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GLOSSARY HIGHLANDER Series by: Karen Marie Moning Misc words from Book 6 – The Immortal Highlander: Anon: At an unspecified future time; In a short while Aught: Anything; Whatever; To any degree at all; Everything Aye: Yes Ballocks: Bullshit Betwixt: Between; Between two groups or categories, without belonging to one or the other Bonny: Handsome; Pretty; Healthy glow; Fine; Pleasant Book of the Sin Siriche Du*: (Sn-ser-ick-du) Sin Siriche Du is The Blackest Fairy (Adam) Boon: is like a deal; Kind; Generous; Pleasant; Merry: A close friend Bothy: Privacy outbuilding Brehons*: 106 Lawgivers; This is what the Sidhe-Seers were to their people Canna: Cannot Capitulation: 118 Conditional surrender; A document containing terms of surrender; Articles of concession; Covenant; Treaty Cathair Crofhind*: 25 ‘Twas not amiss Daoine Sidhe*: One of the many names of the Fae Din: Noise; Loud continuous; To repeat insistently or noisily Dinna: Didn’t D‟Jai*: 27 (Ja, a like in “hah") Adam is a Prince from the D’Jai House Doff: To remove; Take-off Doona: Do not or Don’t Fae: (Fay) see also Tuatha Dé Danaan. Divided into two courts, the Seelie or Light Court, and the Unseelie or Dark Court. Both courts have different castes of Fae, with the four Royal Houses occupying the highest caste of each. The Seelie Queen and her chosen consort rule the Light Court. The Unseelie King and his current concubine govern the Dark Court Féth Fiada (Fiadha)*: (Fa-thk Fe-ada, 1st “a” in both words sounds like “a” in hay, 2nd “a” in last word sounds like “a” in haha) means (féth, mist, fog) (fiada, lord, master, possessor): a magic mist or fog that renders those under it invisible...also known as ceó druidecta or ceo JC Radican Page 1 11/10/2010 draiodheachte (Druid's fog). The féth fiada is thought to be a power given to the Druids and Tuatha Dé Danaan by Manannán mac Lir after their defeat by the Milesians" The féth fiada is a triumvirate spell that can render its object impossible to see, hear and/or touch. It cloaks its wearer in illusion that affects short-term memory and generates confusion in the minds of those in the immediate vicinity Garderobe: Bathroom Hae: To have Haud yer Wheesht*: Hush Haver: To talk foolishly or waste time; To waver; Vacillate Hied: 29 To strive; Hasten; Fast; To spring; To hurry or hasten, usually used reflexively Imbolc: 109 Insouciant: 117 To regard, care; Calm and untroubled; Carefree; Indifferent Ka-Lyrra*: 63 & 64 (Name Adam calls Gabby) A creature native to Adam‟s home world, Danu. Silky-pelted, exquisitely marked with huge phosphorescent eyes, velvety paws and a striped, tufted tail; Its delicate beauty tempted, but its bite was dangerous, even to a Tuatha Dé; Not killing but causing madness of considerable duration. Few were they who could woo it; Few were they who dared to try Ken: Understand; know; To know of or about Nae: No; Not Naught: Nothing Nay: No Nigh: Nearly; Almost; Near; Close; Near to; To draw near; Approach No‟: Not Obdurate: Not easily moved to pity or sympathy; Hard hearted; Not giving in readily; Stubborn; Obstinate; Inflexible Obeisance: 5 Stubborn; Gesture of respect or reverence; Bow or curtsy; Attitude shown by this; Homage; Deference Och: Oh Oubliette: 202 Place of forgetting; To forget; See oblivion Quixotic: 35 Extravagantly chivalrous or foolishly idealistic; Visionary Repast: The eating of food as at a meal; Mealtime JC Radican Page 2 11/10/2010 Sentient: 207 (Entity) To perceive by the senses; Of having, or capable of feeling or perception; Conscious Sidhe-Seer*: (SHE-seer) A person Fae magic doesn't work on, capable of seeing past the illusions or "glamour" cast by the Fae to the true nature that lies beneath. Some can also see Tabh'rs , hidden portals between realms. Others can sense Seelie and Unseelie Objects Of Power. Each sidhe-seer is different, with varying degrees of resistance to the Fae. Some are limited, some are advanced with multiple "special powers" Sin Siriche Du, Book Of The*: (Sn-ser-ick-du) Sin Siriche Du is The Blackest Fairy (Adam) Tarry: 200 To delay, linger; Be tardy, remain temporarily; To wait „Tis: It is „Tisna: Tis not; Is not „Tisn‟t: It isn’t Torque: 2 & 21 Some kind of necklace, I think Trews: Trousers; Tartan trousers Triumvirate: 3 Government by 3 persons or by a coalition of 3 parties sharing authority equally Tuatha Dé Danaan or Tuatha Dé: (Too-ah-day or TUA day dhanna or Tua DAY) (See Fae above) A highly advanced race that came to Earth from another world. (Definition ongoing.) „Twas: It was „Twill: It will „Twould: It would Unseelie*: (Un-seal-ie) The "Dark Court” of the Tuatha Dé Danaan. According to Tuatha Dé Danaan legend, the Unseelie have been confined for hundreds of thousands of years in an inescapable prison. Inescapable, my ass Vera: Very; Spoken this way when upset, excited or passionate Veriest: Slightest (i.e. I haven’t the slightest idea) Verily: In very truth; Truly Wee: Little; Petite; Small Weel: We will Well: Pronounced weel Whence: From what place or source; From the place or thing previously referred to; As result from which cause or origin Willna: Will not JC Radican Page 3 11/10/2010 Wont: Habit; Custom; To have the habit of doing something Yestreen: Yesterday evening *Memory Spell: “Wither thou goest, there goest I, two flames sparked from but one ember; Both forward and backward doth time fly, wither thou art, Remember.” The Memory Spell was said to make Drustan remember being in the 21st Century with Gwen. *Druid Binding (Marriage) Spell: With your RIGHT palm over their heart and their LEFT palm over your heart, you say these words: If aught must be lost, „twill be my honor for yours. If one must be forsaken, „twill be my soul for yours. Should death come anon, „twill be my life for yours. I am given. Translation: “You are mine forever, should you agree and give me the words back. And now I am yours forever, whether you agree or not.” (You are now connected by gossamer strands of awareness and it’s a bond that can never be severed.) If you were to walk into a room you would be drawn to their side. If you were to enter a town, you would know if they are there also. If the other doesn’t say it back, you would ache endlessly, your heart trapped by the binding spell. You sense and love them eternally. But if they DO give those words freely back to you, the bond would intensify a thousand fold. *The back story of the Draghar – 304 - In the early days of Ireland, the Tuatha Dé Danaan came to the isle descending in a mist so thick it dimmed the rising of three suns. They were possessed of many and great powers. They were not of man’s tribe, though they had a similar form. Tall, slender, entrancing to gaze upon – described as ‘shining with empyreal radiance’ – they were graceful, artistic people who claimed to be seeking no more than a place to live in peace. Mankind proclaimed them gods and tried to worship them as such, but the rulers of the Tuatha Dé Danaan forbade such practice. They settled among man, sharing their knowledge and artistry, and so ensued a golden age unlike any before. Learning attained new heights, language became a thing of power and beauty, song and poetry developed the power to heal. As both races seemed to prosper by the union, in time, the Tuatha Dé selected and trained mortals as Druids: as lawgivers, lore keepers, bards, seers, and advisors to mortal kings. They gifted those Druids with knowledge of the stars and of the universe, of the sacred mathematics and laws that governed nature, even inducting them into certain mysteries of time itself. But as time passed, and the Druids watched their otherworldly companion’s never sickening or aging, envy took root within their mortal hearts. It festered and grew, until one day thirteen of the most powerful Druids presented a list of demands to the Tuatha Dé, including among them, the secret of their longevity. They were told man was not yet ready to possess such things. The Tuatha Dé decided they could no longer remain among mankind. That very eve, they vanished. It’s said that for three days after they left, the sun was eclipsed by dark clouds, the oceans lay still upon the shores, and all the fruit in the land withered on the limb. In their fury, the thirteen Druids turned to the teachings of an ancient, forbidden god, ‘one whose name is best forgotten’. The god to whom the Druids supplicated themselves was a primitive god, spawned in the earliest mists of Gaea. Calling upon those darkest of powers, armed with the JC Radican Page 4 11/10/2010 knowledge the Tuatha Dé had given them, the Druids attempted to follow the immortal ones, to seize their lore, and steal the secret of eternal life. What the thirteen did not know is that realms are impenetrable by force. Such travel therein is a delicate process of sifting or straining time and place. In their attempt to brutalize or coerce a path between the realms, the thirteen Druids nearly tore them all asunder. The Tuatha Dé, sensing the distress in the weaving of the world, returned to avert catastrophe. The Tuatha Dé’s fury was immense. They scattered their once-friends, now bitter enemies, to the far corners of the earth. They punished the evil ones, the Druids who’d chosen greed over honor, who’d loved power more than they’d valued the sanctity of life – not by killing them – but by locking them into a place between realms, giving them the immortality for which they’d lusted. Eternity in nothingness, without form, without cease. But even before the disagreement with the Tuatha Dé, the thirteen Druids had formed a separate, secret sect within the larger numbers of their brethren, with their own talisman and name. Their symbol was a winged serpent, and they called themselves the Draghar. It is also said that some time after the Druids were scattered, and the thirteen locked away in their prison, a small band of those who survived regrouped in an effort to reclaim their lost lore. An Order arose, founded upon the divination of a seer who claimed the Draghar would one day, far in the future, return and reclaim the powers the Tuatha Dé had stolen from them. Apparently this seer wrote a detailed prophecy, describing the circumstances under which the ancient ones would return, and the Druid sect of the Draghar was formed to watch and await such events that would signify the prophecy’s fruition. 310 - ‘The thirteen shall be made one, and the world will descend into an epoch of darkness more brutal than mankind has ever known. Unspeakable atrocities will be committed in the Draghar’s name. Civilization will fall and ancient evils rise, as the Draghar pursue their unceasing quest for vengeance.’ *Rolling R‟s and softly dropped g‟s *** Pronunciations obtained from sources in Dublin at the local Garda and Trinity College. Any errors in conveying how the words are pronounced are mine (Karen Marie Moning). I am trying to provide manageable pronunciation for the reader, not a linguistically detailed study guide, which can be difficult for a lay person to decipher. JC Radican Page 5 11/10/2010
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