Vocabulary of the Orion Arm: The T’s

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We’re up to the T’s in the Covenant’s Trade language! Click through to learn more useful terms for your stay in the Orion Arm.

  • Tayassam (chiroptim, term): Literally “Little Yassam”, a common name for many chiroptim neighborhoods. Named after a large chiroptim ghetto back on the Old World in New York City’s Five Points area; many chiroptim today have ancestors from this neighborhood. See also Yassam, The.
  • Taklitish (chiroptim, term): A wide and diverse body of chiroptim knife fighting styles. Their only commonalities are that they’re passed down from mother to daughter and use paired weapons.
  • Tally (valka, slang): Waist. From Nadsat, derived from taliya (waist).
  • Tathik (chiroptim, term): Literally “rich wine.” A chiroptim euphemism for blood.
  • Tattik (chiroptim, term): 1. Sting, stinger. 2. A single piece of ammunition, like an arrow or bullet.
  • Tavak (chiroptim, term): Pistol.
  • TBH (aco, slang): Acronym for to be had. Possible sexual partner or customer. From British Polari.
  • Tcheppen (chiroptim, slang): 1. Bother, needle. 2. Banter.
  • Tefak (chiroptim, term): Rifle.
  • Tetyefil (chiroptim, term): The act of regurgitating consumed blood to feed a (usually dying) chiroptim.
  • Tevefsekh (chiroptim, term): Literally “long rope death”. Death by lynching.
  • “That’s valka” (human, slang): Jury-rigged; an ugly, temporary solution; a kludge. The 28th century equivalent of “That’s ghetto”.
  • Thetaltos (chiroptim, term): 1. Human slaves and servants in the Yassam who held down victims while their chiroptim masters fed. 2. Butler or servant. Also companions. See also Yassam, The.
  • Thews (aco, slang): Thighs. From British Polari..
  • Tober (aco, slang): 1. Road. 2. Temporary site for a circus, carnival, or show. 3. Safehouse, hideout. From British Polari.
  • Todd (aco, slang): Alone. Also tod. From British Polari.
  • Tokhvaksekh (chiroptim, term): Death by stoning.
  • Tolchock (valka, slang): Hit. From Nadsat, derived from tolchok (a push or shove).
  • Toofles (valka, slang): 1. Slippers. 2. Boots. From Nadsat, derived from tuflya (slipper).
  • Tovarishch (valka, slang): Russian for “friend” or “comrade”. What valka call pretty much everyone, regardless of species or gender. See also comrade.
  • Tovvak (Chiroptim, term): High cyclic rate gun, usually a submachine gun.
  • Trade (aco, slang): 1. Sex. 2. Sexual partner. 3. Potential sex-partner. From British Polari.
  • Tricorder (human, slang): Any handheld senor, especially slates. The origin of this term has been lost to the sands of time.
  • Troll (aco, slang): To look for a job or a john. From British Polari.
  • Tuchis (chiroptim, slang): Buttocks.

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Note: Some of these terms are original, but the rest are gathered from numerous sources. This is only a partial list of these sources.

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A podcast about the science-fiction roleplaying game "Covenant" and the urban fantasy novel "Crossing the Line", soon to be published by Black Opal Books.

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