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The Complete Myth Dictionary (2008)




Author name : vinylrake (editor)

Definition:

[This is from the old Mythgraveyard site. A newer, more complete version of the Myth dictionary can be found here. ]

The Myth Dictionary is a collection of words, phrases, acronyms & slang related to the Myth series of games. Definitions come from a number of sources, which I've collected and edited into this document.

If you know something you think should be in the Myth Dictionary, drop me a line, fill in a form... [either add a comment at the bottom of this page or click the 'feedback' link over on the side of the page].

Almost all the words and phrases in the Myth dictionary were first identified and/or defined somewhere else. Places I found myth terminology include various Myth fan sites, other collections of Myth related terminology, and from Bungie's official and unofficial Myth documentation. Much credit goes to early Myth dictionary creators and compilers of useful Myth info; including: Moogles of Light, Cross of Valor, Myth 2 Bastards, Bungie, and the great collection of info in the Myth encyclopedia .

When known, the original source of a term or definition is credited, it it's not credited, it either appeared in multiple sources with almost identical wording which I combined or I lost track of where I originally found the definition.

The terms in the Myth dictionary are presented here for educational purposes only.

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133t - The following are some common letter equivalents used in the online gaming pidgeon version of the geek 'elite speak'. ex. U 1UZ3R (You Loser) : 0 - O,4 - A,3 - E,7 - T,1 - L,8 - B,5/2 - S, 6 - G


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3rd Party Map - A map made by someone other than Bungie. [a reader informed me that a 1st party map would be a map created by bungie for internal use, a 2nd party map is one created by bungie for external use, and a 3rd party map is one created by someone outside of bungie. They compared it to "voices" in literature but I don't think it really stands up. Here's what I think.

1st party map: A map made by Bungie and released as part of the official Game release.

2nd party map: A map made by Bungie employee(s) or with the help of Bungie employees and released by Bungie after the original game was released. (ex. Chimera, Leagues From Nowhere, Cryptic Wightings, Going to Town, and some other maps like some of Badlands maps (made by bungie employees on their own time), or the Pepper Heights map for Myth : The wolf age which shipped with copies of Myth III sold at Electronic Boutique stores)

3rd party map: A map made and distributed by someone other than Bungie.



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A


AAK - Asleep at Keyboard



Abstract art - a large collection of blood stains and body parts on the ground. A by-product of most large battles.
[Original definition : http://welcome.to/mol.com]



Acer Malum Magnus - The Trow to whom Ewan spoke when recording Trow habits for Antero's Bestiary.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



Admin - Admins, or administrators, were found on bungie.net with an admin "tag" in the background of their name. They were the individuals who kept order on the server and whom one made complaints about cheating to.



ADT - Alien Dark Tide



AFAIK - As far as I know



AFK - Away from keyboard. (usage example: A game on bungie.net might be called Mario's Game - AFK Leave a message. This means that this person (probably "mario") is away from his computer, and is basically using a game in a myth room as a kind of message center. Anything typed in by other players can be read by Mario when he returns to his computer.)



AI - Artificial Intelligence (used to describe the scripting of enemy units in solo maps that makes the enemy appear to act intelligently)



Air - Air units are long-range, low-damage missle units (Read: archers and souless). Their main purpose is to protect infantry from heavy artillery and to do damage to enemy infantry without engaging them. Many preliminary battles are fought between groups of air, and the winner of these battles has a distinct advantage.
[Original definition : CoV]



AKA - Also Known As



Albrecht - King of the Dwarves. (during the SB years)
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



Allow Veterans - a game option that allows players to use troops that have gained experience in solo playing. This can lead to very unequal games which can strip out the strategy and challenge of winning against identical units and kind of turns myth competive games into pokemon battles of whose troops have the most experience.



Alric - One of The Nine, former King of the Southern Provinces.
[Original definition : Bungie Myth TFL Manual]



Alric - One of The Nine, former King of the Southern Provinces. An Avatara of years past, Alric is the only surviving member of the Nine sorcerers who opposed the Fallen Lords during the Great War. Alric reclaimed his throne after defeating Balor. After the Great War (TFL) he spend the next sixty years rebuilding the Province.

[Original definition : Bungie Myth II Manual]



alt tab - computer shortcut that lets you switch from your current application to others that are currently launched and running in the background. To alt-tab in Myth on a Macintosh type 'shift+ctrl+<'. Then hit 'apple key + tab'. It is rumored that low-life hosts use this command (alt-tab) while they're hosting so that players connected on their host freeze for some seconds.
[Original definition : m2bastards]



Andir - A young boy, the unfortunate star of the Myth II prologue.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



Andvari - A Dwarven Hero, who helped the Deceiver defeat Shiver.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



Antero - Author of Antero's Bestiary, and master of Ewan.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



Artillery (or "Arty") - A general term for ranged units, but more most commonly refers to dwarves (cocktail-throwing and mortar) [Thanks to jj/lophan for this definition] The main purpose of heavy artillery is to do massive amounts of damage to infantry and grouped forces at range. Arty units are fairly fragile and are susceptible to attacks by the longer-ranged air units. But when defended properly, they can completely decimate a large enemy force without suffering losses, an essential ability for some games. Arty is the quick term for dwarves, aggressive wights, warlocks or grouped fetch.
[Original definition : CoV]



asap - As Soon as Possible



ASCII - That text that uses characters other than the standard a-z. Most often seen in nearly inscrutable player names when playing online. To some, ascii names appear to be badges used to demonstrate one's elite computer skills (L337HAXOR SK1LZ), while to some others it is apparently little more than an annoying juvenile affectation. Technically the non-standard characters are called 'high ascii' because of their numerical values.



Ass - Assassin



Assassin - A competitive game where the goal is to protect a defined unit from harm and target(kill) your opponents protected units. The type of unit (target) you are to protect varies from map to map. On some maps the protected unit may be one of several of the same type of unit (i.e. you may have an expendable Fetch and one that you should protect). Some maps require you to protect an individual unit, a group of units, or a stationary unit. Note also that many protected units are defenseless, while others are very powerful. ex. One map requires you to defend a single chicken that wanders wherever it pleases. Use a balanced combination of fast and defensive units, depending on the type of unit you must protect.
[Original definition : MythIIK]



Avatara - Powerfull magic users on the side of the Light.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]


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b'Y'laggo - The profane elemental sprit worshipped by the bre'Unor.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



b4 - before



Bagrada - Southernmost of the three passes across the Cloudspine range, Bagrada is a network of dead ends and box canyons that connect the Plain of Scales with Forest Heart. Countless battles have been waged here, including several during the Great War.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



Bahl'al - A Fallen Lord, likely the Watcher's true name.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



bail - quiting in the middle of a game (often because the player is losing).



bailer - one who bails. Or, a player, who, losing or lost, quits out of a game to avoid a low or last-place finish [in ranked Myth play] (thanks to CoV for the definition)



Balin - A Dwarven Pathfinder who recaptured the ancestral Dwarven capital of Myrgard, and fathered Jari, another Pathfinder.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



Balls on Parade - Game whose goal is to protect your own ball and gather up those of your opposition. Whoever possesses the most balls at the end of the game wins. You will need both fast units to spirit away your friends' balls and some tough-as-nails ones (Mauls, Thrall) to protect your booty.
[Original definition : MythIIK]



Balor - Once known as Connacht, great hero of the Wind Age, Balor returned wearing the mantle of the Leveller to lead the armies of the Dark during the Great War. Chief (and Leader) among the Fallen Lords, he fell in battle with Alric at his fortress in Rhi'anon, and his head was cast into the Great Devoid to ensure that he would never return.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore, Myth TFL manual]



Baron Kildaer - The Baron came to power ten years ago, appearing out of nowhere. With the aid of his brigand cohorts, he laid claim to Keep Kildaer and the surrounding lands.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



Barrier, The - Desert east of the Cloudspine Mountains. This area used the be the fertile Empire of the Cath Bruig, but was put to the torch and blighted after the passing of the armies of the Dark fifty years ago.
[Original definition : Bungie Myth TFL Manual]



bbl - be back later



bbl - be back later



BC - Body Count (see below)



Berserks - A race of fierce northern warriors.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



bg - "Bad Game". Not nice to say at the end of a game, even if you were ganged up on, your opponents cheated and the host caused major laggage for everyone except him/herself.



blind - Playing a net(multiplayer) game with the overhead-map turned off. [Since playing with the map off means you can't see enemies approaching on the overhead map you are playing "blind"]



Blowie-Uppy-Guys - Name given to Wights when the person can't remember what they are called.



BNA (extinct) - Bungie Net Administrator(s). Administrators of Bungie net
[Original definition : they were the police on bungienet. If you were a total wanker they could lock your account so you co]



Body Count - Game whose goal is to kill everyone else. Whoever kills the most of his/her opponents wins. Which units you use depends on whether your style is to make a defensive stand or probing raids on your opponents. The former requires lots of Thrall, Mauls, Bowmen, etc. while the latter is best done with plenty of Myrkridia, Ghôls, Berserks, etc.
[Original definition : MythIIK]



boot - verb, to kick someone out of a game. (e.g. "If you don't stop being such a lamer, I am going to boot you!")



bop - Balls on Parade, see "Balls on Parade" above.



Bowmen (of the Province) - Humans (of the Province) trained in the art of the bow.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



brb - Be Right Back



bre'Unor - Ancient enemies of the fir'Bolg, native to the Ermine. They can command Wolves thanks to the profant elemental spirit b'Y'laggo, who they worship.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



Brigands (and Dark Archers) - Corrupt Humans serving the Dark to further their own wealth and desire.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



bs - Bullshit. Untrue statements. (sometimes bs means "backstab" = cheap ploy)



btw - by the way



Bumrush - When you bumrush your troops, you give them very vague orders to attack. After they join battle you let them pick their own targets and you don't control them explicitly or as individuals. Sometimes also called a newbie-rush.
[Original definition : CoV]



Bungie - The software company that created both Myth:The Fallen Lords, and Myth2:Soulblighter. Say the name only in the most reverent of tones.



Bungie.net - The place where Myth players could always find other people to play games with online. Bungie.net's somewhat erratic existence since their purchase by Microsoft has left a looming question - "What is going to happen when Bungie stops supporting Bungie.net"? -[updateL 2/14/2003 - Bungie.net has been retired. Two new myth game servers are still up and running playmyth.net and mariusnet.com]


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Callieach - An extinct race, very powerfull enemies of the Trow. They created the Great Devoid.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



Camping - this describes the inactivity of a player who is just sitting around, trying to avoid any confrontations until s/he is ready to fight. Camping is most often seen in Last Man on The Hill games, where the camper will arrive at the flag with all his troops intact to try to defeat the other (usually heavily damaged from earlier skirmishes) teams. Camping is "a tactic where in a FFA game, one player keeps his army away from the skirmishing in an attempt to move in at the end of the game to win. Usually employed on game types such as 'Last Man on the Hill' and 'Steal the Bacon'". In games with precise goals and time limits such as Last Man or Steal the Bacon, staying out of the battle and conserving your troops for a final rush is called camping. This term is most often used as an insult by someone who just lost.
[Original definition : jj/lophan & CoV]]



cap, capt, captain - the player selcted (by design or randomly) who controls the dissemination of units to other team members and organizes battle orders during a multiplayer game.
[Original definition : jj/lophan]



Caps, Captures - Competitive game where the goal is to possess the most balls. A mix of offensive and defensive units will allow effective collection of balls and a sturdy defense against reclamation assaults. Speed is also a factor, make sure to have some fast troops so enemy teams can't just use faster units to keep their ball out of your reach.



capt - captures



Carpet Bombing - a technique that uses fetch and dwarves together to propel dwarven bottles great distances. "Carpet Bombing" occurs only in Myth I, in Myth II the bug that caused it has been fixed. Supposedly it is making some kind of a sort of comeback in Myth III. [for an explanation of carpet bombing with pictures check out The Gates of Covenant



Casualty Calls - Those annoying, often embarrassing but always informative yells when our friendly Bungie Narrator tells us "Casualty" as one of our units returns to the Cyberspace from whence he came. [description by CoV]



cc - close combat. Combat involving units that have to fight up close and personal without missle or long distance weapons.



Ceiscoran - A former emperor of the Cath Bruig.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



Celeste - This is the designation given the eight highest ranked Myth players on a myth game server. [From the highest to the lowest celest: Comet, Sun, Eclipsed Sun, Moons (2), Crescent Moons (3)]
[Original definition : Bastards]



Chain Lightning - In TFL, chain lightning was something (a bug) a highly skilled player could control. Basically it was a combination of a ctrl-click on the ground then a very fast click on a distant enemy unit. Done correctly the lightning bolt would then travel the huge distance to the enemy unit.

"Making Fetch lightning go further than usual by way of a flaw in the Myth engine. Often referred to as "CL." This bug was eliminated in Myth: TFL, it doesn't exist in Myth II Generally considered Illegal during competitive gameplay.

[Original definition : iron. project_magma]



Changelings - Magically reanimated dead trees, powered by the profane elemental spirit b'Y'laggo.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



check - check up (hit your "ready button")



cheeta, ch33ta, cheater - a player who cheats before, during, or after a game.



cheetz, ch33tz - cheats



Chicken Berel - Killer of near-flightless birds.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



Chicken Dump - Ever join a game (especially a team game) and have the host dump you right into the game before you can even blink? Bet he didn't even set any planning time for your team either. Remember how that made you feel? You'd bust his chops, if he'd ever come out for a fair fight. But he won't; that's the nature of Chicken Dumpers.
[Original definition : CoV]



Chickens - Near-flightless birds, often used for meat and feathers, which can be found roaming various countrysides.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



CK (Chain Kicking) - Chain kicking was a combination of a ctrl-click on the ground then a very fast click on a distant enemy unit. Done correctly the kick would then travel the huge distance to the enemy unit.

I once saw a very amusing example of its use in a Shadow II game, where someone had an archer running from attackers but shooting at them backwards without turning around.

And no you can't do it in myth 2 - not even in vTFL (though some players really wanted it). -- Iron

Heh chain kick was fun, but it wasn't only limited to trow. Any unit could do it. I got full TFL after i got sb spending all my time on TFL demo. I got many a laugh on grave cking with warriors. - Tarous Zars

[Original definition : project magma forums]



CK (Chain Kicking) - Chain kicking was a combination of a ctrl-click on the ground then a very fast click on a distant enemy unit. Done correctly the kick would then travel the huge distance to the enemy unit.



I once saw a very amusing example of its use in a Shadow II game, where someone had an archer running from attackers but shooting at them backwards without turning around.



And no you can't do it in myth 2 - not even in vTFL (though some players really wanted it). -- Iron



Heh chain kick was fun, but it wasn't only limited to trow. Any unit could do it. I got full TFL after i got sb spending all my time on TFL demo. I got many a laugh on grave cking with warriors. - Tarous Zars

[Original definition : project magma forums]



CL - Chain Lightning (see definition above)



Clan - a group of Myth players that band together to form a team or a cadre of players for tournaments (see also Order)
[Original definition : jj/lophan]



Cloudspine Mountains - Mountain range in the central continent, which runs north and south. There are only three passes across the Cloudspine - Bagrada, The Stair of Grief and Seven Gates.
[Original definition : Bungie Myth TFL Manual]



Clovis - The first Emperor of the Cath Bruig
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



COD - Coming of the Dark



Comfort - Yet another small town outside of Madrigal.
[Original definition : Bungie Myth TFL Manual]



Comp - short for "Competitive". Other names for this kind of game are: "multiplayer" (because you can't play a competitive game by yourself) and "free-for-all"(ffa) - because it's every one for oneself. Comp is the opposite of Coop. Maps that competitive games are played on are often called "netmaps" because they must be played by more than one person - e.g. over a network.

The types of competitive games are:


  • Body Count: The team that inflicts the most damage on the other teams wins.
  • Steal the Bacon: There is a ball on the field. The team that controls the ball when time runs out is the winner.
  • Last Man on the Hill: Instead of a ball, there is a hill and a flag. The team that controls the flag when time runs out is the winner.
  • Scavenger Hunt: Multiple balls are hidden around the map. The team whose players touch the balls first is the winner.
  • Flag Rally: Like Scavenger Hunt, except with flags.
  • Capture the Flag: Each team has a flag. The team that touches an enemy's flag first is the winner.
  • Balls on Parade: Like Capture the Flag, except with balls.
  • Territories: The map is broken into territories, each with a flag. The team that controls the most territories when time expires is the winner.
  • Captures: Several balls are scattered around the map. The team that controls the most balls when time expires is the winner.
  • King of the Hill: Similar to Last Man on the Hill, except this time it's the team that controlled the hill for the longest duration when time expires is the winner.
  • Stampede: Sports in the world of Myth. Each team starts with a certain number of animals and tries to drive them into an opponent's zone, scoring a point for each one. The team with the highest score when time expires is the winner.
  • Assassin: Each team has a unit identified as a target. If their target is killed, that team is out of play. The team that killed the most targets when time expires is the winner.
  • Hunting: Each player tries to kill as many of the hunted creature/target as possible. The winner is the player with the most kills when the time is up. [Targets an be anything from birds to undead to dwarves, to scarecrows, etc] [This game is NOT in Myth 3]
  • Assault: One team defends a flag and the other attacks. The defenders win if they keep the attackers away until time expires; the attackers win if they touch the flag before time is up. After each contest, the teams switch sides. [This game is ONLY in Myth 3]

[Original definition : http://www.apple.com/games/articles/2001/12/myth3/index2.html#multi]]



Coop - short for "Cooperative". Used to describe the type of game in which people in theory at least share the same goal of working together to complete a level. Coop is the opposite of Comp. Maps that coop games are played on are called "Solo Maps" because you can play one of these "levels"/maps by yourself.



Covenant - Once a major city of The Province, Covenant was sacked and destroyed fifteen years ago by the Dark.
[Original definition : Bungie Myth TFL Manual]



Cratered - when a player sends a wight and kills a large number of another players units.
[Original definition : http://welcome.to/mol.com]



Crow's Bridge - A small town outside of the major city of Madrigal.
[Original definition : Bungie Myth TFL Manual]



crown - 3 highest bungie.net ranks after celestes (emp, king and then prince).



Cruniac - Commander of the Journal Writer's patrol in the beginning of Myth II, who died at the hands of Soulblighter
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



CTF - abbreviation for "Capture the Flag", a competitive game where each team tries to capture the (stationary) flags of the other team(s) while preventing other teams from capturing one's own flag. If a player has his/her own flag captured s/he is out of the game. The person with the most flags at the end of the game wins. A mix of offensive and defensive units is essential to winning this game - unless one is just lucky.



cu - see you



Cu Roi - One of The Nine.
[Original definition : Bungie Myth TFL Manual]



Cu Roi - One of The Nine, who enlisted the aid of the Forest Giants in the eighteenth year of the Great War, and died freeing the Legion from the Tain.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



cya - see ya(you)


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D


d - defense



Damas - The true name of Soulblighter.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



dance/dancing - Working a unit toward attacking souless or archers by weaving it forward between the anticipated barbs and arrows.



Dari - Someone who's twenty big ones in debt. (ingame dialogue on Myth II Level 7, Beyond the Cloudspine mentions this name)
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



dark - term used to describe the troops commonly thought of as the "bad guys", e.g. thrall, wights, ghols, fetch, mauls, etc.



dbl - double/doubled/double-teamed - two players both attacking the same 3rd player



DE - appreviation for "Drowned Empire", a multiplayer map on Myth II
[Original definition : jj/lophan]



Death March - Maybe you bumrushed. Maybe you were in a hurry. Maybe you had no other choice. For whatever reason, your infantry (usually your Thrall - it's simply their tendency) Death Marched single file like ants, adding themselves to the growing heap of body parts at your enemy's feet. Next time, use the Long Line command and face the flat part toward the bad guys, willya?
[Original definition : CoV]



deathmatch - a game variant that can be chosen for any game, though usually found in Body Count games. In this misnamed game variant, as soon as a troop is killed it magically re-appears at the location it started the game at. These regenerating troops make for some odd games - especially if one is savvy enough to camp out with a couple of dorfs or archers at the location an opponent's troops reincarnate to killing them up as soon as they materialize.



ded - dead



Deer - Timid and harmless woodland creatures, the Deer are a favored hunting target. [On the hidden Myth 2 level A Long Awaited Drinking Party(ALADP) Bungie pokes fun at the plethora of hunting games popular when SoulBlighter was being developed. ALADP features suicidal, exploding deer]
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



Dire Marsh - short for Death in the Dire Marsh, a multiplayer map for Myth: TFL
[Original definition : jj/lophan]



Dire Marsh - Swamp in the north.
[Original definition : Bungie Myth TFL Manual]



DK - abbreviation for Drowned Kingdom, a multiplayer map on Myth II
[Original definition : jj/lophan]



dmg - damage (inflicted and received. official dmg stats are visible at end of multiplayer net games)



dogboys - Ghols.



dong - v. To destroy or ruin. n. Something really cool.
Bellendaine: ruiner donged those fetch like a big dog
Farin: ruiner is the dong!
Visigoth: he was wol with his pplz
Case: What are you people talking about!?

[Original definition : ananab tilps civil order]



dorf, duff - slang for Dwarf., (plural is dorfs). Often mistyped as Dorgs.



drop - (also 'Dropping') To 'drop' is to leave a multiplayer game before it has ended. The drop can be caused by technical problems (ex. a person's computer loses it's internet connection, or lags so badly the player's screen becomes frozen and they need to restart Myth) or it can be the result of the player deciding to leave the game.

Dropping often has a rather negative connotation because back when Bungie.net had hordes of people playing Myth on their game server, and competition for the highest rank was fierce, 'dropping' was often employed by lame players who dropped out of games rather suffer a defeat and the resulting loss in rank.

On mariusnet there is an automatic drop penalty against people who drop out of games in ranked rooms. You will lose points everytime you drop.

[Original definition : vinylrake ]



dropper - a player who disconnects from a ranked multiplayer game in an attempt to avoid coming in last place.
[Original definition : jj/lophan]



duff - Dwarf



dunno - I don't know



Durak - Someone who fought alongside Twelve Motion Jeweled Skull
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



Dwarven Football - This is a version of Steal the Bacon where each player can use only Dwarves, Thrall and Wights. Whoever controls the ball at the beginning (or first) must "kick off". To "kick off" one lays satchel charges around the ball and sets them off. The "kickoff" can take a surprisingly long time to land. "Roughing the kicker" (attacking while the person is kicking off) is not allowed.
[Original definition : http://geocities.com/TimesSquare/Labyrinth/2728/variations.html]



Dwarves - A race of diminuitive people native to the mountains around Stoneheim and Myrgard, with a love of explosives and all things inventive. They are ancient enemies of the Ghols.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



dwh - Die with honor



dyb - "Die You Bastards" - infamous line from zerks in SB.



dyb - interj. An acronym, usually yelled to your opponents before a game starts. Stands for 'Die You Bastards'.
PeteMG: Good Luck!
el Destructo: GLA!
Visigoth: DYB!

[Original definition : mange civil order]


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E


Eblis Stones - Magic artifacts of great power. Those who control them are said to be unstoppable in battle.
[Original definition : Bungie Myth TFL Manual]



Egil - A Berserk.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



Eight Pride Stalking - A Heron Guard.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



Eitri - A Dwarf.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



emp - emperor, first rank under celestes in bungie net ranked play



Ewan - Pupil of Antero, he was granted passage into ancient Trow lands to record their habits for Antero's Bestiary.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



ez - easy


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F


Fallen Lords - Six powerful wizards who were suborned by Balor. Among them: Shiver, The Deceiver, The Watcher, and Soulblighter.
[Original definition : Bungie Myth TFL Manual]



Fang-Grinder - King of the Ghols, Black Dog of the Hill Lands. He was killed by Mauriac of Madrigal.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



fast attack units - fast attack units wait at the edge of a battle until the grunts engage the enemy, then they sweep in and attack the enemy from the side or from behind. This is a devastating tactic. An army cannot fight well when it is being attacked from two directions, and a Fast Attack group will inflict much more damage than it recieves. Sun Tzu said, "Use your normal forces to engage, and your auxiliary forces to win." This gives you an idea of their importance.



FCAW - abbreviation for 'For Carnage, Apply Within'; a classic Myth:TFL multiplayer map, available via 3rd party plugin for Myth II. Also a popular tagline for those steeped in Marathon lore.
[Original definition : jj/lophan]



Fetch - Creatures from another world who throw lightning and hide inside Human skins. They were summoned by Balor to fight in the Great War, but stranded when he was killed by Alric. They then served Soulblighter in the hopes that he would honor Balor's pledge to send them home.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



FFA - short for 'free for all', or every man for himself. Describes a net game where everyone fends for him/herself, usually played on small multiplayer maps.
[Original definition : jj/lophan]



films - Recordings of myth games. After single or multiplayer games, there is an option to save a film. Films are exact replays of the game that it was saved from. To view films, go to the opening screen in Myth and click "Saved Films," pick a film, and hit "view film."
[Original definition : myther.com]



fir'Bolg - The skilled archers who live in the Ermine; former enemies and current allies of the Light, they have forever been at war with the bre'Unor.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



Five Champions, The - Five heroes who rescued Alric during the 17th year of the Great War.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



Five Motion Bloody Jaguar - A Heron Guard
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



flag rally - A net game who's goal is to "touch" as many of the flags as possible before the time runs out. You needn't keep possession of any of them. As soon as one team has "touched" all the flags the game is over. There are two possible strategies here, speed rally - load up on fast, powerful units and ditch any that will slow you down, and blocker, use mostly fast units but keep some powerful defensive units to delay an opponent from getting the last flag while you race for the last unprotected flag.



flank - flank can be used as a noun or a verb. As a verb it means to attack the side of an enemy force, usually (at least preferably) by suprise. As a noun, it means the side or rear of your force.
[Original definition : jj/lophan, and CoV]



flank steak - The unprotected, helpless and soon-to-be-devoured side or rear of an opponent's forces. But not your forces. Never yours, right?
[Original definition : CoV]



floyn - (verb) This word has two similar though slightly different shades. 1) To "floyn" someone is to steal their color e.g., if Queso joins a game before I do, then because Queso is green like I am (if I'm using my JunglePickle persona), then I'll end up red, or turqoise, or pink, or anything but green. Queso, in this case, has floyned me. This can be adapted into the adjective "floynulent"; (easily or likely to be floyned) e.g., "JunglePickle, your color is very floynulent," or, "I'm going by Desert Pickle because tan isn't as floynulent.". 2) ".floyn" is a command you can use on the mariusnet myth game server to intentionally change your color to another random color. You can not intentionally take someone elses color, but you might decide to use .floyn to change your own color if you (your color) got floyned when you logged onto the server. This is convenient because it lets you change your color without logging off and back on to the server. [Most of the text for this definition and the examples were provided by JunglePickle]



fodder (or "Cannon Fodder") - this term refers to troops, usually thrall or warriors, that engage an enemy force directly to stall an enemy advance, or to chew up time and distract as your fast attack moves in from an angle. Unlike true militarists, Myth players can toss fodder to the enemy and sleep well at night.
[Original definition : CoV]



force - A force is the entirety of a player's units, massed for attack or attacking. Sub-groups compose a player's force.
[Original definition : CoV]



Forest Giants - Huge tree-people native to Forest Heart. They are long enemies of the Trow.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



Forest Heart - Huge forest east of the Cloudspine Mountains, home of the Forest Giants.
[Original definition : Bungie Myth TFL Manual]



Forgall - Author of Forgall's Bestiary.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



Four Flint Motion Sun - A Heron Guard Hero who helped the Deceiver defeat Shiver.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



FR - Flag Rally, a game type on Myth II where the goal is to ne the first player to "tag" each flag on the map.



Frankenstein Computer God - A mad, deadly, world-wide, gangster, communist stone idol near the World Knot north of the Plain of Scales. The god of mad, deadly, world-wide, gangster, communist radio earphone slavery.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



Friendly Fire - A euphemism for getting shot in the back by your own archers, or having an explosive bottle from one of your dorfs blow up your warriors, or having your ranks decimated by an overeager warlock.



fu - f* you



Fulsom - Someone dealt a terrible blow by Trahern.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



furry guys - slang for Journeymen.



fyi - for your information


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G


game chat - The mini-room where 2 to 16 people wait before stating a game.
[Original definition : CoV]



Garrick - A Warrior Captain serving in the Journal Writer's legion in Myth II.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



GB - Green Berets



gdi - gosh darn it (or other less family suitable epithets)



gfg - Giant Fighting Grounds, a name given to maps designed primarily for Giant(Trow or Myrkridian Giant) fights. These maps tend to be rather plain and uninteresting since most people making maps for giants want the giants to be the uber fighting troop so make the terrain universally accessible to giants. Other troops on GFG maps are usually just cannon fodder, or "red shirts".



gg(a) - good game (all)



Ghasts - Undead Humans, plagued with the paralyzing Death Fever, who will eventaully become Wights.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



Ghols - annoying hunchback doglike creatures that throw stuff at you. Tips on how to best use them can be found at http://blubb.at/robzim/



gj - good job



Gjol - A poisoned river that runs south into the Dire Marsh.
[Original definition : Bungie Myth TFL Manual]



gl(a) - good luck (all)



glhf - good luck, have fun



gr'Uman - A Lieutenant of Archers with the Legion, who carried the Bow of Furious Incendescence, and was ambushed and killed while crossing the Dire Marsh.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



grandstand - "grandstanding" is when a player is eliminated from a game, and he takes it upon himself to sagely tell everyone anything about everything now that he sees the field in "god mode". Ignore their advice (Grandstanders are eliminated, by definition). Find them in BC games.
[Original definition : CoV]



Great Devoid - A bottomless chasm near Myrgard, created by the Callieach during their final days. Rather than be hunted to extinction by the Trow, the Callieach destroyed themselves and many Trow, leaving behind only the Devoid.
[Original definition : Bungie Myth TFL Manual]



gtg - got to go



Gywon - A Berserk.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



GZ - Ground Zero, a multiplayer map for Myth: TFL.
[Original definition : jj/lophan]


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H


h00r - n. One who is obsesssively fixated on a certain aspect of M33f. Examples: Rank h00r, dorf h00r, Phod hoor.
guttermouth: Me and POD are going rank h00rin'. Wanna come?
Stefan: No, I'm feeling queasy, too much pig fat tonight.
Phod: OK! Your loss.

[Original definition : visigoth civil order]



h3h3 - hehe (a laugh)



h4h4 - haha (a laugh)



hang high - Remember those annoying Souless that pincushioned your helpless infantry while they floated out of reach on that rock, or hillside, or over deep water? Souless are the only units able to hang high, but sometimes Spiders can get to them.
[Original definition : CoV]



Hawks - Agile birds-of-prey which can be found in various wooded areas.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



hax0r hax0r - mocks the people who hexed their name, films, and films in Myth: TFL.
[Original definition : myther.com]



Head, The - A mysterious, still-living severed head, supposedly an old enemy of the Fallen Lords, a former lieutenant of Connacht, and an early victim of Balor.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



heh, hehe, haha, heheh or any similar sounding wor - jj/lophan



Heron Guard, The - Elite warriors of the Empire of the Cath Bruig.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



hf(a) - have fun (all)



hoolio - n. A fond name for another. adj. Could mean anything.
Haruchai: I'm putting my hoolios up north on that hoolio hill
Moorfius: Haruchai = wol

[Original definition : ananab tilps civil order]



hoor (or h00r) - whore. In myth this is usually used to refer to a "rank whore" (a person who cares a lot about his points/ranking on bungienet).
[Original definition : Bastards]



host - The host of a multiplayer game is the person who initiated the game and who gets to choose which map, time limit, teams, etc. are going to be used in the game.



host drop - When the host of a game drops the game. Most often occurs when someone is cheating or if the host is losing. A host who drops in a ranked room receives a penalty.



htc - had to cancel. Sometimes a host will have to cancel when one of the players is locked up at the end of the game. Common courtesy is to wait at least a minute or two for all players to 'return' before cancelling the game.



Humans - Normal people, resident of the Province in the West. See Bowmen, Brigands, Peasants, and Warriors.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



hunt - hunting



hunting - a competitive game where the goal is to kill more of the designated neutral (not belonging to any team) creature than your opponents. These creatures can be anything from stationary dummies, to oaming wildlife to humans, than any of your opponents in the time allowed. Trade for plenty of fast units with strong attacks. You will need to split up your troops to have a chance in this game, so you must have units who can defend themselves and move quickly from place to place.


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I


I iz TroKix J00 in D4 Nu7z Mb!! - "I'z (my) Trow w - according to m2bastards this is the rank h00r motto (in TroSpek).



infantry - infantry are the heart of your army. They are the masses of ground troops that are used to storm enemy positions and hold territory. Myth is a game about infantry, all else is peripheral.
[Original definition : CoV]



Iri - A Dwarf, presumably a Pathfinder.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



iu'Shee - A Captain of Archers with the Legion, who fired the bone-tipped arrows which killed the Watcher.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]


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J


j/k - Just Kidding



j00, joo - you



Jari - A Dwarven Pathfinder; son of Balin and Uni.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



Journal Writer, The - The man, or men, or other sentient being[s] writing and narrating the events of the journals to us. Reffers to either the Myth TFL and Myth II journal writer (depending on context), though they are separate people.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



Journeymen - Large guys who wear long fur coats, incredibly fat and garish ties and who attack their owners with shovels.



js - Jump Start, when someone starts the game unexpectedly without warning, with un-fair teams, or just to be a poor sport. See also "Chicken Dump"
[Original definition : http://welcome.to/mol.com]


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K


k - short of "ok"



keel - "kill", ex. "OMG I Keel U!"



kewl - cool



ki'Angsi - An Archer hero, who helped rescue Alric during the Great War. One of the Five Champions.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



kingmaker - this is a decision of the heart. It's late in the game, and your force has been run through the meatgrinder. There's simply no way to pull off a win against your two remaining opponents... so you play Kingmaker. By attacking the guy who didn't send you a Christmas card this year, you ensure the other man's victory (and guarantee yourself the second place finish, BTW).



KotH - abbreviation for King of The Hill, a competitive game where the goal is to spend more time than your opponents in possession of the flag. This game does not require you to keep the flag, only possess it for the longest aggregate time. As such, use a balanced force and grab the flag whenever it is undefended or lightly defended, and keep it from being contested when possible. Yield the flag freely when overwhelmed and return when you can regroup.



krid - Myrkridian



krid giant - Myrkridian Giant


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lag - Interuptions in the flow of a network game caused by modem or network difficulties/traffic. It can appear as short burpp, slowed down game play or in the worst case a frozen screen. All computers and connections suffer from lag occassionally, but the faster your computer and internet connection the less lag you and other players will experience. Lag is also known as 'latency': the inevitable slow-down of the internet when the client computer communicates to the host computer or vice versa. Usually experienced by 56k or 28k modem players. Can sometimes be affected by the processor speed of the computers, but usually caused by network (internet) communication delays. (measured by 'ping' times which are measured in milliseconds ###ms).
[Original definition : jj/lophan]



lame - Used to describe someone or something the writer finds truly pathetic.



lamer - a term used for people who cheat, accuse, annoy, or are generally unpleasant to others (see Cheater)
[Original definition : jj/lophan]



last man on the hill - A game where the goal is to have uncontested possession of the flag when the clock runs out. One winning strategy, is to use an extremely defensive force and establish a strong position within attack distance of the flag, where everyone can see you. Fight off and initiate probing attacks on your enemies and, when the clock dwindles, descend on the flag. Don't linger in your starting position like a coward - it's cheap and you will rarely win with that strategy. This is known as "camping" and is widely derided though it is in reality one of the most effective ways to win this kind of game.



Leader Board - A leader board is the place where players can look up their rank and statistics on the web. There are several scoring/leaderboard sites available 96/2002] These include, mariusnet.com, mythforums,com,playmyth.com.



leech - a player who teams with higher ranks only to gain points. Usually controls very few and unimportant units.
[Original definition : myther.com]



leet, l33t - elite



Legion, The - The military group in which the Journal Writer serves.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



lem - lame



level - a term used to describe a specific part of a solo/cooperative myth game. A "level" consists of a map, and all the programming/scripting and units that make up that one specific scenario. Ex. "Willow Creek", "The Great Library" are both levels. (See also "Maps")



Leveler, The - A transient divinity seeking only conflict; responsible for the cycles of Light and Dark.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



Light - used to describe the troops traditionally thought of as the "good guys". (warriors, archers, dwarves, journeymen, etc)



lightning reflection - Using water to 'reflect' a fetch's lightning causing it to extend WAY further than a normal fetch attack. Generally considered a bug, it's use is frowned on by many players.



lmao - laughing my ass off



LMOTH - last man on the hill



lobby - the place that players find themselves in when they first log into a myth game server. The main lobby is where you can chat with other users and join games. In my father's game server are many rooms... each room has it's own lobby. In a lobby you can chat with other players and join games.
[Original definition : myther.com]



lock, lok - Warlock



LoGA - Legend of Gor Ash



lol - laugh(ing) out loud, lots of laughs



loose cannons - These bloodthirsty players ignore all game objectives and attack the first army that stumbles into their path, destroying both their own chances of winning and their victim's. Kind of a pain when they make you lose, but you have to love their vicious enthusiasm and willingness to get wiped out making a suicide attack on an entrenched army just to gain a few worthless stretches of blood-soaked grass.
[Original definition : CoV]


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M


M2 - Myth II (Myth II: SoulBlighter)



M3 - Myth III (Myth: The Wolf Age)



Madrigal - One of the Free Cities of the North.
[Original definition : Bungie Myth TFL Manual]



Maeldun - One of The Nine.
[Original definition : Bungie Myth TFL Manual]



Mahir - Shadow creatures who take corporeal form to drain the life of the living.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



Make a hole! - infamous dorf command yelled when a dorf is trying to get a clear shot at a target.



Map - Map is the name given to a particular location in the myth world. It usually refers to the terrain and scenery of a specific place. All myth games both net games and solo games take place on a "map".



Mauls - Horrible pig-like beasts from the Blind Steppes, following Soulblighter in search of new lands to dominate.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



Mauriac - A Warrior Captain, once Prince Regent of Covenant. He killed Fang-Grinder, King of the Ghols.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



Mazzarin - The greatest Avatara and all-around most powerfull archmage ever to live. May have returned later in Shade form.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



mb - maybe



melee unit - A unit that has no projectile/missle attacks so which can only attack in close range. [e.g. Warriors, Trow, Thrall are all melee units].



mi - my



micro-manage - When you micro-manage your troops, you contol each very closely and give them specific orders. You focus their attacks, tell them where to stand and exactly how to behave. The opposite of a Bumrus.
[Original definition : CoV]



miff - Myth



min - "Minutes" used to discuss the length of a net game, sometimes also abbreviated simply as 'm'.



Moagim - A previous incarnation of The Leveler. Once was Tireces. Lead the Myrkridia. Was eventually defeated by Connacht.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



moonwalking - This occurs when one's units bunch up in the scrum against an enemy force, causing the rearmost, non-engaged troops to stride in place. (This also happens occassionally when a unit gets stuck trying to move around a scenery object) Avoid Moonwalking by Micro-managing your units.
[Original definition : CoV]



mort - Mortar Dwarf, aka "Dwarven Mortar". A myth 2 dwarven unit who can shoot cannonballs a very long distance.



ms - milliseconds, the unit of measurement that describes the lag



mugging - Two old friends with teaming experience (notice that we don't use the term Veteran here) stake out their favorite game on their favorite map. They characteristically set a short planning time, and chicken dump two new guys who've never played together, let alone played teams, into the game, and beat the snot out of them. Lately, muggings like these are the stuff the comets are made of. [definition by CoV]



Muirthemne - Ancient capital of the Empire of the Cath Bruig, home to mighty sorcerers and seat of a great empire. It was completely shattered and destroyed by the Dark.This is the place that the Tain was made.
[Original definition : Bungie Myth TFL Manual]



multiplayer game/map - A type of game/map where players compete against each other. Also called "free-for-all". [For descriptions of all the standard Bungie multiplayer maps.myth training hall or MythIIK



Murgen - One of The Nine.
[Original definition : Bungie Myth TFL Manual]



Murgen - One of the Nine.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



myff - myth



Myrdred - The true name of The Deceiver.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



Myrgard - Ancestral home of the Dwarves. Along with the other major Dwarven city of Stoneheim, it was seized and occupied by the Ghôls fifty years ago.
[Original definition : Bungie Myth TFL Manual]



Myrkridia - A race of incredible evil and ferocity, destroyed during the Wind Age by Connacht.
[Original definition : Bungie Myth TFL Manual]



Myrkridia - Ancient evil creatures, originally lead by Moagim, until they were imprisoned by Connacht inside the Tain. Later ressurected by The Summoner for use by Soulblighter.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



Myrmidons - Ancient kin of the Berserks, turned to the Dark by Balor.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



mythdrawal - Originally coined by Bander to describe the stomach pains, unsteady nerves and chronic depression associated with anyone that hasn't logged on to bungie.net for more than nine hours. When you're lying awake at night, forming ranks of Bers on your ceiling, feverishly plotting your next BC game, you're experiencing Mythdrawals.
[Original definition : CoV]


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n/a - not available



names - some players can take an handful of thrall and rout your entire force, they have a direct psychic connection with their troops, they can teleport units around the battlefield, and any army under their command is made completely invincible by their incredible tactical prowess. These are the Names, the players that everyone recognizes, the legends, the ones that you enjoy getting slaughtered by because they do it with such precision.
[Original definition : CoV]



neen - n. An exaggerated neenlet. adj. Really silly or annoying.
Nomos: Did anyone have a veteran ghol that game?
Greywolf: I almost did until it attacked those archers like a neen.



[Original definition : Ananab Tilps civil order]



neenlet - n. 1. Someone acting a little weird or silly. 2. Something that is annoying.
Stinger: Ananab, kill that dorf plz.
Ananab Tilps: I can't, my archers all died like neenlets.
Mange: Uh, who's the neenlet here? =)

(origin: Phod)

[Original definition : phod civil order]



newbie rush - Attacking the first enemy seen, and usually without any sort of plan, set up, or hope of victory. See Bumrush.
[Original definition : CoV]



newbie, newb, n00b - a new or inexperienced Myth player. Often used as an insult when someone does something that the speaker finds incredibly stupid. (ex. "Oh my god, you just blew up your own wight and killed all your dorfs and half your warriors! Are you a newbie or what?") About newbies, CoV says "you can actually learn a lot from watching a clever and fearless newbie try out offbeat tactics that a veteran player wouldn't even consider, but there are some mistakes that come from inexperience and misjudgement, and I often refer to people who commit these errors as newbies".
[Original definition : CoV]



Nine Skull Crocodile - An ancient Heron Guard, befriended by the journal writer near the end of Myth II.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



Nine, The - Nine Powerful wizards who oppose the Fallen Lords. Alric is chief among them, and Murgen, Rabican, Maeldun, Cu Roi, and four others act as his generals.
[Original definition : Bungie Myth TFL Manual]



Nine, The - The nine powerfull avatara who protected the West and fought the Fallen Lords during the Great War.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



nm - never mind



np - no problem



ns - nice shot



nt - nice try



Nyx - The god who created the Trow
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]


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O


O - "Oh". An abbreviation. (sometimes means "offensive")



Oderic - A Bowman Hero, who aided the Deceiver when he went to kill Shiver south of Silvermines.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



og'Un - A fir'Bolg.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



Oghres - An ancient race, who were destroyed by the Trow after calling them a race of consorts. Their last stand was at the Valley of the Red Seal.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



oic - "Oh, I see"



Oleg - A Dwarven Hero, who helped rescue Alric during the Great War.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



omfg - oh my f***ing god.



omg - An exclamanation; "Oh my God!"



oos - out of sync. a condition that causes weird things to happen between various players in a net game. When this happens players are basically not all playing the same game any longer. As soon as this occurs, the host should restart the game. Some say oos occurs when a host doesn't change one of the host preferences/attributes at the beginning of each game.



order - a group of Myth players that band together to form a team or a cadre of players for tournaments (or just for fun because the players enjoy playing together and share similar values/outlook).
[Original definition : jj/lophan]



Otter's Ferry - Another small town outside of Madrigal.
[Original definition : Bungie Myth TFL Manual]



own, owned - a generally lame expression that means "i owned you"
[Original definition : e.g. "I played so much better than you that I completetly ruled that last game"]


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packet - a full compliment of a particular unit type, used tactically. A trow is no match for a packet of berserks, in case you were wondering.
[Original definition : CoV]



Peasants / Villagers (of the Province). - The basic Humans who occupy the lands of the Province.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



Pelleas - A Villager.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



ph34r, phear - fear. the name of a myth 2 mapmaking tool.



Phelot - The shade who decimated Avon's Grove. Over sixty years later he was in Soulblighter's camp when the Deceiver attacked, and was severly wounded and cast under the Deceiver's Binding Dream. He later sabotaged Shiver's last stand, letting the Deceiver kill her for good.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



piggyback - when a player joins with another player as a team, but takes no units or is issued no units, and merely observes the game or offers advice (and snide commentary).
[Original definition : CoV]



Pigs - Swine, bred and herded for their meat.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



ping - In myth term, ping is a measure of the host's connection speed, in milliseconds, posted to the right of a joinable game in the chatroom. Low numbers are better; as the number increases, so does your chance for lag. A T1 connnection may have a number in the high 200's, and a 28.8 connection one in the 500/600's. Games that post numbers above 600 aren't inviting. [definition by CoV] In real world terms ping is the amount of time it takes one computer to send a message to another one on the internet. In theory, the closer geographically you are to the person hosting the game, and the faster the hosts internet connection the lower the ping will be.



Plain of Scales - Lowlands east of the Toven River, which rise to the Cloudspine Mountains and Bagrada.
[Original definition : Bungie Myth TFL Manual]



plz - please



Poachers - Peasants with blunderbusses.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



poge - n. A real dong of a neenlet. Rhymes with "vogue".
ruiner: Hey foolio, your dorf's being a poge
Guttermouth: He's donging our pplz like a neenio!
Samurai Cat!: Is that bad? Or good?



[Original definition : ananab tilps civil order]



point chasers - These players are looking for any easy game, they don't want to play you. They're not in it for the fun, they're not in it for the glory, they're not in it to release the pent-up frustrations of their private lives...they're in it for the points. These players flood the hill with fifty Thrall in the last 30 seconds and then jump to another game because the time between games where people are raving about that cool dwarf suicide is time when they could be racking more points. They've got the system nailed, but they don't grasp the spirit...Don't hate them, pity them.
[Original definition : CoV]



posers - people who hang out in the chatrooms, waiting to join the perfect game (which isn't yours). These people never actually play Myth.
[Original definition : CoV]



posturing - what posers do instead of playing Myth. Posturing in the chat is only cool if you're holding one of the top eight coins.
[Original definition : CoV]



ppl - n. An abbreviation of "people", used both as singular and plural.
Sorcha Payne: AT u were mean to ur own pplz
Ananab Tilps: Most of them were neen



[Original definition : ananab tilps civil order]



PRASP - "Post Release Attention Span Product". A term used to describe a set of maps released by Bungie AFTER Myth 2 was officially released. The maps are Boil and Bubble, Phoenix Rising, and Leagues From Nowhere



pts - points



punt - to send a net ball far away from one's troops, usually with the assistance of explosive satchels (see also "boot").



purple haze - when a wight explodes, any troops near him become paralyzed by the clouds of noxious gas it releases. Haze refers either to the billowing fumes or the paralysis they cause.
[Original definition : CoV]


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r - are



Rabican - One of The Nine.
[Original definition : Bungie Myth TFL Manual]



Rabican - One of the Nine, who defeated Shiver at Madrigal during the Great War.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



rank - 1) a point system used by the myth game servers in all Myth games to indicate your standings compared to other Myth Players. [definition by jj/lophan] Rank is a measure of how well a player has played in official "ranked" games on a given server. In a ranked room, the icon that appears next to the players name is a visual representation of the player's rank. Rank is only displayed in ranked rooms, and rank can only be earned (or lost) in ranked rooms. Web sites for Myth game servers generally have some kind of leader boards that display a character's rank as well.
[Original definition : myther.com]



ranked - A type of room/game one can play on the Myth servers. Server game rooms are either ranked or not ranked. In a ranked room all games played are played for points which are calculated by the server's ranking system - players compete against each other for the points. All games played in ranked rooms count toward a player's current "rank". A player's rank is visible in the icon that appears next to a players name in a ranked room, and on various server related web pages.



Ravanna - The true name of Shiver.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



RDF - Rocket Dorf Fest



rdm - random



rdy - ready



reg - regular myth. e.g. myth without any 3rd party plugins
reflect

[Original definition : When two or more Dwarves stand next to each other and throw molotov cocktails simultaneously to proj]



Reiftyr - A member of the Legion, presumably a Berserk.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



replay - 1) to play a game you just got done playing, again. 2) A saved film
[Original definition : MoL]



rh - rehost



Rhi'anon - Ancient capital of the Trow, melted into the ice by Connacht during the Wind Age.
[Original definition : Bungie Myth TFL Manual]



rm - rematch - When you beat someone in a game, and they want to try to beat you again right away on the same map and game type, it is called a rematch.



rofl - short for rolling on the floor laughing



rs = reset/restart, as in "reset this multiplayer -



rtfm - read the f***ing manual



Rurik - A respected villager with valuable information about The Baron.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]


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Sack of Muirthemne, Fall of Cath Bruig - Fifty years ago the Fallen overcame the armies of the Cath Bruig, sacked Muirthemne and turned the empire East of the Cloudspine into desert (now called the Devoid).
[Original definition : Bungie Myth TFL Manual]



sb - abbrev for Myth: SoulBlighter, the second of the Myth games.



SB - SoulBlighter (Myth II)



Scamander - Main river in the southeastern continent, flowing east from the Cloudspine Mountains to the sea.
[Original definition : Bungie Myth TFL Manual]



scavenger hunt - a game whose goal is to own all five balls on the map. The game only ends when one player holds all the balls. A balanced force is required for this free-for-all.



scavies - scavenger hunt



Sciron - A Shade.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



scouts - in order to plan assaults and avoid traps, you must know where your opponents are and what they are doing. Scouts are fast and can dash by for a quick look without alarming your opponent or provoking any retaliation. Scouts can also be used as light cavalry (since Myth lacks this type of unit) to disrupt artillery or flank an opponent. Their speed also makes them excellent ball-handlers.
[Original definition : CoV]



Seanchaidh - A Warlock hero, who helped The Deceiver defeat Shiver.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



Seven Gates - Central of three passes across the Cloudspine Mountains, so named for its seven chokepoints.
[Original definition : Bungie Myth TFL Manual]



Shades - The ressurected corpses of long-dead sorcerors bound to the Fallen Lords and used as conduits for their magic.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



Shiver - One of the Fallen Lords.
[Original definition : Bungie Myth TFL Manual]



Shiver - A Fallen Lord who was defeated by Rabican during the Great War and by The Deceiver in Myth II.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



Shoal - Town where the player escapes from Covenant.
[Original definition : Bungie Myth TFL Manual]



Silvermines - A small mining town near Seven Gates.
[Original definition : Bungie Myth TFL Manual]



Sinis - A Shade
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



sink - references the tactic of stealthily submerging thrall or wights in deep water, for troublesome uses later in the game.
[Original definition : CoV]



Skrael - Amphibious allies of the Light, resident to the Deep Mire and the Drowned Kingdom of Yer-ks.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



slo - slow



Slugfest - This option can be used in Body Count and Last Man on the Hill. It consists of using only Dwarves, Wights, and Thrall. (M:Tfl maps good for this are Mudpit Massacre and For Carnage Apply Within)
[Original definition : http://geocities.com/TimesSquare/Labyrinth/2728/variations.html]



Smiths of Muirthemne, The - Engineers, architects, and general handy-men of the Cath Bruig. They are Dwarves.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



Snorro - Parent of Vnarin.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



solo maps - Maps that can be played by one person, these are scripted so that you play one side of a conflict and the computer plays the other. (Usually player is good/light forces, computer is evil/Dark forces). In Myth II: Soulblighter There are 26 solo maps (levels), 2 of which are secret. [For descriptions of all the single player / solo maps check out MythIIK or The Training Hall. In Myth: TFL there are 25 solo levels



Solo/Cooperative games take place on a "map", and -



sook, s00k - suck



Soulblighter - One of the Fallen Lords.
[Original definition : Bungie Myth TFL Manual]



Soulless (Hollow Men) - Once-human souls, stolen by sorcery.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



Source of the Five Hundred Poisons - The Deceiver's surname.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



Spiders - Giant spiders, often found inside the Tain.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



Spores - Small plant-like things which eject paralyzing and/or killing vapor into the air when approached.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



spring - the act of cannily snatching a flag in the final moments of a game from an unsuspecting opponent. Springing flags is not cheating, although the losers will want to call you a cheater afterward. Having one's flags sprung is the emotional equivalent of walking around all day with your zipper down; embarrassing to have left oneself so wide open and vulnerable.
[Original definition : CoV]



Squirrels - Small,tree-dwelling rodents with bushy tails.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



stampede - a game where you begin with a group of units - pigs, villagers, chickens, etc. - that you must guide to a flag. Many maps have one or many flags that all players will be using, while others require you to push through to your enemy's flag. You will need a tough and fast gang to have a chance.



stb - abbreviation for "Steal the Bacon", a competitive game where the person who possesses the ball at the end of the game wins. This game is just like Last Man on the Hill, except with a ball. Despite the similarity, don't necessarily load up on slow, defensive troops. Fast units can make off with the ball and deposit it in distant corners, and explosive units (Fetches, Warlocks, Dwarves) can target the ball, sending it careening through the air. Use a balanced force, with more fast than slow units.



strategy - a strategy is an overall plan to achieve victory. It might be as simple as "Kill everyone else" or "Overload the left flank" or as complicated as a multi-tactic plan involving feints and unexpected attacks, but it is the framework you use to construct and evaluate lesser goals and objectives.
[Original definition : CoV]



stu - same to you



Stygian Knights - Magically animated suits of armor. They were the favored escorts of the Baron.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



suiciding - Attacking in such way that one's units will likely all be killed. Usually this implies the player doing the suiciding is doing so for some reason other than winning the game - ex. frustration, revenge (to cause enough damage to another player in a ffa game so that s/he has little chance of winning), just to annoy people, etc, but sometimes suiciding is a valid (if unappreciated) tactic to achieve a game goal.
[Original definition : vinylrake ]



Summoner, The - A strange little man who was destined to ressurect the Myrkridia.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



sup - what's up (a greeting)



Swallows - Small birds.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]


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T


tactic - a tactic is a specific method for achieving a specific goal. Positioning a group of archers on a particular hill where they can pick off approaching wights is an example of a tactic. Tactics are the choices made during the micro-battles that compose a game, and give life to a strategy.



Tain - An artifact created by the Smiths of Muirthemne during the Empire of the Cath'Bruig.
[Original definition : Bungie Myth TFL Manual]



Target Dummies - Simple constructs in basic hominid form, used for combat practice.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



TCP/IP - a network protocol that lets you (among other things) play Myth without the need of a server by allowing you to connect directly to the person hosting a game. When bungie.net is down, or not accessible, players can get their IP number and play Myth by clicking the "other" option under the multiplayer menu. To find your IP on a Mac, look in the TCP/IP Control Panel. On a PC, go to Run and type "winipcfg". -- [Myther.com] (One of course needs to have some way of finding out the IP address of the person hosting the game)



Teaming - "Teaming up" with another player in a FFA game after it has already started. This is different than teaming up BEFORE a game starts because teaming AFTER a game starts gives the 'team' two ffa teams - twice as many units as every other team in the game. Teaming is generally considered bad form as the teamed 'team' has a huge advantage over the other individual teams.

In Myth SB, 'teaming' is one of the official game options - via the 'allies' feature where people can team with each other during a game. The difference in SB is that when teams ally with each other the fact is announced to other players who can see who is allied with who.

Allies is not a very popular option in Myth 2.

[Original definition : vinylrake ]



Ten Soaring White Eagle - A Heron Guard Hero who helped the Deceiver defeat Shiver.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



terries - territories



territories - a game whose goal is to capture and be in possession of the most flags when the time runs out. You will need a balanced offensive/defensive force to capture and hold a large number of distant bases.



tfl - "The Fallen Lords", the first Myth game



TFL - The Fallen Lords (Myth I)



Thrall (Children of Bahl'al) - Undead humans, ressurected with dark magics.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



thx, tnx - Short for "Thanks". Polite to say when someone else's character heals your dorf who is close to death, or at the start of a game when your team leader assigns some troops to you. This is good form to say even if you are playing on the "If I had Trow" map and you only receive 1 or 2 Mauls while everyone else receive Trow and Myrks



Tireces - The Great Hero of the Age of Reason. Later became Moagim (The Leveler) and lead the Myrkridia. Was eventually defeated by Connacht.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



Total Codex - A magical book of immense power, in which is written the fate of every creature that will ever be born.
[Original definition : Bungie Myth TFL Manual]



trading value - the number of points a particular unit "costs" in net games. During the planning stage units can be traded in for "points", these points can be used to acquire other troops/units



Trahern with Fists like Iron - A Berserk hero.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



tro - trow



Tro Spek - Typing in an almost undecipherable manner in mocking of Myth: TFL lamers. Example: OMG U SUK! UR MOM IZ DUM SHE @##@ SHEEP! -- [myther.com] (This is a variation of common geek elite speak) [For a complete guide to TroSpek see Terzol's Guide To Tro Spek]



Troops - e.g. "units", the creatures in Myth, good and bad.For a brief illustrated guide to Myth 2 Units check out Baak's Unit Guide. For more details with hints on how to use them see the myth training hall. For a brief description of all the troops in Myth II & Myth III check out the mythgraveyard.



Trow - Ancient, giant homonids, created by the god Nyx from stone and clay. While not inherantly evil, they have commited many atrocious acts. In their early days, they came into conflict with a new race every thousand years or so, and always destroyed them. The Callieach were one such race. After an aeon of peace, the younger races appeared, and one of them, the Oghres, instigated a war against the Trow. The Trow, with their iron weapons, slaughtered the entire race of Oghres. Then, in shame, they abandoned their weaponry and returned to an age of peace. Connacht then appeared, and imprisoned them in the vaults beneath Rhi'Anon. Later, when he returned as Balor, he freed the Trow, who - owing him their lives - decided to fight for him. After Balor's defeat, the Trow refused to fight for Soulblighter, but instead were won to the side of the Light by the Deceiver.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



Trow CL - Trow Chain Lighting - Similar to (fetch) chain lightning, this is when a Trow (or any other melee unit) attacks from a further range than usual by way of a flaw in the game engine. This was eliminated in Myth: TFL and does not exist in Myth II. Illegal during gameplay.



Truan of the Hundred Battles - A Berserk hero, who helped rescue Alric during the Great War.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



truce - a decision made between 2 or more players to not attack each other. When this is done by everyone in game for an agreed upon reason/time (ex. declaring a One-Minute-Truce at the start of a game with long range artillery to allow players to move their units away from their starting location) a truce is a neutral thing. When a truce is made by two or more FFA players who decide beforehand not to attack each other in order to assure themselves a better placement (usually in games of Hill, Bacon, etc) this is a very bad thing and is a tactic used by scoundrels, beggars and point chasers.
[Original definition : CoV]



Turgeis with Burning Steel - A Berserk hero.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



Turquine - A Shade.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



TWA - "The Wolf Age", the third of the Myth games.



TWA - The Wolf Age



Twelve Motion Jeweled Skull - A Journeyman who helped defeat the Deceiver at the end of the Great War.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



Twenty Year's War - A war of succession fought in the Province 150 years before the events of The Fallen Lords, in and around Covenant.
[Original definition : Bungie Myth TFL Manual]



Twice Born - Soulblighter's surname.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



Tyr - A large city of The Province that was sacked by the Dark ten years before current events.
[Original definition : Bungie Myth TFL Manual]



Tyrfing - A member of the Legion.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]


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U


u - "You"



u2 - you too



Uni - Wife of Balin, mother of Jari, and daughter of the Archon of Stoneheim.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



unimapper - A player who only plays on one map. (usually only one game type). ex. Body Count on Raid on the Plains)



unit CL (Unit Clumping) - a bug which allowed units to cause melee damage to other units while being out of range of the units they were damaging. A cheat usually employed with Trow. Bug fixed in patched versions of Myth: TFL and Myth: SB. Unit Clumping was still an issue in SB, which led to the creation of a 3rd party patch called "clumpfix" (of clumphix) but the clumping was resolved in version 1.4 of Myth II which incorporated the clumpfix patch into Myth itself.



unit(s) - Another name for troops, a great quick reference for Myth Two units is Baak's Unit Guide.



Unranked - The "other" game type in Myth 2. In unranked rooms, no score is kept or earned and players are presumably playing just for the fun of playing. No games played in unranked rooms count one way or the other toward a player's current rank.


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V


Veteran - If used to describe a person, it means the person is an experienced Myth player. If used to describe a unit it means the unit/character has survived more than one level/map. In myth, a unit which has achieved veteran status has better abilities than regular units, if the "allow veterans" option is selected in multiplayer games veterans will retain their experience and skills from game to game.



Vnarin - Son of Snorro.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]


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W


w/ - with



w/o - without



w00t - An exclamation of agreement and/or happiness. Usually used by a younger crowd, [script kiddies]? and people who play EverQuest? [and other online games, e.g. Myth - ed]. Sometimes used to denote victory. This word originates from a mangling of the interjective Woo (which itself came from Whew). Its popularity began to rise with the prominence of online multiplayer games--in particular, online role-playing games such as EverQuest?. This is probably as a result of the phenomenon of online communication morphing words to create strong statements that are easy to type. See also -- grok?, blorf. W00t is the lamer? version of woot. In the language of the lamers, certain letters are replaced with numerals or mathematical symbols to create an elitist alphabet. W00+ is also a lamer variation of woot."
[Original definition : http://www2.wikipedia.com/wiki/Woot/Talk.]



wanker - someone who acts lame, commonly seen on the myth game servers. The mariusnet server has a nice feature, you can add an annoying player to your wank list so that the wanker won't even see games that you are hosting.



Warlocks (of the Scholomance) - Powerful wizards, and ancient allies of the Deceiver.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



Warriors (of the Province) - The staple, backbone of the Human armies, donning armor and brandishing swords and shields.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



wassabi - what's up? (a greeting)
[Original definition : Bastards]



Watcher, The - One of the Fallen.
[Original definition : Bungie Myth TFL Manual]



Watcher, The - An ancient, evil sorceror, and one of Balor's Fallen Lords.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



water bounce - When a Fetch shoots water and the lightning bounces off of the water to a nearby unit, it has water bounced.
[Original definition : myther.com]



wb - welcome back



Wights (Messengers of Culwyeh) - Bloated, explosive corpse-men, filled with the Death Fever and harvested for their polyps.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



wol - adj. Abbreviation for "wigging out loud". Used to refer to any kind of odd behavior.
Mr Sweetie: Sorry all, my connection went wol
Bastian: That's okay, we finished the game by rolling dice



[Original definition : ananab tilps civil order]



Wolves - Carnivorous dogs, long enemies of civilized man, but still used by the fir'Bolg and bre'Unor.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]



World Knot - Ancient relics which allow near-instant movement from place to place.
[Original definition : Bungie Myth TFL Manual]



wrap - the easy-to-type term for enveloping your opponent's force with a blanket of your own units. This is a good thing to do. Used as a noun or a verb.
[Original definition : CoV]



wtf - "What the feck?". A variation on "What the heck!" usually used to indicate confusion or anger by the one saying this.



wth - what the heck?



wut - what?



WWII - World War II



wwII, ww2 - World War Two (a popular myth conversion that changes all the units to world war 2 soldiers and vehicles)



Wyrd - A god, or creater of all that is.
[Original definition : bungie.org legends and lore]


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Z


Zerks - Berzerkers


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