Glossary

A few terms are redefined for this game, a few new subtypes are added, and a few terms are switched around from their D&D counterparts! Here’s a quick overview for how these terms will be used in game—I won’t penalize players for using the traditional phrases where applicable, of course:

Cthonos—Cthonos is an outsider subtype associated with godlings and divinities of the deep earth and the land of the dead. The erinys and the thanatoi are the most well-known theos cthonoi, although much older horrors also dwell in the cracks of the earth.

Daimon—Daimons are a subtype of outsiders who associate with abstract human thought and emotion. Most are incorporeal most of the time, like ghosts. Daimons of evil concepts are known as keres, but still use the same subtype. The eidolon of a summoner is a good example of a daimon—it is an incorporeal spirit given shape and form by its summoner. Other daimons include the nosoi, the mache, the cacodaemons, and the oneiroi.

Dracaena—The dracaena are a monstrous race with the torsos of mortals and the lower bodies of great dragons—usually, serpents. In game, most dracaena use the statistics of the lamia from D&D, although some exceptions (like scylla) exist.

Dragons—True dragons are unusual in the Hellens. Traditional Greek dragons are massive, less intelligent serpents with magical powers; ergo, the most dangerous dragons will be slightly modified linnorms. The hydra, and most sea serpents, are also considered to be dragons.

Nymphae—The nymphae are all creatures of the fey type. It refers to rustic gods of the wilds, gods of agriculture, and other “little gods” that regularly interact with mortals across the land. Of course, nymphs are a good example of the nymphae—others include the potamoi, the ouroi, the panes, and the Baucchae.

Gorgon—No shocker here. Gorgons in this game will refer to the medusa in-character. The D&D gorgons are “tarathopes.”

Halios—The Halioi are an outsider subtype associated with the depths of the sea, where mankind cannot fathom. Merfolk, tritons, nereids, and telchines are all examples of the Halioi.

Lamia—In the Hellens, the term “Lamia” actually refers to a unique lineage of vampires. For the D&D lamias, see “dracaena.”

Olympian—An Olympian is a subtype of outsider that’s traditionally linked to the ruling pantheon of the Hellens. Outsiders connected to the sky, the stars, or high mountains also have this subtype. Examples include the titans, the charites, the erotes, the amenos, and the curetes.

Satyrs—In the Hellens, the term “satyr” refers to the original race—a wild group of Baucchae with the ears and tails of donkeys. Satyrs tend to act as the “orcs” of the setting, though their rampages are less brutal conquest and more ravenous revelry. For the more goat-like charmers of D&D, we use the term “panes.”

Glossary

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