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    h2()>. Welcome to Numenéra! Welcome to the [[Ninth World]]! For those new to the setting, you can look up information here about the setting, or the [[culture | culture]]. This section includes an overview of society, including languages, the [[Numen …

  • Ninth World

    Our adventure takes place in the Ninth World. It is known that at least 8 other civilizations rose and fell before this one. Tens of thousands of years ago, the Eighth World fell, although we don't know why. We don't even know who they were. The Ninth …

  • Numenéra

    Numénera is a term for the artifacts, wonders, tools, and devices of the previous worlds. Numenéra can reshape matter, bend the fundamental forces of nature and physics, and bring light to the darkness. From a 21st Century point of view, this usually …

  • abhuman

    Abhumans were probably once Humans. This is the catchall term for [[mutant | mutants]], crossbreeds, the genetically engineered, and their offspring. The most common Abhumans are the Chirog, the Margr, the Murden, the Sathash, and the Yovok. These …

  • visitant

    Visitants hail from…elsewhere. They are the descendants of travelers who came to Earth during prior world, when interstellar—perhaps even intergalactic—travel was commonplace. At some point, the travelers were marooned here, perhaps because the …

  • mutant

    Some characters have been affected by mutation. Mutants are not [[visitant | visitants]]. They are humans who have changed over time, either through natural forces of evolution or through an unnatural manipulation— intentional or not—to an individual or …

  • Varjellen

    Tall and angular, the varjellen would never be confused with humans. They have a violet-red hue to their flesh; bulbous, yellow-cast, contralateral eyes; a tall, thin crest atop their head; and a broad chest with two limblike structures that open a cavity …

  • Lattimor

    A lattimor is the result of a symbiotic union of two different creatures: a bursk (a large, muscular, hairy biped) and a neem (an intelligent fungal creature). They come together in synthesis to form a new being. Effectively, a lattimor is two creatures …

  • Human

    Ah! Humans. It is known that Humans once ruled the world, several times. It is also known that sometimes, others, possibly the [[visitant | visitants]], or other races, aliens, or demons once ruled in their stead. Whatever the case, whoever the last …

  • The Order of Truth

    Almost certainly the strongest and most dominant organization in the [[Steadfast | Steadfast]]—and possibly the [[Beyond]]—the Order of Truth was established by the original Amber Pope, High Father Calaval, about 400 years ago. Its members are called …

  • Steadfast

    The Steadfast comprises nine different countries. Collectively, the rulers are often called the Nine Rival Kings, or just the Nine. These kings, queens, princes, and councils share no love for one another and truthfully have no relationship except …

  • culture

    In the youth of an age, people use the resources they have on hand, coupled with whatever understanding of their world they can master, to carve out a life for themselves. In the [[Ninth World | Ninth World]], the resources are the [[Numenéra | numenera …

  • Beyond

    There may be dangers and strangeness in the kingdoms of the [[Steadfast | Steadfast]], but at least one knows the rules there. The [[The Order of Truth | Aeon Priests]] help to foster peace and understanding while the monarchs of the various nations keep …

  • Plains-of-Kataru

    A large, sprawling region, the Plains of Kataru stretch from the southern end of the [[Caecilian Jungle]] to the northern edge of the [[Ba-Adenu Forest]]. The northernmost part of the plains are somewhat arid, but the rolling flatlands farther south are …

  • Kolekhar

    The locals say that the clave of Kolekhar gets its' name from an ancient word in a forgotten language, meaning "Home". [[Garven]] says that he had always heard that it meant "footprint", but never knew why. [[File:326011 | class=media-item-align-left …

  • Moon

    Mercury is missing (some prior civilization stole it away or pounded it apart), but we know the moon is still up there: Slightly smaller than we’re accustomed to (because it’s a little farther away), but still possessed of its familiar phases. h2()>. …

  • The Orgorek

    [[File:326653 | class=media-item-align-none | numentree.jpg]] From the tales told by Garven: _The field is called the graveyard, and it’s not hard to understand why. In every direction, all you see is scattered white stones, so greatly resembling …

  • Ausren Woods

    From the tales of [[Garven]]: _The woods are a really queer purple tone, and not just the leaves. The trees too, with woods ranging from a simple magenta to a lovely violet. The forest is alive with birds and animals of all colors and kinds, very few …

  • Empty Machine

    From the tales of Garven: _In the vast fields east of the [[Black Riage]] you can find the Empty machine. It's easy to do - you can see it from miles away because the large machine stands out among the flat fields. It resembles a wide spear point …

  • The Black Sphere

    From the tales of Garven: _They say a sphere of unknown black material rolls across the plains, seemingly of its own accord. Some reports say that it is more than 12 feet in diameter, and some say 30. I have never seen it, myself, or possibly them._

  • The Beanstalk

    From the tales of Garven: [[File:327025 | class=media-item-align-right | 150px | Beanstalk.jpg]] _And then Jack climbed the Beanstalk. He climbed and climbed and climbed. He climbed so very high that when he stopped climbing, he found himself in the …

  • White Lake

    From the tales of Garven: _A town of about 1,500 people, on the borders of the Dessanedi. The lake isn't really white, except in the spring, when the ferrix turtles fill the lake with their eggs. The towns leaders are well beloved, for saving the town …

  • Picalah

    From the tales of Garven: _Picalah is the largest town in Kataru, with over 10,000 citizens. Unfortunately, it is soon to split into four cities, as there's a religious war right now over some sort of idol discovered in the [[Lambent Fields]]._

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