Land of Muggy Lexican
There is of course, no one language in Muggy. But assembled
here is a election of the A's. They mainly stem from the Paradian language
in the time of Xander, although some words and names are more less common
across Muggy- such as the jewels; and the names from the hosts of
the sea. Ones understanding would greatly increase from the reading
of the Surkling Novel, where the words and names are used in every day
speech and description.
Arrah: The name of the cliff upon which
stood the legendary city of Mrrtrh in the Northing. It was the gateway
to the highest pass between two great valleys, one east and one west.
Legend describes many wonderous things about this city, among them,
that the buildings were adorned with ivory carvings. And the walls held
all the great stones of the valley. It was renowned for its towers that
were the highest structures of the times. At night, it was said, the
city glowed dark red and no rain fell over her.
Arsheli: A spicy bread that was a Paradian
delicacy! The loafs were thick and long and were kept for years before
eating. These were hard as rock! And as heavy when they lifted them!
Nepus Yard banged one against the wall! And it did not break- not even
a crumb fell from it!
Aru: The Lectar calendar year had five
seasons. Beginning with spring which was 30 days followed by the strange
season of Aru which had 15 days; they celebrated the longest day on
the 15th of Aru: Summer followed and was a full 96 days long, and then
came Autumn which had 24 days ended by Winter of 27 days. This was a
192 day year. The following year would either be the dark Year or Light
Asbar: Great star whirlpool of Asbar.
The whirlpool of stars in the east near to the horizon. Eastward, and
dancing along the eastern horizon was a river of stars. They twinkled
like the lanterns of a distant city. This was the whirlpool of Asbar.
And in its middle was the bright star of Matar Taris.
Ascarion: Great warrior in the legend
of the founding of Tyle. Last husband of Corrella. Their daughter was
Sebe who defeated the last Atalant army, hencforth they vanished and
were said to have returned to the sea where they had come from as monsters.
Sometimes spelt: Escarion or Scarion.
Ashor: He was the prophet who came to
Nu with his friend Thless. He was distantly related to Corran; and he
went on the voyage to Peasa, called Deesala in the legend, to obtain
the Book of Leaves which he brought back to the Parad Emia. Ashor was
also given the credit for beginning the White Shield as an administration
in the wilderness at that time.
Asirlias: The younger son of Bazus who
became the King of Bez after Xander. His mother was Vellute. He was
known as Asirlias the Younger. Asirlias had an elder sister called Reh.
Asirlias was preferred to ascend the throne, in the loose talk of the
City; but he was far too young to rule. So, Xander had created the governorship
from the wise of the land, to bring to him a worthy Heir.
Aspir: The son of Neo and Akmelia
Assar: the four tusked light skinned
Elephant of Peara that became the heavy weapon of land battles.
Astrakind: a trainer of striders.
Aszar: a great tree of legend with redish-gold
resin bled and used for the preservation of the Gods.
Atarus: Canapian sign of the eighth
order at Avatus. Hannik wore the Shvair with the white Atarus - the
sign of the eighth order. There were seven military ranks below him
beginning with the brave soldiery - the Caplar. Hannik was of the high
noble order and was addressed as Lar Gildo Hannik, in the name of the
Namur-atus. In Canap the King wears
the sign of the ancient land called Namur-atus upon his shield and armour
which is the strider and the Ussiir. The Ussiir is the ancient Orus
deer from the Hills of Canar. This is the Royal Sign of the Canapians
who wear the ancient Naar.
THE FIRST AGES 1-1599
First Age of Muggy is the longest of all the Ages. It can be broken into
two Epochs. The first is the Epic of the Legends that take us back to
the creation itself and is vast and un-mapped in time. The second is the
Epoch of the Kingdoms- the First Ages from the Plato Year 1 to 1599.
According to the Plato Calendar, civilization began with the
making of the Four War Crowns of Muggy in the year 1. The three great
compass regions of the Northing, Easting and Southing then came into
being. However, the Westing- the fourth region, was fractured into the
Upper Westing and the Dark Westing.
kings of the Dark Westing despised all War Crowns and took up arms
against civilization with their mighty Surkling. So began one of the
great struggles of Muggy History. The stories of the First Immortal-
Quilatroy took place around the year792. The stories of Quilatroy and
Terra Kottager appeared after 1356 by the Plato Calendar.
The First Ages
are largely the Story of Kingdoms, for Wilderfolk settled into villages,
towns and city-states that became kingdoms. In the Northing, there arose
Valy-For, Garvil and Hamb. In the Easting, there arose Peara, Pebvo and
the petty-kingdoms of Deset. In the Upper Westing, there arose Canap and
Axabox. In the Dark Westing arose AZ. In addition, in the Southing arose
Orcil, Green-Lani and Paradia.
most infamous of all these early one-city Kingdoms were that of
Green-Lani in the Far Southing. It was the first single city-kingdom to
have emerged from legend. However, it was a poison seed in the heart of
Wilderfolk civilization, for its inhabitants were descended from the
legendary wilderling tribe of the Arlanq.
White Ship of Spar Vessa story fortold the fall of Green-Lani in 1586.
The fall is enduring legend, an event celebrated as the Battle of the
Dead; a turning point in the battle between the Wilderfolk and the
wilderling. It fell at the hands of Paradia- a truly Silderilk Kingdom.
And from here can be traced the rise of Paradia to Empire under a line
of Kings who wore the Southern War Crown.
Paradia had a long history of invasions from the Dark Westing.
The 1358 invasion is told in the Surkling as a legend-story. Paradia
arose from the devastation- and suffered others, from the Dark Westing.
The later part of the First Ages is dominated by the Paradian conquest
of the Southing and the making of the new Calendar, advances in
navigation, map making, astronomy and the adoption of a written language
evolved from Glyptics.
Paradia's golden age was all but over when the Middle Ages
dawned, but the Empire survived well into the new age. The closing years
of the First Age were marked out by the steady rise of Canap in the
Upper Westing. These kings had worn the Western War Crown for six
hundred years. The conquest of the Kingdom of Mayhav and the flight of a
soldier called Red Robes with his people to the Far Northing, were the
last telling events of this