Terms for the City of Dragons world—or as my friend Micheal likes to call it “Adrienne Land”
Alchemy: Magical Science
Ancient: Any Kin older than three thousand years old.
Arena Fights: A cross between gladiator style fighting and sumo wrestling where Half-Breeds are pitted against each other for sport.
Become: The process of the Human body going from physical to metaphysical as they Shift and become Lesser-Bred.
Belong: To be bonded to another through metaphysical means. Humans who belong are not immortal, but they live a very long time and cannot live without the Kin they are bonded too. This term also refers to metaphysical bond between a Dominant and a Submissive. This is almost exclusively between Female who “owns” a Male.
Blood Rage: Loss of control due to not Feeding.
Bonded Pair: Two males who share metaphysical energy signatures. May or may not be Brothers. Always the same rank in the Food Chain.
Brother: Males who emerge from the hatching ground together.
Burn: Metaphysical surge. A feel good heat.
Chela or Chelae: Claws
Chetra or Chetrah: Humans. Olde Tongue for sweet meat.
Clicking: A rapid fire tick-tick sound emitted by Kin and Lesser-Breds. This sound is almost exclusive to submissives withing a group or white-scales.
Dens: Territory owned by the Queen.
Dominant: Male that has established dominance in the Dens. Dominants can be “made” from birth or a Male can fight his way to the top. A “true Dominant” is a Male who obtains the position because he is metaphysically potent–rather than by skill and brutality.
dominant/dominance: social rank. One male maybe dominant over another. And may or may not be a Dominant.
EFH: Earth for Humans. Anti-Kin Political group.
Elder: Any Kin one thousand years or older.
Female: A title. The highest level of dominance. Refers to Kin who take on a Human female form.
Faerie: Singular version of Folk. Also a “slang” word for Folk.
Feed: The act of taking Blood, Flesh, or Metaphysical energy.
Folk: Faerie. Proper title for the species.
First RHage: A Queen’s most powerful RHage. What she is imprinted with by her Mother. There are four: Fear, Flesh, Blood, and Violence.
Food: Lower than a submissive. Sole purpose is to Feed others. Usually do not survive the hatching grounds. Also a derogatory name to reference another Kin.
Food Chain: Dominance scale.
food: Substance that is consumed.
Food: When a Kin is a source of sustenance–a title.
Gray-Zone: The multi-block area surrounding the Dens. There are no real markers for the Gray-Zone but the area is very dilapidated and the city does not enforce codes, taxes, or provide police protection. Utilities and housing are almost always free in the Zone, as well as the basic needs such as clothing and some food.
Half-breed: Kin and female human offspring. Always male. Half-breed is not capitalized because the species views them as an abomination. Half-Breeds cannot whirr-purr-or thrum. Some can whistle and click but most are mute. Half-Breeds tend to have the intelligence of the average dog at best. Fertility is directly related to intelligence. The small number who are at a Human level of intelligence are the only ones which are fertile. Half-Breeds do not feed but they can feed others because they heal Kin fast. The ability to be food is also linked to intelligence. Half-Breeds are most often used by Humans and Faeries in the fighting arenas.
Halvsie: Slang for half-breed
Hatching Grounds: Where eggs are hatched and survival begins.
Hive: The Queen’s domain. These are located below ground usually in major cities.
Hot Load: Reference to blood and flesh that is not safe to consume. Usually found in half-breeds. Results vary.
Impress: The act of acquiring phenotypic, genetic, and metaphysical, traits.
Impression: imprint (see above).
Kept: Term most often used when referring to Lesser-Breds who are under the protection of a particular Male. Lesser-Breds cannot belong, but they can be kept, scent marked and feed a Male giving them value and protection. Most often done by ferals who use Lesser-Breds as a source of income by selling their flesh, blood, and sexual favors.
Kin: Dragon. Proper title for the species.
Lesser-Bred: Half-breed and human offspring or any generation there after. Lesser-Bred should be capitalized. Because Lesser-Breds can be safely used as Food, which means they have value. Side note: The further away (genetically) a Lesser-Bred is from it’s half-breed sire, the more likely they are to go through physical mutations. The closer they are to their Half-Breed Sire, the more Human they can appear. This is the general rule–although not set in stone. 4-8 generations removed usually have the strongest blood for feeding, and obtain some of the ethereal appearance of their Kin ancestors.
Link: Human Metaphysically tied to a Kin. Humans who “belong”.
Made: To be designed through metaphysical and genetic manipulation.
Male: A title: Refers to all Kin who hold the shape of a Human male. Males can be high or low on the food chain.
Mark: Male Kin marked by a Female.
mark or marked: The scar left by a Kin, Male or Female.
Metaphysics: The energy emitted by all Kin and Lesser-Breds. It is also studied as a science.
MKFK: Man Kind For Kin: Kin activist group who view dragons as gods. Powerful political organization.
Mother: Term reserved for the Female who nurtured a Female or a Prince.
Need: The biological requirement for Food.
Nevus: Unique birthmark found on all Kin.
New: Same thing as the word young and more accurate because Kin are not born but made.
Owned: To be under the control/protection of another.
Pet: Humans who are owned by Kin often serve a Queen but are not her Link. A Female can “own” a Human and endow them with strength and longevity through her mark. A Male can only “own” a Human by scent marking them. Being owned by a Male does not increase longevity or health.
Physical form: Most often refers to a Human shape.
Purr: This sound is a cross between the purring noise made by a large cat like a lion or tiger and the churring sound produced by whales. It can be a continuous tone or rise up and down. Purring stokes metaphysical heat and can create a euphoric feeling. The sound has a positive effect on cellular reproduction and represses pain receptors.
Rage: Anger caused by a loss of control over instinct also a biological boiling point due to self-neglect or deprivation of meeting ones need.
RHage: A Queens preternatural power. There are four distinct types, Fear, Violence, Blood, Flesh. A Queen can only have one first Rhage, but she can posses all four.
Rise: Biological surge, the wave of metaphysical power or physiological changes as the body reaches a peak. Also refers to approaching one’s need. Rise is also a term used by Lesser-Breds who are at the peak of their Shift when they go from Human to inhuman.
Roll: The act of a Metaphysical Feed. This is usually only done by Females. On rare occasion a Dominant can also do it. Lesser-Breds can perform this on Humans which is why Lesser-Breds are valuable as whores. Only the Female Roll is upper case. When a Male performs this act or a Lesser-Bred it is roll with italics.
roll: Act of domination of one Kin over another, can result in sex, feeding or both.
Scent: Act of drawing air over the palate to taste.
Shift: To change from Human form to Kin (dragon). Or go through the metaphysical transformation where Humans become Lesser-Bred.
Son: A Prince to a Queen. One Male, specifically designed for the purpose of supplying metaphysical variation, for breeding. Usually a gift to another Queen.
Stain: The metaphysical burn mark left on a Lesser-Bred’s body where their Kin self attempts to rise to the physical world. This happens during the first phase of the Shift. The marks can be very small and well hidden, or they can be large enough to paint a significant amount of a Lesser-Bred’s body. A stain can be physical, to the point the Lesser-Bred doesn’t even look Human. Most commonly, are under the skin color splotches, and eye color change.
Submissive: Social rank within a group or pair.
submissive: social rank being lower than another. A Male may be dominant over one Kin and submissive to another.
Thrum: The proper term for the sound a Kin or Lesser-Bred makes when emitting metaphysical wave pulses with the purpose to assist someone in healing.
Thumping: Another sound which is more felt than heard. The purpose is unknown (and the dragons are not talking). It is a sound almost exclusively produced by a dominant Kin in a group. While the purposed is unknown the rate at which a Kin or Lesser-Bred thumps is in direct correlation to their heart beat. Side note: Sound is most often made when hunting.
True Form: A natural metaphysical state.
Ulysiss Gland: One located between the shoulder blades (upper) one located at the base of the spine (lower) under the skin. They cannot be seen. They fuel the biological engine which controls the Shift. Pushing it can have an orgasmic effect.
Wall: Structure surrounding the Dens. Man made.
Whirr: A higher pitched version of the purr, does not have as much of an affect on healing. The whirr is a sound usually associated with pleasure. Things that feel good will often make Kin and Lesser-Breds whirr.
Whistle: A high pitched sound, made almost exclusively by submissives within a group or white-scales.
White-Scale: Newly Hatched and not fully formed with a Human shape.
Wizard: Things born leaking magic.