Black Water Irregulars
’jacks – Slang term for steamjacks.
alchemist – While not a will weaver or focuser, alchemists produce effects no lesser then spells through their potions, salves, and grenades.
arcanist – A nebulous term for persons involved in some field of arcane study, including alchemists, arcane mechaniks, elementalists, gun mages, priests, warcasters, etc.
bodge – To quickly repair a ’jack mid-battle.
bodger – A slang term for someone who bodges ’jacks. Typically a derogatory term, especially referring to gobber bodgers.
Caen – The physical world.
dwarves – The Rhulic dwarves are a stout, sturdy race of people who live by democracy and produce heavily sought-after crafts.
elementalists – An arcanist who specializes in elemental powers, such as fire or lightning.
elves – An elegant yet chaotic race of fair people who come in two varieties – Iosan and Nyss.
field marshal – A non-warcaster who commands a ’jack through command words and phrases. Also called a ’jack marshall.
focuser – An arcanist who draws power from the world around him.
gobber – A diminutive race of green-skinned people possessing natural curiosity and talent for creating and repairing mechanikal devices.
gun mage – An arcanist who channels power through specially scribed runes on bullets.
humans – The most populous race of Western Immoren, until a few centuries ago humans were enslaved by the Ogruth but escaped the yolk by creating the colossal ’jacks to push them out of their homelands.
Immoren – A continent of Caen where the Iron Kingdoms are located.
Iosan elves – A fair but secretive, paranoid race who have isolated themselves.
laborjacks – ’jacks designed for manual labor.
mechanik – A person skilled in the creation and repair of mechanika, who may or may not possess talent as a will weaver.
mechanika – A device that incorporates steam-powered technology and/or magic.
Nyss elves – Decimated by the dragonblight in their homelands, the blue-skinned Nyss elves are a race facing potential exstinction.
Orgoth – A mysterious conquers from across the sea who until a few centuries ago ruled Western Immoren.
ogrun – A race of very large people with olivine skintone and slight tusks, possessing incredible strength and ferocity.
priest – A nebulous term for those who hear the call of their dieties to lead men to their faith. They are sometimes granted arcane power by their god.
Rhulfolk – A term for dwarves.
steamjacks – Large, mechanikal constructs of humanoid design. Two varieties are available – laborjacks and warjacks.
trollkin – A race of large, sturdy blue-skinned people with a strong natural vitality and who can quickly regenerate wounds.
The Twins – Collective term for Morrow and Thamar.
Urcaen – The spiritual world; realm of the afterlife.
War of Souls – Describes the gods’ struggle for mortal souls to fuel their battles in Urcaen.
warcaster – An arcanist who channels arcane power through bonded weapons, armor, and ’jacks in addition to spell casting. All warcasters are focusers.
warjacks – ’jacks designed as unstoppable engines of war.
will weaver – An arcanist who draws power from within.