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PlaneSpeak Glossary

Addle-cove: A not-particularly friendly way to call someone an idiot, as in, "Did you hear what that addle-coved wizard wanted us to do?" Also a noun: "He's an addle-cove!"

Anarchist: Another name for a member of the Revolutionary League.

Anthill: City or town.

Astral conduit: A wormhole through the Astral Plane connecting the Prime Material Plane and the Outer Planes.

Athar: A faction in Sigil, also called the Lost. Its members hold that there are no true powers. The local priests would like to see them get lost (see "lost", below).

Bang around: To hang around, or spend idle time in. Between adventures, bashers sometimes "bang around the Cage."

Bar that: An almost-polite way to say "shut up," or "don't talk about that." It's quick, to the point, and can be used as a warning: "Bar that, Janos, there's Dustmen over there."

Barmy: Insane. As in, "The winds of Pandemonium'll drive a body barmy if he stays too long." Barmies are insane folks, especially those in Sigil, who've been "touched" by the impossible bigness of the planes.

Believers of the source: A faction in Sigil, also called the Godsmen. They believe that everyone's got the potential to be a power.

Berk: A fool, especially one who got himself into a mess when he should have known better.

Birdcage: A cell, prison, or anything that compares to it.

Bleak cabal: A faction with despondent members and a view that says life is meaningless. Also known as the Bleakers, the Cabal, and the Madmen.

Blinds: The dead-ends of the Mazes, it also means anything impossible or hopeless, as in, "He'll hit the blinds if he tries lying to the factol."

Blood: An expert, sage, or professional in any field. A champion gladiator can be a blood, as can a practiced sorcerer. Calling someone a blood is a mark of high respect.

Bob: The business of cheating someone, whether it's of their cash, honor, or trust. Good guides in Sigil warn a cutter when someone's bobbing him. Thieves boast that they "bobbed a leatherhead on the street."

Bone-box: The mouth, named because of its teeth, fangs, or whatever. "Stop rattling your bone-box," is telling a berk to lay off the threats or bragging.

Box: A rogue modron that has taken up residence in Sigil.

Brain-box: This slang refers to a berk's head, usually in a crude or uncomplimentary way. "Go soak your brain-box," is a common idiom, while "He banged his fool brain-box on it" means a berk finally figured something (obvious) out.

Bub: Booze, wine, or ale: usually cheap and barely drinkable.

Bubber: A drunk, especially if he, she, or it has fallen on hard times. Bubbers don't get any sympathy from most Cagers.

Burg: Any town smaller than Sigil, in size or in spirit: at least that's how folks from Sigil see it. Other bodies don't agree. | GameSpy | Comrade | Arena | FilePlanet | GameSpy Technology
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