The war between good and evil has raged for millennia,
but now evil is winning,
and the Marked Souls are caught in the middle…
DICTIONARY OF TERMS:
abraxas: An angelic-possessed’s blessed weapon.
ahāzum: A gathering of djinn; forbidden since the First Battle.
ascendant: The rise of a demon within a possessed human; refers to the initial incident of possession and subsequent risings.
birnenston: Also, brimstone. A sulfuric compound leached from some demonic emanations interacting with the human realm.
desolator numinis: “Soul cleaver”; a demonic weapon.
djinni: djinn (pl.): Upper echelon of demonkind; fallen angels who are content to stay fallen.
djinn-man: A human possessed by a djinni.
ether: The elemental energy of spiritual and demonic emanations.
feralis: ferales (pl.): Lesser demonic emanation encased in a physical shell of mutated human-realm material. Physically strong, but not so impressive in the brains department.
heshuka: The unknown darkness; from Aramaic.
horde-tenebrae: Blanket term for lesser demonic emanations, including malice, ferales, and salambes. Also, tenebrae.
ichor: A physical by-product of demonic emanations not compatible with the human realm.
league: Isolated clusters of possessed fighters assigned to high-density human-population areas with the mission of reducing demonic activity.
malice: Incorporeal lesser emanation from the demon realm, typically small and animalistic in shape with protohuman intelligence.
mated-talyan bond: The synergistic combination of male and female possessed powers.
reven: The permanent visible epidermal mark left by an ascended demon.
salambe: Highly emanating demonic form from the same subspecies as malice.
solvo: A chemical version of the desolator numinis; produces opiatelike effects in humans while splitting off the soul.
sphericanum: The realm of angels, separated from the human realm by the gates of heaven. Also used in reference to the ruling body of angelic powers.
symballein: A token, such as an engraved metal disk, that is broken into two pieces and used to establish identity when reunited; from Greek.
talya: talyan (pl.): 1. Sacrificial lamb; a young man (Aramaic). 2. A human, typically male, possessed by a repentant demon.
tenebrae: Blanket term for lesser demonic emanations, including malice, ferales, and salambes. Also, horde-tenebrae.
tenebraeternum: The demon realm, separated from the human realm by the Veil.
teshuva: A repentant demon seeking to return to a state of grace.
Veil: An etheric barrier between the human and demon realms and composed of captured souls.