A synthetic atom created by Harbinger Robotics.
A cuff which uses a small anti-gravity engine to lift someone off the ground.
The home of the Van Sandt family
The ability to for someone to leave their body and travel beyond it.
(see Dark Mods)
A flute Sam discovers in an ancient tomb. It has some very unique properties!
A portable portal device created by Anatoly Mikhailov.
The eighteen skills studied by Japanese warriors.
A team of four field agents in The Few. A Paladin, Juggernaut, Reader and Charlatan.
A burning gas which uses the chemical from chilli to inflict pain.
A synthetic compound which allows communication between carbon and silicone based systems.
A door in the head of Herredrion’s statue, which leads to places where the Council of The Few meet.
A type of field agent in The Few whose primary roles are intelligence gathering, spying and covert operations.
A Suspended Animation trap (SAT) that can only be opening with a key or primer.
A thermal cloaking device created by Harbinger Robotics and made from Nanothread.
The annual Cadre tournament held in The Crucible on Valsieve Island.
A self aware robot with an anti gravity engine.
Genetic Modifications the use of which has been outlawed or deemed dangerous by The Council of The Few.
A cave used to test the teamwork and resourcefulness of Cadres.
A creature summoned by a Sumerian scroll.
An extreme energy drink designed for people using Mods. Mainstream versions come in special Dragon tins with Popping Candy in the mouth.
A computer network able to use any carbon-based entity to conduct its signal.
The Hall of a Thousand Worlds
The study of plants and their practical uses through the traditional knowledge of a local culture and people.
A free service created by Jasper Van Sandt to help people register a patent in the United Kingdom.
One way windows able to receive a feed from anywhere in the world, which transmit sight, sound and heat.
Robots smaller than Nanodes.
A highly experimental artificial blood made from Femtobots.
A substance which stops Femtobots from replicating once injected into a person.
Farnsworth’s Learning and Interactive Cybernetic Curator. Looks after The Royal Society archives.
A Mod which hardens the fingers to the point where clicking them produces a spark.
A wing suit designed to work with Bird Bone Mod and enable advanced gliding.
The term given to folding time and space to create a tear through which the physical body could travel.
The three inventions forbidden by The Council of The Few. They are Invisibility, Shrinking and Time travel.
An extremely rare condition which allows a person to recall all the memories and skills of the person’s ancestors. Not to be confused with the Forbidden Physarum Mod created from isolating the gene from Physarum Polysepalum.
A Clone Drone. A robot which mimics a users actions through a set of rings.
Warrior monks who guard the monastery of Shen Pi.
A technology company that is the public face of a clandestine organisation who wish to possess the secrets and archives of The Few.
Incredible inventions that were hidden by a breakaway faction of The Few.
Nanodes capable of connecting to other and then emitting light to form physical holograms.
A Holobot globe, located in the Old Library, showing a real time meteorological image of the earth.
A synthetic image which appears three dimensional to the human eye.
A compact heat weapon manufactured by Harbinger Robotics.
A motorbike with an anti gravity engine. It has skis instead of wheels.
A year long assessment during which children of The Blood are assed for field training. Cadre training follows and lasts two years.
Armour made from Nanothread, which disperses force to protect the wearer.
An interactive version of Tribes.
Sound weapon which interrupts the electrical signals in the body. Induces loss of all voluntary muscle control.
A member of a Cadre whose primary role is to be the muscle. Skilled fighters and athletes.
An Israeli mixed martial art.
Remnants of a series of paving stones which ended at a broken archway. They are used to help Fold time and space, creating doorways to another place.
Slang term given to the horrible draining feeling when a Mod wears off. It often resulted in the shakes, blurred vision and dizziness
A plant found in the mountains surrounding The Gardens of Inti. The vines secrete a substance which inhibits voluntary muscle control.
A secret level of The Royal Society Archives in London.
Small camouflaged floating cameras, used for surveillance.
A synthetic compound created by Harbinger Robotics that puts someone into a state of suspended animation, however the can still see, hear and are wide awake. Favoured by Ms. Keller.
Magnetic Femtobots used to change skin tones, primarily for tattoos or make up.
A weapon created by Harbinger Robotics which folds and compresses an object.
An outlaw Gene trader who administers genetically encoded memories using the Forbidden Physarum Mod.
Organic, CarboSilicone flora able to relay sights and sounds. They require no electricity or mechanics and can interface with the Earth Song network from anywhere in the world.
Viking beer and the favoured drink of renowned inventor, Gustaf Felvovin.
The slang term given to Transient Genetic Modifications that express foreign genes in the human genome.
A covert device used to administer Mods. It is coded to the user’s DNA and if anyone else attempts to use it, the pen will defend itself or flee.
Nanodes are tiny robots whose components are at or near the scale of a nanometre.
An intelligent material made from Nanodes
An experimental artificial compound which yields large quantities of ATP (energy) when ingested.
A patented compound which prevents chocolate and ice cream from melting.
Night Knight gas. Also called Three Monkeys, because it paralyses the vocal cords, eyes and ears.
A law which prohibits the wrongful communication of information that is considered sensitive by the government.
The Order of the Few before the time of Christopher Wren and The Invisible College.
A Suspended Animation Trap which can be opened by anyone not in the trap.
The leaders of a Cadre. Key attribute are guile and cunning. Swift and deadly, but diplomatic when needs must.
A very old mixed martial art, believed to have originated in ancient Greece to train the Spartans.
A synthetic pollen which causes non-lethal paralysis.
An office of the governmental which controls the issue of patents.
A genetic memory Mod created from isolating the gene from Physarum Polysepalum. This is Forbidden Mode and only sold by outlaw Gene trader who used it to administers genetically encoded memories.
Code name given to a top secret project within Harbinger Robotics, to create a synthetic atom.
The use of the mind to control, move and bend the physical world.
Sound weapon which induces nausea and loss of balance
A type of Cadre competition which can have many different objectives and landscapes. Quest matches typically involve achieving a goal before or by beating the other team(s).
Members of a Cadre. They are the academics; quick students with a capacity to store vast amounts of knowledge.
Blunt weapons with no edge and are relatively harmless. When they are switched on, any part of the body which the blade touches, stiffens up and becomes useless. They’re a supremely effective, non-lethal weapon.
A movement that believes its members possess secret wisdom that was handed down to them from ancient times.
Rufus Mandle’s Portal Satchel. Allows the one-way transportation of inanimate objects from a shelf in the Quartermaster’s Stores.
A Russian mixed martial art.
A turbine wind trap which immobilises someone in a mini tornado.
A fungal extract that causes the victim to lose balance and co-ordination
Artificial Intelligence Sentries used in Quest matches.
A secret monastery in the Himalayas.
Pulse weapon used by Harbinger Robotics field agents. Can either emit a pulse blast or electrically charged tip.
Nanotec whip with an electrically charged tip.
Time lock trap in a Quest match which gets smaller every time the person moves.
A Cadre clan crest. Similar in principle to a traditional a coat of arms. Often tattooed onto Cadre members using Magnetinc.
A genetically modified rose whose pollen induces sleep.
Somatic Nervous System Curare. A compound harvested from Lanelia vines, which causes paralysis of all non-vital muscles and organs.
A controlled and repeatable Einstein–Rosen bridge (wormhole) which bends time and space to bring two predetermined points together and creates a portal.
A match with a special head that allows it to be used many times to create fire.
Sumer is the earliest known civilization in the historical region of southern Mesopotamia.
An object converted into a trap which fully immobilises the person who activates it.
A gas which causes extreme but non fatal sub cutaneous swelling.
Spoiler! This definition will be provided when The Tricky Devils is released.
An invention by Robert Brown. Chemical sun block which provides Factor 30 protection from the sun for 48 hours.
The practice of reading tarot cards to gain insight into the past, present or future.
A chemical present in certain pollens and nectars endemic to The Gardens of Inti. It causes sterility in certain insects.
The original descendants of The Few. One child is required per generation to be dedicated to Cadre Induction.
Udias El’suma Natro. A hidden city whose entrance is located in a tree in The Gardens of Inti.
A volcano on Valsieve Island, which was converted into a coliseum.
The AI server cluster of The Order of The Few connected to the Earth Song network.
Guardians of the Council of The Few.
(see Forbidden Inventions)
A Suspended Animation prison on Valsieve Island.
Lanelia greenhouses in The Gardens of Inti.
The name Christopher Wren gave to the Inventors Guild within The Order of The Few.
An annual fair held at the end of the Northern Hemisphere summer, on Valsieve Island. Associated with the annual CruciBowl.
The central hub and headquarters of The Order of The Few.
Another name for The Harbingers.
The modern library in The Invisible College. Located opposite The Old Library.
The original library in The Invisible College.
The name given to the secret society Herredrion founded after the battle of Troy, to protect knowledge and endeavour to stop humans destroying both themselves and the planet.
Located in London, England, The Royal Society is the world’s oldest independent scientific academy, dedicated to promoting excellence in science.
Potential spoiler – read the book!
A Cadre currently lead by Caleb Roth and a winner of The CruciBowl.
Pulse grenade which disrupts the nervous system, causing loss of limb control.
An extremely powerful sound weapon with an adhesive undercoating.
One of Christopher Wren’s Hidden Inventions, the Time Box allows post to be sent back in time as far as 1654.
Short term genetic modification to the human genome to express a genetic trait isolated from another creature.
A strategy board game developed by the monks of Shen Pi.