Bas-Lag Wiki

A glossary of terms used in China Miéville's works.

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  • Aether - Used as a synonym for air.
  • Eidolon - Meaning "an idealized person or thing" or "specter", it is used to describe a garuda deity.
  • Rebis - In Rohagi, rebis is a term for hermaphrodite. It is used to describe an androgynous gambler from Maru'ahm.
  • Scob - A wooden rod or split; a thatch peg.
  • Press-ganged - Meaning "the enslavement of men into service on a ship by compulsion, with or without notice."
  • Puissance - Great power, influence, or prowess.