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Ladelskarp, Osden – The former treasurer to Old Fayaway; buyer of precious stones, and colleague of Branadan.
Lady of the Long Glance – Nickname for Helane Blackthorn.
Lambion – Form-fitting apparel for women similar to a high-cut brief, tanga or thong. Worn as under/outerwear depending on the fabric.
Lancider, King – First king of Nymguarde and wielder of the Sword of Exaltion. Son of Lancidorn, grandson of Lansedora.
Land of Consequence – Nickname for Nymiria because of their devotion to the Andialogue.
Lapidaries of the Eastern Fortunes, The – Geological catalog of precious gems and stones in Nymiria. Written by Varda Sinwinter.
Lasari – Erotic dancers in the desert kingdom of Ciburnia who often double as spies.
Last Light of Aeolain – Mysterious artifact said to have been left by Aeolain after his translation. A brilliant white gem identified by Andom the Exile in Aerunasca’s vault under the watchtower.
Lauzon, Sharrow – Royal historian, chronicler, and friend of Branadan and Suleon Preed from Liorganda.
Leathe-Saarkes – A person who is one-half Saarkan or more. From leathe meaning ‘half.’ Also ‘half by blood’ or ‘blood by concord’ or ‘blood by plight.’ Because the physical features of Leathe-Saarkes are usually indistinguishable from full-blooded elves, they are usually assumed to be full Saarkans and revered as such. Shaithan D’Arlene, the Lord of Tintasalem, and the Prince-Ghast are Leathe-Saarkes.
Leonarco – Pirate, thief, and former friend to Allesson’s grandfather Nine. He was caught and hanged in Parapindrel 50 years before the events of The Stonecutter’s Son.
Leshay, The – Ferocious forest-dwelling terrors that prowl at night and kidnap sleeping travelers.
Ligarias, The – A deep chasm in the west of Nymiria.
Lighthouse, The – Nymirian nickname for a pulsar called Lusomarré. Lit. ‘manor of light.’ Seen in the Eastern Fortunes in winter. Also known as the ‘blinking sun.’
Lightning Drinkers, The – Nymirian epithet for the Karganoi, black dragons that nest on the Mountain That Turns and spew lightning.
Liorganda – Neighboring country and ally to Nymiria.
Little Girl from Ness, The – The ghost of a young girl who died during a snowstorm.
Little Houk – Short rebel who instigated a brief revolt over salt mines and taxes near the Brittle Bleaks. He was later captured and hanged.
Little Houk’s Revolt – Brief rebellion in the Brittle Bleaks led by Little Houk. The revolt ended with the capture and hanging of Little Houk.
Living Sky, The – see KHYRUSUTHERION
Loch of Labors – The large round bay south of Nymiria created by an asteroid impact in antiquity.
Logandriel – Current queen of Liorganda and current wielder of the great Oath-Spear Aeruqasad.
Long Souls (Saarkans) – Slang for Saarkans who are known to enjoy great lifespans.
Long Watch, The – see PENANCE OF ANDIAL
Longmay, House – 7th ducal house in Nymiria. A single member from House Longmay survived the crossing of the Sea of Pleats. Thereafter, the Seven Families of Nymirian transfer non-titled soldiers and officers to House Longmay in memoriam.
Lord of Discord – see RHASK
Loring King, The – In Vyn Vanir lore, the Loring King is a powerful and enigmatic traveler capable of strange miracles and wonders. His greatsword, Consequence, is listed in the Twelve Treasures of the Vyndicancy. During The Stonecutter’s Son, the Loring King protects Sujonjuween.
Loring King, The Consequence of – see LORING KING
Lornlariat – Legendary sword forged in antiquity said to be the unbreakable sword of the Sabler Queen. Forged from ‘witch-silver,’ wounds suffered by Lornlariat return every year. Lornlariat means the “Slender Verdict” from lorn (‘slender’) and lariat (‘verdict’).
Inscription: I AM LORNLARIAT FORGED IN THE YEAR OF NIGHT
Lost Sky, The – see KHYRUSUTHERION
Lowering Folk, The – Nymirian name for dwarves. In Nymirian lore, the Lowering Folk were originally the Towering Folk or Tiothanai. Known as the ‘lake striders,’ they were titans who ruled during the Gray Ages. However, in their pride, they ‘broke the pillars of the world’ and were punished by Proya, who reduced them in proportion to their humility. The Lowering Folk have not been seen in Nymiria in ages, but they are said to stand around eight feet in height and rarely come to the surface.
Lucaud – Soldier who escorted Branadan and his family to the watchtower.
Lucosar – Type of scimitar used by the Lucosiri. Similar to Saarkan blades, Lucosiri blades are often curved.
Lucosiri – (loo-koh-SE-ree) Semi-elven race that lives in Langmuir, the southernmost peninsula of the Eastern Fortunes. Distantly related to Saarkans, the Lucosiri are esteemed for their beauty, sharp senses, art, music, and the metallurgical prowess.
Luprecana – Large raptors that hunt in Nymiria. Known as ‘wolf-falcons’ they are capable of carrying off people and even foals.
Lusomarré – see THE LIGHTHOUSE