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A Dragonette in Sye

Bestiarum Vocabulum: Dragonette

The Bestiarum Vocabulum is the wizard’s encyclopedia of faerie beasties and mundane crossovers living in the lake and forest near Lita’s castle.

Dragonette
Dragonette

dragonette [drag-uh n ɛt] noun, 1175–1225; ME < OF < L dracōn < GR dracon + ette; also dracon (informal), Seri or Madam Drracon’el (formal)

  1. Denizen of the Enchanters of Sye world.
  2. A dragonette is a miniature five-pound dragon; typically 4’ long with wing span almost 5’ wide.  Domesticated dragonettes are the pampered pets of powerful magicians and Enchanters.  Along with a basic omnivore diet consisting of fish and fresh vegetables, dragonettes must also consume magical essence daily to stay alive.  Because they eat magic, the owner must acquire and register the dracon through the local Magic Guild. These sentient magical creatures are the colors of the four magic types: Earthe, Mer, Aer, and Fyre.
  3. Personages: Arnl’jhott in Wrath and Tredan’s Bane; Taithleach in Tredan’s Bane.
  4. See “Dragonettes in Sye” and “Here There Be Dragonettes
Homunculus and Butterflies

Bestiarum Vocabulum: Homunculus

The Bestiarum Vocabulum is the wizard’s encyclopedia of faerie beasties and mundane crossovers living in the lake and forest near Lita’s castle.

Homunculus
Homunculus

homunculus [hoh-muhng-kyuh-luh us] noun, c.1650; < L, homun- homin- homō man + -culus; also automation, automata, homunculi, bantam, metal-man

  1. Denizen of the Clockpunk Wizard world.
  2. A magical sentient creature made of metal or wooden clockworks. A wizard summons a minor demon from the nether planes that animates the homunculus body and gives it consciousness. See demon in the Bestiarum Vocabulum.
  3. Personages: Copernicus, Wizard Kadmeion’s airship pilot in Forever Boy and Old Bony Blue Eyes.
  4. See “Copernicus, One of the Minor Demons” and “Potential Energy: Curse of the Metal-Man
10,000 People Came to Look at Lita's Blog

10,000 Curious Came to See the Show

What a mad, grand day for Lita Burke’s blog. 10,000 views. Smiles from Lita for all of you lovely and curious Gentle Readers who visited.

Many Came to See the Show
Many Came to See the Show

Suppose there was a theater with seats for 10,000 souls who dropped in to see the show.

The main stage featured clever skits about belching dragonsriddling fey, and visiting artisans highlighting their magical yarns.

The theater has many alcoves, wee sideshows, and food hawkers in the wings who serve frightful and delightful treats.

See here is a woman who floats a foot above the floor without a fuss. Waiting nearby is a steampunk gent who tips his hat at you. In this dark props room is a lad who collects broken dolls for the Cirque du Méchant.

Curious Things Hide in the Side Rooms of Lita's Blog
Curious Things Hide in the Side Rooms of Lita’s Blog

The lobby brims with the scents of popcorn and spun sugar treats. Go ahead and have a taste.

Nestled in a lovely display case are books. Step up and sample these oh-so-tasty wonders:

Stop By and See a Sea Dragon Fight
Stop By and See a Sea Dragon Fight

Lita says thank you to all Gentle Readers who have visited her mad and grand blog that is the airship into her fantasy worlds. There are many new tales queuing up for the main stage. Workers are building more side rooms and always expanding the treats selection in the lobby. Stop by anytime to perhaps see sea dragons fighting and indulge in the fun.

 

Dryad's Chair in the Woods

Bestiarum Vocabulum: Dryad

The Bestiarum Vocabulum is the wizard’s encyclopedia of faerie beasties and mundane crossovers living in the lake and forest near Lita’s castle.

Dryad
Dryad

dryad [ˈdrī-əd,-ad] noun, c.1400; Gr drys tree < L dryad-, dryas; also wood nymph, hamadryad, naiad, sylph, or nymphet.

  1. Denizen of the Clockpunk Wizard world.
  2. A flora magician, about 3 feet tall, with a beautiful woman form. Typically a shepherdess in orchards, pine coppices in the highlands, or oak groves near planting fields. Makes its home in the largest tree (called the “monarch”) and uses the monarch’s roots to supply earth magic to the trees in its care.
  3. Personages: The malevolent orchard dryad on Hurt Island in Ephraim’s Curious Device.
  4. See “Review: Delphinia’s Willow
A Ghost in the Enchanters of Sye World

Bestiarum Vocabulum: Ghost

The Bestiarum Vocabulum is the wizard’s encyclopedia of faerie beasties and mundane crossovers living in the lake and forest near Lita’s castle.

Ghost
Ghost

ghost [gōst] noun, c.1200; OE gāst  < ME gost, gast; also spirit

  1. Denizen of the Enchanters of Sye world.
  2. A wandering spirit that appears solid and wears similar clothes to when it was a live person, but has empty eyes. A good-quality ghost retains intellect, but is incapable of emotions. Summoning ghosts and binding them in amulets is Sciomancer magic.
  3. Personages: Sumernor’mylnburne in Wrath and Tredan’s Bane
  4. See “Ghosts Abide”, “Charming and Housing Ghosts in Sye” and “Sciomancers
Visit Lita Burke's Fantasy Worlds

Enter Here for Fantasy

Lita's Cauldron Works
Lita’s Cauldron Works

Lita takes a break from the cauldron works and describes the new ways to visit her fantasy worlds.

Why should Gentle Reader put down your warm Kindle and turn to a smart phone or laptop to check out Lita’s latest post? Have Lita’s blog delivered directly to your e-book reader instead.

 Lita Burke’s Blog Available on Amazon Kindle

Want to use a syndicated reader and share Lita’s fantasy worlds through a RSS feed? Here are the spells that Lita prepared for your viewing pleasure.

 Lita Burke’s Blog Available on RSS

WordPress can deliver Lita’s blog posts directly to your email box by way of electronic carrier pigeons. Look for the Follow Blog via Email heading at the top right sidebar to find the skullduggery that summons the birds.

Note that the sidebar spell says “You are following this blog” if Gentle Reader already summoned the pigeons.

Cheshire Cat Hides Under the “W”
Cheshire Cat Hides Under the “W”

Are you a WordPress blogger? Did you use the Follow feature? If so, then Lita’s blog posts prowl in your WordPress Reader.

This lovely Cheshire Cat of a feature hides under the “W” in the top left side of your browser. Log on to WordPress before you talk to the grinning cat.

Unicorn Woods

Bestiarum Vocabulum: Unicorn

The Bestiarum Vocabulum is the wizard’s encyclopedia of faerie beasties and mundane crossovers living in the lake and forest near Lita’s castle.

Unicorn
Unicorn

unicorn [yoo-ni-kawrn] noun, c.1170–1230; ME unicorne < OF < L ūnicornis; also sparkly horse (derogatory), narwhal (aquatic form).

  1. Denizen of the Clockpunk Wizard world.
  2. A protean (shape shifter) magician. In its land-based form, a small horse with a red, black, or white coat. In its ocean-based form, a small whale. Both have a long spiral horn on its forehead called the alicorn. To weave their magic, unicorns whip their heads so the air (or water) whistles through their alicorns. This mournful sound mimics native elf-kind enchantments.
  3. Personages: Dances on the Wind, Herd Leader, Elder Unicorn, and Silverteen in Glitter Ponies.
  4. See “Concerning Unicorns in the Clockpunk Wizard World” and “Care of a Fey-Folk Fairy (Part 2)
Get an Enchanter's Kiss Before You Go

Get a Goodbye Kiss

Gentle Reader journeys to the Enchanters of Sye world today. And the best part? Get an Enchanter’s goodbye kiss before you return home–if you dare to lose yourself in delicious enchantment.

An Enchanter's First Kiss Creates the Sweetest Enthrallment
An Enchanter’s First Kiss Creates the Sweetest Enthrallment

Sye’s Enchanters lavish affection on those who adore magical submersion. A single Enchanter’s kiss can create a delighted magical confidant–if the receiver doesn’t lose control and attack the Enchanter.

Beware. Pure magical essence from the source can drive a magic-starved recipient mad. Ah, the sweet risk of enthrallment.

Lita hears that Enchanter kisses taste like cinnamon and chocolate with a hint of peppery spice. The bold Gentle Reader can get a first Enchanter’s essence kiss here, and savor details about Sye’s magical essence.

What of taking a second kiss? That repeat binds the affectionate Enchanter to you. This tie is the Enchanters’ curse that makes these lovely magicians so generous with essence kisses.

Sharing magical essence is a pleasurable burden, but the Enchanters’ wanton affections enrage the Church magicians. If Gentle Reader wishes to become an Enchanter’s Essence Partner, pucker up here.

Stories from the Enchanters of Sye fantasy world:

Wild Brownies Live Here

Bestiarum Vocabulum: Brownie

The Bestiarum Vocabulum is the wizard’s encyclopedia of faerie beasties and mundane crossovers living in the lake and forest near Lita’s castle.

House Brownie
House Brownie

brownie [brou-nee] noun, c.1505–15; brown + -ie; brounie or urisk (Lowland Scots) or brùnaidh, ùruisg, or gruagach (Scottish Gaelic); also hob, hobgoblin.

  1. Denizen of the Clockpunk Wizard world.
  2. Tiny magician that aids in household tasks. Most house brownies work at night in exchange for small food gifts (especially porridge with honey). To get rid of house brownies, either call their gifts “payments” or mistreat them. Wild brownies live outside in dens near streams and waterfalls.
  3. Personages: Dell in Glitter Ponies.
Boggart in a Box

Bestiarum Vocabulum: Boggart

The Bestiarum Vocabulum is the wizard’s encyclopedia of faerie beasties and mundane crossovers living in the lake and forest near Lita’s castle.

Boggart
Boggart

boggart [ˈbɒɡət] noun, c.1680; OE puca < Welsh bwg; related to bog, variant of bug + -ard; also bugbear, bogle, boggle, bogyman, bogeyman.

  1. Denizen of the Clockpunk Wizard world.
  2. Boggart has two forms:
    • Shy household fey-folk goblin that lives in boggart boxes tucked away in attics and root cellars.
    • Malevolent genius loci inhabiting sink holes, marshes or other natural features.
  3. Boggarts are carrion eaters of broken spells; they also collect discarded magical trash such as busted charms and unpaired dirty socks.
  4. Personages: the many boggarts in Glitter Ponies.