Language is as diverse as the people who speak it, constantly reinventing itself as new words and terms spawn, grow old and die out.
The City has its own language down on the street, full of slang and jargon and idioms that can confuse the new.
Herein will be a record of some of that language.
Any form of magic, whether it be spells or otherwise.
An incantation designed to harm.
An incantation designed to protect.
Someone with a passing knowledge of incantations. They are adept at magic but haven’t fully mastered it.
You are made a vampire if you are turned into one of them.
To slay one of the damned, especially a vamp.
To be kissed is to be bitten by a vampire. Started out as a vampire term but has migrated to the street.
A surgeon who specialises in implants and augments, whether cybernetic, genetic or otherwise. More often than not they are illegal operators.
Boil up; To boil
To show up or make an appearance.
A Mattress is especially heavy and obvious body armour. If you are wearing a lot of it you are mattressed.
An Information Broker. They have the knowledge, whether it be where the vamps are at, where the skeletons are buried, who is blackmailing who and who is supplying what. Don’t expect it to be cheap or easy to come by though.
Exceptionally cheap apartment blocks where the tiny flats are stacked up like coffins.
Cash, money, dough.
To be injured, as in ‘He was knocked pretty bad by the explosion.’
Friend, mate, pal, buddy.
Make yourself scarce, to disappear.
Vampiric term of contempt for humans.
Dressed, normally in an over the top manner.
Bribes or wealth received from extortion.