A Guide to the World of Edge: Quick Explanations of Gods, History and the World
The World of Edge and Apocrypha
Q. What is Edge?
A. Edge is simply the name of the world the story takes place on. Edge is a muticultural name for the worldas decided in the ages of mortals. There are other names for it however.
Q. What are the other names for Edge?
A. The old name that the High Elves called Edge is still used on old calenders and by the wood elves (to an extent), fae and Dreamers. The old name for Edge was Theia.
Q. What are the coutries of Edge?
A. Hollandiris (far west), the Faelands (west, seperated from Hollandiris by ocean), the Great Forest (from east of the Faelands to west of Empirias), Aisling (south of the Faelands, seperated by a sea), Empirias (east of the Great Forest), Kokaria (south Empirias), the Wastes (far north).
Q. Who are the High Elves?
A. The High Elves were the forebearers of all elven races. That means moon elves, wood elves and sun elves are all decended from them. In each of the modern elven realms there are still ruins of old cities and temples the High Elves built. While much of their history has been lost their magic and knowledge lives on.
Q. Where are the cities of the High Elves?
A. There were four (major) cities. Hyperion, Selene, Helios and Eos. The capital city, Hyperion, was built deep in what is now the Great Forest of the Wood Elves. While structures have been found the city itself remains lost. Selene, the city of the wealthy and of revelries was built on a long sundered island off the coast of modern day Empirias. All that remains is a lone structure called the Tatterd Spire. Helios was the city built mainly for warfare and for the army and was located in the south of Hollandiris. The city is located somewhere in what has become the Dead Lands. None have ever gotten close to finding it. Eos is the only city that is known and still inhabited though has since been split in two. Eos was the Holy City and located in northern Empirias. The city has since become both The Midden and Eos proper above ground. The original stuctures are still used for the Arcane University even with more recent additions to the city. The rest of the city is underground in the Midden and lies in ruins.
Q. What are the Gods of the world like?
A. The Gods of Apocrypha's Edge are beings of incredible power that exist beyond the normal perception of mortals. (they cannot be see but can be heard/felt)
Q. What are Aspects?
A. Aspects are like back up Gods. Imagine a beautiful vase, but you ( )eak it, so you need to put all the water into a smaller, less pretty vase. The Aspect is this smaller vase.
Q. What are Seers?
A. Seers were the women (and sometimes men) who spoke to the Gods for the people. However, the Gods have long since abandoned mortality.
Q. What are Thrones?
A. Thrones are the AE equivalent to biblical angels.
Q. What are Saints?
A. Saints are mortal beings who are either connected to a God by blood, chosen at birth by one of their Gods or simply people of impossible magical ability.
Q. What is the Aether?
A. Aether is just another name for magic :) So you can use it to say things like "She pulled fire from the Aether" instead of "She cast a fire spell".
Q. What are the Sorrows meantioned in the prologue?
A. Simply put, the Sorrows are Valanora's left over magical energy rippling across the universe. Totally not anything more to them.
Q. What is the War of the Gods?
A. The war of the Gods was a great battle between the Divinities that eventually dragged in all other Gods as they fought for the right to be the King of Gods and take the throne of Apocrypha. It was started when Eden, a neutral God, upset the balance of Light and Dark and took power for himself and the God, Valanora. While Evanura and Um( )a still fought each other they created an alliance to defeat Valanora and Eden. Evanura eventually turned on Um( )a and took power himself.
Q. What is Apocrypha?
A. Apocrypha is the realm of infinate magic and power. It exists as a huge golden city to the Gods and a mass of colours and crazy to mortal minds. Simply glimpsing it can drive someone insane/.
Q. Who is Valanora?
A. The Gods of Secrets, Dreams and Dawn for the most part. That's not all he simply is of course. There is always more to everything than meets the eye. Keep and eye out for him in the story as he'll pop up from time to time!
Q. What are the Void Years?
A. The Void Years were whe the Court of Shadows, led by the God of Darkness and Goddess of the Moon, took over the world and blotted out the sun. This lasted thousands of years and if it wasn't for ancient technology made by the High Elves and the magic of the peoples the world would have died.
OC Bio Template
(Someone asked for my bio template, so here it is. This works for pretty much all OCs. feel free to use it.)
There are several languages I have been working on. How well these languages work however is yet to be tested. The main language is the Elven language but, there will be others too. As for already existing languages that may be used for names and such in story there are specifics for each race. Under no circumstances must use any Japanese, Chinese or east asian names simply because there are no places in the world that are even remotely based off these areas. Thus for the sake of things making sense do not do this. If you have done so please rename your OC. This is a very important and Lore-Breaking thing, I hope you understand :)
Moon Elves (Empirias)- European names, mainly French, German and some Italian. Basic elven names from other fantasy worlds can be used.
Sun Elves (Hollandiris)- Most names are based around names found in central Asian countries and cultures.
Fae- Celtic, Gaelic and made up names.
Wood Elves- Celtic and Gaelic names once again. I don't mind if you give them names from other pre-existing elven languages.
Ieeren-Draconis- Made up names mostly, but also East Eurpoean names/Slavic names.
A= U B= V C= P D= J E= I F= L G= T H= R I= E J= M
K= W L= S M= Q N= Y O= A P= C Q= Z R= F S= B T= H
U= O V= N W= Y X= K Y= G Z= X
Ancient Elven/High Elven
A= Deh B= Ill C= Men D= Fel E= Has F= Ren G= Nee H= Pai I= Una J= Ons
K= Qun L= Ven M= Wes N= Gen O= Yol P= Zev Q= Kai R= Bel S= Tei T= Let
U= Ane V= Jai W= Ses X= Ene Y= Cen Z= Zix
When constructing words, remove any triple letters however this is probably impossible to occur (I have tried to construct it so this does not happen but we all make mistakes). When English words have double letters only use one. If the word is long add a ' between every third letter like ====> Zevunagen'qunbelyol'illunagen (Pin-kRo-bin). As we can see it was a very wordy language which can mean it is hard to read or just kinda boring. It is not spoken in modern Empirias and is used by scholars as a kinda of code and is studied! The only reasons this language may come up is if there is ancient text that needs to be read.
Elven Words/Meanings/Naming Cipher (or Wood Elf Language)
First of all, this doesn't need to be used to name your OCs nor do you need to know the ins and outs to use it (I don't myself). The Elven language has developed so much over the years on Edge that ANY name from ANY culture/language can be used for mostly everyone. Of course particular races have their own preferences for naming.
This is the spoken language of the elves and yes, they do name people using this method as well. It's kinda like calling your child River :) First some basic words if you wish to use them in anything you ever write (if you feel inclined to do so ^^)
He/His/Him (male pronouns): Mae'ed
(if anyone would like any further words that they cannot find on this list feel free to ask :) If you would like help with this list, ask and I'll find things you need )
Aa- Old, of an advanced age, Ancient
Aae- Mean, not nice, a bad person
Abe- Wise, one who is wise
Abel- Smart, clever, to be clever, to be intelligent, Intelligence
Aben- Quick, fast moving
Abes- The world, earth, of the planet
Ada- Sight, seeing, alt: to read/reading
Adal- Knowing, to know secrets, to possess knowledge
Adan- Master, one who owns something (land, money, power)
Ade- Pond, stream, puddle
Adem- Fruit, food of the land, Vegetables
Ae- Right, correct, on the right hand side
Aea- Grass, small plant, a weed
Aee- Flower, to bloom, blossom
Aeh- Dear, someone close to oneself, someone who is loved, someone you love
Aela- Hunter, someone who kills for food (Can also be used to mean murderer)
Ahla- Deer, elf, antelope, Horned Beast
Ai- Strife, battles, war, To Fight
Aid- Healer, to heal, to recover
Aida- Divine, beloved of the Gods, Celestial
Aie- Peace, calm
Aiel- Water (in general)
Aieu- Create, to craft, art
Alau- Above, high up, over looking an area
Ale- Ill, sickness, plague
Alea- Open land, meadow, field
Ales- Great, large
An- Small, unseen
Ana- Small beast (often used to refer to rabbits but can be used for all small animals)
Ane- Window or Mirror, Lit: of glass
Anna- Money, payment
Am- Soft, smooth, silky
Ame- Close, to close, withdrawn
Ate- Low, underfoot
Ba- Young, youthful, child-like
Baa- Herd beast, farm animal
Bal- Good things
Bale- Bad things. (be careful with Bal and Bale.)
Balen- Ancient, beyond comprehension (use for Aspects/Thrones/Saints)
Ban- Wind, windy
Bas- Fish, fishing, water beast (can be used for anything in water, like frogs and all that)
Be- Sorrowful, sadness, to feel sad, grief
Bef- Rock, stone, pebble
Bele- Dance, to dance, a dancer
Bell- Music, to sing, to make music
Beu- Slow, to move slowly
Bia- Curse, evil magic, dark magic, blood magic, necromancy
Ca- Bird, sky beast
Cade- Calling, asking for someone (can be used to say "Yoo hoo, over here!")
Caed- House, home, place of belonging
Cael- Sword, bladed weapon (any weapon with a blade)
Cai- Soul, a person's essence, spirit
Cail- Sun, sunshine, light
Cain- Trapped, prison
Cais- Ending, to end
Caius- Chaos, disorder (sometimes used to refer to the god Eden)
Cal- White, pale, like snow
Cale- Omen, bad feeling, foreboding
Cas- East, from the east
Cee- Feel, emotions, to feel
Cel- Merry, cele( )ation
Cen- Wealth, to be wealthy
Ces- Shadows, of the the night
Coe- Lake<( ) />Coel- Fire, the hearth
Cole- Spirit, a guide i.e Spirit Guide
Daa- Brown, earthy, soil<( ) />Dae- Daytime<( ) />Dal- Silent<( ) />Dale- Hills, uneven land, moors<( ) />Dea- Dragon, of the dragons (can refer to Ieeren-Draconis)<( ) />Def- Compassion, to care for someone (can mean Nurse, or caregiver)<( ) />Den- Star, little sparkle, glitter<( ) />Dene- Feminine form of Den (can also be taken to mean starlight)<( ) />Des- Snow, cold earth, ice<( ) />Dii- Night<( ) />Din- Dull, a bore, simple, plain<( ) />Doa- Cherished, sacred<( ) />Doe- Love, someone who will be loved very much (an affectionate nickname for your lover)
Eae- Ghost, creepy<( ) />Ean- Misty, fog<( ) />Ee- Friend<( ) />Eea- Family, of same blood (can also be used to refer to one's people)<( ) />Een- Tree, large plant<( ) />Ele- Life, living, to live<( ) />Elie- Soldier, fighter, someone who fights<( ) />Ely- Frozen, cold, cold heart<( ) />Ene- Forest, woodland, group of trees<( ) />Ent- Farther, dad<( ) />Enu- Forgotten, to forget, to lose<( ) />Ema- River<( ) />Emma- Sea, ocean<( ) />Eta- Castle, a large building<( ) />Ete- Well, deep hole, cave<( ) />Eva- Spring<( ) />Eve- Brilliance, to shine ( )illiantly.<( ) />Ewa- Winter<( ) />Ewe- Born, to give life
Fa- Death, to die, to leave this world<( ) />Fac- Dream, to sleep<( ) />Face- Vision, to foretell, prophecy <( ) />Fae- Endure, endurance, alt: to suffer<( ) />Faef- Faith, to believe, to hope<( ) />Fai- Work, a job<( ) />Fal- Holy place, temple<( ) />Fale- Failure, to fail, to be defeated<( ) />Fane- Song, a ballad, poem<( ) />Fay- Bow (weapon)<( ) />Faye- Fairy, fae, magical being<( ) />Fea- Fear, to be afraid, to cause fear<( ) />Feaf- Brave, to stand against<( ) />Fei- Wedding<( ) />Fel- Powerful, strong of will<( ) />Fela- Food (in general)<( ) />Felas- Drink, wine<( ) />Fele- Flight, to fly<( ) />Fey- Green<( ) />Feye- Decoration, to be adored, accessories
Gaa- Beautiful, attractive<( ) />Ge- New<( ) />Gei- Many flowers<( ) />H-<( ) />Haa- Happy, to live with joy<( ) />Hae- Auturm<( ) />Hael- Thunder, loud noise, "BOO"<( ) />Hai- Respect, to respect somebody<( ) />Has- To reflect (alternative word for Mirror)<( ) />Hed- Unknown, a secret<( ) />Hede- Written, to write<( ) />Hel- Evil, bad person<( ) />Hele- Storm, rain<( ) />Hew- To cut, to shape something
Ia- Insect, big<( ) />Iaa- Slang for hello, "Hiya!"<( ) />Iae- Deep water<( ) />Ial- Fate, destiny<( ) />Ias- Shimmer, shiny<( ) />Iat- Sky, wind<( ) />Iay- Freedom, to be free<( ) />Iea- Light<( ) />Ies- Midnight<( ) />Ill- Night sky, starry<( ) />Ilt- Hunter animal (used mostly to mean wolf but can mean any other predator animal)
Jai- Across seas, another place (mainly refers to Hollandiris)<( ) />Jei- Sweet, cake, dessert<( ) />Jel- Desert, sandy<( ) />Jele- Jealousy, envy, can also be used for anger
Ka- Yellow<( ) />Kae- Assassin, night person (also means Dreamer)<( ) />Ke- Blunt weapon, hammer, mace<( ) />Kee- Key, opening tool<( ) />Kei- Blood<( ) />Keii- Red<( ) />Ket- Cat<( ) />Kete- Intercourse (can be used as a swear like "Oh Kete me! Damn it, I dropped my food!"<( ) />Ki- Pig, boar, swine. (an insult)<( ) />Kiy- Clothing, cloth<( ) />Ky- Obscured, cannot be seen<( ) />Kyne- Lies, hidden, to hide away
Laa- Lullaby <( ) />Lae- Mother, mum<( ) />Laf- Petal <( ) />Lafe- To laugh, joyous sound<( ) />Las- Clock, time piece<( ) />Lase- Vase, cup, something to hold liquid <( ) />Lat- Purple<( ) />Lata- Kingdom, place that is ruled<( ) />Late- Lordship, Ladyship (an honorific)<( ) />Lee- Knight<( ) />Lef- Magical, to be magical, of magic<( ) />Lefe- Mage, magician<( ) />Lei- Last, to be last<( ) />Leje- First, to be first<( ) />Lel- Sleep, to nap, dozy<( ) />Lele- Village, small settlement<( ) />Ler- Learn, to obtain knowledge<( ) />Lere- To leer, to stare rudely<( ) />Ley- Ending, to end something i.e relationship<( ) />Leye- "Lay" i.e: "lay with me", sort of a proposition between two people<( ) />Lis- Endless, eternal, never-ending
Mae- Fall, to fall i.e in love, falling down, to trip<( ) />Maf- Kill, to take life<( ) />Mane- Crown<( ) />Meno- Arch-mage, a great mage<( ) />Mes- Metal, metallic
Nae- Outsider, not of our people<( ) />Nal- Of old heritage, from an old family<( ) />Nay- Sister<( ) />Nef- Brother<( ) />Nen- A sibling with non-binary gender identity<( ) />Nena- Moon, moon people (refers to Moon Elves)<( ) />Ni- King/Queen. Term is gender-neutral<( ) />Nifa- Princess/Prince. Term is gender-neutral
Oa- Orange<( ) />Oae- Salute, to bow, to show respect through body language<( ) />Oal- Ranger, archer<( ) />Oale- Watcher, a guard<( ) />Oas- Indigo<( ) />Oase- Requiem, elegy, Ballard, sad song<( ) />Oed- Priest<( ) />Oede- Priestess<( ) />Oey- Noble, of noble blood
Pae- Keeper, protector, can mean Lore-keeper<( ) />Paf- Dawn, new beginning<( ) />Pafe- Path, road<( ) />Pale- Lady, woman (naming, not pronoun)<( ) />Pane- Twilight<( ) />Pas- Connect, to join things<( ) />Pef- Dusk<( ) />Pefe- Dawn
Q- None available
Raa- Animal (in general), Lit: Animals<( ) />Rae- Beast (an insult, like calling someone a lady dog)<( ) />Raf- Creature (refers to all things not humanoid)<( ) />Re- Fight, to struggle<( ) />Ref- To speak with, speak to<( ) />Rel- To cook, cooking<( ) />Rele- Cycle, circle<( ) />Ri- Ruler<( ) />Riin- Ruler of (the) People<( ) />Ron- Guardian, to guard, to protect someone
San- Arrow<( ) />Se- Keeper, to protect knowledge<( ) />Sei- Rose, lovely flower<( ) />Ser- Divine, "God-like", heavenly, perfect (masculine)<( ) />Sere- Feminine version of Ser
Te- Knife, dagger, small weapon<( ) />Tel- Sharp, smart<( ) />Tei- Ruin, old place<( ) />Tha- Secret
Va- Murky<( ) />Var- Darkness
W, X, Y, Z- None
Dating Letters and Documents on Edge
1E, Era of Beginning. Total years: 29500 years
2E, Era of Travel. Total years: 16700 years
3E, Era of Reach. Total years: 6400 years
4E, Era of Strife. Total years: 13100 years
Void Years: Unknown amount of years, estimated around 10000
5E, Era of New Blood. Total years: 24500 years
6E, Era of Restoration. Total years: 18900 years
7E, Era of Power. Total years: 13000 years
8E, Era of Forgivness. Total years: 12500
9E, Era of Passing. Total Years as of current time-line: 10700
Month names (here I have also included any holidays that fall during the month):
January: Dawn's Glory (1st: New years cele( )ation: All Races. 1st. 34th: Cele( )ation of the Formation of Hollandiris: Sun Elves)
Febuary: Earth's Blessing (20th: Cele( )ation of the Goddess: Fae.)
March: Sun's Light (40th: Spring's Welcome: Fae and Ieeren.)
April: Rain's Hand (24th: Rain Cele( )ation, Wood Elves. 30th: The Great Thaw Cele( )ations: Moon Elves)
May: Verdant (1st: Start of Summer: Wood Elves)
June: Mid-year (20th: Summer Solstice: Fae, Wood Elves and Ieeren. 37th: Victory Day Celebeating the Fall of the Court of Shadows: All Races, mainly Moon Elves)
July: Hearth-fire (21st: Heart's Day (basically Valentine's Day but in summer) : All Races. 30th: Great Dragon's Day: Ieeren)
August: Summer's Eden (40th: End of Summer: Fae and Wood Elves)
September: Warmth's End (26th: Cel( )ation of the Three Orders: Moon Elves)
October: Harvestmere (20th-30th: Harvestmere: All Races)
November: Moon Shadow (40th: Sacred Night: Moon Elves)
December: Dusk's Gloom (40th: End of year Cele( )ations: All Races)
All cele( )ations typically involve some form of feast or special meal. End of year/new years often involve a lot of drinking. Harvetmere is basically the last harvest before winter. Sacred Night is like a second Valentine's day only for moon elves.
Each month has 40 days and the seasons come in sets of four moths. Spring: Jan-April. Summer: May- Aug. Winter: Sept- Dec (autumn comes under winter). Weeks are all 7 days, use same day names as our world.
To date a document it will be written this way: Number of Era and Era Name, Year Number, Number of day Month Name.
Example: 9 Era, Era of Passing, Year 8422, 22nd of Hearth-fire
The date can also be written short hand for personal letters, diary entires and other personal documents.
Example: 9E, Passing 8422, 22nd Heart-fire.