Demons: Not the proper term for the species. Demons look like Gnathians but they have their differences, mainly in the eyes, teeth and nails. The nails look normal at first but the skin surrounding them is tougher than a Gnathians’ as their ‘battle’ nails can extend and retract. Demons’ teeth have a feline quality: a longer canine and sharper incisor, though not obviously so. Demons’ eyes are blue, stark and beautiful like a clear sky.
Berserkers: They’re the same species as Demons but they’re tainted by Stephan’s dark power. Their teeth are sharper, their natures wilder, and their nails are constantly displayed; they can’t be retracted. Berserkers can be identified by their black eyes flecked with red – or their entirely red eyes altogether during a fight or a feeding frenzy. They feed on flesh and flesh alone.
Eldryn: They’re living deities – the five keepers of the Balance – each of whom hold an elemental power passed down from mentors and inherited from the five sons of Father and Mother Time: fire; earth; air; water; spirit. Their eyes match their element.
Skinwalker: Demon-like creatures who can shift into an animal form at will. Originally pack animals, they can also be solitary and usually lust after death and destruction, much like the Berserkers.
Gnathian: The Vremian word for ‘Human’. Gnathians are mundane and ordinary, holding no magical powers or special abilities, but they do exist inside Vremia.
Vremia – The continent in which The Eldryn Chronicles is set.
Wetherdon – The town in which Ava grew up and the story begins.
*Other names have been removed to avoid potential spoilers*
Groggnuts – Spongy, mushroom-like plants that release putrid-smelling spores when plucked
Razorcaps – Small, white-purple pearls that grow in the ground, centered in a web of fibrous barbs
Sun Spores – Yellow, buttercup-like flowers with retractable leaves. Its pollen is poisonous and burns on contact
Bitterblacks – Tall, black, grass-like plants that grow in clusters. Fatal if it makes contact with bare skin
Puca – Mischievous spirit-like creatures that have several solid forms
Father and Mother Time – The original deities; the ones who birthed the world (see below for detail).
Daeus – Gods (collective)
Daeia – God (masculine)
Daenia – Goddess (feminine)
Gehn – Vremian word for Hell
Sembeia – Vremian word for Heaven
Veneghn – Devil (genderless)
DAEIAS (Gods of:)
Kano – Sun and Father Time; The first God
Taemus – Sea
Oemis – Death/Soul collector
Andaer – Love/Vanity
Eutos – Drought/Famine
Paeterr – Arts/Music/Dance
Xander – War/Justice (twin brother of Xata)
DAENIAS (Goddesses of:)
Miah – Moon and Mother Time; The first Goddess
Xata – Wisdom/Advice (twin sister of Xander)
Arla – Fertility/Matching/Childbirth
Oesella – Pleasure/Joy
Ymeran – Wrath/Chaos
Nianne – Wildness/Animals/Life
Raenn – Healing/Medicine
THE FIVE SONS (The original Eldryn)
Fraer – Life/Florae
Manai – Fire/Light
Oori – Water/Ice
Vestyr – Air/Weather
Brasse – Earth/Mineral