Glossary

Flammeus contains, as you would expect, some words which we may not recognise from our own world. Many of them are easy to guess, but others may require some explanation. In any alternate world, there will be new plants or animals, tools or trades which we have not encountered in our own world, and this page hopes to address this.
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A Maid who has left the Temple.

Angel

A woman who cares for bees and harvests honey

Beeguard

A midwife; a woman who assists a woman giving birth.

Birthmother

Small, glossy, dark berries, similar to blackcurrants.

Darkberry

A small room or cell in which a Maid of the Temple sleeps.

Dormit

Term used by the people of the Outer for Maids who have left the Temple.

Drab

Patchworked dress worn by Maids of the Temple.

Drabcoat

Small pierced clay jar used to contain live embers to start fires.

Emberjar

A type of metal used in communication devices.

Honeygold

Large shady tree with glossy foliage and red flowers.

Kosso tree

Girl under the age of 21 who lives in the Temple.

Maid

Embroidered cotton scarf or shawl, worn over the head and shoulders.

Netela

Living place where OutRiders are brought up  from boyhood.

OutFort

Men who are responsible for the enforcement of the Queen's wishes.

OutRider

Common tree used for building, eating, medication and other items.

Paradox tree

A man or woman skilled in herbalism who makes medicines.

Physic

A woman over the age of 21 who leads and enforces the wishes of the Temple.

Priestess

A rough stick used to strike a spark for a fire.

Strikestick

A rough ball of soap, sometimes on a string.

Soapball

Spider's web

Spidersilk

A dangerous snake which spits in the eyes, like a spitting cobra.

Spitsnake

A stick split at one end, used to twist fruit off the branch.

Splitstick

The site of religious affairs in Oramia. The home of the Goddess.

Temple

A small  fibrous twig used to brush the teeth.

Toothtwig

A pouch or pocket attached to a thin belt, worn under the clothes

Underpocket

A pit latrine.

Wastepit

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