Glossary of Terms
Glossary of Useful Terms for the Kadzait:
Adlait: "Strangers;" Polite term for those outside the Pack (human or Vampire) who are unfamiliar with the Kadzait or Weres in general.
Aipa: "Companion;" The term for an Amaroq who has Gifted someone and is within the one year of bondage to the new Were. After the year is up, both are released from this bond and the Gifter is once again known simply as that. However, all Aipa are encouraged to continue to take an active interest in the lives of their Gifted.
Aktok**: "Adults;" Full members of the Pack, whether Amaroq or Illamar. Can also mean 'those who teach.'
Amaroq**: "Wolf;" Werewolves, already Gifted.
Changeling: Another term for Werewolf.
Gifting: The actual activation of the dormant virus to create a new Were. See also: Uitayok.
Illamar**: "Friend;" Humans who know of the Kadzait and have been entrusted to keep their existence secret and protected. They are fully Pack in their own right, whether wholly human or infected with the inactive virus.
Issumatar: "Chief;" Title used to acknowledge any leader from the Pack alpha to a temporary leader of a smaller group.
Kadzait: "Wandering wolves;" Inuit.
Miksa: "Between;" A child of the Pack, born of Amaroq parents, not yet Gifted.
Piarak**: "Children;" Those who wish to join the Kadzait, either as Illamar or as Amaroq. Can also mean 'those who are taught.'
Silu: "Carrion;" Impolite reference to Vampires; ie: walking dead.
Tatkresiwok: "Full Moon."
Tiglikte: "Thief;" A derogatory term used to describe Vampires.
Tuvaaq: "Hunter;" Describes those who cannot control their cravings for human flesh and are not able to sate themselves by hunting animals during the full moon.
Uitayok: "Open one's eyes;" Another term for Gifting, particularly done ceremonially within the Pack as opposed to outside.
**Note: The distiction between Amaroq and Illamar is purely biological and has absolutely no bearing on Pack status. The distinction between Aktok and Piarak does reflect Pack status, but is not influenced at all by biological traits.