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#1 Saber-Scorpion


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Posted 12 February 2017 - 04:15 PM

I thought I would post a thread containing various assorted bits of lore that have been established as canon in the novel and comics.


To be expanded over time.


Various Terms

TSC - Terran Standard Cycle (Earth year)

The Breach - the alternate dimension utilized by most starships for FTL travel. Some craft use established jump rings to enter the Breach, while those with Interstellar Drive punch their own holes into the Breach. These can often be tracked by enemies. "Breach Space" is a highly volatile place where many normal laws of physics do not apply.

Blazer Weapons - Most weapons in Nova Refuge are "shielded" by "hot energy". These are called blazer weapons. Blazer guns fire bullets surrounded by hot energy shields. Blazer knives and swords feature solid metal blades with energy shielding around them. They are considered more effective against armor since neither anti-ballistic or anti-energy armor can stop a sufficiently powerful blazer weapon.


Mahlo-Slashrim Words

The common language of the Helexith Empire is called Mahlo-Slashrim. It was compiled by the Mahlok from the common language elements of the Slashrim tribes, with some Mahlok words and written letters thrown in to fill the gaps. A terse and guttural tongue, its colorful swear words are used by all peoples of the galaxy.


Common Expletives:

Gogk - damn (literally, "curse", as in "Helexith curse you")

Kragduk - worthless scum, idiot, cannon fodder

Klagk - a word for dung, used as a generic expletive, a favorite of Grimm III

Gekbo - another word for idiot or moron

Gogklagk - a combination of gogk and klagk, for extra emphasis


Other Mahlo-Slashrim Words:

Helexith - The one true all-powerful creator god in Mahlo-Slashrim religion. Often called a god of fire, since he is the god of light, heat, and liquid - the three elements necessary for life - opposed by darkness, cold, and solid, which are the elements of death.

Sessith - An evil Slashrim spirit or dark god, related to fear. His name was carved over the entrance to the Cave of Fear that the training Enomegs had to face in Warrior Born.


Sarran Words

Afaelya - Goddess of the Sarran people. Seen as both a creator being and a great spirit that connects all living things. They believe that their psionic powers stem from Afaelya, and those more in touch with their own spirit have stronger psionic abilities.



Here are some canon creatures of Nova Refuge.

Mocca - long-tailed, colorful jungle bird mentioned in Warrior Born, native to Terra Nova

Kegric - large, ugly, buzzard-like bird mentioned in Warrior Born, native to Terra Nova

Korgon - Often called "Korgon Hellhounds," these are powerful dog-like creatures sometimes used as pets by Slashrim and Mahlok for battle and hunting

Copperbug - A species of large, beetle-like insect with a coppery shell, which has been spread to many planets due to its habit of stowing away on starships. An eater of detritus, it is mostly harmless but considered a pest by many. Some Slashrim consider them sacred.



Screamer Ball - A popular sport throughout the galaxy, known for its violence. The ball uses hover technology to remain in the air and seek out players, attempting to strike them. It often makes a screaming sound as it flies. Though the exact rules vary, all involve players dodging the ball and/or hitting it toward enemies or into a goal. Some variations are played on hoverbikes or feature a ball equipped with deadly blades to make it into a blood-sport.



CP12: standard large blazer pistol of Xarkon police
X33 Carbine: standard Xarkon assault rifle
Ironslinger: An old lever-action rifle employed by Xarkon during the Xenocide War, due to its highly armor-piercing rounds capable of punching through Mahlok hide. Favored by Saber-Scorpion.
Dirge: A Xarkonian magnum blazer pistol favored by Lucas Mars and Magnum-Coyote.
Harpy Eagle: A Victorian magnum blazer pistolf avored by Ryan Arkanian.
Outlook Arms PQ6: Silent but deadly pistol with a built-in suppressor that cancels nearly all noise. Favored by Shadow-Cat.
XM-62C ‘Buzzsaw: Light Machine Gun favored by Gun-Barracuda
XK61 Scorpion: Sub-machine gun favored by Saber-Scorpion
The Black Widowmaker: Lisa Sharp's custom sniper rifle
Bowie-II: Energy knife used by most Victorian troops. The blade can be extended to sword-like length.




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#2 Lukas Exemplar

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    Arr! Both a piraty slang and Old Norse for 'warrior'

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 03:05 AM

I thought it was "Skorpyn" for the XK-61? Or is its full name XK-61 Scorpion and Zek Skorpyn is just a nickname?

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