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The Book of Ataniel

Sadoc, Sir

A knight assigned to protect Duke Faraker and Sir Analie's personal assistant.
--Who's Who V1

Deceased St. Augustine, Duke

Lucas St. Augustine was the leader of Rimbor City until he sold his soul to the devil. He was killed when Signet the Significant got the walking stick from him and won the game for the devil. The duke was turned to dust. Shortly thereafter, however, he was brought back to life, sans soul, by a potion taken from the Significants. He bought Rhynwa and Max along with the rest of the Tour from Faraker, hoping to turn them into his pawns, but along with Javert and the New Significants, they escaped, where he played his trump card, absorbing his spirit into Rhynwa's mace. His spirit floated around inside Janther for a short time, but was banished by Khyrisse's wish.
--Who's Who V1

Duke St. Augustine spent probably the most boring, frustrating few months of his life as a non-voting member of the Sunfighter. That'll teach him to try to possess a major demon lord. Amateur.
--Threnody

There was a period of time, a good long period of time, when the first Ebreth Tor was the second most dangerous man to betray south of the Great Wall. Lucas St. Augustine was the first. Fortunately I haven't been sleeping well recently anyway.
--Ebreth Tor

Duke Lucas St. Augustine, old friend of Ebreth Tor and oft-adversary of the heroes of Ataniel, was presumed dead after a wish banished him from the Sunfighter composite in which he was trapped. It turned out, though, that he was turned loose as a possessing spirit, and had been possessing Vas. Khyrisse bargained his soul back to Hell, where it remains.
--Who's Who V2

Killed in combat.
--Hillary Sturoster, filing clerk of Annwyn

Sajhar

Diarian merchant in New Lianth, a friend of Carson Delaneys.
--Who's Who V2

Sajhir

Tarrins young son.
--Who's Who V2

Salagia

To the east of the Plateau are the wild junglelands of Salagia. Because of the difficult terrain and its proximity to the Plateau, no society has developed here. In fact, much of the area in Salagia is still the same way it was ten thousand years ago: great dinosaurs walking the land, primitive tribes of men hunting. Many strange ruins have been found throughout Salagia, so it is a favored place for archaeological inquiry, though still very dangerous. (Click here for a map.)
--from the Reference Almanac of Ataniel, 813

Ick! I HATE this place!
--Skitch

Saliphon

Landlocked agricultural country, one of the Seven Princedoms of Fossia. (Click here for a map.)
--from the Reference Almanac of Ataniel, 813

Salzar, Tobi

Gnomish schoolteacher and politician, Garals friend and mentor.
--Who's Who V2

Samanal

The main city in the Land of the Little Folk. (Click here for a map.)
--from the Reference Almanac of Ataniel, 813

Deceased Sanguine Bloodbath

Are we missing a dinner fork?
--the late Dr. Sigmund Jung

Died during the Madness.
--Hillary Sturoster, filing clerk of Arawn

Sashami

Born Cynystran but raised by a Tharric warlord who freed her from enslavement, Sashami is a proud young warrior woman trying to achieve glory and honor to impress her barbarian foster father. She is a member of the young Silver Bullets adventuring team.
--Who's Who V2

Savis

First, he chose her over me. OK. No problem. I'm an adult, right? Then, he told Khyrisse that he wanted back together with her, while Savis was still standing there. And then he threw both of them over for someone else. My self-esteem, she takin' water.
--Threnody

A one-time girlfriend of Maxs, Savis was from a race of mud women and had a chronically low self-esteem.
--Who's Who V2

Schism Tine, the

This fell artifact of witch magic has the power to separate evil and good energies. Generally this manifested by splitting its victims into good and evil selves, but during the Madness, Trillarillia used the Schism Tine to temporarily turn the population of Ataniel more evil and the population of Hell more good.
--Who's Who V2

I have myself felt the touch of the fell artifact that the witches who created it called the Schism Tine. It was used on me to divide me into the evil minion of Trillarillia Cararia and the defender of Tobrinel, Silverblade. Fortunately, this left me immune to its most recent application. However, if Darkhawke's engine of evil used the Tine to draw forth the dark side of everyone on Ataniel's personality, I am left with the question... what happened to the Schism Tine's energies from the lighter side? Do they exist in some form? Or has the Tine caused a lasting alteration beyond the obvious ones? Unfortunately, the assumed destruction of the Tine in the cataclysm of Bane's reascension means that these questions must remain academic ones.
--Ian Jardin (aka Silverblade)

Schneider

Schneider was a part-time stand-up comedian, part-time bard, part-time thief, and full-time practical joker. He wore a red metal facemask at all times because his face was badly scarred from a childhood of slavery in a copper mine. Schneider was unfortunately in possession of a high-powered wand of wonder, which he even more unfortunately absorbed into his body where the rest of the party couldn't get it away from him. He once accidentally polymorphed a hell hound that was attacking us into a full-grown Tyrannosaurus Rex. Luckily for Schneider, he was endearing enough for his companions to put up with his idiosyncrasies. Schneider's lovelife had not been rewarding, and he nursed his affection for Khyrisse in silence.
--from the Chronicles of the Sunfighter

Jester and former Sewer Tourist, Schneider wore a trademark red mask to hide a face scarred from a childhood of slavery; Luthien has since performed plastic surgery on him, and his face looks normal now. He nursed an unrequited love for his friend and teammate Khyrisse--who was dating another friend, Max--in silence for some time, until finally, in an alternate-universe adventure, she became stressed enough (and upset enough with Max) to sleep with him. Of course, this did not lead to a relationship as Schneider had somehow been hoping it would. During the Madness, Schneider killed a woman who he thought in a rage was Khyrisse, then went on a rampage and killed a total of fifty-six people. When he came to he had a breakdown, then set off on a quest to save fifty-six lives in atonement.
--Who's Who V2

Thankfully, I have only had to deal with the jester on rare occasions. Even so, it took all my willpower not to run him through.
--Shilree

Schneider is the only man I've ever met that measures up to my father. Hooray for Schneider, Scourge of All Fashion!
--Khyrisse

Hey Schneid... when you ask your audience to give you a hand, that's usually not what you mean...
--Tila

Scorpion, the (John Tucson)

This up-and-coming crime lord is very young (twentysomething), a bit insecure, and occasionally in over his head, but hes also more in control of Rimbor City than anyone has been since St. Augustine, and hes not a man to fuck with.
--Who's Who V2

Oh, please. I knew Lucas St. Augustine. And you, sir, are no Lucas St. Augustine.
--Ebreth Tor

John Tucson. We go back a... long way. We were kids together, out on the street. He was going to rule this city, and I guess I was going to save it. Well, he grew up and took over the underworld. I guess I just got old.
--Rani

Seeker of Places

This uncannily intelligent Rat, while lacking the ability to speak, is prophetic and has been able to understand and communicate via mathematics.
--Who's Who V2

Sennett

Khyrisse's holographic butler, who manifests automatically in her traveling Mansion and can be summoned with a spell at other times.
--Who's Who V2

Septum Potentis, the

These seven magic items were part of some game two Nylevian gods were playing, which the Demon War was part of. I was in possession of the Staff of the Walker up until the climax of the Demon War, when the god game ended.
--Shilree

These were the seven artifacts used by Signet and the Significants to defeat what was supposedly an alliance between Draize and Brionwy, the two most powerful demon gods, to conquer Ataniel. It has not gone completely unnoticed, however, that the Sunfighter, a stealth avatar of Brionwy, was conveniently aware of how the Septum Potentis could be used to defeat Draize's avatar Kala, and Brionwy's loyalty to Draize during this episode is viewed skeptically by some. (Threnody: "Ja, RIGHT!")
--Laura

Serat

Seven

Seven (real name Tessa) was a hero from very far in the future, the same time period that Warp came from. She was a psionicist who joined Sway for a time. Tess was pretty cool, especially compared to certain other amnesiacs [sic].
--Praxis

Seven Princedoms (or Seven Princehoods)

A bit of a misnomer, as there are currently only six Princedoms (Tharr, Peteser, Dascold, Saliphon, Oranda, and Javin--Karassi was absorbed into Dascold four hundred years ago). The Princedoms are independent states, ethnically Fossic, once united by the power of the Dalencian Empire but now returned to a state of tribalistic feuding.
--from the Reference Almanac of Ataniel, 813

Sewage Treatment Plant #7

This is the strangest tourist destination in Nylevia. There are always some weird cults down here worth making fun of.
--Threnody's travel guide

Sewer Tour

The adventurer group founded by the Nylevian envoys to Dalencia; members included Maxwell Silverhammer, Rhynwa, Palmer Khan, Luthien, Janther Moria, Khyrisse, Schneider, and Tila. The Sewer Tour found the City on the Edge of Forever and were named Heroes of Trade.
--Who's Who V1

Sewer Workers

Bill Yokum and Bob Skragg, two workers from Sewage Treatment Plant #7 who continuously encounter the Sewer Tour. They took the idea of Sewer Tours from the adventurers and expanded it into a chic, profitable organization, "Sewer Tours, Inc."
--Who's Who V1

Shadow

The little-understood and much-feared forces of Shadow have invaded Ataniel twice--once some five hundred years ago, and once last year. Both times they were turned back at great cost. Shadowlords seem to be grey humanoids in evil black armor who radiate an aura of fear, have a burning touch, and dissipate upon defeat.
--Who's Who V2

Deceased Shadow Dragon, the

Killed in combat.
--Hillary Sturoster, filing clerk of Annwyn

Shadowlands, the

A devastated swath of land just north of Diaria, little is known of the evil Shadowlands, for few dare to venture there. This area was destroyed in the First Shadowwar. (Click here for a map.)
--from the Reference Almanac of Ataniel, 813

Shadowlord, the

The leader of the Shadowlands according to Nylevian history, killed by General Blackspur. It is currently believed that there were more than one Shadowlord, Forix being another one of them.
--Who's Who V1

Shadowwars, the

The wars fought long ago against the denizens of the Shadowlands, little is known about the true details of it. One tale tells of another dimension coming into phase, another states that the creatures came up from a hole going deep into the earth.
--Who's Who V1

The Shadowlands erupted into northern Diaria, killing more than 50,000 Diari. The new cannons, called Rekzyr uilr narcis (Rekzyr's spears), were extremely valuable in the battles against the hordes of Shadow. The final Diarian assault into the Shadowlands was headed by General Trolnar. The Emperor seized emergency powers during the war, disbanding the Tri Counsel which historically ruled Diaria with the Emperor. After the war the Tri Counsel was never reconvened, and the Lord Emperor now has total power over all of Diaria.
--Shilree

Shalak

The first of the Lich Lords. Diari tradition holds that the Great Barren was created in the battles fought against him by Shikintu, Kyoko-Ra, and Diaria. The Doom Fissure opened, swallowing Shalak and his fortress, in the year 3,853 CQ.
--Rumor (HPB)

Deceased Shalini Kyber (see also Threnody)

Shalini Kyber (pronounced Koober, not Cyber) was the Caribbean elf who became the third Sunfighter after the pirate ship she commanded was sunk in a skirmish with slave traders.
--Who's Who V1

(This entry recently added in response to:)
Hey! Hello! How come LIAN and ALAIN are on this list and I'M not? You're still pissed at me, aren't you, Khyrisse? Look, it was an illithid, and I learned my lesson.
--Threnody

No, no, no! I'm UNINFORMED! Cut me some slack, how can I know your real name if I never met you in person... (Besides, I don't HAVE dibs on Max. I lost any claim I may have had with the Schneider-Affair-That-Never-Happened, remember?) I'm REALLY sorry it was an illithid and I'm NOT MAD.
--Khyrisse

Drowned.
--Hillary Sturoster, filing clerk of Annwyn

Shanghai

The largest city in Shikintu, and the province immediately surrounding it. (Click here for a map.)
--from the Reference Almanac of Ataniel, 813

Shannon

One of the better spies on Ataniel, a small, potent redhead of fiery beauty and unpredictable temper, Shannon is originally from Brytannwch, where she was Alain MacLirs lover and a revolutionary linchpin before she killed Alain and was banished. She is currently Eric Tremontagnes wife, but she left him after he tried to annex Brytannwch, reunited briefly with the no-longer-dead Alain, had a child named Siobhan, and spirited Brytannwch away to the other side of the world. She lives in exile on an invisible islet where Brytannwch once was, alone and infuriatingly inexplicable, and anyone who tells you both Eric and whatever remains of Alain dont love her still is mightily deluded.
--from the Chronicles of the Sunfighter

We went to school together. I knew Shannon better than I knew myself. She was evil, true evil. I always knew it. I loved her anyway; I loved her because of it. There wasn't anybody quite as intense, and she really would, she'd do anything for love. So you couldn't help loving her. But she was evil. And I thought she was beautiful, but she wasn't. And I thought she was strong, but she wasn't. When we were thirteen years old she led her father's dog in front of a coach. I know it was on purpose. She did it for revenge on her father, and he deserved it, but the dog, he didn't. He followed her because he trusted her. He loved her. And she led him on out, wagging his tail. And I lied for her, so her father wouldn't hit her or something. I don't know what was in me to give her a man who would follow her in front of a coach. I don't know what made me believe that. Lugh alone knows.
--Deirdre

Shannon--three thousand years later, four lifetimes later, I heard the song, "Always A Woman," on the radio, and I thought of Shannon. This would really, really please her.
--Kyria Vesper

Shaolin

One of Praxis disciples at the Order of Redemption, a Shikinti paladin.
--Who's Who V2

Sheepherder, the

A sheepherder with the inexplicable ability to reincarnate dead creatures. It is rumored that he is responsible for the existence of the Tarrasque. He is one of the five "Endless" and was responsible for the destruction of the archway portal of the Iron Tyrants. He currently herds a group of miniature sheep outside of Trade.
--Who's Who V1

Shikintu

Secluded northwestern country made up of autonomous citystates, ruled by daimyo. (Click here for a map.)
--from the Reference Almanac of Ataniel, 813

Since Shalini left Shikintu out of her travel guide (even though I know she was there for a few weeks for the wedding) let me do my part for the department of tourism. Shikintu's a great place to visit. The locals are friendly (and very polite), the beaches are nice during the summer, there's lots of neat stuff to sightsee or great ways to relax. Not much of a nightlife, but really great food.
--Praxis

Shilree Vestrin

Longstanding PC, Shilree is a Diarian jack-of-all-trades with minor talents in thieving, illusion magic, archery, and politics. She was a business associate and close friend of High Tradesman Magnate, for whom she claimed the Heart of Trade. She was exiled as a teenager for reading foreign books, and her citizenship has only just been reinstated now. Shilree is a small, slight woman with metallic red hair and twelve fingers.
--Who's Who V2

Shilree was a Diari historian's apprentice, exiled for showing too much interest in the history of foreigners, who rose to political power first as the councilwoman and CEO of High Tradesman Magnate and later as an alternately covert and overt leader of Diaria. She has been called paranoid, but it should be noted that almost everyone actually *was* out to get her, so the appellation is perhaps unfair.
--from the Chronicles of the Sunfighter

Shilree isn't so bad, but it's kind of sad the way she keeps score with everything in life. It irritates the crap out of her to just ask for a favor or assistance, rather than 'demanding repayment' or some such drivel.
--Praxis

Kerouac was never once tempted to sleep with Shilree. Kerouac once tried to sleep with Trill. What does this tell you about Shilree?
--Kerouac

Oh, and Kerouac's life decisions offer so much insight into the rest of us, I'm sure. I notice Kerouac never KILLED Shilree. :P
--Threnody

Deceased Shilree B

Insane alternate-future variant of Shilree, returned through time to negate her timeline by thwarting Luthien the Dead. This she did, but her eye gem kept her existing even though the rest of her timeline had been destroyed, so she hung around avenging herself on everyone involved with Anjras death until Flicker destroyed the eye gem and she was annihiliated.
--Who's Who V2

Timeline eradicated. Backup destroyed.
--Hillary Sturoster, filing clerk of Annwyn

Siann

A mysterious dream-woman first appearing to Maxwell Silverhammer, Siann has the ability to forge reality from the dreams of mortals, though her purposes in doing so are unknown. She was recently recruited by Omeria to protect Ariaths dreams from the nightmare spells of Khyrisse Starshadow.
--Who's Who V2

Sidewinders

The name taken by the three Mithril Dagger Heroes Praxis, Flicker, and Shilree on their quest to stop a Gilan portal from destroying the Doomlands. They were joined on their travels by Hsin, Shaolin, Xiang, Hou-Hsieh, Jason, Kit, and Jethro and Jennifer Toleski.
--Who's Who V2

Signet the Significant

Master of the Elements, Avenger of the Sunfighter, Freer of the Spirit, Demonslayer, Rescuer of Rimbor City, Crystal Hand, Wielder of the Sword of Power, Defender of Lianth, Benefactor of Alsinon, Beloved of the Hill Giants, Blessed of the Hibernian, Pain in Doug's Ass, and Savior of Neporris (also known as Ulmo Glub). De facto leader of Signet and the Significants, he toured briefly with his agent Naz, gathering heroes for his newest group, Signet and the New Significants.
--Who's Who V1

All right, Glub, get me out of your titles. Now.
--Threnody

Signet was the greatest hero ever to stride the lands of this world. I lived my life trying to aspire to his noble example. Under his tutelage, I would have tried to spread his name across the land, my undying devotion spurring me to the greatest of deeds. Too bad he got me eaten by a demon.
--Flintfoot

Signet the Significant was a half-elven stableboy named Ulmo Glub who made the decision to be a famous adventurer and remade himself as a loud, ambitious, incredibly insecure thief. Signet had a code of oaths he invented and swore himself to before leaving home.
--from the Chronicles of the Sunfighter

Signet. *sigh* Sometimes I wish my snares were more lethal. That way I would have been able to put Signet out of all of our miseries.
Then again, the sight of him hanging upside down from that tree was greatly amusing.
--Shilree

After years of adventuring, Signet has resumed his old name of Ulmo Glub, and formed the Significant Institute, which he runs with his brother, Ermo. He has also published "The Significance of Significants," a philosophical treatise on adventuring, and he is currently working on his follow-up book, "A Return to Significance." Copies of Mr. Glub's first book can be found throughout Ataniel, so don't delay--go out and buy a copy today. You'll be glad you did.
--Edward Einhorn

OK, so he's the most annoying person on the face of the planet. He hands out his autobiography while we are undercover. But at least he's willing to risk his neck to rescue crucifixion victims. Gotta respect that.
--Tila

Significance of Significants, the

While this is sacreligious for me to say, I suggest that everyone burn their copies of this book as soon as possible.
--Shilree

Significants, the

Early adventuring group consisting of Signet, Rhynwa, the Sunfighter, Kerouac, and Oethnar. Later Significants included Maxwell Silverhammer, Shilree, Farstalker, and Ariath, though Ariath was really an assassin infiltrating the group to betray them.
--Who's Who V2

Sigrid

Valkyrie friend of Flickers, the longtime girlfriend of Jason the skald.
--Who's Who V2

Silver Bullets

Young adventuring group made up of Thalia, Berryn, Chloe, Alderon, Jason, Sashami, Rissa, Melissandra, Jimmy, and Alexke.
--Who's Who V2
I hate to sound pessimistic, but I really don't see much of a future for this bunch. Think about it: do they have even a single member with any potential to join the Bitches From Hell? I think not, and we let Flicker in, so it's not like we're bitch elitists or anything. That's no way to breed adventuring success, kids!
--Ariath

Deceased Silver Savior, the

Killed during the Madness.
--Hillary Sturoster, filing clerk of Annwyn

Silverblade

Dashing crimefighter of Tobrinel, in actuality the good half of Ian Jardin (split in half by the Schism Tine). Having already been separated by the Schism Tine, Silverblade was unaffected by the Madness, and was able to marshal a resistance force, called Quattro, against the forces of evil. More recently, he was vampirized by Beliath, though he remains a good hero.
--Who's Who V2

It was the damndest thing I ever saw. We were trapped by the fire, pressing closer and closer to the stone wall of the vampire's castle as his minions howled with glee. I knew that as soon as the fire burned down, the vampire would have us. Then he appeared, like a streak of light in the darkness. Silverblade. Aptly named, too. His rapier flashed in the firelight like a mirror. In moments, he had not only defeated the vamp, but swung us over the fire on the chandelier. I later learned that he was actually an associate of mine, Ian Jardin, split into good and evil halves by some artifact. I swore to keep his secret and the myth of Silverblade alive. You're, ah, not going to print this, are you?
--Flynn Valentino

Status in Question Silverlace

Silverlace once lived in rural Tobrinel as Lady Olivia Talethan Vargas, the wife of the much older Lord Elton Vargas. She was renowned for her great beauty and intelligence, her ability to spend her husband's money, and her incredible bitchiness. It was widely regarded that Lord Vargas had made a REALLY big mistake, and he did his best to keep her in the country. Several years after her marriage, however, her husband and her younger brother were found dead on the estate, with Lady Vargas lying nearby, badly injured and barely clinging to life. She woke up days later with a nearly complete change in personality, and no memory of their attacker(s). Half a year later, she appeared in the capital of Tobrinel and set up court, changing her name to "Silverlace".
The name of every rich or powerful man in Northern Ataniel had been linked with hers, during a career spanning well over a decade. Her violent death, a few months before the Madness, was widely assumed to be a crime of passion, despite its extreme brutality.
--Kristin L.K. Andersen

Siobhan MacLir

Well, Eric was gettin' more an' more aggressive with Brytannwch, and I was workin' there undercover with some of my men. I was Minister of Intelligence for Cynystra for a long time, you know. And as for Alain I dinna ken what exactly he was gettin' himself involved in since whatever it was had transpired with that red-haired elfin slattern, but when I came across him he'd had the worse of it. He was badly hurt and to tell the truth probably a bit delirious but he called my name as if nothin' had happened. Could I ignore the voice of Alain MacLir? So I gave him what I could. I wasna goin' to leave him there to die alone, was I? And that's how I--broke my weddin' vows to the only husband I'll ever have, and you may think less of me if you will, I care not. Three weeks later he was dead. He was not a man to turn from risk, that one. But I know what it meant to him, my takin' up his hand. He loved me still. And I'll not be sorry. But then I found myself with child, and I'd not been with Eric in months, so I was in a wee spot of trouble, you understand, but it's his own bloody fault for gettin' after my country the way he did. Well he had his reasons of course, and good ones they were, but I couldna let him do it. So the night before his invasion I did what I had to. I went to Brytannwch and I took the ace out of my sleeve and I sent my country out of his reach. On the small island created by the disappearance of my homeland, I gave birth to my daughter, then sent her through to be fostered by the Queen, as our bargain dictated. Call me what you will, traitress, adultress, I know that ye are fond of judging Shannon Cormyr. I care not any longer, because yesterday I received a visit from Siobhan MacLir, daughter of myself and Alain MacLir, and for the first time in my life I have known a singular happiness.
--Shannon

Sirrel Seeford Averdale

Mousy wife of Jarth Averdale, daughter of assassinated Javinian high priest Tollial Seeford.
--Who's Who V2

Skitch

Eleven-year-old street kid from Trade, unofficially adopted by Khyrisse Starshadow after he became one of the few to survive that city's destruction.
--Who's Who V2

Ah, the kid's all right. You don't even want to know what I was doing at that age.
--Ebreth Tor

Skri, the Human Guillotine

I have positively no idea who or what "Skri the Human Guillotine" IS... but what a cool name!
--Schneider

Slavers' Guild

One of the major underworld organizations of Ataniel, based in the Montas Archipelago and dealing in slaves. Ebreth Tor was once head of the Slavers Guild, though the guild has declined significantly in power since his death nine years ago.
--Who's Who V2

Deceased Snowraven

Mithril Dagger hero and wife of Knighthawke, she was killed during the Shadowwars.
--Who's Who V1

Killed in combat.
--Hillary Sturoster, filing clerk of Annwyn

Soldier Price

One of the Price Girls, the analog of Sporty Spice.
--Who's Who V2

Somnus

The air priest of Tal, member of the Cult of Returning Karanat.
--Who's Who V1

Soul Hook, the

You don't want to know what I traded to Auturian for this item. I was going to use it to get rid of Trill. As it turns out I got the Ti'ar'na with it. Funny how things work out.
--Shilree

Deceased Soulless Man, the

An appellation of Duke St. Augustine used to hide his identity from Signet and the remaining Significants.
--Who's Who V1

Soulless Riders, the

SPA

Deceased Speardancer

Killed during the Madness.
--Hillary Sturoster, filing clerk of Annwyn

Spectral

We in Spectral wanted to know, to understand. We researched and experimented and studied. However, in retrospect, it seems that we should have taken another tack. We should have helped. Fortunately, two of our members did, and one, Praxis, was able to save us all from Bane. With this in mind, as well as a mysterious rescue from crucifixion, I must tender my resignation to what is left of Spectral. This time, rather than trying to merely understand my powers, I intend to use them to help. I advise the remaining members of Spectral to do the same.Take care, Apple... Luthien, Praxis... and especially you, dear Timrin.
--Gwenllian

I deeply respect the strength of Gwen's convictions, of course, but I do still feel that pure research and knowledge for its own sake have a place in this world. Increasing our understanding of what's around us is a contribution, too. Not all of us are cut out to save the world, after all. I certainly am not.
--Timrin Dalliar

I'm getting guilt here.
--Flicker

A kind fate be with you always, Gwen.
--Praxis

Spiffy Garbonzo

King of the Land of the Little Folk, he was struck insane when he donned the hereditary ring of rulership, and became an annoyance to both the Significants and the Sewer Tour. He was cured by the Sewer Tour, in return for the blue stone in his ring. He has since returned to the Land of the Little Folk.
--Who's Who V1

Spiral Path, the

A strange device used to travel backwards in time along one's genetic line. The Sewer Tour visited the first humans on Ataniel using this. It is unclear whether or not people using it actually travel in time or merely simulate the time intended...
--Rumor

Spots

Spots was a fire lizard tamed by Janther Moria during a sortie in the Meadowlands. He served as pack animal, space heater, and occasional biter of enemies. He departed Ataniel with the island of Brytannwch, where he remains a palace pet.
--from the Chronicles of the Sunfighter

Srankaijhi

Port city in southern Diaria, largely controlled by the Diari Mafia. (Click here for a map.)
--from the Reference Almanac of Ataniel, 813

Stabbins, Castellan

The castellan is in charge of the day-to-day activities of Edimon, and is usually on top of everything going on within his castle.
--Who's Who V1

Starcross Station

Alien space station ruled by Lady Margo and her people, connected to Ataniel by the Passage, a secret jealously controlled by the Paris Family. Starcross Station is once again inaccessible to Ataniel unless one happens to have a starship.
--Who's Who V2

Steiner Rosewood

Stone of Command

Artifact once belonging to Lucifer, this stone makes mortals obey the command of the wielder. Kit had it for a while, but she lost it and its current whereabouts are unknown--as are the negative side effects its usage had upon her which caused her to abandon it.
--Who's Who V2

Stones, Blue

The blue stones were some sort of magical material formed by Warp when he created the phasewall. They had absorbed all the ambient teleportational energy in the world and were necessary for teleportation spells. They were finally gathered together and tossed into the "hole" that was left of Warp and brought him back from his interdimensional limbo.
--Who's Who V1

The blue stones were shards of Lord Warp's sacrificed body. They permitted passage between Nylevia and Dalencia. They also changed size and shape readily. Rhynwa used one as a vibrator once and Warp gave her some *really* weird looks when he was brought back to life.
--Threnody

They make very nice tiny sheep if you think about it hard enough. In fact, they will turn into anything you think hard about.
--Rhynwa

Deceased Stooge
See Celimnice.

Stump

Halfling thief and right-hand man of the Scorpion.
--Who's Who V2

Sturtevant

Fundamentalist theocracy under the rulership of the Church of Tal. Unlike the Dalencian Church, the Sturtevant Church of Tal has banned magic use as witchcraft, and purges are not uncommon there. (Click here for a map.)
--from the Reference Almanac of Ataniel, 813

If you're looking for a fundamentalist theocracy, Sturtevant is slightly more fun than Javin, because its religion is less annoying. On the other hand, they have this hang-up about magic, so a lot of basic amenities just aren't available. And why would you be looking for a fundamentalist theocracy anyway? Half a star.
--Threnody's travel guide

Deceased Sunfighter, the

The Sunfighter (or Sunny, to avoid confusion) was an oracular bard with no memory of her own past. She had a number of unusual features: she had mirrored eyes with no pupils, she was unaffected by alcohol, mind control, and many drugs, she did not sleep and did not require food or water, she was given to prophetic revelations (chiefly in the form of the slow remembering of past dreams), and, eventually, she immolated violently upon being killed. None of this was remarked upon by her Significant comrades, who never even made it to the point of realizing that her mental block might be trauma-related. Sunny turned out to be a demonic hybrid, but the byzantine plot surrounding her origin did not begin to come to light until after her death (c.f. Janther Moria). Sunny was murdered by the deranged swanmay Kerouac without ever recovering or reconciling her memory, and without ever quite acting on her somewhat mutual attraction to Max.
--from the Chronicles of the Sunfighter

What can I say, I miss Sunny. Sometimes she was the only person who kept us going during the damnable Demon War business. Her irrepressable optimism always made us feel good. Her murder by Kerouac was unforgivable. However, knowing she lives on in all the various later incarnations is comforting.
--Shilree

Murdered.
--Hillary Sturoster, filing clerk of Annwyn

Voiced by Joni Mitchell. Here's a clip.
--Bunny, casting agent of Ataniel

Sussex

Sway

The adventuring group led by Praxis and counting as its members Luthien, Janther (later Threnody), Max, Tila, Inez, George/Jarth, and Zzenith.
--Who's Who V2

Swindle

Deceased Syndriannia

A faerie messenger sent to Janther to ask for assistance against the growing evil in the faerie realms. She remained with the Sewer Tour, especially with Janther, who she harbored a secret crush on.
--Who's Who V1

Syndriannia was a sylph who followed Janther home at one point and devoted herself to him. She had a number of fairy powers and a sweet, simple heart. Her body was possessed by the evil witch Trillarillia, and her spirit trapped in an artifact by Wyvern. The Mithril Dagger Heroes were unable to save her, but both body and soul were at least laid to rest when Trillarillia was defeated.
--from the Chronicles of the Sunfighter

Purest goodness of soul was Syndy. While spirit powerful as Trill was not, truer and beautiful more it was. Hope that in heaven cheating Alain at cards she is.
--Zzenith

Spirit annihilated by an Elder Witch.
--Hillary Sturoster, filing clerk of Annwyn

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