★ Redberry - A brand of touch-screen cellphones that are widely used along a few other brands.
★ The comet completes an orbit around the world twice a day. Debris bombardment from the comet usually begins at the far Easter Front in Cetra, early in the morning.
★ The Emberletter is the most recognized news outlet in Embergate. Its influence is quite far-reaching, with citizens in nearby cities like Farhaven, Bellfort, and Greenmore reading it as well.
★ 'Garpute' is equivalent to 'bitch'. A Daemon Garpute is a harsher version.
★ The 'Comet Era' is what some people call the current time period since the comet arrived.
★ 'Experiment PanX 5' is the experiment that Dr. Featherswallow began five years ago to find a cure for the comet infection. It is fully funded by the UDF and some corporations that want a piece of the pie once it's ready. Pan is short for Panacea, X represents new subjects, and 5 means this is the fifth iteration/trial of the experiment. The UDF forcefully and inhumanely uses criminals as test subjects for the experiment. The worse the crime, the more likely that person is to be chosen. Isolde likes to interview test subjects prior to the experiment, for her own reasons.
★ 'The Neutralizers' are like a more advanced version of law enforcement who keep UDF facilities secure and neutralize any threats to UDF employees, visitors, partners, or personnel.
★ Moogle - a user friendly search engine from a bygone era, with a colorful palette for each letter.
★ Shugeul is the national written language of Goryeo, this is where their alphabet is derived. The letters for the five basic consonants reflect the shape of the speech organs used to pronounce them, and they are systematically modified to indicate phonetic features; similarly, the vowel letters are systematically modified for related sounds, often dubbed as a syllabic alphabet. It’s gone through a number of reconstructions from feudal periods up until the present. This is not be mistaken with the spoken language which is known as Goryeon.
★ 혼 (hon) has many a definition but one localized for the use of the alcohol is Ghost. Hon is an alcohol that is made from starches that range from the traditional rice, wheat, barely, to the more non traditional with sweet potato or potato. It is widely distributed and integral to their drinking society as the drink is smooth and despite the alcohol content, missing in the bitterness exhibited by others. It also comes in many fun flavors, but Eun-Jim favorite is of the sour variety.
★ 고려스카우트 연맹 (Goryeo Scouts Association) is Goryeo’s youth movement employing the Scout method, a program of informal education with an emphasis on practical outdoor activities, including camping, woodcraft, aquatics, hiking, backpacking, and sports. Another widely recognized movement characteristic is the Scout uniform, by intent hiding all differences of social standing in a country and making for equality, with neckerchief and campaign hat or comparable headwear. Distinctive uniform insignia include the fleur-de-lis and the trefoil, as well as merit badges and other patches. The main emblem for Goryeo is a tiger. Both the modern stylized emblem and this historic emblem feature the head of a tiger. Officially it symbolizes the "bravery of Goryeon Scouts". The Goryeo Peninsula was once within the tiger's historic range; this may also be an allusion to Goryeo’s status as one of the Four Asian Tigers.
★The Tiger Scout is the highest rank and award the Scout and the Venture Scout may achieve. An active Air Scout program is also popular. The Scout Motto is 준비, pronounced jun bi, Preparation in Goryeon. Officially the round-shaped outer petals of the new purple fleur-de-lis are based on the taeguk, symbolizing hope of reunification of the Goryeon peninsula. A tiger head, symbolizing bravery, is also featured.
★ Wansan-gu (완산구) is the country capital of Goryeo, famous for their technologically advanced infrastructure and society.
★ 𝙱𝚘𝚗𝚎𝚜 - 𝚂𝚔𝚒𝚗𝚗𝚢 𝚠𝚑𝚒𝚝𝚎 𝚌𝚒𝚐𝚊𝚛𝚎𝚝𝚝𝚎𝚜, 𝚕𝚘𝚘𝚔𝚜 𝚕𝚒𝚔𝚎 𝚊 𝚋𝚘𝚗𝚎.
★ 𝚂𝚔𝚢𝚔𝚒𝚕𝚕𝚎𝚛 - 𝙽𝚒𝚌𝚔𝚗𝚊𝚖𝚎 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚊 𝚙𝚘𝚙𝚞𝚕𝚊𝚛 𝚄𝙳𝙵 𝙸𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚌𝚎𝚙𝚝𝚘𝚛.
★ 𝚆𝚊𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚍𝚘𝚠𝚗𝚎-𝙰𝚕𝚕𝚊𝚗𝚍𝚊𝚕𝚎 𝙲𝚘𝚛𝚙𝚘𝚛𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 - 𝙰 𝚜𝚖𝚊𝚕𝚕-𝚝𝚒𝚖𝚎 𝚌𝚘𝚛𝚙𝚘𝚛𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗, 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚙𝚊𝚕𝚎𝚜 𝚒𝚗 𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚙𝚊𝚛𝚒𝚜𝚘𝚗 𝚝𝚘 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚝 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚖. 𝚁𝚞𝚖𝚘𝚛𝚎𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚒𝚛 𝚏𝚞𝚗𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚎𝚜 𝚏𝚛𝚘𝚖 𝚊𝚗 𝚞𝚗𝚍𝚒𝚜𝚌𝚕𝚘𝚜𝚎𝚍, 𝚙𝚊𝚛𝚎𝚗𝚝 𝚌𝚘𝚛𝚙𝚘𝚛𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗. 𝙰𝚕𝚕 𝚋𝚞𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚞𝚌𝚛𝚊𝚌𝚢, 𝚗𝚘 𝚜𝚖𝚒𝚕𝚎𝚜. 𝚅𝚒𝚌𝚒𝚘𝚞𝚜 𝚌𝚢𝚌𝚕𝚎.
★𝚃𝚑𝚎 '𝙾𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛' 𝚆𝚊𝚛 - 𝚁𝚎𝚏𝚎𝚛𝚜 𝚝𝚘 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚑𝚞𝚖𝚊𝚗 𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚜𝚞𝚜 𝚑𝚞𝚖𝚊𝚗 𝚌𝚘𝚗𝚏𝚕𝚒𝚌𝚝, 𝚘𝚏𝚝𝚎𝚗 𝚞𝚗𝚍𝚎𝚛𝚙𝚕𝚊𝚢𝚎𝚍 𝚋𝚢 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚄𝙳𝙵 𝚖𝚎𝚍𝚒𝚊. 𝙰 𝚙𝚛𝚘𝚡𝚢 𝚠𝚊𝚛 𝚏𝚘𝚞𝚐𝚑𝚝 𝚋𝚢 𝚌𝚘𝚛𝚙𝚘𝚛𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚙𝚊𝚠𝚗𝚜, 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚜𝚘𝚖𝚎𝚝𝚒𝚖𝚎𝚜 𝚒𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚞𝚙𝚝𝚎𝚍 𝚋𝚢 𝚑𝚞𝚖𝚊𝚗 𝚒𝚗𝚜𝚞𝚛𝚐𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚜. 𝙲𝚘𝚛𝚙𝚘𝚛𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗𝚜 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚒𝚛 𝚊𝚐𝚎𝚗𝚍𝚊𝚜, 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚒𝚗𝚜𝚞𝚛𝚐𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚜 𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚝𝚒𝚛𝚎𝚍 𝚘𝚏 𝚄𝙳𝙵'𝚜 𝚝𝚢𝚛𝚊𝚗𝚗𝚢. 𝙰 𝚌𝚘𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚞𝚜 𝚒𝚜𝚜𝚞𝚎, 𝚑𝚎𝚗𝚌𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚌𝚎𝚗𝚜𝚘𝚛𝚜𝚑𝚒𝚙.
★ 𝙺𝚞𝚕𝚋𝚒𝚝 - 𝚊𝚗 𝚊𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚊𝚕 𝚖𝚊𝚗𝚎𝚞𝚟𝚎𝚛 𝚒𝚗 𝚠𝚑𝚒𝚌𝚑 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚊𝚒𝚛𝚌𝚛𝚊𝚏𝚝 𝚙𝚎𝚛𝚏𝚘𝚛𝚖𝚜 𝚊𝚗 𝚎𝚡𝚝𝚛𝚎𝚖𝚎𝚕𝚢 𝚝𝚒𝚐𝚑𝚝 𝚕𝚘𝚘𝚙, 𝚘𝚏𝚝𝚎𝚗 𝚗𝚘𝚝 𝚖𝚞𝚌𝚑 𝚠𝚒𝚍𝚎𝚛 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚕𝚎𝚗𝚐𝚝𝚑 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚊𝚒𝚛𝚌𝚛𝚊𝚏𝚝 𝚒𝚝𝚜𝚎𝚕𝚏.
★ '𝚃𝚛𝚞𝚎 𝙵𝚊𝚒𝚝𝚑' 𝚒𝚜 𝚋𝚛𝚒𝚎𝚏𝚕𝚢 𝚖𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗𝚎𝚍 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚙𝚘𝚜𝚝, 𝚒𝚝 𝚛𝚎𝚏𝚎𝚛𝚜 𝚝𝚘 𝚑𝚘𝚠 𝚜𝚝𝚛𝚘𝚗𝚐𝚕𝚢 𝚊 𝙰𝚎𝚘𝚗 𝚋𝚎𝚕𝚒𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚜 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙶𝚘𝚍𝚜 𝚞𝚙 𝚘𝚗 𝚑𝚒𝚐𝚑. 𝚂𝚘𝚖𝚎 𝙰𝚎𝚘𝚗 𝚖𝚊𝚢 𝚗𝚘𝚝 𝚋𝚎𝚕𝚒𝚎𝚟𝚎, 𝚜𝚘𝚖𝚎 𝚖𝚊𝚢 𝚋𝚎 𝚍𝚎𝚟𝚘𝚞𝚝. 𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝚍𝚒𝚏𝚏𝚎𝚛𝚎𝚗𝚌𝚎 𝚋𝚎𝚝𝚠𝚎𝚎𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚘𝚜𝚎 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚠𝚎𝚊𝚔 𝚏𝚊𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚘𝚜𝚎 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚜𝚝𝚛𝚘𝚗𝚐 𝚌𝚘𝚗𝚟𝚒𝚌𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚢𝚎𝚝 𝚝𝚘 𝚋𝚎 𝚎𝚡𝚊𝚖𝚒𝚗𝚎𝚍.
★ Tarnished is a word used for the Aeons mentally groggy from an atomic-hellfire.
★ 𝚂𝚝𝚒𝚡𝚜 - 𝚂𝚕𝚊𝚗𝚐 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚋𝚎𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚒𝚗 𝚋𝚞𝚝𝚝-𝚏𝚞𝚌𝚔 𝚗𝚘𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎.
★ 𝙵𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚑 𝚂𝚙𝚛𝚒𝚗𝚐𝚠𝚊𝚝𝚎r - 𝙴𝚟𝚎𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚌𝚘𝚛𝚙𝚜 𝚑𝚊𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚒𝚛 𝚑𝚊𝚗𝚍𝚜 𝚘𝚗 𝚜𝚘𝚖𝚎 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚏𝚘𝚘𝚍 𝚘𝚙𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗𝚜, 𝚑𝚘𝚠 𝚏𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚑 𝚠𝚊𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚜𝚙𝚛𝚒𝚗𝚐𝚠𝚊𝚝𝚎𝚛? 𝙾𝚗𝚕𝚢 𝙲𝚘𝚛𝚙𝚘 𝚍𝚊𝚝𝚊 𝚊𝚗𝚊𝚕𝚢𝚜𝚝𝚜 𝚔𝚗𝚎𝚠.
★ Tortues - the east west river that connects Sauraine to Arrowpeak.
★ Bend - A small town / outpost that sprung up southwest of the bend in the Tortues, not as grand as Embergate, and a place where more illegal things trying to get into or out of the comet zone are worked. An old town revived by the CEC outpost and the comet; it's now home to a collection of individuals trying to get by that either couldn't afford Embergate, or perhaps aren't wanted there.
★ Spieran flag — It looks like this. Many Spierans will find subtle ways of representing their country's flag than having it emblazoned on them for fear of persecution. Spiera is the face of such hostility in the western region due to various military efforts from the Spieran government to obtain natural resources in neighbouring regions. The formation of the UDF has not helped matters, with many countries being imposed upon by military personnel from the same country that occupied their lands.
★ Juiveng — The history behind many oilbird dishes comes from the sailors of the old days. Oilbirds tend to float in packs on the water's surface like oil, hence their name, and it was therefore easy to catch at least one or two if you had a big enough net. As a result, oilbird of various preparation methods is a popular dish in Cetra's port cities and inland ones nearby. For juiveng (pronounced hwee-ven) in particular, it was a dish enjoyed by ships transporting fresh produce, from which they made the delicious sauce. The modern iteration keeps to the traditional recipe, with a few additions thanks to the importation of certain produce, and tastes twice as good for it.
★ Loukae soup is a traditional Nihon dish. Made of oilbird meat, sweet nuts, and thick root vegetables, it is sweet, sour, and savory at the same time. In Nihon it is both traditional street food and a hearty meal at home.
★ Sourberry Spirit - An aged mead native to Lincentia and is considered to be the national alcoholic beverage of the nation. Known for its sour, tart, and sweet notes, it is often preferred to be consumed either as a shot or combined with a sweet pop. It is made from sourberries, a round berry gold in color that grows only in Lincentia but has since been mass-produced. It has an irl comparison (taste wise) to raspberries and strawberries with the acidic punch of lemon. The alcohol potency is high and can get a person quite wasted if they're not careful.