Sylvanic Language (and derivatives)

Ut-Sylvanic: Uses gestures to symbolize, mimicking elemental effects, smells, expressions, animal sounds, barks, whistles, One of the most ancient tongues, some say as old as Draconic. It can only accomplish a very rough form of Conversational “language”.

Speech of Grass, Leaf, and Beast

A subset of [Ut] Sylvan which allows basic ideas to be imparted to natural animals and plants. Most plants and animals have no way to answer except in a basic “yes” or “no”, “peace” or “violence”, “friend” or “enemy”. It has a maximum level of Primitive, there is no true fluency in Speech of Grass, Leaf, and Beast. Many times it is only one directional, because the target may understand but has no faculty to return communication – though it will do what it can.

Sylvan (modern) Language

Also known as “Pure Sylvan”; A full language (though it struggles with some abstract concepts and terminology for complex scientific processes) which is near universal. Most species of the multiverse have the physical ability to speak or communicate in its modes to some degree. It has a full script that combines symbols and an alphabet, though this is rarely used as it has the same limitations as the spoken, and also encapsulates large and complex ideas or concepts into a single symbol. It has a maximum level of Fluent, there are no Expert or Master levels of capability using Sylvan.

Sylvanic Sign

A rudimentary symbol and script based system to communicate basic ideas. It has a maximum level of Fluent, there are no Expert or Master levels of capability using Sylvanic Sign.

About/Chronicle

Knowledge is broken down by ease of discovery/availability. If nothing is indicated, assume Common Knowledge.

Common Knowledge

Most Recent History

Nothing…

Commonly Understood Origins

Its origins are unknown.

Commonly Understood Development

It is widely known throughout the multiverse.

  • Key Places: Anima Founts – some can communicate and teach it.
  • Key Entities: Those with Glooming or Luminous Presence’s find it easy.
  • Key Concepts: Many natural species have an inherent understanding of it or recognize it.

Obscure/Rare Knowledge

The dragons will say that they bore witness to a strange cosmic awakening, and it transformed them from the primitive beasts of prey to a higher order of being – the foundation of the mighty race they are now. Some of its means of expression became part of their own communication and it helped them in their development to see the multiverse differently.

The languages of the Glooming and Luminous creatures are descended from this language.

Secret Knowledge

Note: Secret Knowledge is information not available in any known references; It is not necessarily Forbidden Knowledge.

When the current [iverse] multiverse was young, something happened. Some great awakening, something that was once only a dream became real. In its awakening it became aware of all the life it contained. To that burgeoning life it gave itself to create and teach Sylvanic so that all life could communicate to each other. If not by sound, by symbol or gesture, or even by shape or scent or color. Embedded within the way were many means of understanding. How this was done or who/what is unknown.