BlackShackle: Slang for Sequitor.
Bluecoat: A member of the Bluecoats, the Ferren organized crime syndicate.
Boyar: A member of the diminishing middle class.
Breathe Clouds: To live rich.
Cloudbreather: Term to refer to a rich man; a noble; or an Andari.
Cog: An Overwrought.
Cotter: Factory worker; menial laborer; also used to insult anyone of a higher caste as in “fool” (ex. “You stupid cotter!”)
Crush: Scab beetle poison. Name is derived from crushing down the chitinous shell into powder form for long
Demonspawn: Slang for Malakar.
Dipped: A human who has flesh-bonded with body
Fogs: The poor.
Freeze: An Andari street gang.
Fringes: Civilized area immediately surrounding the city districts.
Gladhand: To be diplomatic.
Glassgarden: A hydroponic garden; any place with poor security.
Glee: Fermented tanglevine juice.
Gunmetal: Armored cog.
Hawk: Thief; bandit; scrounger.
High walls: Boundary of a district.
Meat Vat: Large chemical tubs that grow the synthetic meats which support most of the populace.
Metal Burner: A rune well that has its safety overrides turned off or an overwrought addicted to overcharging.
Passer: A Malakar with shapechanging abilities.
Put on an Outbound Train: To kill.
Ransom: Black cherry wine. So named for its expense, since some people are actually kidnapped and ransomed to purchase it.
Rat: Derogatory nickname for Ferren.
Reaper: Derogatory term for sifter.
Remade: Any human or cog who has replaced their human parts as much as possible with machine parts.
Retrieval Papers: A polite term for a bounty, especially referring to mid and upper tier employment contracts.
Roach rider: Slang for people who live in the barrens, especially the Malakar.
Rub the Hub: To pay a finder’s fee.
Sifter: Any person hunting salvage in the barrens.
Sleep Steam: To live poorly.
The Spiral: Literally, any train or trains that are found running from one building, factory, or warehouse to the next (so named for the typical “looping” pattern about
a building and/or buildings.) Figuratively speaking, anyone who finds themselves in a deep state of suicidal depression, especially cotters.
Sprawl: A place to sleep; usually safe.
Stormtorn: Someone or something brought in from a dimensional rift, usually through a runestorm
ZU: Zone Underground: The sewage system and old constructions buried beneath present-day ScatterPoint.