Agora – One of Vertullis’ two moons.
Auto-bot – Prototype robot created to perform basic human tasks.
Barge – A smaller transport used primarily to carry loads between neighboring planets.
Boralis – The larger of two suns in the solar system.
Bots – Robots designed to perform tasks formerly assigned to humans.
Cab-bot – Bots designed to drive air taxis and interact as tour guides with passengers.
Charlis – The smaller of the solar system’s two suns.
Chrono — Watch.
Council of Lords – The elected body that works with the High Lord Councilor to lead the Borali Alliance.
Courier Craft – round, silver craft designed to carry supplies and papers between planets in the solar system with light speed drives.
Daken – large, blue, predatory birds, coveted for their beautiful feathers.
E-post – messages sent over the computer, like e-mail. Usually sent via computer terminals or kiosks in public places.
Feruca – a black fruit with a thin skin and soft pulp.
Floater – a floating platform with two seats facing a control panel at the front; which moves by manipulating the air underneath to float above the ground. The largest Floaters have benches to hold as many as twenty troops — more if ten stand in the middle. Smaller models are typically designed for four or five passengers.
Gixi – a round, purple fruit grown in orchards on Vertullis and Italis with a delicious, tender pulp and sweet juice.
Gungors – six-legged brown animals with yellow manes raised for their tasty meat.
High Lord Councilor – leader of the Borali Alliance, elected by the Council of Lords. The post typically passes down through members of the same family until the Council decides new blood is required.
Iraja – Capital city of Vertullis.
Italis – Ninth planet in the solar system, home to the Lhamors.
Jax – A blue and oblong fruit with crispy pulp and a bitter taste, which becomes tart and sweeter when boiled; often used as an ingredient in salads.
Legallis – Seventh and largest planet in the solar system and capital of the Borali Alliance.
Legon – Capital city of Legallis and headquarters of the Borali Imperial government.
Lhamor – Native to the planet Italis. Lhamors have green-scaled skin and disproportionally large, orange eyes and four arms, the lower two extending from either side of their large, round stomachs, parallel to the arms which extend out of their shoulders above them.
Lords – Elected members of the Council of Lords, usually of high bloodlines from the upper echelons of Legallian society.
Mech-bot – Bots used as mechanics in starports.
Off-worlder — Person not from the same planet as a person calls home.
Plutonis – The 12th planet in the solar system, an icy world suitable only for natives and the Qiwi antelope. Also the location of the Borali Alliance’s outermost post, Alpha Base.
Presimion Academy – The Borali Alliance’s leading school for future military leaders located on Eleni 1, one of Legallis’ largest moons.
Qiwi – Antlered creatures found solely on Plutonis, with dark brown fur and white spots lining either side of their spines. Waist high on most humans, Qiwi have four long legs ending in black hooves. Their antlers can grow up to forty centimeters out from their skulls.
Quats — Striped creatures with long tails similar to Earth’s cats but larger, like Cocker Spaniels.
Regallis — Thirteenth planet in the system, habitable only because of its development as a major indoor resort.
Royal Shuttle — Smaller version of the shuttles (see description below) reserved for the Royal family and their guests.
Serve-bot — Bots used for serving patrons in bars and restaurants.
Shuttle — White personnel transport with light gray interior. The cockpit has two black chairs facing a transparent blast shield, surrounded by controls, and is separated by a bulkhead from a passenger compartment containing four rows of seats — two lining each exterior wall and two back-to-back down the center. Each has its own safety harness. Intraplanetary models operate without lightspeed capabilities, while interplanetary models are equipped with ultra-lightspeed drives
Skitter – One-man ground craft that operate on a system allowing it to fly above the planet’s surface, higher than a Floater. Sleek and fast, Skitters are easy to maneuver through trees and other obstacles and are known to handle much like Imperial VS28 starfighters.
Talis – A warm beverage brewed from beans grown on Vertullis — somewhat like the old Earth beverage, coffee.
Tertullis — Eighth planet in the solar system, home to tall humanoids similar to humans except for their orangish tinted skin and purple eyes.
Transport — Larger craft used to transport supplies, food, and other loads across the solar system.
Vertullis — Sixth planet in the system and home to the humans known as workers, the only slaves in the solar system.
VS28 – sleek and black starfighters with snub noses and three wings – two longer wings out of each side, and a third shorter wing extending vertically above the fighter’s four engines. Each bears its squadron’s insignia, and a few bear names given them at a pilot’s indulgence. They have laser cannons on each wing as well as in the nose. The cockpit lay beneath a gray, transparent blast shield through which the pilot can see the stars in space around him.
WFR (Worker’s Freedom Resistance)- an organized resistance formed by workers on Vertullis to seek freedom from the Borali Alliance’s rule.
Workers — Residents of Vertullis, and age-old enemies of the Legallians; they live and work as slaves for the Borali Alliance.