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    Nickname for the small, gold-toned, blue-clad recruiting droids commissioned by the Cloistered Order of the Cosmic Veil and built by the Handi-Andi® Corporation, though calling them droids is stretching a point, as they are actually robots, albeit with limited memories imprinted on thin sections of vat-grown brain tissue, then coupled with an electronic brain, mainly concerned with the recording and storage of images. Though the nickname was inspired by the size of the droids, as well as the fact that they are dressed in the same clothing as the Sisterhood’s Nunz, it also points to the fact that most sentient beings find them to be more than slightly annoying. They are ubiquitous on the galaxy’s many Rec Stations.

    Baby Sister Droids

    Baby Sister Droids

    Bajar Shilling

    A small, octagonal, titanium alloy coin. The head of the Baron RSVdG Bajar, in profile, and the words “WREDDE AD CAESAREM QUOD CAESARIEST,” are stamped on one side of the coin. On the other, a steel taloned shreeguh clutches a crown and scepter. The Baron Roderigo Bajar (under the auspices of the United Free Trade Planets) had these coins minted in cycle AE 78, hence the phrase, “Not worth a Bajar Shilling.”

    Bajar Shilling

    Bajar Shilling

    Bajar, Ambrosia Vitronia Khrome

    Wife of Roderigo Sejanus Vasco d’Gama Bajar (grandson of PAHM Bajar, widely known as the Dread Dictator), mother of Phillipe Cesare Kalif Alexander Bajar and Indira Lucrezia Ronnie Lee Ellis Bajar, the renowned speculative fiction writer.

    Bajar, Indira Lucrezia Ronnie Lee Ellis

    (AKA Ronnie Lee Ellis) Well-known speculative fiction writer, best known for Mind Spiders From the Planet Xenon, and daughter of RSVdG Bajar. Miz Ellis was something of a prodigy, having begun her writing career when still a minor child.

    Bajar, Roderigo Sejanus Vasco d’Gama

    (6531 IET – 174 AE) A brilliant and ruthless businessman, the Baron RSVdG Bajar built a mighty empire from the tiny desert planet, Mirage, where he had, as a boy, been exiled with the remains of his family, after the fall of the Incorporated Elysian Republic, which was neither heavenly, nor a republic. His first business, the enormously successful Crown and Sceptor, was a shipping enterprise. It soon began to gobble up the smaller businesses it dealt with and United Free Trade Planets, Ltd., was born. This company/kingdom includes Seven Planets, its satellites and mining belts, Hydrangea and several other resort planets scattered about the galaxy, the Onolos, and a number of uninhabited worlds that were stripped of their resources and left drifting like pockmarks on the face of Mother Void. The Baron’s strange and violent death is still a mystery. He was found early one Alpha, sitting in his courtroom on Mirage. A sprig of rosemary had been potted in the bowl of his pipe. A child’s report card with every subject marked “failed” had been pinned to his jacket. Certain of his vital organs had been removed, individually wrapped in birthday paper, and placed in a krystal box on the Baron’s desk. Bajar was survived by a son, Kalif, and a daughter, Lucrezia. He left the two of them his huge estate, to be in shared equally and run jointly, “in the hopes that they will destroy itself like the monster they is.”

    The Baron RSVdG Bajar

    The Baron RSVdG Bajar

    Banlastic

    1) When referring to a certain “place” in space/time, banlastic is that quality of elasticity that, in some cases, allows for near-instantaneous travel from wherever it is you are to various distant corners of the Multiverse. 2) When referring to the waistlines of yo-yo dieters of the type disposed to periodically visit certain Rec Station eating establishments, banlastic is a quality of elasticity in one’s skin and clothing that is required by a continually expanding and contracting circumference of the belly.

    Banlon

    1) An elastic or expandable unit of space. 2) A subjective measure of space, always longer than “right over here,” never as long as “way over yonder,” and just wide enough for an average humanoid to rest on it comfortably.

    Bargain Bliss®

    A division of Living Doll Cybernetics® specializing in the development and marketing of nonsentient “love toys.” Bargain Bliss only came into being after the departure of LDC co-founder Mary Medea and was a special project of her former business partner, Mr. Anderson Grommit.

    Beastie

    1) Any member of the elite guard of Prime Minister Glorianna of Pheobus. 2) Any devotee of the religion practiced by the Krystal Miners of the Mitochondrian Belt in the Pheobus System. 3) Any bad tempered, ill-mannered individual. 4) Any individual existing in an altered state of consciousness whether chemically, hypnotically, or Krystal-induced. In its religious sense, the word “beastie” implies a state of union with the Natural Multiverse. In its drunken sense, the word denotes a period of release from the strictures of rational thought and civilized society, hence the phrase, “walking his (or her) beastie.”

    Beastie

    Beastie

    Black, Kettle

    Self-proclaimed leader of the Guernican Art Squad. To some, a terrorist organization, to others, champions of artistic integrity, the Art Squad strikes fear in the hearts of the pedestrian, the pretentious and the prostitute alike. Kettle Black began life as Mellusine White, the daughter of IER-CO-era krystal miners, and (after the fall of the Incorporated Elysian Republic) studied art at the Stellavista Conservatory, graduating with a double major in quantum sculpture and light-weaving. Though her first professional gallery show, Private Particles, was a popular success, with 2/3rds of her pieces selling to an enthusiastic crowd, (then) Miz White’s work received mixed reviews. Subsequent shows sold less well, hurt no doubt by the bad press, and Mellusine White disappeared from the scene, to emerge cycles later as Kettle Black. Her first act as self-appointed leader of the Art Squad was to purge the civilized Multiverse of the very critics who had wounded her pride and ended her career, painfully reducing them to their constituent particles and putting them to use in various objets d’art. Over the cycles, she seems to have spent less and less time as an artist and more and more time as an artistic activist. Current critics claim that, lacking a successful career, Kettle Black has made her life her art. That they claim this anonymously is completely understandable.

    Kettle Black

    Kettle Black

    Boot

    1 ) To engage in copulation, 2) to copulate with a being or substance for which one has little regard, 3) to harm, confuse or destroy someone or something, 4) to express surprise at a turn of events while simultaneously castigating oneself, as in “Boot me!”

    Bread-Head

    Disparaging slang term used to describe an android or cyberform.

    Bread-Heads

    A derogatory name for Cybernetic Lifeforms, alluding to the importance of yeast in the formation or “baking” of Android cultures or lines. The term, however, is a misnomer. Though android bodies are vat-grown, yeast has very little to do with the process.

    Bronwyn of the Veil

    Fifth Level Sister of the Cosmic Veil, Cloistered Order of the Goddess Uncaring (see: Cosmic Veil, Cloistered Order of the) and sometime crew member aboard the U4F Harpy. A sensitive of the telepathic variety who grew up in Hon Ober, on Hon Grri, Griivarr Worlds, Bronwyn was also the author of Conversations With the Great Mother, a book historian Dwannyun of Griivarr (see: Griivarr, Dwannyun of) named as one of the nine great books of AnarchEra.

    Sister of the Cosmic Veil

    Bronwyn of the Cosmic Veil

    Brucilla the Muscle

    Brucilla the Muscle

    Brucilla the Muscle

    A strapping lass who grew up on a Korn Kake farm on Kansas, Amercadia, graduate of the Amercadian Space Academy and former member of the Galactic Girl Guides, Hawk Class. Brucilla (call name “The Muscle”) was implicated in the Neutral Zone Incident of AnarchEra 134 that resulted in the famous trial on Recreation Station 97.

    Bumpkinville in the Zero Zone

    A mythical village on an unnamed planet in a zone so far removed from the civilized universe that it has not rated a number. A person said to be from Bumpkinville is usually an untutored naïf who lacks the sense to come in out of a meteor shower, though it can be used simply to describe an extremely distant location.

    Bumpkins from Bumpkinville

    Bumpkins from Bumpkinville

     

    Byzon Galaxy

    A mythical galaxy that is always farther away than anything else, no matter where you happen to be in the known universe. Hence the expression: “I’m gonna kick your tail from here to the Byzon Galaxy.” A person said to be from the Byzon Galaxy is almost always said to be from “Bum-Boot, Egypt, in the Byzon Galaxy.” Translation: “You are a person (or person equivalent) from a town no one wants to visit, much less live in, in a country that no longer exists, if indeed it ever existed, in a Galaxy that is farther away than anything else in the known universe.” (see: Bumpkinville in the Zero Zone)

    Byzon Galaxy