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.
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.
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.
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.
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.