheons by Eric L. Boyd)

  • “jungle druids” – Common:- a term applied to the speciality priests of Ubtao who worship the essence of the jungle created by Ubtao (Powers & Pantheons by Eric L. Boyd)

  • “Ladycorns” – Common:- a term applied to any of the Alicorna lucky enough to have ever ridden a unicorn (Powers & Pantheons by Eric L. Boyd)

  • “Lights of the Lion’s Mane” – Common:- a term commonly applied to firemanes (Powers & Pantheons by Eric L. Boyd)

  • “Roaring Avengers” – Common:- a term applied to the clerics and crusaders of Nobanion (Powers & Pantheons by Eric L. Boyd)

  • “Sisters of the Moonlit Sky” – Common:- a term applied to the junior clergy of Lurue (Powers & Pantheons by Eric L. Boyd)

  • “Sisters of the Silver Moon” – Common:- a term applied to the senior clergy of Lurue (Powers & Pantheons by Eric L. Boyd)

  • “Speakers of the Paw and Roar” – Common:- a term applied to the shamans of Nobanion (Powers & Pantheons by Eric L. Boyd)

  • “urit” – Uluik:- a term applied to nakurits who is the autocratic leader of a Nakulutiun village (Powers & Pantheons by Eric L. Boyd)

  • “yaaurit” – Uluik:- a term applied to nakurits who are the urit’s three lieutenants (Powers & Pantheons by Eric L. Boyd)
  • Kyrene Posted - 05 May 2024 : 09:43:31
  • “Acolyte of Laws” – Common:- a term applied to the acolytes of Tyr (Faiths & Avatars by Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “Acolytes” – Common:- a term applied to the acolytes of Tempus (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Applicant” – Common:- a term applied to the lowest-ranked novices of Deneir (Faiths & Avatars by Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “Aspirant Priest” – Common:- a term applied to the novices (higher in rank than Underpriest) of Deneir (Faiths & Avatars by Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “Atalara” – Common:- a term applied to any female Luckbringers whose body has at some time or other been directly possessed by the goddess so as to act and speak for her (Faiths & Avatars by Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “Cyruk” – Common:- the name for Cyric used by the clergy of Kelemvor who are old-line converts that are learning to follow him with as much fervour as they did Myrkul and Cyric in turn (Faiths & Avatars by Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “deathstalkers” – Common:- a term formerly applied to the speciality priests of Bhaal (Faiths & Avatars by Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “dweomerkeepers” – Common:- a term applied to the speciality priests of Mystra (Faiths & Avatars by Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “favored of Tymora” – Common:- a term applied to the novices of Tymora (Faiths & Avatars by Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “greenleaf priesthood” – Common:- a term often applied to church of Silvanus (Faiths & Avatars by Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “High Jurists” – Common:- a term formerly applied to the seven priests of Amaunator who served relentlessly under each of the Monastic Abbots (Faiths & Avatars by Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “highcharger” – Common:- a Sword Coast equivalent term for blade (So saith Ed - May 25, 2005)

  • “Honored Laity” – Common:- a term applied to nonclergy holding offices in Helmite churches and other properties (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “mistrals” – Common:- see “zephyrs”

  • “Monastic Abbots” – Common:- a term formerly applied to the seven priests of Amaunator who served under each of the Righteous Potentates (Faiths & Avatars by Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “Novices” – Common:- a term applied to the novices of Helm; see also “Called, the” (Faiths & Avatars by Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd; Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “peacemen” – Common:- a term applied to the male speciality priests of Eldath (Faiths & Avatars by Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “peacewomen” – Common:- a term applied to the female speciality priests of Eldath (Faiths & Avatars by Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “Postulant” – Common:- a term applied to the postulants of Auril (Faiths & Avatars by Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “purifiers” – Common:- a term applied to the speciality priests of Cyric who cleanse the church of all its half-hearted members (Warriors and Priests of the Realms by John Terra)

  • “Righteous Potentates” – Common:- a term formerly applied to the high priests of the temples of Amaunator who oversaw all aspects of church functions (Faiths & Avatars by Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “scriveners” – Common:- a term for themselves often used by independent scribes (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Seeker of the Wind” – Common:- a term applied to the novices of Shaundakul (Faiths & Avatars by Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “Senior Seekers” – Common:- a term applied to Oghmanyte Seekers of some accomplishment (Faiths & Avatars by Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “slave” – Common:- a term formerly applied to the novices of Bane (Faiths & Avatars by Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “Storm Supplicant” – Common:- a term applied to the novices of Talos (Faiths & Avatars by Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “swords of Cyric, the” – Common:- a term applied to the speciality priests of Cyric who actively and openly battle the forces of the good deities (Warriors and Priests of the Realms by John Terra)

  • “True Clerics of Chauntea” – Common:- a term for themselves used by the druids of Chauntea (Faiths & Avatars by Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “Underpriest” – Common:- a term applied to the novices (higher in rank than Applicant) of Deneir (Faiths & Avatars by Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “Unmasked, the” – Common:- a term for themselves used by Leirans (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “windfists” – Common:- a term applied to the crusaders of Shaundakul (Faiths & Avatars by Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “zephyrs” – Common:- (or “mistrals”) a term applied to the rangers of Shaundakul (Faiths & Avatars by Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd)
  • Kyrene Posted - 04 May 2024 : 10:49:04
  • “Chanter” – Common:- a term applied to the lowest-ranked Sorlyn (Faiths & Avatars by Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “Chorister” – Common:- a term applied to the priests (higher in rank than Chanter) of Milil (Faiths & Avatars by Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “coda” – Common:- (as in: “he is in his coda”) a Mililan term for someone who was raised from the dead (Ed Greenwood in Greenwood’s Grotto on Discord - October 6, 2023)

  • “enriching the song” – Common:- (also “the song rises”) a Mililan term applied to good and desirable things, efforts, and events (Ed Greenwood in Greenwood’s Grotto on Discord - October 6, 2023)

  • “First Voice” – Common:- a term applied to the priests (higher in rank than Lead Voice) of Milil (Faiths & Avatars by Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “give yourself into it” – Common:- a heartfelt Mililan urging or applause (Ed Greenwood in Greenwood’s Grotto on Discord - October 6, 2023)

  • “Glorian” – Common:- a term applied to the highest-ranked priests (higher in rank than Songmaster) of Milil (Faiths & Avatars by Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “great mar” – Common:- (or “great marring”) a Mililan term for war (Ed Greenwood in Greenwood’s Grotto on Discord - October 6, 2023)

  • “great marring” – Common:- see “great mar”

  • “Harmonian” – Common:- a term for themselves used by tuneservants (Faiths & Avatars by Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “harmonious” – Common:- same as “words and notes”

  • “I’ll be a melody” – Common:- a term used by Mililans where we might say “I’ll be five minutes” or “I’ll be a few minutes” (So saith Ed - March 22, 2005; Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Lead Voice” – Common:- a term applied to the priests (higher in rank than Soloist) of Milil (Faiths & Avatars by Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “Let the spark lift you” – Common:- a Mililan greeting and parting (Ed Greenwood in Greenwood’s Grotto on Discord - October 6, 2023)

  • “mar” – Common:- a Mililan term applied to cacophony, discord, or openly violent dispute (Ed Greenwood in Greenwood’s Grotto on Discord - October 6, 2023)

  • “Mililan” – Common:- a term applied to the worshipers and the religion of Milil (Faiths & Avatars by Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “Patriarch of Song, the” – Common:- a term applied to the overlord of the church of Milil (Faiths & Avatars by Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “Soloist” – Common:- a term applied to the priests (higher in rank than Chorister) of Milil (Faiths & Avatars by Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “song has ended” – Common:- (as in: “her song has ended”) a Mililan term used when a death is spoken of (Ed Greenwood in Greenwood’s Grotto on Discord - October 6, 2023)

  • “Songmaster” – Common:- a term applied to the priests (higher in rank than First Voice) of Milil (Faiths & Avatars by Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “songrise” – Common:- (also “that’s rising”) a Mililan term applied to good and desirable things, efforts, and events in accord with the teachings of Milil (Ed Greenwood in Greenwood’s Grotto on Discord - October 6, 2023)

  • “Sunrise, songrise!” – Common:- (sung with ‘rise’ a note up from the beginning of each word) a Mililan song-phrase used to greet a day they feel or know or suspect will go well or be filled with achievements (Ed Greenwood in Greenwood’s Grotto on Discord - October 6, 2023)

  • “that’s rising” – Common:- same as “songrise”

  • “the dark echo” – Common:- a Mililan term for undeath (Ed Greenwood in Greenwood’s Grotto on Discord - October 6, 2023)

  • “the song rises” – Common:- same as “enriching the song”

  • “True and elegant” – Common:- a popular Mililan praise-phrase (Ed Greenwood in Greenwood’s Grotto on Discord - October 6, 2023)

  • “True and eloquent” – Common:- the more formal or less enthusiastic echo or equivalent of “True and elegant” (Ed Greenwood in Greenwood’s Grotto on Discord - October 6, 2023)

  • “words and notes” – Common:- (also “harmonious”; an abbreviated quotation of the god Milil, who said, “Your words and notes move me, for I can feel the love and the smile that graces it.”) a Mililan term used for approving praise (Ed Greenwood in Greenwood’s Grotto on Discord - October 6, 2023)
  • Kyrene Posted - 03 May 2024 : 10:28:49
  • “Harrovans” – Common:- a term sometimes applied to the collective folk of Harrowdale (So saith Ed - May 25, 2004)

  • “Harrowdalesmen” – Common:- a term for Harrans sometimes used by ‘Sembians’ and Cormyreans, though a Harran would raise a disgusted eyebrow upon hearing that naming (So saith Ed - May 25, 2004)

  • “seagouts” – Common:- large double-crossbows (too small to properly be termed ballistae) mounted on boat decks, that can be fired with the pull of a single cord from behind an armored shield (So saith Ed - May 25, 2004)

  • “Velarr” – Common:- a term applied to the collective folk of Harrowdale in some older written sources (So saith Ed - May 25, 2004)
  • Kyrene Posted - 01 May 2024 : 13:16:09
  • “Arabellan Cheddar” – Common:- a sturdy, orange, cured Cormyrean cheddar made in Arabel (Volo’s Guide to the Dalelands by Ed Greenwood; Aurora’s Whole Realms Catalogue by Tim Beach, et al)

  • “Archenwood Stout” – Common:- a type of beer (Volo’s Guide to the Dalelands by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Ashaben Ale” – Common:- a type of beer made by Arlho’s Fine Flasks in Ashabenford (Volo’s Guide to the Dalelands by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Bitter Black” – Common:- a hearty, jet black stout from Arabel (Volo’s Guide to the Dalelands by Ed Greenwood; Aurora’s Whole Realms Catalogue by Tim Beach, et al)

  • “Black Boot Stout” – Common:- a type of beer made by Arlho’s Fine Flasks in Ashabenford (Volo’s Guide to the Dalelands by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Blackwater Stout” – Common:- a home-brewed ale served by The Blackwater Stout in Blackfeather Bridge (Volo’s Guide to the Dalelands by Ed Greenwood)

  • “butternut beer” – Common:- a beer local to Everlund (Volo’s Guide to the North by Ed Greenwood)

  • “chathra” – Common:- a (trimmed so as to be partially seen) petticoat (So saith Ed - November 16, 2006)

  • “Damarite Red” – Common:- a goat’s milk bloodcheese from the lands of the Bloodstone (Volo’s Guide to the Dalelands by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Dragon’s Breath Beer” – Common:- a Sembian brew of strong, harsh temperament (Volo’s Guide to the Dalelands by Ed Greenwood; Aurora’s Whole Realms Catalogue by Tim Beach, et al)

  • “dream-scribblers” – Common:- sponsored fiction writers of Cormyr (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “elverquisst” – Common:- a ruby-red (or ruby-and-gold) alcoholic drink, beloved by the elves (Volo’s Guide to Waterdeep by Ed Greenwood; Volo’s Guide to Cormyr by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Everlunian” – Common:- a term applied to the collective folk of Everlund (The North: Guide to the Savage Frontier by slade, et al; Volo’s Guide to the North by Ed Greenwood)

  • “evershimmer” – Common:- a sweet, strong freshwater wine traditionally made in Everlund (Volo’s Guide to the North by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Fighting Cock” – Common:- a quite vile, “warmed,” local Luskanite red or white wine (Volo’s Guide to the North by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Highmoon Dark” – Common:- a dark, smoky beer local to The Oak and Spear in Highmoon (Volo’s Guide to the Dalelands by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Highwater Ale” – Common:- a minty, clear, throat-burning ale home-brewed by The Shield and Keep in Highcastle (Volo’s Guide to the Dalelands by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Jalanthar Amber” – Common:- a truly potent cider local to Jalanthar (Volo’s Guide to the North by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Jalantharren” – Common:- a term applied to the collective folk of Jalanthar (Volo’s Guide to the North by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Luskan Black” – Common:- a thick, slightly bitter ale (Volo’s Guide to the North by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Mintarn, the” – Common:- a chilled green Tarnian wine (Volo’s Guide to the North by Ed Greenwood)

  • “mushroom wine” – Common:- a purple, spicy, local Amphailan wine (Volo’s Guide to the North by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Old Smoke” – Common:- a mellow, smoky-tasting, golden-hued ale brewed by Gunderman Brewery in Harrowdale Town (Volo’s Guide to the Dalelands by Ed Greenwood)

  • “peach smoothwater” – Common:- a type of alcoholic drink (Volo’s Guide to the Dalelands by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Pearls of the Moon” – Common:- a silky-smooth green grape wine made by Arlho’s Fine Flasks in Ashabenford (Volo’s Guide to the Dalelands by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Pepper Cheese” – Common:- a spice cheese (a mixture of goat and cow) from Tethyr with a leathery rind dotted with peppercorns (Volo’s Guide to the Dalelands by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Purple Dragon Ale” – Common:- (also “Suzale”) a fine-quality ale prepared by the royal brewer of Cormyr (Volo’s Guide to the Dalelands by Ed Greenwood; Aurora’s Whole Realms Catalogue by Tim Beach, et al)

  • “Saerloonian glowfire” – Common:- a pale chartreuse wine renowned for its faint luminescence (Volo’s Guide to the North by Ed Greenwood; Aurora’s Whole Realms Catalogue by Tim Beach, et al)

  • “Shadowdark Ale” – Common:- a frothy ale brewed in Shadowdale (Volo’s Guide to the Dalelands by Ed Greenwood; Aurora’s Whole Realms Catalogue by Tim Beach, et al)

  • “slaker” – Common:- a dark, dense Amphailan barley beer (Volo’s Guide to the North by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Suzale” – Common:- see “Purple Dragon Ale” (Aurora’s Whole Realms Catalogue by Tim Beach, et al)

  • “Tantul’s Dark” – Common:- a thick, nutty-flavoured stout brewed by Tantul’s Old Tankard and local to Essembra (Volo’s Guide to the Dalelands by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Yartarran” – Common:- a term applied to the collective folk of Yartar (The North: Guide to the Savage Frontier by slade, et al; Volo’s Guide to the North by Ed Greenwood)

  • “zzar” – Common:- a Waterdhavian fortified wine made by warming sluth with almond liqueur (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood; Volo’s Guide to Waterdeep by Ed Greenwood; Swords of Eveningstar and Swords of Dragonfire by Ed Greenwood; Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood)
  • Kyrene Posted - 22 Apr 2024 : 08:35:02
  • “City of Bards, the” – Common:- an honorific term for Myth Drannor (Cormanthyr: Empire of Elves by Steven E. Schend, Kevin Melka)

  • “City of Brotherhood, the” – Common:- an honorific term for Myth Drannor (Cormanthyr: Empire of Elves by Steven E. Schend, Kevin Melka; The Fall of Myth Drannor by Steven E. Schend)

  • “City of Craft, the” – Common:- an honorific term for Myth Drannor (Cormanthyr: Empire of Elves by Steven E. Schend, Kevin Melka)

  • “City of Love, the” – Common:- an honorific term for Myth Drannor (Cormanthyr: Empire of Elves by Steven E. Schend, Kevin Melka; The Fall of Myth Drannor by Steven E. Schend)

  • “City of Magic, the” – Common:- an honorific term for Myth Drannor (Cormanthyr: Empire of Elves by Steven E. Schend, Kevin Melka)

  • “City of Peace, the” – Common:- a term for Myth Ondath (Cormanthyr: Empire of Elves by Steven E. Schend, Kevin Melka; Volo’s Guide to All Things Magical by Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “City of Shadows” – Common:- a term for Skuld (Volo’s Guide to All Things Magical by Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “City of Song, the” – Common:- the most common honorific term for Myth Drannor (Cormanthyr: Empire of Elves by Steven E. Schend, Kevin Melka; The Fall of Myth Drannor by Steven E. Schend)

  • “City of Spells, the” – Common:- an honorific term for Myth Drannor (The Fall of Myth Drannor by Steven E. Schend)

  • “Towers of Beauty, the” – Common:- an honorific term for Myth Drannor (Cormanthyr: Empire of Elves by Steven E. Schend, Kevin Melka)
  • Kyrene Posted - 19 Apr 2024 : 09:58:53
  • “Aerdruth” – Common:- (after the long-dead Tethyrian credited with concocting the recipe) a variety of sharp-flavoured (like real-world extra old Cheddar) orange, crumbly local Tethyrian cheese; see also “Hammaree” (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “baeranth” – Common:- a mixed meat (the smoked meat of cattle, goats, and hogs) pie or tart with a peppery gravy inside that is the most popular everyday evening meal for Tantrans (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “blackbark soup” – Common:- the stewed bark of four or five different sorts of forest bushes eaten (usually served cold) by the elves, and which tastes and looks a little like a thick beef stew (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “blalatha soup” – Common:- a soup (usually served cold) eaten by the elves which is made from certain mushrooms, diced and then boiled (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “blooddrop” – Common:- a hardy plant, growing low to the ground with bright red berries (that taste like cooked onions) local to the North (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “blood-drops” – Common:- beets sliced very thinly, fried in oil, and then dusted with salt and various spices (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “bowl feast” – Common:- the Inner Sea term for sitting around the “giantgrass” stew-pot dipping wedges of stale bread into it, which is then eaten with alternating bites of strong cheeses (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “branchcat” – Common:- a tree-climbing cross between a mink and a raccoon (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “brownbuds” – Common:- brown Faer๛nian wild forest radishes (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “chethlachance” – Common:- a type of board game (The Halls of Stormweather by Various edited by Philip Athans; Ed Greenwood on Twitter - November 8, 2018)

  • “chokevine” – Common:- a type of forest vine (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “coushoots” – Common:- the green new shoots of “chokevine” or “thaelthorn” eaten as vegetables by the elves (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “daintyfish skewers” – Common:- skewers of twenty “silverflash” dipped in herbed butter and sizzled over a flame until they’re crunchy (Volo’s Guide to the North by Ed Greenwood)

  • “darblalatha soup” – Common:- a soup (usually served cold) eaten by the elves which is made from certain mushrooms, diced, then fried with leeks, and then mixed and boiled (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “dartflash” – Common:- small-human-palm-sized, bony silver fish prevalent in the River Reaching in the Heartlands (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “dreel” – Common:- (due to their appearance, sometimes called “trollfingers”) short, fat, green-black river eels prevalent in the River Reaching in the Heartlands from the Misty Stair cascades to below Skull Gorge (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “druth” – Common:- a brown flatfish that resembles the detached sole of a leather moccasin found in the Akanamere (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “fivestar” – Common:- a regional name for a “noble” (gold coin) used in Selgaunt (The Halls of Stormweather by Various edited by Philip Athans)

  • “giantgrass” – Common:- the tall broadleaf reeds that grow thickly along the Chessentan and northern Turmish coast; when boiled or stewed, they exude a gummy essence used as a thickener in many kitchens and such a stew is nourishing in itself (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “green wine” – Common:- a wine of the drow made from “orbloren” distilled in a mixture of water and the juice of crushed “marrult” (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “greenspears” – Common:- same as “spears” (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “haendur soup” – Common:- a soup (usually served cold) eaten by the elves which is made by simmering glow worms with seasoned sharp-tasting leaves (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Hammaree” – Common:- (after the long-dead Tethyrian credited with concocting the recipe) a variety of sharp-flavoured (like real-world extra old Cheddar) orange, crumbly local Tethyrian cheese; see also “Aerdruth” (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “hand pies” – Common:- meat-and-gravy-filled, savoury palm-sized pastries of an astonishing variety of ingredients and tastes popular in the Heartlands, the Dales, and the Savage Coast North (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “honeydrops” – Common:- thumb-sized candies of honey mixed with an edible gum and spices (to provide flavour and keep the honey from melting and running in hot conditions) popular in Calimshan, the Vilhon, Mulhorand, Raurin, and Chessenta (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “hooroun” – Common:- moose, always marinated with herbs when eaten by the elves (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “hotspice” – Common:- curried (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “hotwhips” – Common:- a term for spring onions (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Hulorn” – Common:- the hereditary title of the merchant-mayor of Selgaunt (The Halls of Stormweather by Various edited by Philip Athans)

  • “klooer roots” – Common:- edible licorice-like roots of a parched wilderland bush (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “kurlath leaves” – Common:- the broad green leaves of a wild, shade-loving ground plant useful for removing salt (when boiled briefly with) or wrapping things in (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “laumberry” – Common:- a hardy plant, growing low to the ground with honey-sweet, orange, tiny berries local to the North (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “llur” – Common:- see “llurdren”

  • “llurdren” – Common:- (or just “llur”) a clear, faintly yellow, bitter white wine from southern Tethyr (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “loalurr” – Common:- pistachio nuts (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “lulleth” – Common:- a thick stew eaten by the elves made of either muskrat, shrew, vole, or “branchcat” (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “marrult” – Common:- an abundant, gray Underdark fungus that grows against stone walls in clusters of flat, dun-hued scaly scabs (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “marruth” – Common:- (sometimes disparagingly called root pies by dwarves and humans) pastries into which spiced and herbed mashes of vegetables have been baked and rolled into “rallow leaves” to keep them from rotting, and carried for eating cold by elves on the move (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “mraedin” – Common:- a very dark, rich nutbread (akin to pumpernickel) served in Tantran inns (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “mursk” – Common:- fat, slow-moving, green-brown fish that are unpleasantly oily in taste, but can be fried, allowing the cook to skim off the oil for use in lamps (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “orbloren” – Common:- an abundant, greenish Underdark rock fungus that grows on moist rock walls (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Orthin” – Common:- (after its long-dead first maker) a soft, buttery yellow thin-rinded goat cheese made by the halflings of Corm Orp (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “penny” – Common:- a regional name for a “steelpence” used in Selgaunt (The Halls of Stormweather by Various edited by Philip Athans)

  • “rallow leaves” – Common:- heavy, oily, waterproof broadleaves (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “roseapple” – Common:- a mild-flavoured apple-like fruit that grows at the thorny junctures of the “rosethorn” eaten by the elves (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “rosethorn” – Common:- a type of vine that grows abundantly in the Heartlands (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “runsun” – Common:- the Tethyrian term for light afternoon snacks that began their existence as field meals for farm workers (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “sarkul” – Common:- savoury smoked fish (fish immersed in honey and seasonings, and then hung and smoked for several days) popular in Tantras (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “searshoots” – Common:- wild Faer๛nian vine onions, a staple of elven cuisine (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “silvereyes” – Common:- a fish stew eaten by the elves made of “silverflash” and other small forest stream fish (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “silverflash” – Common:- a little baitfish used to make “daintyfish skewers” and “silvereyes” (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood; Volo’s Guide to the North by Ed Greenwood)

  • “sornstag” – Common:- roasted “hotspice” venison eaten by the elves (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “sugar bladders” – Common:- confections wrapped in pig’s bladders, heated on metal plates over fires to drive out their moisture, tied shut, and then painted all over with “tansel” popular as appetizers (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “surkyl” – Common:- porcupine eaten by the elves with its belly slashed to insert leek and herbs, then rolled in clay and fire-baked so that the hide and quills can be removed (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “taece” – Common:- trail food which resembles brown, finger-length sardines and is made of fire-dried, tiny forest-stream fish eaten (whole, bones and all) by the elves (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “talyth” – Common:- a cracker the size of a small human palm with a thin slice of sausage on top, and various sorts of herbs, spices, and mushed-down-flat foodstuffs in between (lightly baked to glue it together) popular in Sword Coast cities, Cormyr, Westgate, and Sembia (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “tansel” – Common:- an egg- and plant-based mixture that provides an airtight seal (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “tath” – Common:- a term for wine that is poor or very ordinary (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “thaelthorn” – Common:- a type of forest vine (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “thaenwing” – Common:- spiced-and-diced grouse, partridge, quail, and “woodguth” eaten by the elves (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “tharberry” – Common:- a hardy plant, growing low to the ground with large, beige-to-white, chewy berries local to the North (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “traethe” – Common:- a kind of wild radish that grows abundantly across the Heartlands (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “trollfingers” – Common:- see “dreel”

  • “warm” – Common:- the offer, or act of fortifying a drink with some kind of “throatslake” (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “woodguth” – Common:- wild turkey (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)
  • Kyrene Posted - 18 Apr 2024 : 08:43:36
  • “allbeholdings” – Common:- same as “marvel masques”

  • “alleyblades” – Common:- a Waterdhavian term for non-professional street louts and others who behave rudely and violently and are lowlife, opportunistic thieves and scavengers who lurk in alleys and carry knives or homemade weapons to threaten or to defend themselves with (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “anvil-and-flower” – Common:- the term for “chalk-and-cheese” (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “anyhail” – Common:- anyhow; anyway (Swords of Eveningstar, Swords of Dragonfire and The Sword Never Sleeps by Ed Greenwood; Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “bebolt” – Common:- same as “belbolt” (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “blue eyes” – Common:- edible grapes named for their colour that grow in halfling-fist-sized clusters (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “bolt” – Common:- see “belbolt” (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “bondsman” – Common:- the most common term for someone who holds lands under a contract that sets forth conditions (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “bright spear” – Common:- a term for a male prostitute who tries to dress, act, and speak like “highborn,” both to dazzle young clients and to attract customers interested in nobility (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “brightbirds” – Common:- a perfectly polite, neutral Sword Coast term for two people who are courting but not necessarily intimate (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “brightcoin” – Common:- a polite (unless twisted by words attached to it) term for the socially rising (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “bright-fisted-coin” – Common:- a term for one who is ramming one’s own success down the throats of friends, acquaintances, and anyone within reach or earshot, or the practice of such behaviour (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “brightheart” – Common:- a Waterdhavian term for someone your heart is set on (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “buck” – Common:- a jocular (not to be used in front of parents, priests, or disapproving relatives) Waterdhavian way of describing a male lover (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “casking” – Common:- a Sword Coast term for the damage done (even if no casks are involved in a particular incident) by “casksmashers” (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “casksmashers” – Common:- a Sword Coast term for vandals (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “clevershanks” – Common:- a male know-it-all (Swords of Eveningstar by Ed Greenwood; Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “clevertongue” – Common:- a female know-it-all (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “coin lass” – Common:- same as “coin-lass” (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “coin mountain” – Common:- the current term for a fabulously wealthy person (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “daggerboard” – Common:- same as “side-dagger”

  • “darkhall” – Common:- the term for any run-down hovel, from cottages to mansions (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “dayblood” – Common:- a polite term for someone new to thievery (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “doe” – Common:- a polite (and bardic) Waterdhavian way of describing a female lover (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “drawn-dagger agents” – Common:- the polite term for a spy, hired killer, or outside-the-law facilitator, usually for a wealthy patron or a guild (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “drippingly brightcoin” – Common:- a term for one who is ostentatious in spending, blindly adherent to fashion, and inclined to display put-on manners (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “dullblades” – Common:- inexperienced, untested, or untrustworthy “hireswords” sent on the most dangerous assignments and deemed expendable (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “fancylad” – Common:- a “fancyman” if the speaker is older than the person being spoken of (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “fancylass” – Common:- a disapproving Sword Coast pejorative term for a female suitor (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “fancyman” – Common:- a disapproving Sword Coast pejorative term for a male suitor (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “fancynames” – Common:- the Waterdhavian term for pseudonyms (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “fang gangs” – Common:- a Waterdhavian term for Dock Ward and South Ward street gangs who use knives and carve gang “sigils” on their forearms (or less conspicuous places) and on their victims (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “far-wares merchant” – Common:- a term for someone who sells goods from afar, but might not necessarily ship them (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “fastfists” – Common:- a Waterdhavian term for non-professional street louts and others who behave rudely and violently and are belligerent at that very moment, such as when drunks spill out of a tavern spoiling for a fight (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “fillbelly” – Common:- the dwarven term for edibles eaten to sustain life rather than for pleasure (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “filly” – Common:- a jocular (not to be used in front of parents, priests, or disapproving relatives) Waterdhavian way of describing a female lover (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “fresstel” – Common:- same as “marvel masques”

  • “fumblehands” – Common:- a term for clumsy thieves (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “grandiques” – Common:- same as “marvel masques”

  • “hardjaws” – Common:- a term that refers to garrulous tavern regulars (Swords of Eveningstar by Ed Greenwood; Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “hidecoin” – Common:- a term for a prostitute of either gender who is so slick in manner and deft in solicitations that only a few clients know their trade at all (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “highborn” – Common:- a polite term for nobles or relating to nobility (Swords of Eveningstar and The Sword Never Sleeps by Ed Greenwood; Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “highcoin lady” – Common:- a term for a female prostitute who tries to dress, act, and speak like “highborn,” both to dazzle young clients and to attract customers interested in nobility (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “highcoin lass” – Common:- a “high-coin girl” who is “glim,” better dressed than everyday commoners and generally higher class (Swords of Eveningstar and The Sword Never Sleeps by Ed Greenwood; Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “highmantle” – Common:- a term for someone who is successfully superior or refined in manners (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “holynose” – Common:- a mildly offensive (akin to using “cop” for “policeman”) term for a priest (Swords of Eveningstar, Swords of Dragonfire and The Sword Never Sleeps by Ed Greenwood; Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “keghands” – Common:- male tavern servers (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “laugh-lad” – Common:- a term for a male prostitute charging highcoin rates who is glim, better dressed than everyday commoners and generally higher class (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “locksters” – Common:- the Dragon Reach term for owners and guardians of warehouses (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “long-cask merchant” – Common:- a term for someone who deals in goods that have made a long journey, whether the wares are actually shipped in casks or not (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “malakram” – Common:- the Calishite term for a theatrical style of play using masks and choruses (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “mare” – Common:- same as “filly”

  • “marvel masques” – Common:- the term for tableaux in festivals and the revels of the wealthy where the actors are usually provocatively clad women (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “masqueladra” – Common:- the Chessentan term for a theatrical style of play using masks and choruses (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “mongery” – Common:- the usual term for anything made of metal that’s not a tool or a weapon (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “murdath” – Common:- the Dragon Reach and Moonsea name for a rectangular stone building like a “standath” but with no cellars beneath (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “newcoin” – Common:- a pejorative term that refers to those who are newly rich and spending to show it off (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “nightblood” – Common:- a general term, devoid of judgement, for a thief (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Orcs is trouble” – Common:- (or, in full: “Orcs is always trouble”) an old upcountry saying (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “roofwrack” – Common:- the term for any really dilapidated “darkhall” (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “rose” – Common:- a mild term for a submissive female; a Waterdhavian term for a suitor, or “the one I long to have as my partner, or we both desire to be together, but haven’t yet actually become intimates” (So saith Ed - February 16, 2005; Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “sellswords” – Common:- see “hiresword” (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood; Crown of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Shadowed” – Common:- a term for especially capable and accomplished “Martyrs” brought back to life by the goddess and augmented in some way (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “sharpjaws” – Common:- a Waterdhavian term for posers who pretend to be hard, violent types, but who are usually thrill-seeking teenagers (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “side-dagger” – Common:- a term for long sideburns (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “snatch-runners” – Common:- a pejorative (used for those too foolish to avoid being caught soon) term for idiotically reckless thieves, even if their crimes don’t actually involve snatching or running (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “softshadow” – Common:- a term for a deft, veteran thief (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “stag” – Common:- a polite (and bardic) Waterdhavian way of describing a male lover (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “standath” – Common:- the Dragon Reach and Moonsea name for a rectangular stone building that has cellars (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “steed” – Common:- same as “buck”

  • “Stormsenders” – Common:- same as “Stormheralds”

  • “strongdark” – Common:- (derived from “darkened strong room”) a room with many stub walls concealed by black curtains that the occupants can hide behind if attacked (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “swirlcloaks” – Common:- a term for those trying to copy “highborn” accents, phrases, fashions, gestures, and pastimes (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “thrusters” – Common:- a term for tirelessly ambitious social climbers (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “thurdrixes” – Common:- the collective term for hair products that change hair colour or cause hair growth (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “toughs” – Common:- a general Waterdhavian collective term for non-professional street louts and others who behave rudely and violently with an attitude of habitual street loiterers (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “turncoin” – Common:- same as “coin-lad” (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “vanishcoin” – Common:- a term for anyone who cheats on a business deal, thereby making coin disappear (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “wenches” – Common:- (not a disrespectful term) female tavern servers (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)
  • Kyrene Posted - 17 Apr 2024 : 11:32:54
  • “ardanthe” – Common:- a type of plant found in the King’s Forest of Cormyr, the sap of which could be used to wash hair, giving it a pleasant smell (Swords of Eveningstar by Ed Greenwood)

  • “arnark” – Common:- a type of tree, the rotting boughs of which were used for sprouting kitchen mushrooms (Swords of Dragonfire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “behelshrabba” – Common:- a type of drug (Swords of Dragonfire and The Sword Never Sleeps by Ed Greenwood)

  • “blackmask” – Common:- a type of drug (Swords of Dragonfire and The Sword Never Sleeps by Ed Greenwood)

  • “blanketfeast” – Common:- picnic (Swords of Eveningstar by Ed Greenwood)

  • “brownfin” – Common:- a type of freshwater fish (Swords of Eveningstar by Ed Greenwood)

  • “cat-hours” – Common:- the small hours of the night (The Sword Never Sleeps by Ed Greenwood)

  • “cavanter” – Common:- a type of shrub found in the King’s Forest of Cormyr that produced edible buds (Swords of Eveningstar by Ed Greenwood)

  • “darkswords” – Common:- bandits (The Sword Never Sleeps by Ed Greenwood)

  • “deadsleep” – Common:- a type of drug that caused short-duration deathlike unconsciousness when used (Swords of Dragonfire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “dirlagraun” – Common:- a diplacer beast (The Sword Never Sleeps by Ed Greenwood)

  • “duskfeathers” – Common:- a type of bird (Swords of Dragonfire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “er” – Draconic:- (possessive prefix used for relationships) my (Ed Greenwood in Greenwood’s Grotto on Discord - September 22, 2023)

  • “firesparkle” – Common:- a type of wine (The Sword Never Sleeps by Ed Greenwood)

  • “firewine” – Common:- a thick, dark, almost black wine made in the Old Empires (Swords of Dragonfire by Ed Greenwood; Crown of Fire by Ed Greenwood; Volo’s Guide to the North by Ed Greenwood; Aurora’s Whole Realms Catalogue by Tim Beach, et al)

  • “Gift, the” – Common:- the ability to wield “the Art” (Ed Greenwood on Twitter - June 8, 2022; Ed Greenwood on Twitter - August 25, 2023)

  • “glowfire” – Common:- a colloquial name for Saerloonian Glowfire; phosphorescent (Swords of Eveningstar and Swords of Dragonfire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “groundcat” – Common:- a type of wild cat the size of a weasel (The Sword Never Sleeps by Ed Greenwood)

  • “haemdra” – Untheric:- a term for all Untheric ten to twenty year olds that didn’t exhibit “the Gift” and serve as unpaid laborers (slaves in all but name, though they had rights to food, shelter and good treatment) for that decade ere the state gave them some land of their own and full citizenry (Ed Greenwood on Twitter - June 12, 2021)

  • “Harcrimmiting!” – Common:- a Tempuran specific “Motherf*cking!” (The Sword Never Sleeps by Ed Greenwood)

  • “hardiclaw” – Common:- a type of poison that caused paralysis and then death (Swords of Eveningstar by Ed Greenwood)

  • “kour” – Draconic:- master (Ed Greenwood in Greenwood’s Grotto on Discord - September 22, 2023)

  • “lackspells” – Common:- see “lackspell” (The Sword Never Sleeps by Ed Greenwood)

  • “larrack” – Common:- a type of wine served (steaming) in Saerloon (The Sword Never Sleeps by Ed Greenwood)

  • “laskran” – Common:- a type of drug (Swords of Dragonfire and The Sword Never Sleeps by Ed Greenwood)

  • “malacht” – Untheric:- duke (Ed Greenwood on Twitter - June 12, 2021)

  • “malachtam” – Untheric:- a duchy (Ed Greenwood on Twitter - June 12, 2021)

  • “malrayess” – Untheric:- duchess (Ed Greenwood on Twitter - June 12, 2021)

  • “mrimmon jelly” – Common:- a type of jelly made from “mrimmon trees,” used as a condiment on the royal cheese platters (The Sword Never Sleeps by Ed Greenwood)

  • “mrimmon tree” – Common:- a type of tree, from which “mrimmon jelly” is made (The Sword Never Sleeps by Ed Greenwood)

  • “murensul” – Thorass:- a nutbrown stain for cloth made by boiling three abundant marsh-plant roots together (Ed Greenwood in Greenwood’s Grotto on Discord - September 19, 2023)

  • “musterdelvys” – Common:- a mixed grey woollen cloth, much like our real-world musterdevillers (The Sword Never Sleeps by Ed Greenwood)

  • “nauthus” – Common:- a fatty thickener for gravies and cooked sauces that together with nutmeg acted as a deadly, and swiftly virulent, poison (Swords of Dragonfire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “nightbeak” – Common:- a type of vulture of the Stonelands (Swords of Eveningstar by Ed Greenwood)

  • “portal drink” – Common:- what sages of “the Art” termed the phenomenon of non-living items that vanished from creatures traversing portals (Swords of Dragonfire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Qaethur, the” – Common:- a worn and chipped gemstone carved into a shallow relief depiction of a human face that can awaken “the Gift” (The Sword Never Sleeps by Ed Greenwood)

  • “rethren” – Common:- a type of tree-cat (Swords of Eveningstar by Ed Greenwood)

  • “riskin” – Common:- a type of small brown bird partial to “cavanter” buds (Swords of Eveningstar by Ed Greenwood)

  • “rubyfire” – Common:- a type of wine (The Sword Never Sleeps by Ed Greenwood)

  • “shimmerweave” – Common:- a fabric that has the same high-shine “sheen” as glossy (“satin weave”) silk or real-world nylon; when candlelight reflects off it, the result is a “shimmer,” hence its name (Swords of Eveningstar, Swords of Dragonfire and The Sword Never Sleeps by Ed Greenwood; Ed Greenwood in Greenwood’s Grotto on Discord - May 2, 2023)

  • “sneak-coins” – Common:- a Cormyrean term for ‘Sembian’ cabals or even formal syndicates who covertly try to gain control of businesses in Cormyr, and attempt to secure influence in the realm by bribery, blackmail, and otherwise influencing officials, or nobles (Swords of Eveningstar by Ed Greenwood)

  • “swordjacks” – Common:- armed bodyguards (Swords of Dragonfire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “thaelur” – Common:- a type of drug from the beast-cities of the South that gives a sensation of intense bodily pleasure, and short-lived freedom from pains in the joints (Swords of Dragonfire and The Sword Never Sleeps by Ed Greenwood)

  • “thaerefoil” – Common:- a type of plant with edible leaves, which if consumed raw, or as a tea made from them, prevented erections (Swords of Eveningstar by Ed Greenwood)

  • “treecloak” – Common:- a Cormyrean term applied by the druids to the priests of all the woodgods (Swords of Eveningstar by Ed Greenwood)

  • “urdolphim” – Untheric:- a term for Unther’s travelling traders (Ed Greenwood on Twitter - June 12, 2021)

  • “Weavemaster” – Common:- a term for anyone who had mastered (understanding its workings enough to not need the trappings of arcane magic) “the Weave” so they could work magic by silent act of will, rather than conventional casting (Ed Greenwood on Twitter - June 8, 2022)

  • “wildsnarl powder” – Common:- a very rare, and priced to match, powder used to defeat most divination magic (Swords of Dragonfire by Ed Greenwood)
  • Kyrene Posted - 15 Apr 2024 : 08:44:30
  • “alarphons” – Common:- the internal investigators among “the War Wizards” who kept all “war wizards” honest (Swords of Dragonfire by Ed Greenwood; So saith Ed - January 11, 2005)

  • “bullyblades” – Common:- “thickneck muscle” hired on a long-term basis, such as gangs hired by most nobles and wealthy non-nobles as bodyguards, enforcers, or “hireswords” (Swords of Dragonfire by Ed Greenwood; Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood; Ed Greenwood on Twitter - April 21, 2019; The Sword Never Sleeps by Ed Greenwood)

  • “clout” – Common:- a very tight leather, cloth, or cord belt worn around the hips with a long, diaper-like strip of rectangular cloth passed between the legs, up through the front and back of the belt to dangle down (Swords of Dragonfire and The Sword Never Sleeps by Ed Greenwood; So saith Ed - April 8, 2004)

  • “courtesan” – Common:- a professional “hostess” employed by a ruler at his court, to entertain (need not have a sexual role at all, but usually does; tone of voice or local knowledge implies sexual side of the profession if it exists) important visitors (So saith Ed - June 28, 2007)

  • “dethma” – Common:- a tight cloth, or soft, well worn leather breast-binding or sling (Swords of Eveningstar and Swords of Dragonfire by Ed Greenwood; So saith Ed - April 8, 2004)

  • “doxy” – Common:- a term for a mistress or prostitute, especially applied to women who are shared by a select roster of men (So saith Ed - June 28, 2007)

  • “escort” – Common:- a term for either gender that implies the acting ability and training to function as “arm candy” in social situations such as revels, feasts, and formal gatherings as persons of breeding, not necessarily sexual partners (So saith Ed - June 28, 2007)

  • “lady of the evening” – Common:- a term for a female that implies the ability to function as an “escort” (So saith Ed - June 28, 2007)

  • “madwits” – Common:- same as “crazed-wits” (Swords of Dragonfire and The Sword Never Sleeps by Ed Greenwood)

  • “nightblade” – Common:- a euphemistic term for a penis; a skilled “hiresword” employed as a commando (The Sword Never Sleeps by Ed Greenwood; Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “thicknecks” – Common:- thugs (Swords of Dragonfire by Ed Greenwood; Ed Greenwood on Twitter - April 21, 2019; So saith Ed - June 9, 2006)

  • “Wizards of War, the” – Common:- same as “War Wizards, the” (Swords of Eveningstar, Swords of Dragonfire and The Sword Never Sleeps by Ed Greenwood)
  • Kyrene Posted - 14 Apr 2024 : 17:35:56
  • “Adorned Sufferers” – Common:- a formal term applied to the Adorned (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Adorned, the” – Common:- a term applied to the priests of Ilmater (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Alicorna, the” – Common:- a term applied to the priests of Lurue (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Alrunrae” – Common:- a term applied to the priests (higher in rank than “Runra”) of Sel๛ne (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Anointed” – Common:- (sometimes called the “Grinning Anointed” in reference to the human skulls they carry and the skull masks some of them wear) a term formerly applied to the priests of Myrkul (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Arahar” – Common:- a term applied to the battle-chaplains of Tempus (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Archancels” – Common:- a term applied to the priests (higher in rank than “Chancel”) of Helm (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Ardeacons” – Common:- a term applied to the priests (lower in rank than “Bishou”) of Helm who train and spiritually guide lower ranks of “Vigilators” (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Aumrae” – Common:- a term applied to the “upperpriests” (higher in rank than “Trintelra”) of Sel๛ne (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Balancers” – Common:- same as “Tenders of the Forest”

  • “Bishous” – Common:- a term applied to the priests of Helm each of whom administers to a realm, a region, or a city-state (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Bloodhunters” – Common:- same as “Lords of the Hunt” (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Broken Blades” – Common:- a Tempuran specific term for “Hammers” who were too disabled to fight in the field for the god themselves (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Calunalae” – Common:- a term applied to the highest-ranked “upperpriests” (higher in rank than “Aumra”) of Sel๛ne (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Chancels” – Common:- a term applied to the priests (higher in rank than “Bishou”) of Helm (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Circle of the Gray Ribbon, the” – Common:- a collective term applied to Darkfingers (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Dark Hands” – Common:- a term applied to the priests of Bane (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Darkfingers” – Common:- a term applied to the priests of Mask (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Darks” – Common:- an informal term applied to Darkfingers (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Darshars” – Common:- (a corruption of “Dark Sharran”) a popular term applied to Martyrs (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Deathbringers” – Common:- a term applied to the priests of Bhaal (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Devastators” – Common:- same as “Stormheralds”

  • “Direhar” – Common:- a term applied to the guardian-priests of Tempus (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Doombringers” – Common:- a term applied to the priests of Beshaba; a term for those moved by Myrkul to bring death (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Embracers, the” – Common:- (from “Willing Embracers of the Cold”) a term applied to the priests of Auril (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Enlightened” – Common:- a term applied to the priests of Azuth (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Entrusted Whips” – Common:- a term applied to Loviatans who are the heads of temples (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Exalted Scourges” – Common:- a term applied to the seven highest-ranked priests (higher in rank than “Entrusted Whip”) of Loviatar (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Forest Masters” – Common:- a term applied to the priests of Silvanus (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Fortunate Faithful” – Common:- (or just “Fortunates”) a term for themselves used by the priests of Tymora (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Fortunates” – Common:- see “Fortunate Faithful”

  • “Gentle Guardians” – Common:- (or “the Gentle”) a popular term applied to Eldathyn (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Gentle, the” – Common:- see “Gentle Guardians”

  • “Gladeguardians” – Common:- the formal term applied to Eldathyn (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Goldpalms” – Common:- a term applied to the priests of Waukeen (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Grinning Anointed” – Common:- see “Anointed”

  • “Guardians” – Common:- a term for themselves used by Eldathyn (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Hammers” – Common:- (from “the small, hammering hands of the Foehammer”) a term for themselves used by the clergy of Tempus (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Hands of the Vigilant One” – Common:- see “Vigilators”

  • “Hardhar” – Common:- a term applied to the warrior-priests of Tempus (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Healers” – Common:- a term applied to the speciality priests of Ilmater who work directly with common folk, to heal and lessen suffering (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Heartguides” – Common:- a term applied to the priests of Sune (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Heartwardens” – Common:- a term applied to the “upperpriests” of Sune (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Inflictors” – Common:- an informal term applied to Loviatans (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Just, the” – Common:- a term for themselves used by holy justices and in wider Faer๛n (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Keepers” – Common:- a popular term applied to loremasters (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Ladyservants” – Common:- a formal term applied to Mooncloaks (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Lashes of Loviatar, the” – Common:- a formal term applied to Loviatans (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Lashes” – Common:- a term applied to the senior priestesses of Loviatar who report to an “Entrusted Whip” (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Lectors” – Common:- a term applied to the priests (lower in rank than “Bishou”) of Helm who are local investigators and Helmite force commanders (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Lesser Lashes” – Common:- a term applied to the ordinary priests of Loviatar who report to an “Entrusted Whip” (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Magerobes” – Common:- a popular term applied to the priests of Mystra (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Martyrs” – Common:- a term for themselves used by the priests of Shar (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Mistshadowed” – Common:- a term applied to the priests of Leira (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Mooncloaks” – Common:- a popular term applied to the priests of Sel๛ne (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Namers” – Common:- a formal term applied to loremasters (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Nobanim” – Common:- a collective term applied to the Pride of Nobanion (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Nurturers” – Common:- the most popular term applied to the priests of Chauntea for themselves (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Oakservants” – Common:- same as “Tenders of the Forest”

  • “Prelates” – Common:- a term applied to the priests (lower in rank than “Bishou”) of Helm who are Helmite force unit commanders (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Pryats” – Common:- a term applied to the lowest-ranked priests of Helm (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Rauthar” – Common:- a term applied to the swordmasters of Tempus (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Runrae” – Common:- a term applied to the lowest-ranked priests of Sel๛ne (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Sanctars” – Common:- a term applied to the highest and most secretive speciality priests of Ilmater who are the judges of other “Adorned,” internal investigators of the faith, and the enforcers who fight to protect fellow “Adorned” and their work (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Sartembrae” – Common:- a term applied to the priests (higher in rank than “Tenembra”) of Sel๛ne (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Seekers of the Trail” – Common:- (or “Seekers”) a term for themselves used by the priests of Shaundakul (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Seekers” – Common:- see “Seekers of the Trail”

  • “Servants of Mystra” – Common:- see “Servants”

  • “Servants” – Common:- (after “Servants of Mystra”) a term for themselves used by the priests of Mystra (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Staglords” – Common:- same as “Forest Masters”

  • “Stalwarts” – Common:- a term applied to the priests of Tempus (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Stormbringers” – Common:- same as “Stormheralds”

  • “Stormheralds” – Common:- a term applied to the priests of Talos (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Supreme Watcher, the” – Common:- a term applied to the highest office (higher in rank than “Archancel”) in the church of Helm (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Talonar” – Common:- same as Talonite (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Talossan” – Common:- same as Talassan (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Tempests” – Common:- a term for themselves used by the priests of Talos (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Tenders of the Forest” – Common:- a term for themselves used by the priests of Silvanus (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Tenembrae” – Common:- a term applied to the priests (higher in rank than “Alrunra”) of Sel๛ne (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Terrors” – Common:- same as “Talontar” (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Trintelrae” – Common:- a term applied to the lowest-ranked “upperpriests” (higher in rank than “Sartembra”) of Sel๛ne (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “True and Loyal, the” – Common:- same as “Tormtar” (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “True Guardians” – Common:- (from combining the two terms “the True and Loyal” and “Watchful Guardians,” or “the True” for short) a term applied to the priests of Torm (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “True, the” – Common:- see “True Guardians”

  • “Truetraders” – Common:- a term for themselves used by the priests of Waukeen (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “underglass” – Common:- greenhouse (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Undrowned, the” – Common:- a term applied to the priests of Umberlee (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Vicarphs” – Common:- a term applied to the priests (lower in rank than “Bishou”) of Helm (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Vigilators” – Common:- (or “Hands of the Vigilant One”) a formal term applied to the priests of Helm (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Walking Plagues” – Common:- same as “Talontar” (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Warlyon” – Common:- a term applied to the high priests of Tempus (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Watchful Guardians” – Common:- same as “Tormtar” (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Watchful, the” – Common:- a colloquial term applied to Vigilators (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)

  • “Windriders” – Common:- a popular term applied to the priests of Shaundakul (Elminster’s Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood)
  • Kyrene Posted - 12 Apr 2024 : 13:46:14
  • “blaze” – Common:- the slang word for a “splendor” (Ed Greenwood on Twitter - August 2, 2021)

  • “crown” – Common:- a gold coin of the Windrise Ports; a gold coin of old Athalantar (Ed Greenwood on Twitter - August 2, 2021; Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “deadeye” – Common:- (or just “eye”) the slang word for a “haeth” (Ed Greenwood on Twitter - August 2, 2021)

  • “dew” – Common:- see “dragondew”

  • “dragondew” – Common:- (or just “dew”) the slang word for a “crown” (Ed Greenwood on Twitter - August 2, 2021)

  • “eagle” – Common:- the slang word for a “haebur” (Ed Greenwood on Twitter - August 2, 2021)

  • “eye” – Common:- see “deadeye”

  • “glaur” – Orc:- demon (Ed Greenwood on Twitter - October 23, 2020)

  • “haebur” – Common:- an electrum coin of the Windrise Ports (Ed Greenwood on Twitter - August 2, 2021)

  • “haeth” – Common:- a copper coin of the Windrise Ports (Ed Greenwood on Twitter - August 2, 2021)

  • “kala” – Orc:- white (Ed Greenwood on Twitter - October 23, 2020)

  • “metapsychic” – Common:- a term for “the Invisible Art” used by sages (Ed Greenwood on Twitter - November 25, 2020)

  • “mind magic” – Common:- a colloquial term for “the Invisible Art” (Ed Greenwood on Twitter - November 25, 2020)

  • “mindfire” – Common:- an older arcane term for “the Invisible Art” (Ed Greenwood on Twitter - November 25, 2020)

  • “promise” – Common:- the slang word for a “talond” (Ed Greenwood on Twitter - August 2, 2021)

  • “rauk” – Orc:- devil (Ed Greenwood on Twitter - October 23, 2020)

  • “raukyn” – Orc:- fiend (Ed Greenwood on Twitter - October 23, 2020)

  • “splendor” – Common:- a platinum coin of the Windrise Ports (Ed Greenwood on Twitter - August 2, 2021)

  • “stealthslake” – Common:- a metal treatment that renders metal weapons and armor nonferromagnetic, nonreflective, and silent, not clanging even when struck against other metals or stone with force, and able to take dyes and paints, so that even bare sword blades can readily be changed in color and thus concealed from long-range detection (Volo’s Guide to All Things Magical by Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “talond” – Common:- a silver coin of the Windrise Ports (Ed Greenwood on Twitter - August 2, 2021)
  • Kyrene Posted - 08 Apr 2024 : 08:39:32
  • “arnothog” – Dwarvish:- the term for a large (pack-lizard size or larger) lizard (Ed Greenwood in Greenwood’s Grotto on Discord - August 17, 2023)

  • “aug” – Dwarvish:- dragon (Ed Greenwood in Greenwood’s Grotto on Discord - August 17, 2023)

  • “axes” – Common:- the thick, flat gold coins (that take the shape of double-bladed or back-to-back axe-blades) widely used by modern dwarves, that are often valued at five gold pieces each because of their weight and volume in purer-than-most-coins gold (Ed Greenwood in Greenwood’s Grotto on Discord - August 17, 2023)

  • “blueshine” – Common:- a metal treatment to make metal weapons and armor resistant to acid and all corrosive effects, prevents future rusting and purges the metals of all oxidation (Volo’s Guide to All Things Magical by Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “everbright” – Common:- a metal treatment to make metal weapons and armor gain an enduring bright shine and become immune to tarnishing and other discoloration, acidic corrosion, and rusting (Volo’s Guide to All Things Magical by Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd)

  • “jlug” – Dwarvish:- scaly (Ed Greenwood in Greenwood’s Grotto on Discord - August 17, 2023)

  • “jlugluk” – Dwarvish:- reptile (Ed Greenwood in Greenwood’s Grotto on Discord - August 17, 2023)

  • “lothlaug” – Dwarvish:- wyvern (Ed Greenwood in Greenwood’s Grotto on Discord - August 17, 2023)

  • “lurvaarnkess” – Elvish:- an evil adult human woman (Ed Greenwood in Greenwood’s Grotto on Discord - August 27, 2023)

  • “luvaarnele” – Elvish:- an evil adult elven female (Ed Greenwood in Greenwood’s Grotto on Discord - August 27, 2023)

  • “nothlar” – Dwarvish:- see “nothlim” (Ed Greenwood in Greenwood’s Grotto on Discord - August 17, 2023)

  • “nothlim” – Dwarvish:- the collective (for both the race and any group of lizardfolk aside from a presumed family unit, which is “nothlar”) term for lizardfolk (Ed Greenwood in Greenwood’s Grotto on Discord - August 17, 2023)

  • “nothnia” – Dwarvish:- (literally “lizardfolk-she”) female lizardfolk (Ed Greenwood in Greenwood’s Grotto on Discord - August 17, 2023)

  • “nothnig” – Dwarvish:- (literally “lizardfolk-he”) male lizardfolk (Ed Greenwood in Greenwood’s Grotto on Discord - August 17, 2023)

  • “nothog” – Dwarvish:- the term for a small lizard (Ed Greenwood in Greenwood’s Grotto on Discord - August 17, 2023)

  • “phulk” – Dwarvish:- venom (Ed Greenwood in Greenwood’s Grotto on Discord - August 17, 2023)

  • “tath” – Dwarvish:- a thin, flat rectangular plaque (of blueshine- and everbright-treated copper or silver, or more often electrum) with rounded corners (rather like a really thick, undersized playing card) used as a copper, silver, or electrum “coin” (Ed Greenwood in Greenwood’s Grotto on Discord - August 17, 2023)

  • “tuth” – Dwarvish:- plural of tuth (Ed Greenwood in Greenwood’s Grotto on Discord - August 17, 2023)

  • “vaarnar” – Elvish:- an evil sentient (not divine) being (Ed Greenwood in Greenwood’s Grotto on Discord - August 27, 2023)

  • “vaarnelle” – Elvish:- an evil female (Ed Greenwood in Greenwood’s Grotto on Discord - August 27, 2023)

  • “zarzulk” – Dwarvish:- naga (Ed Greenwood in Greenwood’s Grotto on Discord - August 17, 2023)

  • “zur” – Dwarvish:- the term for a small snake (Ed Greenwood in Greenwood’s Grotto on Discord - August 17, 2023)

  • “zurphul” – Dwarvish:- the term for a deadly poisonous snake (Ed Greenwood in Greenwood’s Grotto on Discord - August 17, 2023)

  • “zurzulk” – Dwarvish:- the term for a giant snake (Ed Greenwood in Greenwood’s Grotto on Discord - August 17, 2023)
  • Kyrene Posted - 07 Apr 2024 : 17:27:41
  • “blackroot” – Common:- a type of plant akin to real-world licorice; beer (a dark, thick, almost syrupy brew with a unique taste that has just the tiniest hint of sweetness) made from it (My Slice of Silverymoon, Part Four by Ed Greenwood; So saith Ed - August 13, 2010 by The Hooded One)

  • “dunwing” – Common:- a type of bird of the Stonelands (Crown of Fire by Ed Greenwood)

  • “kaethae” – Common:- same as “kaeth”

  • “qaw” – Uloushinn:- see “qahwa”

  • “Uloushinn” – Common:- see Midani

  • “War Wizards, the” – Common:- a term for the group of battle-mages and sorcerers who fight on behalf of the kingdom of Cormyr and its Crown (Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting by Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo)


  • Anauroch contains an Uloushinn glossary that I am not going to copy here for various reasons. I have only copied from it as far as is required to supplement the original entry for “qahwa.”

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