The World of Senta and the Steel Dragon : D-E

The Drache GirlDallar: A country on the northwestern tip of Sumir,  Dallar was originally a successor state of Magnus the Great.  Most people of Dallar speak both Zurian and Mirsannan.  Dallar adopted Kafirism as its official religion in 160.

Dallaman, Empire of: The Dallaman Empire began as a relatively unimportant part of Zaerphon which began expanding as Zaerphon broke apart (-1800).  Dallaman established new artforms and architectural styles, and fought a series of wars against Tu-Riven.  Dallaman was still a distinctive society when conquered by Magnus the Great (-42).

Darwin’s Emporium: From the establishment of Port Dechantagne until its proprietor’s death, Darwin’s Emporium was a seller and exporter of a variety of products made with dinosaur hide.  Because of this, it was a popular stop for tourists to Birmisia, and maintained extensive trade relations with many of the surrounding lizzie villages.

DeAlonzo, Arjen: A popular Mirsannan novelist.

Death and Destruction: A massive novel by Lan Bonnano, Death and Destruction tells the story of a doomed family and their last six generations.  It is the longest novel that most people in Brechalon have ever heard of.

Death in Brech, A: A Death in Brech is a novel by Garson Hoek that tells the story of the disenfranchised working class in Brech City.

Decius: Decius is the tenth month of the modern reformed calendar.  Like all the months except Hamonth, it has 30 days.

Decimark: A gold ten mark coin of the United Kingdom of Greater Brechalon.  The obverse features an image of King Tybalt and the reverse a cross wreathed in laurels.

Derby, The: The Derby is a novel by Twyla Gaskell set in modern Brech City.

Desperation’s Daughter: The best known work of Isaak Wissinger.

DeRemillard, E.R.: A Mirsannan author who writes extensively about Brechalon.

Derich, Kingdom of: Splitting away from Rundaria in 544, Derich combined with Rundarr (Rundaria) and Lowess in 1794 to form Freedonia.

Detsky, Ebrahim: A Zaeri Brech writer, Ebrahim Detsky is best known for his novels Night of the Snake and Rabbits Under the Fence.

Diary of a Photographer, The: A book by Dorrit Quinn that follows a photographer named Byric, in his travels across Brechalon.

Dietle, Wadsworth: A Freedonian writer, Wadsworth Dietle is best known for his tales of nature and the struggle of man against nature.  Many of his title characters are animals.

Dionoserin: Dionoserin is a potion of mind control brewed by sorcerers and wizards.

Disposal, The: A book by Maddchen Schaub highlighting the abuses of modern orphanages.

Doctor and Priest: A detective story by Umeko Mahanian.

Dodson, Phoebus: A seventeeth century physicist and mathematician, Phoebus Dodson’s books form the core of scientific education from students from Brechalon to Freedonia.  Though his writing is considered stuffy, his scientific theories were a hundred years ahead of their time.

Doggie Doggie: Doggie Doggie is a game played by children with a stick (as a bone).  Once child plays the part of the dog, while the others hide the bone.  The children sing “Doggie, doggie, where’s your bone,” while the dog tries to find it.

Doglon: An ancient civilization at the southern tip of Sumir, Doglon was culturally related to the Olgon. Doglon was never united, consisting of small states that vied with each other for power.  They cleared the dense jungle to create their cities and extensive tracts of land for farming.  About -2300, they were overthrown by one of their subject races—the Ixec.

Donnata: The ancient land founded approximately -7000 along the northern coast of modern Freedonia, Donnata was originally a group of quarreling city-states.  United under an emperor about -5000, Donnata ushered in the Bronze Age.  Few of their cities remain, though a great deal of pottery and statuary has been preserved in museums.

Dormouse, S.S.: The S.S. Dormouse is a modern Brech cargo ship hired by the Dechantagne family to bring additional supplies and colonists to Birmisia.  It made several such trips during the first years of the Brech colony there.

Dorridgeville: Dorridgeville is a large town at the northern tip of the Duchy of Booth on Mirilon.  Dorridgeville is the stopping off point for adventurers and soldiers of fortune on their way to Enclep and beyond.

Dragon: Dragons are immense creatures of magic.  They superficially resemble reptiles, and are covered with scales.  Dragons however are hot-blooded, with body temperatures approaching 120 degrees.  Dragons are primarily carnivorous but can eat practically anything.  They have such a perfect digestive system that they have no need to exude waste.  There are several different varieties of dragon, including Gold, Silver, Flame, Green, Night, Steel, and Coral.  Dragons can breathe fire and possess a secondary breath weapon which varies according to the species.  Dragons are extremely long-lived, essentially immortal, and are worshipped as gods by primitive cultures around the world.  They are extremely intelligent and often are able to cast magic spells.  Dragon eggs have no set gestation period and may survive for centuries before hatching.  Upon hatching dragons are usually about 24 inches in length.  A full-grown dragon may weight 90 tons and reach 150 feet from nose to tail barb.

Driconda: Driconda was a civilization that rose in the arid valleys of southwest Sumir.  The Driconda culture may date back to -6500.  About -3200, they consolidated into an empire ruled by a Sun King.  Around -2100, a mountain people called the Olgon conquered Driconda.

Drum, The: A novel by Isaak Wissinger.

Durcy Square: A popular gathering place for dealers of magical artifacts, Durcy Square is located just off Prince Tybalt Boulevard in Brech City.  It is a gathering place for hedge wizards seeking employment.

East of Enclep: A book by Shia Toler, for most Brech readers, East of Enclep was their first introduction to Mallon.

East Wills: One of four district areas in the city of Redgepool.

Eclipse: An eclipse is an astronomical event that occurs when an astronomical object is temporarily obscured, either by passing into the shadow of another body or by having another body pass between it and the viewer.  The term eclipse is most often used to describe either a solar eclipse, when the Moon’s shadow crosses the Earth’s surface, or a lunar eclipse, when the Moon moves into the Earth’s shadow.  Both types of eclipses can enhance the power of magic cast beneath them, though a solar eclipse will do so to a much greater extent than a lunar eclipse.

Enclep: The island of Enclep is more than twelve hundred miles long and three hundred fifty miles wide at its thickest point.  The northern reaches, which are the only portions of the island visited by ships from Sumir, are lined with white sandy beaches everywhere except the rocky outcropping of the deep-water port that the Royal Brechalon Navy had leased from the natives for its use.  The interior of the island holds vast rain forests of tropical plants and tall sweeping palm trees and is filled with all manner of natural treasures.  The brown-skinned natives in the north live simple lives of hunting, gathering, and trading with the visiting ships.  They worship animal spirits, particularly whales.  The south is dominated by a number of feudal kingdoms.  Strong cults devoted to a single animal spirit are the norm here.  Enclep is the source of White Opthalium.  Most tea imported to Sumir comes from Enclep.

Essenbad, L.Z.: One of Freedonia’s fleet of massive airships, the Essenbad patrolled the northern seas around Enclep.

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