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Glossary

Updated 12.05.19

Words, Terms & Names

  • Aciha:

    Meaning ‘of Fire’ the name of which the Dralic Clan that’s relative element consists of Fire, is called.

  • Ka’wai:

    Meaning ‘of Water’ the name of which the Dralic Clan that’s relative element consists of Water, is called.

  • Olha:

    Meaning ‘of Life/growth’ the name of which the Dralic Clan that’s relative element consists of Life/Growth, is called.

  • Honua:

    Meaning ‘of Earth/ground’ the name of which the Dralic Clan that’s relative element consists of Earth/Ground, is called.

  • Hewa:

    Meaning ‘of Power’ the name of which the Dralic Cult that resides on the Aloha Islands, is called.

  • Wai:

    Meaning ‘Water’ the name of the islands the Ka’wai Dralic Clan resides on.

  • Ola:

    Meaning ‘Life/Growth’ the name of the islands the Olha Dralic Clan resides on.

  • Hona:

    Meaning ‘Earth/Ground’ the name of the islands the Honua Dralic Clan resides on.

  • Ahi:

    Meaning ‘Fire’ the name of the islands the Aciha Dralic Clan resides on.

  • Aloha:

    Meaning ‘Heritage’ the name of the islands the Hewa Dralic Cult and the Dralic Elders resides on.

  • Void-Walker:

    Meaning ‘tainted by Oblivion Source’ the name of which the Dralic Clans call the Cult members that have bathed in Oblivion Source to corrupt their powers.

  • Oblivion Source:

     A pool of void-like liquid that the Dralic believe to be the remains of The Ancients power.

  • Soulless:

    Meaning ‘Without connection’ - Dralic that leave the Mo’anha Islands for selfish reasons.

  • Mo’anha:

    Meaning ‘Elemental Roots’ the name of the Dralic Clan Islands together.

  • Proving:

    A ritual the Dralic of the age of 20 and above can participate in, to receive their markings and prove themselves.
    (Hewa Cultists and Soulless Dralic cannot enter the Ritual)

  • Mating Season:

    A time of year a ritual of mating is held on the central Aloha Island. Allowing Dralic from across the Clan Islands to find a mate and conceive eggs.  (Hewa Cultists and Soulless Dralic cannot enter the Ritual)

  • Amura:

    Meaning ‘Desired Ones’ the name of which is given to a certain race of Dralic that are born with unique physical and emotional qualities.

  • Markings:

    A crystal tattoo that is given to Dralic Clan members that complete their proving - receiving this marking increases their connection to their element.

  • The Elders:

    Dralic of a certain age (60 and over) are chosen to leave their home islands, families and friends to preserve the Dralic history and carry on their rituals.

  • Yoja:

    A typical type of tent the Dralic of the Ka’wai clan resides in. Usually made of tough hide.

  • Serpents:

    The use of this word, represents the snake-like tendrils that appear in ancient murals across ruins - depicting The Ancients power during their reign.

  • Void:

    The use of this word represents the colour of the Ancients Power - the Oblivion Source and the Hewa’s elemental colour once bathed in said Source.

  • The Wall:

    A term used to describe a large wave of water that curls into a tunnel when it’s reached a certain height.

  • Elemental Crystals:

    The Mo’anha islands are littered with coloured crystals that when embedded in a Dralic’s skin in the form of a marking, it increases their connection to their natural element.

  • Aku’ha:

    Meaning ‘The End’ a term used in tales about how The Ancients ended and the Dralic begin, such as - the ‘Tale of Aku’ha’.

  • Roots of Annihilation:

    This term is used to describe a spell that was conjured by a Kamina to end The Ancients - as depicted in the ‘Tale of Aku’ha’.

  • Kamina:

    The Kamina is the name of an ancient race that’s been around since The Ancient’s Reign. They live elsewhere in a different realm but have an alliance treaty with the Dralic. Their relationship is fragile, but the Dralic believe it’s the best way to undo the damage their ancestors did to Kamina kind.

  • The Ancients:

    The Ancients are the ancestors of the Dralic, with their demise, the Dralic were born into creation. The Ancients are referred by the Hewa Cult for their power - however, most of the Dralic clans believe their time should be used to learn from their ancestor's mistakes and make peace with the world The Ancients wronged.

  • The Guardians:

    Guardians is the term used to describe the Emporer and Empress of the Dralic. A couple that reincarnates every 1000 years to protect and guide the Dralic people. Their blood is the purest - said to be closer to The Ancients than the rest of the Dralic because of their unique powers and ability to transform into dragon-like creatures.

  • Bond Mate:

    The term used to describe a partner the Dralic have formed a bond with. During mating, the Dralic mark each other on the junction of their shoulder and neck, as a symbol of their bond for life. Dralic are very loyal creatures, however, differences can happen and if the said couple who have bonded split up, their new mate simply remarks their lover over their previous bond-mate's scar.

  • Abyss:

    This term is used to describe what the dralic perceive as the afterlife. Abyss is where the soul is sent after a Dralic dies to know eternal peace. There are images of said place on murals the Dralic depict as their vision of Abyss, but the images are different to each Dralic’s perception.

  • Oblivion:

    In ancient murals dotted around on ruins that lie scattered on the Aloha islands, images of a swirling vortex in the seas and skies are seen often. This is what the Dralic refer to as Oblivion - The Ancients power.

  • Obsidian orbs:

    Obsidian orbs are used by the Emporer Rhex to Trap souls - one of his powers that allows him to transfer souls into an orb. Though this has not been done since the time of Aku’ha.

  • Ritual of HaʻWai:

    The Term ‘Ha’Wai’ meaning ‘Rebirth’ is used in name of a ritual that happens every 1000 years. The Ritual of Rebirth - where the Guardians return to the Aloha islands to die and be reincarnated from their ashes as new Guardians.

  • Hermaphrodite:

    This term is used to describe a Dralic with both male and female genitalia. Some Herm Dralic have a feminine anatomy and others with masculine anatomy. Only hermaphrodites that have feminine anatomical aspects (Womb/breasts) can conceive eggs.
    (The Amura kind of the Dralic are all Hermaphrodites.)

  • Coral Drops:

    This term is used to describe the border of coral that envelopes the Wai island’s shores. Deep drops of coral that coat the reefs of the islands.

  • Poison Ability:

    The Dralic of the Hewa Cult, if they're of the Olha Clan, their elemental connection becomes lethal after bathing in Oblivion Source, excreting poisonous smog or cloud that's both deadly to plants and mortals, through their skin.

  • Void Flames:

    The Dralic of the Hewa Cult, if they're of the Aciha Clan, their elemental connection becomes volatile after bathing in Oblivion Source, flames the colour of the void can appear in the palm of their hands or in the form of breath.

  • Ash Ability:

    The Dralic of the Hewa Cult, if they're of the Honua Clan’s, their elemental connection becomes destructive after bathing in Oblivion Source, transforming anything they touch into ashes. 

  • Dark Ice:

    The Dralic of the Hewa Cult, if they're of the Ka'wai Clan, their elemental connection becomes cold and dark after bathing in Oblivion Source, freezing water into dark purple ice that spirals with the Void itself.

  • Crystal Forgers:

    This is a talent used by the Dralic of the Honua Clan. Using their connection with the precious crystals that grow on their island - to forge weapons and tools for their people.

  • Familiars:

    This is a talent used by the Dralic of the Olha Clan. Connecting and communicating with the creatures of their islands.

  • Sand Caves:

    Caves further into the Wai islands, sandstone keeping the caves from collapsing, the younglings enjoy exploring these as a pass-time.

  • Hua’Kaun:

    Meaning 'slick insertion' is a term used for a type of ovipositor (object of sexual pleasure) - made from a plant called a 'Pocklick'. 

  • Oka'moh:

    Meaning 'soft bliss'. A sea anemone called a 'Jadila'; is used for its soft rubbery texture as an 'Organic Reliever'

  • Anha'oka:

    Meaning 'Tendril Shell'. A sea anemone called a 'Kilan'; its perfectly sized shell that fits in the palm of a Dralic's hand and tendrils that latches on to anything that exudes heat - the 'Anha'oka' is used often as an 'Organic Reliever'.

     

Creatures

  • Salks:

    A sea creature that can breathe both above and underwater. Large creatures that eat smaller sea life and the Dralic find amusing to imagine surfing because of their less than angelic appearance.

  • Veetals:

    An insect mostly found on the Ola Islands. They can blend into their environment using a natural camouflage. They Eat moss off the barks of trees and younglings enjoy the fun activity of trying to catch them.

  • Lilyrays:

    Flying creatures that only appear when the sun sets or in dark caves. Their whole bodies glow, illuminating small spaces. They feed on pollen in the air.

  • Spiras:

    A flying creature that prefers to fly above large areas of water, mostly the sea. They feed on Lillyrays and Skeels.

  • Skeels:

    A small flying fish that leaps over the surface of the water with speed. They have four wings, two on each side and long flowing tail fins.

  • Rekkon:

    A large insect-like creature that resides on the Hona islands, their backs and long tails are covered in flat tough scales that when curled into a ball; they roll around with ease flattening the ground in their wake. Their tough pincers also allow them to move dirt and earth easily.

  • Emberlicks:

    An iluminous insect that floats under the tree canopies on the Ola Islands. They feed on fruits and small insects.

  • Canaán (Pronounced: Can-narn):

    A large canine creature that the Dralic use as Mounts or Familiars depending on their size. They're gentle by nature and incredibly playful - they require a lot of exercise to just calm them down. Their fur is soft and their bodies are naturally warm - their physique allow for them to run/hunt fast and their claws to climb or ricochet off of trees. Their heads are like bone - painted with gentle and vibrant colours. Their habitat lies on the Ola Islands - amongst the rainforests, they make their homes beneath the tree canopies.

  • Dajan:

    A speedy reptilian creature that’s friendly by nature and the Dralic revere as a distant relative. They’re commonly nested on the Hona islands - the Dralic form great bonds with them with or without familiar traits.

  • Sailine:

    A large sea creature that Dralic uses as mounts or pull stranded fishing ships back to shore.

  • Jadila:

    A sea anemone that grows among the coral reefs of the Wai Islands. Because of its soft rubbery texture, it's favourable use is an 'Organic Reliever' called an 'Oka'moh'.

  • Kilan:

    A sea creature, known to inhabit the coral reefs and rock pools around the Wai islands. Its shell is usually soft missable colours, but the creature's tendrils that spiral out of the shell's opening are brightly coloured. This creature is known to be used as an object of sexual pleasure called an 'Anha'oka'. 

Activities

  • Lava Hopping:

    A certain activity played by the younglings of the Aciha Clan. Consisting of ‘hopping’ over thin veins of lava that run through their villages.

  • Fire Breathing:

    A type of entertainment and practical use which describes the Dralic of the Aciha clan spitting lava from their mouths.

  • Charcoal Sketching:

    Charcoal or volcanic rock is abundant on the Ahi Islands that Dralic finds useful for drawing and sketching.

  • Aqua-dancing:

    Aqua-Dancing is a form of entertainment used by the Dralic of the Ka’wai Clan. Using glowing coral, crystal rods and other objects in the Coral drops to entertain many.

  • Spire Dodging:

    This is an activity the Dralic enjoy whilst surfing. Dodging large shards of coral or crystal on the Wai’s coral reefs on their surfboards.

  • Lava-Surfing:

    An activity the Dralic of the Aciha enjoy using thin slabs of volcanic rock to ride the veins of lava that run down the Volcano sides.

  • Dodging Rekkon:

    A youngling activity, playing with the Rekkon larvae as they roll around, the younglings dodge out of their way. Because of the Dralic’s fond connection with the creatures, the Rekkon larvae enjoy this activity as well.

  • Riding Dajan:

    Dralic enjoy racing or riding their revered creature known as Dajan as a treasured pass-time.

Flora & Fauna

  • Flutterby:

    A white flower that’s a basic compound for healing elixirs. Usually found on the Ola islands it's petal looks like wings that flutter in the breeze, giving it it's name. 

  • Lagoon Tails:

    A hanging flower that grows spiralling around the trees and hangs from its canopies. It's luminous buds glow a soft blue, there are usually many buds on one strand. 

  • Ne'ods:

    A long pod-like strand of seeds that hangs from tree canopies and glows fluorescently in different colours depending on where it grows. For example, it glows blue near the water. Because of their strong flexible strands, these are used for tools such as; Dancing Rods. 

  • Spritnies:

    Deep purple buds that open upon movement close by - the insides of their petals streaked with striking colours to alert those that pass by. 

  • Pea'locks:

    Long leaves that grow from a central bud, usually dark coloured but tipped with an eye of colour on the tips of it's leaves. 

  • Crescent Void:

    Pod-like flowers in which the dark almost black leaves form a crescent moon shape, but have an orb of glowing white that shines dimly within. 

  • Swashmoss:

    A type of moss that grows on the bark of trees, gathering water until its expanded. The water is stored in it's leaves and used for nutrisian over time. Dralic use the moss to collect water from drinking, washing etc by squeezing the moss to release the water. 

  • Pocklick:

    A slick cacoon of seeds drenched in a natural balm. The Dralic are known to use the plant's balm for moisture. Another use is what's called a 'Hua’Kaun'; a type of ovipositor for sexual purposes. 

Gestures

  • Hone’la/Silan’e:

    A term that means 'Welcome' is usually accompanied by a gesture of trust and friendship. The Dralic 'Welcome' each other and visitors by grasping each other's forearms in a firm but gentle manner and shaking once firmly. This gesture is also used when saying 'Silan’e' which means 'farewell'.

  • Sula’ina/Kisa’len:

    A term that means 'Bond-mate or soul-mate' - there are many gestures that Dralic lovers show each other. One of which is during intercourse, Dralic mark their Bond-mates with their teeth on the junctions of their shoulders and necks. Another more public show of affection is resting the crests of their foreheads against each other this gesture means 'Kisa’len' which translates as 'My Love'

  • Hena’le:

    A term that means 'My Heart' - this term of endearment is usually accompanied by taking a lovers hand and placing it over their heart - meaning 'You have my heart'.

  • To Calm a Youngling:

    Dralic mothers who have overactive younglings tend to calm their young by gently nipping a powerful nerve point the backs of their necks. This tends to calm them almost instantly until the age of 16 when the nerve becomes dull. 

  • Public displays of affections:

    Most Dralic are affectionate being - their emotions are usually displayed with pride which includes public displays of affection like kissing and hugging their lovers, friends and family. 

  • Fighting:

    When Dralic argue, things can get physical. Because of their claws, couples that have been together for a long time are not without their scars. Biting, scratching and even out-right sparring is known to happen among fighting couples be it alone or in public. This also applies to friends and family members. The Dralic believe it a healthy way to clear the air and reduce holding grudges.

  • So’dan:

    The term meaning 'Submissive'. A Dralic will usually show their submissive tendencies by lifting their tails completely exposing themselves as a sign of submission. This gesture is usually displayed during/before mating or at the very least in private between lovers. 

  • He’das:

    The term meaning 'Dominant'. A Dominant Dralic will show their demanding nature throw a show of either lifting their lover from the floor, pinning their arms above their head, nipping the tough scales over their throat (Not enough to draw blood). These gestures are displayed during intercourse or at the very least in private between lovers or bond-mates.