Rather than incorporate this into the book, I thought it would be helpful to keep track of it here. I don't really use bizarre made-up words, but the uses of some are different. I have to be careful what I discuss below, as not all words or Breed have been fully introduced. This is a work in progress, so as I have time, I'll add to it.
Please note that many of these concepts and Breeds are original to my series.
An intense act among Mage of sharing light energy in an intimate way.
A ceremonial word used to describe a Mage who forms a permanent relationship with another, similar to marriage.
A term that refers to the body of people living with supernatural abilities and in some cases, extended lifespans. It is a formal word, as it represents them as not only a people, but an organized body of law.
A Breed whose characteristics are that they are typically tall, most (not all) have light hair, and their eye colors range in the shade gold, amber, citrine, and pale browns. A Chitah with any other eye color would be a rarity. They have an intimidating gaze that few can match, and a heightened sense of smell. They can detect emotions, and a skilled Chitah can differentiate blended emotions. They are hunters by nature and often are hired as trackers. They can run faster than a Mage, and have an internal "animal". They do not shift, but they acquire animalistic, primal behavior whenever they are threatened. An internal switch is flipped when they lose control of their emotions and their primal self takes over. They're in there, aware of what's going on, but are at the mercy of their inner animal instinct. Pronounced like Cheetah.
A rare gift among Mage where there is an ability to create another Mage. They are often given more leniency and special treatment, as the Mageri wants to protect their lineage, and only the Creator's have the gift of making a Mage.
The creation of a Mage by one who has the rare ability to create another. It is the transference of the Creator's light into their progeny, a core light that burns stronger than other Breed.
A common ability among Mage. Their energy is manipulated in such a way that they can move short distances at a high rate of speed. Because it depletes energy, it is not often done for extended periods.
A juicer is considered a rogue Mage that gets a high from stealing the light from another Mage. The energy from a Mage is the strongest light there is, so it is preferable for them to find unattended Learners or a weak Mage, as human's would be killed in the process, and it would be a stupid idea to try it with other Breed. The light from a Mage is powerful, a personal imprint, and if consumed in high volume or regularly - addictive.
A type of Breed who are ancient, uncommon, and dangerous. They often shut off their emotions, coming across as stoic. The friendships they form are very limited and tight, as they trust few. The danger lies in their inability to control an inner demon when they are agitated - one that thirsts for blood. They are often intuitive.
An ancient word among Mage to describe a duty assigned by the Mageri of taking in a young Learner without a Creator who must be educated of laws, history, and taught how to use their abilities. Ghuardian's act as a a mentor in their life, and a protector as a Learner is vulnerable. They are partners, and form a strong bond throughout their lives. There is no set time that a Learner is expected to stay within their care; it's at the discretion of the Ghuardian.
Used formally or informally, depending on if the young Mage has been given a name by their Creator. The word is basically a term for a young fledgling who must be taught how to live among Breed, control their power, and learn the laws. They are not skilled enough to live on their own, and the Mageri would deem it dangerous to not properly educate a Mage.
A term used among Mage to describe the act of balancing ones internal energy when it shifts to a dangerous level. Emotions, adrenaline, etc. are influences that can spike energy levels within a Mage. If they do not concentrate on balancing that energy, it will reverse into negative energy, and deplete, causing them to sleep or fall unconscious for short periods.
An ancient salve with properties that will stop the healing process. Most Breed use it on tattoos that they wish to remain permanent, as their body would naturally absorb the link. It will also prevent an injury from healing and scar.
A type of Breed with the ability to harness energy. Their power is not in magic, but the light source within each one of them. The word is old, and is not used in the same way humans use it. Mage is capitalized (as all Breed), but is treated differently in one respect: the plural is the same as the singular when referring to the Breed as a whole. Possessive form would have an S.
Higher order of law among Mage. It's a body of government that oversees the Councils which run individual territories. Pronounced: Ma-juree (A sound like in MAD)
A term used among Mage to mark when the Council observes their strengths, weaknesses, and any discovered rare abilities. They are added to the private Mageri records, which document the life and ability of each Mage.
A type of Breed with the ability to detect, store, and transfer emotion. They barter emotions typically for money, unlike most Breed who barter for favors.
A type of Breed who can shift into an animal. Their human form is typically ordinary, and they possess no extraordinary abilities or strength. The exception would be alpha males.
Metal forged with a magic that when plunged into the body of a Mage, will paralyze them. Often used to refer to special knives. They are not common.