Lensman (Nerik's WIR)
- 1 Characters
- 2 Setting Information
- 3 Glossery of Terms
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Barknett — Radeligian Lensman
Clifford Maitland — Mauler Captain
Fritz von Hohendorff — Commondant of Cadets
Lieutenant-Admiral Gerrond — Commander of Radelix base
Haynes — Port Admiral of Prime Base
Hotchkiss — Dauntless crew-member.
Kimball Kinnison — Grey Lensman
Lageston of Mercator V — Stationed on Trenco (deceased)
Nadreck of Palain VII — Second Stage Lensman
Parker — Sector Nineteen Lensman (heavily scarred)
Tregonsee of Rigel IV — Former Commander of Trenco Base, now Second Stage Lensman.
Winstead — Radeligian Narcotics Lensman
Worsel the Velantian (Second Stage Lenman)
(included for historical reasons, the surviving members of the Brittania's crew have been re-assigned.)
Allerdyce — Quartermaster
Henry Henderson — Pilot
LaVerne Thorndyke — Technician
Nelson — Communications
Uhlenhuth — Technician
VanBuskirk — Valerian Lieutenant
Allerdyce — Quartermaster
Chatway - Chief Firing Officer
Henry Henderson — Chief Pilot
Hotchkiss — Lensman
LaVerne Thorndyke — Technician
Malcolm Craig — Captain.
Nelson — Chief Communications Officer
Ralph — 'coptor gunner.
Schermerhorn — Third Pilot
VanBuskirk — Valerian Lieutenant
Watson — Second Pilot
'Spike' the flat — Trenconian
Wise — President of Medon
Prime Base Personnel
Clarissa MacDougall — Chief Nurse and expert in inertialess rescues
Harvey — Flotilla ZKD flagship navigator.
Miss Hostetter — Librarian
Hotchkiss — communications expert (Is this 'Lensman Hotchkiss' from the Dauntless?)
Lacy — Surgeon-Marshal and skeleton enthusiast
Rex — Captain of the Z9M9Z.
Ruby — Port Admiral Haynes' secretary.
Schermerhorn — 3rd.-best Patrol pilot
Southworth — Admiral, and Haynes' subordinate.
Watson — 2nd.-best Patrol pilot
Eukonidor — Arisian border guard
Mentor — Kinnison's tutor
'Ackbar' (real name not known) — New Yorker Boskonian Captain
Alcon of Thrale — Tyranical ruler of the Thrallian Empire. (deceased)
Bominger — Zwilnik agent and bar owner in Ardith. Fat and greedy. (deceased)
Clovis — Crown On Shield bouncer
Countess Avondrin — minor zwilnik agent on Radelix (now retired)
Dessa Desplains — Zwilnik agent, originally from Aldebaren II (now retired with a re-built memory)
Edmund Crowninshield — High-ranking zwilnik, Kalonian.
Eichamp (Amp of the Eich) — 'Eighth of Boskone' Foremost psychologist of the Eich (deceased)
Eichlan (Lan of the Eich) — 'First of Boskone' Helmuth's enigmatic and indescribable superior (deceased)
Eichmil (Mil of the Eich) — 'Second of Boskone' (Now First) (deceased)
Eichnor (Nor of the Eich) — 'Third of Boskone' (Now Second) (deceased)
Eichsnap (Snap of the Eich) — 'Fourth of Boskone' (Now Third) (deceased)
Fossten — Prime Minister of Thrale (also, see Gharlane).
Gharlane — FNORD, renegade Arisian? (deceased)
Gilversleeve — Valerian pirate captain
Helmuth — Speaker for Boskone (now dead), Kalonian
Illona Porter — Dancer from Lonabar (now defected).
Krimsky — Vice-Commander of Boyssia II base
Jalte — Galactic director of zwilnik operations, Kalonian
Janice Carter — zwilnik
Lanion — Thrallian Adviser
Major Delios — Thrallian officer.
Menjo Bleeko — Lonabaran zwilnik and memory-blocked agent (deceased).
Ninth of Boskone — Unnamed Eich.
'Number One' — any one of a number of minor (and interchangeable) crime bosses.
Prellin — Bominger's immediate superior (deceased).
Sansteed — Boskone department head (presumed deceased)
Seventh of Boskone — Unnamed Eich (deceased).
Strongheart — Big Shot on Miner's Rest.
Traska Gannel — Thrallian officer replaced by Kim (presumably deceased)
Vogenar — Wheelman in Aldebaran I base (very likely deceased)
Wolmark — high ranking Boskonian (presumed deceased)
Sir Austin Cardynge — Phenomenally smart British theoretical physicist
Blakeslee — former Chief Communications officer in Boyssia II base
Brenmeer — Thrallian clothier.
Councillor Ellington — Head of Narcotics
Crandall 'Bertie' — New Yorker former Boskonian Pilot
Elder One — Leader of Lyrane II (also known as Helen).
Gladys Forester — Millionairess and Businesswoman.
Matthews — Merchant Prince
van der Schleiss — Astrophysicist
'Wacky' Williamson — Science Fiction author (maybe a reference to Jack Williamson)
Xylpic — Chickladorian navigator.
Makes of Automobile
Crownover sedan — Large and slow
DeKhotinsky sporter — fast car, top speed 140 mph.
Cruising Speed: 60 parsecs/hour
Full Blast: 90 parsecs/hour
Alsakan — Known mostly as a producer of rare cigarettes
Aldebaran I — Barren, Mercury-like world
Aldebaran II — Earth colony world
Arisia — cloistered homeworld of the mysterious Arisians
Borova II— Inhabited planet in the Borova system.
Borova IV — Uninhabited planet in the Borova system.
Boyssia II — location of hidden New-Yorker Boskonian base
Bronseca — Earthlike, but somewhat warmer. Large Tellurian population.
Cominoche — Capital of Bronseca
Centralia — Planet nearest to the centre of the Galaxy.
Chickladoria — Homeworld of the Chickladorians.
Corvina — Origin of Klono cult.
Corvina II — Source of Bentlam.
Dekanore VI — Home to a race of spider-like beings.
Delgon — homeworld of the Overlords.
Euphrosyne — Large asteroid in the Borova system.
Miner's Rest — Spaceman's resort on Euphrosyne.
Jarnevon — homeworld of the Eich (in Lundmark's Nebula') a dark, frigid and airless world.
Kalonia — homeworld of the Kalonians (in Lundmark's nebula).
Klovia — War-torn world, used as main Patrol base in the Second Galaxy.
Lonabar — As yet unknown world, under Boskonian control.
Lyrane — G-type dwarf star
Lyrane II — Earthlike world, home of the Lyranians.
Medon — Technologically advanced world, formally in Lundmark's Nebula
Onlo — Thrallis IX, former home of the Onlonians.
Palain VII — Home of Nadrek.
Radelix — Civilisation member world, inhabitants are highly intelligent
Ardith — Capital of Radelix Radeligian — Language of Radelix
Tellus — alternative name for Sol III, Earth
Thrale — Thrallis II, capital world of the Thrallian Empire.
Trenco — only known source of the drug Thionite
Tressilia III — Home to a zwilnik regional director.
Valeria — heavy gravity dutch colony world
Vandemar — Planet furthest from the center of the Galaxy.
Velantia — homeworld of the Velantians
Alphabetic Species Classification Scheme
1st letter: Atmospheric Requirements (A = Oxygen)
2nd letter: Temperature Requirements (A = Earth-like)
3rd letter: Overall Body Arrangement (A = erect)
4th letter: Head types (A = humanlike)
5th letter: Arm types (A = humanlike)
6th letter: Leg types (A = humanlike)
Arisians — Enigmatic beings resembling brains with vestigial bodies. Extremely powerful telepaths. Providers of the LENS.
Bronsecan — native of Bronseca
Chickladorian — 'Pink all over. Bushy hair, triangular eyes, teeth, skin; all that same peculiar colour. Not the flush of red blood showing through translucent skin, but opaque pigment; the brick-reddish pink so characteristic of the near-humanity of that planet'. Chickladorian minds work on a frequency unlike that of any other race in the galaxy.
Eddorian — FNORD
Eich — "A many-tentacled creature indescribable to man. It was not like an octopus. Though spiny, it did not resemble at all closely a sea-cucumber. Nor, although it was scaly and toothy and wingy, was it, save in the vaguest possible way, similar to a lizard, a sea-serpent, or a vulture."
Kalonian — Blue-skinned humanoids, possible orgininating in Lundmark's Nebula.
Klovians — Very human-like inhabitants of Klovia.
Lyranians — A to 10 places humanoid race exhibiting extreme sexual dimorphism. Exhibit powerful mental abilities.
Onlonians — Partially hyperdimansional cold-loving species.
Ordovik — possess the sense of perception, no other details known.
Posenian — "As tall as a tall human, and heavier. Somewhat human in shape, but not in detail. Four arms instead of two, each arm had two opposed hands, and each hand had two thumbs, one situated about where a little finger would be expected. No eyes, not even vestigial ones. Two broad, flat noses and two toothful mouths; one of each in what would ordinarily be called the front of his round, shining, hairless head; the other in the back. Upon the sides of the head were large, volute, highly dirigible ears. And, like most races having the faculty of perception instead of that of sight, their heads are relatively immobile, their neck being short, massive, and tremendously strong. They can breath Tellurian atmosphere without problems, but not Radelix's."
Rigellian — Native of Rigel IV, cylindrical beings with four legs, four branching tentacles, and four mouths. Most well-known users of the sense of perception
Trocanthers — 'cold-blooded, quasi-reptilian beings who abhor light of all kinds and who breathe a gaseous mixture not only paralyzingly cold but also chemically fatal to man'.
Thrallians — AAAAAA Human-like natives of Thrale.
Velantians — 'Dragon-snakes', winged, with multiple arms, legs and eyes. Powerful telepaths.
Lundmark's Nebula — possible origin of Boskone
Star Cluster AC 257-4736 — location of Helmuth's Grand Base
Glossery of Terms
Aldebaranian bolega — Alcoholic spirit similar to whisky.
Benny — Slang for Bentlam.
Bentlam — narcotic, 'known also to the trade by such nicknames as "benny," "benweed," "happy-sleep," and others, is a shredded, moistly fibrous material of about the same consistency and texture as fine-cut chewing tobacco.' Originates on Corvina II.
Bergenholm — Inertia neutraliser
Blasted off — lost your/their temper
Boskone — space pirate outfit - (inter-)galactic in scope
Fayalin — 'A stimulating, although non-intoxicating beverage prepared from the fruit of a Crevenian shrub, Fayaloclastus Augustifolius Barnstead; much in favor as a ceremonial drink among those who can afford it.' E.E.S.
Free — under inertialess drive
Give someone the needle — play a prank/make a fool of
Hadive — smoked narcotic
H.T.T.s — 'High-Tension Tinkers' (Second-Stage Lensmen)
Inert — not under inertialess drive
Jets/Jets to swing that — Influence/capability to do something
Laxlo — Alchoholic drink drunk on Radelix
Lens, to Lens — use a Lens to send a telepathic communication to someone.
Lensing — using a Lens to read someone's mind
Klono — spaceman's deity (usually used for expletives)
Mauler — slow, heavily armed mobile fortress
Net — Device for allowing the safe(-ish) equalisation of intrinsic velocities.
Nitrolabe — Centralian narcotic, injected
Noshabkeming — Valerian deity
QX — OK
Sense of Perception — non-visual, volumetric sense
Seven Sector Callout — [I]really[/I] good looking.
Thionite — illegal narcotic, effective on anything with haemoglobin-based blood.
Tomingan donganeur — martial arts move, presumably from Tominga.
Trenco — anything, animal or vegetable, that lives on the planet Trenco
Z9M9Z — aka Directrix, Grand Fleet Operations.
Zabriskan fontema — something with very little sense
Zwilnik — anything or anybody that comes after thionite