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Abomination A general term for the monsters that appeared after the Fall.
Amulet An accessory worn by Inquisitors that protects against supernatural assaults. Only those with the proper training can use one safely.
Anathema A term used for individuals with red eyes. Its usage was born of fear for their mysterious powers. Very few are known to exist, and there is much misinformation about them.
Aurora Since the Fall, mysterious lights similar in appearance to the aurora borealis have appeared in the sky every night.
The Bloodhounds A mercenary company known primarily for being master bounty hunters.
Bloodmancy The practice of using blood to achieve various supernatural goals, often by drawing sigils or circles and chanting in a particular tone.

The Collectors
A mysterious group that has been abducting Anathema. They are sometimes called Ghosts due to the white coats they wear, and their ability to "disappear."
The Council A body of people elected to manage the affairs of the Districts and the Order.
District The Districts are a series of cities established, guarded, and governed by the Order. They're usually built around resources, like farmland, fishing, or mining, and are connected by the railroad. They are heretic free zones.
The Fall The day the sky opened, and millions of people dropped dead. The day the fog rolled in, and abominations followed. The day everything changed.
Fog Clouds of strange fog that started to appear after the Fall. Abominations come from within them, and being near one amplifies bloodmancy. People that enter the fog are rarely heard from again.
Heretic By the Order's definition, a heretic is anyone who dabbles in things that didn't exist before the Fall. Examples include Bloodmancy, Abomination worship, consuming Abomination flesh, etc. Anathema are a highly debated grey area.
Light Something only Anathema have the gift to see. A colourful aura that is said to be the life of another living thing. They come in all hues and shapes.
Siphon A device used for bloodmancy. It keeps the victim alive, while providing a steady flow of fresh blood to the bloodmancer.
Inquisitors A special, highly trained division of the Order. They carry out justice against heretics, and are often assigned missions that take them deep within the no man's land. Additionally, they're free to pursue their own objectives, provided those objectives are within the Order agenda.
No man's land A term for the land between safe communities or Districts. It tends to be infested by abominations, bandits, and cults.

The Order
A paramilitary order tasked with investigating, hunting, and containing supernatural or occult threats. They turned the tides of the Fall and remain the most adept defense against the abominations, and have since been also tasked with protecting and maintaining the Districts. Their overall goal has always been to guard humanity from the new threats of the Fall. They believe strongly in cleansing with fire.
Red Eyes A more respectful term for individuals with red eyes.


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Feral beasts that live to do nothing but tear human meat from bone. They are drawn in by the smell of blood and fresh death, consuming entire corpses, leaving not a single bone to mourn over.
Don't look. Don't look. Don'T look. Don't loOk. DOn'T lOOK. DON'T LOOK. can't look away...
Completely silent and without presence, they are often unnoticeable until they're right on top of you. They wander with seemingly little purpose, skewering any and all that have the misfortune of stumbling into their path.
It feeds off painful memories, forcing victims to relive horrid events from their past. It will capture and torture humans for long periods of time in order to produce more trauma to feed on.
It's wrong. It will never live like us. It will never live like them. Flesh intertwined with walls, screaming.
The pus filling its swollen head leaks from its unblinking eyes, like tears. Grotesque weeping over the eternal pain of its ribs breaking in its contorted chest.
Suffocating is all they've ever known, every breath is agony. The lung-like sacks on their back pump a corrosive smog out their eternally agape maws.
Give it a wide berth. As it floats through the air it shares what it knows. How to be drained of blood. Pulled apart.