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  • Occidental Calendar

    The *Occidental Calendar*, or *OC*, is the calendar used in the [[Occident]], one of the two major continents in the north of [[Meier]]. It is currently 471 OC. (N.B. To relate this date to others in recent history or see the current date, see [[Date and …

  • Oriental Reckoning

    *Oriental Reckoning*, or *OR*, is the calendar system used in the continent of [[Orient]]. The current year is 1411 OR. Oriental Reckoning is based on the rise of the Bamdoon Dynasty in [[Kampsha]]. The Bamdoon Dynasty fell out of power in 934 OR (-6 [[ …

  • Atomie

    *Atomies* are a common type of fey, commonly found in the places where the boundaries between our world and [[Arallfyd]] are worn thin. They are just under a foot tall and weigh about two pounds. Stories of atomies found in the [[Bocan Islands]] are …

  • Languages of Meier

    Many different languages are spoken amongst the humans on [[Meier]]. Here is a list of the major ones. h4. Occidental Languages * Common (Gardish) ** Lasani is a close dialect of Gardish, and not generally considered its own language. (The …

  • The Pact

    *The Pact* is a four-way treaty signed between the major powers of [[Occident]] about four and a half centuries ago. The historic accord is today recognized as the end of the [[Age of Conflict]] and the beginning of the modern age, and is the basis for …

  • Crime in Silverstream

    *This article applies to Silverstream in 451 OC, and is out of date now.* *Crime in [[Silverstream]]* is a major problem, and is becoming more so as time goes on. New members of the City Watch are offered this overview of the situation in the city. …

  • càphi

    *Càphi* is a berry-producing plant which grows wild on many of the [[Bocan Islands]], but nowhere in the Old World. It is often cultivated for sale back north, where its berries are often crushed, brewed, and consumed as a bitter-tasting but stimulating …

  • Street Lingo

    In many cities, the criminal element has its own lingo. | Term | Meaning | | [[the Crowd]] | a major international criminal organization | | Anlìn | the Crowd's criminal code of honor | | Friend | a Crowd member | | Stranger| criminal who is not a …

  • Dilmun

    *Dilmun* is a mythical city, purported to be the original home of [[Deities of Meier|the gods]]. Its interpretation and validity differ from religion to religion. h3. Myth of Dilmun In the days before time, the many gods and their servants all lived …

  • Anlìn

    The code of Anlìn (pronounced ahn-LEEN) is the code of honor all inducted members of [[the Crowd]] must swear to. New inductees are _geased_ to obey the code for a period of 20 days after swearing in. The following is Anlìn as it was eight years ago, …

  • Thriae Waggle

    The *Thriae Waggle* is a type of dance which was extremely popular in [[Silverstream]] a few years ago, and is now enjoying a great vogue in [[Erolì]] but is considered dated in Silverstream. Based on the supposed habits of the bee-like [[thriae]], the …

  • Letter of Marque

    A *Letter of Marque* is a government license authorizing a person (known as a privateer) to attack and capture enemy vessels and bring them before admiralty courts for condemnation and sale. Letters of marque are only ever offered during times of war. …

  • Lubentia Vibe

    The _*Lubentia Vibe*_ is a mythical [[artifact]]. According to a rather esoteric legend, the _Lubentia Vibe_ was responsible for the absolute subjugation of the [[Gideon|Gideon Empire]] in the last years of its life. Although the myth does not …

  • Juju

    *Juju* is a strange type of magic used only by the natives of the [[Bocan Islands]], called [[jujuling|jujulings]] by many for their ability to use this kind of magic. The way it works is totally unknown, and very few civilized people have ever learned …

  • Golarion

    *Golarion* is a type of noodle soup popular in western [[Urst]], made from a fish broth. Most people find it rather bland, although it has enjoyed a recent surge of popularity in [[Deaux]]. Half-orcs find it completely unpalatable. There are no other …

  • Faerûn

    *Faerûn* is a dessert found locally in [[Chester]]. It's made of a round, honey-glazed roll with a "bowl" in the center, which is filled with raisins or berries. The dessert is also a favorite in [[Shraa]], where it is seen as an exotic treat. Travelers …

  • Date and Timeline

    h2. Current Date The current date is *Duober 23, 478* [[Occidental Calendar|OC]]. h2. Notable Dates Throughout History All dates are given using the BP/OC style; see [[Occidental Calendar]] for more information. * ca. *4000 BP*[1]: The …

  • hammer

    In [[Meier]], the *hammer* is universally known as a symbol for death. Personified depictions of Death always show him carrying a hammer, and phrases like "under the hammer" mean "dead". This image comes from religion: the traditional gods of death, [[ …

  • Ages of the World

    The [[Reptites]] divide all of their history into several *Ages of the World*, which they say loop around and around like gears. According to them, this is nearly the end of the sixth age and the beginning of the seventh. The exact date of the end of the …

  • Collegiate

    The *Collegiate* is the magical university at [[North Almond]]. Unlike the academies of [[Lasant]] or the religious colleges of [[Wick]], the focus here is on arcane magic, political science, and other auxiliary skills like numerology. [[Exene]] is …

  • Missing Persons

    The following is a list of notable individuals whose whereabouts are currently unknown. * [[Maximel]] * [[:cyan-the-elder]] * [[:kenneth-uarsen]] * [[:yurund-the-landfreer]] * [[:cyan-the-younger]] h3. See Also * [[Triune Religion]] * [[ …

  • Idioms

    The Gardish (Common) language has a number of unique *idioms*. | Idiom | Meaning | | an [[Arallfyd]] map | a useless or dated piece of information | | silent as [[Divine Realms|Bibliomnibus]] | completely quiet | | [[Mayacidow]]’s [[Divine Realms| …

  • Myth of Princess Peak

    The following *Myth of Princess Peak* has been told and retold in [[Urbield]] for uncounted generations. h3. The Myth Ages ago, a terrible pit fiend from Hell decided he wanted to carve out an evil kingdom for himself in the mortal world. So he …

  • Stonecircle

    The *Stonecircle* is an ancient secret society dedicated to protecting [[Meier]] from interference by extraplanar beings. The society has existed for something like 800 years, and was once a large enough organization to threaten entire kingdoms. Nowadays, …

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