World of the Kyrni Glossary
Amrath – Human. Friend of Talkari and brother of Talkari’s lost link Dorath. Big guy. Big heart. Prefers an axe.
Ardo – Nyshi. Wizard of water. Markuta. Generally cantankerous. Has a soft spot for horses. Scary powerful. Not a fan of Fire.
Arie – Nyshi. Mage of Ryth. Feared by the torbadyn. Faithful to a fault. Prefers long dresses and manners but rarely gets to enjoy either of them.
Armyth – Rare purple crystals most often found deep in caves. Razor sharp and toxic. see Dalnu.
Ary-dorinu – Elf. Female drykir who told Sorin to head for the Kanadorak. Sorin didn’t head for the Kanadorak. No one was surprised by his action. Annoyed, but not surprised.
Ashyah – Glass spirals that make up the third part of the Martayah, a tool used by mages to travel to other planes of existence. Also see Shanyah and Tinyah.
Asrai – Faerie. Water spirit.
Avi Nahiti Ashoni – Elvish phrase used in magic. Means ‘magic return to me’.
Banashitu – Clan of traders who reside in the Kanadorak forest…allegedly.
Bayacaklin – Nyshi. Also called Baya. Dakori witch. Fae witch. Not to be messed with. See also Cu-tyha and Cayri.
Bloodlock – A gift given in exchange for blood. Cannot be given away.
Bri – Caller. Linked with Yiryn. Could be Sorin’s old crush.
Cayri – Nyshi. Name given by Darkori clan to their mage. See Bayacaklin/Baya and Cu-tyha.
Chey – An extremely deadly species of snake.
Ciathach/Cughtash – Faerie. Lives mostly in caves. Moves from shadow to shadow. Nobody has ever seen one.
Counter – The animal that a kryni shifts into.
Cricket – Faerie. A sheema from the Nayli Forest. Troublemaker. Lifesaver. Fierce hunter. Hates squirrels. The feeling is mutual.
Crin – One of the five lines of women from whom callers came.
Cu-tyha – The torbadyn name for a fae-witch. The elves fear them. See also Bayacaklin/Baya and Cayri.
Dakoyri – Trader clan that lives in the Kanadorak Forest.
Dalman – Middle form of currency.
Dalnu – Poisonous water made by soaking Armyth crystals. Dangerous to humans. Deadly to elves.
Dane – Nyshi. Young thief from Ryth. Impulsive. Adorable. Annoying. Also a wizard of earth.
Doran – Caller. Linked with Kinara
Dorash – Powerful trader clan
Dria – Faerie. Lives in trees. Not in trees but IN trees. Humanoid in form. Helpful.
Drindoc – Sorin’s horse
Drygha – Faerie. Gryphon like creatures the size of squirrels. Four talons and fur covered bodies.
Dykir – Elf. A faction of elf that serves the goddess
Eadeynaklin – Kyrni. Counters with a silver dragon. Can lone-shift at will. Also called Eade.
Eothi – The prophecy.
Essence – The energy source of magic.
Felsphynx – Kyrni. A type of counter similar to a cat/sphynx cross.
Feydrhin – Kyrni. Linked with Jaydar. Counters with a hippogryph. Kind of adorable. Also called Rhin.
Frid – Faerie. Lives under rocks.
Fuath – Faerie. Lives in rivers. One tried to kill Dane. He’s still mad about it.
Gnomes – Faerie. Feed on trees and Dria. Leave dead rings around trees.
Grig – Faerie. Small winged creatures that live near flowers. Lure animals in with a song and swarm them.
Hob – Faerie. Small creatures. Humanoid in appearance. Live in the sticks and fallen branches of forests. Fond of mushrooms.
Ilya – Daughter of Tyreana and Rawl. Saved by Arie.
Jaydar – Caller. Linked with Feydrhin.
Kalni – Human. Trader from Dorash. Tried to steal Sorin’s horses. Lost his son in the process.
Kelpie – Faerie. Lives in water. Can adapt the appearance of a seal, but shifts to a creature with two arms, two legs and mouth full of fangs. Cannot leave the water.
Kericaklin – Human. Leader of the Dakoyri Clan. Also called Keric.
Kinara – Kyrni. Linked with Doran. Counters with copper dragon. Hot tempered.
Kole – Sorin’s steward.
Krea – Kyrni. Counters with a gryphon. Can lone-shift at will. Terrible at following directions. Excels at picking pockets and making people mad.
Lady Carene – Human. Regent for Ryth.
Lady Larae – Human. Eldest daughter of Lady Raeyal and heir to the throne.
Lady Marli – Human. Regent of Traasdak.
Lady Raeyal – Human. The Empress.
Lady Trintin – Human. Daughter of Lady Marli and heir to Traasdak Regency.
Lift – The act of stealing something.
Link – The other half of the kyrni/caller relationship.
Lone-shift – When a kyrni shifts without a caller there to sing them back.
Loireag – Faerie. Lives in water. Skin like fish scales and hair like pond moss.
Lone-shift – When a kyrni shifts without first forming a link with a caller.
Lord Blaydin – Human. Lady Marli’s brother and escort to Lady Trintin. Inadvertently funded Krea’s trip to Shaylith.
Lost Shift – When a kyrni cannot shift out of their counter
Markalri – A dagger created by Nyrit. Feeds on life-force.
Markuta – Race created by dwarves to work in the caves. Origin unknown but suspect.
Marta-alkura – Represented by a spiral. The beginning. The source.
Martayah – collection of 9 objects used by mages to travel the astral planes. See also Shanyah, Tinyah and Ashyah.
Melding – Mental communication on an emotional level.
Mishtryl – Elf. Torbadyn leader. Daughter of Mithtrae and mother of Nyrit.
Mithtrae – One of the eldest Torbadyn. Mother of Mishtryl
Morni – An apprentice wizard.
Myrcadu – One of the five lines of women from whom callers came.
Nahi odo nahi – elvish phrase used in magic. Means ‘stop’.
Nal – Human. Stable boy who works for Rawl.
Nalrashi – One of the five lines of women from whom callers came.
Nasari – Legendary warriors skilled in stealth and ambush.
Nordu – The goddess.
Norlendic – One of the five lines of women from whom callers came.
Nyrit – Elf. Torbadyn. Son of Mishtryl.
Nyshi – The name faeries give all magical humans.
Oshta-ataryl – Elf. Torbadyn. Arrogant. Skilled. Suspected of treason by both sides.
Pelt – A young or inexperienced thief.
Prince Northel – Eldest son of Lady Raeyal, the Empress.
Prince Talyth – Youngest child of Lady Raeyal, the Empress.
Proth – Faerie. A creature. Can place pray under a trance with their gaze. Under the control of the torbadyn.
Pulk/Phouka – Any kind of evil faerie
Rakluani Kokalri – From the Royal House of Kokalri in Tisher. Betrothed to Prince Talyth.
Rawl – Human. Owns the stable in Ryth. Married to Tyreana.
Rendo – Focused Essence. A sunball.
Rodulin – Mediation overseen by the village leader.
Ronu – Elvish name for a traitor.
Royden – Kryni. Link killed. Member of Counsel of Elders. Counters with a blue dragon. Friend of Sorin.
Rukh – Kyrni. A type of counter. A very large bird
Runner – Similar to a mob boss without the guns.
Shanyah – Small bags that make up the first part of the Martayah, a tool used by mages to travel to other planes of existence. Also see Ashyah and Tinyah.
Sheema – Faerie. Arboreal cat sized creature capable of shifting into three different forms. Rare.
Shift – The process of shapeshifting
Shil – Smallest form of currency
Shol – Largest form of currency
Sorin – Caller. Linked with Tormismir who was lost. Called the Defender by the drykir. Called mean nyshi by Cricket. Generally cantankerous. Legendary for his skill and his fae-hand.
Tal – Title of respect for ‘the chosen’.
Talkari – Kyrni. Counters with black dragon. Lost her caller link, Dorath. Friends with Dorath’s brother, Amrath.
Talmarni – Name for leader of the Council of Elders.
Tancri – One of the five lines of women from whom callers came.
Tash – Torbadyn. Friend of Oshta-ataryl.
Temple Guardian – Cares of kyrni eggs and young.
Theya – Kyrni. No link. Leader of Council of Elders. Counters with a hippogryph.
Tinyah – Carved sticks that make up the second part of the Martayah, a tool used by mages to travel to other planes of existence. Also see Ashyah and Shanyah.
Tora-nortu – Elvish word for the painted history of the creatures of Nordu
Torbadyn – A faction of elf that doesn’t serve the goddess.
Torkut – The chamber where the history of Nordu’s creation is recorded.
Torkyru – The chamber where the prophecy is recorded.
Tormismir – Kyrni. Sorin’s lost link. A Ruhk.
Tornaki – The pool of death.
Troulas – Human. Sorin’s stable boy.
Tynashi – Torbadyn who are not loyal to Mishtryl.
Tyreana – Human. Wife of Rawl and Arie’s non-magical student.
Ulryk – Caller. No link. Second highest person in the Council of Elders.
Yiryn – Kyrni. Linked with Bri. Counters with a rust colored dragon.