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{{anchor|Bank Transaction Fee}}'''Bank Transaction Fee''':  When you purchase an item that costs over 50,000g from an NPC, you have the option of taking the money straight out of your bank instead of having to carry all of the gold in your inventory.  However, to do this, you must pay a small amount of sales tax (5% of the purchase price) known as the Bank Transaction Fee.  There is also a Bank Transaction Fee when you sell expensive items to the NPC; if you decide to pay the fee by checkmarking the box, the money earned from selling the item will go directly into your bank instead of your inventory.
{{anchor|Bank Transaction Fees}}'''[[Bank transaction fees]]''':  When you purchase an item that costs over 50,000g from an NPC, you have the option of taking the money straight out of your bank instead of having to carry all of the gold in your inventory.  However, to do this, you must pay a small amount of sales tax (5% of the purchase price) known as the Bank Transaction Fee.  There is also a Bank Transaction Fee when you sell expensive items to the NPC; if you decide to pay the fee by checkmarking the box, the money earned from selling the item will go directly into your bank instead of your inventory.
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Ability Points: Points that allow for the ranking/leveling of skills. You gain Ability Points as you age or when you gain a level. Usually abbreviated as AP by players.

Advanced: When referring to dungeons, it is the advanced version of the dungeon. Ex: Ciar Advanced or Alby Advanced. When referring to magic spells, either Fireball, Ice Spear, or Thunder. When referring to part-time jobs, it is the group of most difficult tasks offered by an NPC. Usually abbreviated as "adv" by players. Ex: Ciar Adv, Alby Adv; "What adv spells do you have?"

Aggro: The state in which an enemy is both aware of a player and attacking them, indicated by two large exclamation points above the enemy's head.

  • Usage: A player who is being attacked by an enemy is said to have "aggro". Attacking an enemy to get its attention is considered to be "aggroing" it

AoE: Acronym that stands for Area of Effect, usually refering to a skill or move's ability to affect multiple opponents.

Arrow Revolver: A ranged skill similar to Icebolt that involves a collection quest for all 10 of its pages that expire. When loaded, you are able to fire five arrows in quick succession. Usually abbreviated as AR by players.

Aton Cimeni (The Great): An omnipotent entity in the henotheistic religion of Erinn, believed to be the creator and overseer of Erinn.


Bank transaction fees: When you purchase an item that costs over 50,000g from an NPC, you have the option of taking the money straight out of your bank instead of having to carry all of the gold in your inventory. However, to do this, you must pay a small amount of sales tax (5% of the purchase price) known as the Bank Transaction Fee. There is also a Bank Transaction Fee when you sell expensive items to the NPC; if you decide to pay the fee by checkmarking the box, the money earned from selling the item will go directly into your bank instead of your inventory.


Camp Sharing: The process of sharing food with others sitting around a campfire. You can do this only by sitting near the fire close enough to get the "The fire feels very warm" message. While sitting with others right click the food you want to eat/share and click eat/use, a small window will come up with "Yes", "No", "Cancel" buttons to choose from. If you do not wish to share the food and eat it yourself, click "No", if you wish to do nothing with the food click "Cancel", and finally to share with others click "Yes". Another window will appear if you click "Yes", this will allow you to put in a note/message to all the people around the campfire when they receive the food. When other members receive the food they will get the note whether or not they choose to actually eat the food.

Cash Item: Items that are purchased from the Item Shop or received through the Advanced Play Service.

Cash on Demand: When sending items through the mail, players are able to request a monetary compensation in order to obtain the item. When advertising sales over party chats, players sometimes add "cash on demand" at the end of their request, abbreviated as "COD".

Chain Casting: The ability of an ego wand or upgraded wand to cast more than one charge per cast for associated bolts. (Example: Firebolt for fire wand) Sometimes abbreviated as "CC". Certain Monsters may also use this. In Mores's RP quest, Mores has a passive skill known as Chaincasting which is identical to wand chain casting.

Cichol: A god that governs the Fomors.

Continent Warp: The Continent Warp feature is accessible from the Celtic Knot icon on the lower left of the screen. It will move you directly to Iria; humans will move to Qilla Base Camp, elves will move to Filia, and giants move to Vales. If you are in Iria and use CW, you will instead move to Dunbarton (if your character has never been to Dunbarton, he/she will be moved to Tir Chonaill instead. When moving, you will also forcefully bring with you any party mates who are riding your pet. You may only move twice a day; the timer resets at noon and midnight. Be careful, if you are a giant moving a party mate who is an elf to Vales, since your elf friend will end up in a hostile town and is likely to be killed by the town guards soon after. (This is NOT true in cases that involve the fact that elves and humans can not have a giant mounted on their pet because of their size. But, it is possible with an elf on a giant's pet.) The same is also true of humans allied with giants or elves moving to the places that they are at war with. Usually abbreviated as CW or "warp" by players.

Control of Darkness: This skill allows any Dark Knight, while transformed, to control monsters. It requires a black fomor scroll to use for each attempt. Abbreviated as COD by players.

Combat Power: A combination of a player's stats and skill ranks which determines the level of a monster (aka: awful, strong, weakest). Usually abbreviated as CP by players.


Dark Knight: A transformation that can be earned by completing G3 mainstream quest. A separate quest has to be done in order to get Dark knight. It is not available upon completion of the G3 Mainstream Quest. Usually abbreviated as DK by players.

Deadly: The state of your character having a skull below his or her health bar. This happens when you would normally be knocked out. It is the same as your health being in the negatives, except that you're still alive. The negative health that you have in this state is unknown unless you know exactly how much you were hit by. The higher your willpower (Will) the more likely you will be given this 'second chance'. You can recover from this state by resting, using potions, or being healed, but your health does not start recovering at 0; instead it will recover starting at the negative health. The extent of the negative health in this status is equal to the maximum of your current HP (I.E If you have 215 health and take a 500 damage hit, you'll still go down to only negative 215 health as opposed to dropping to 275, the extra damage is simply negated). No matter how hard the hit is, your health will not drop below that threshold despite it seeming like a larger drop into the negatives than it actually is.

Durability: How long your equipment will last before breaking. Usually abbreviated as "dura" by players.


Elf/Elves: A light-skinned race of people who live in the harsh Connous desert far to the southeast in Iria. They are racial enemies of the Giants.

Ego: A term used to refer to a Spirit Weapon. That is, an "ego" weapon.

Enchant: A skill for using enchants.

Enchants: Bonuses that can be put onto equipment. See Category:Enchants for more information.

Erg: The life force of Erinn, where HP is the same as Erg in Mabinogi. When Erg drops below 1 point, you either go into the 'deadly status' or more likely than not you will be knocked out, usually referred to as 'dying'.

Erinn: That which includes and encompasses everything in life; the world.

EU: Abbreaviation for Europe. Commonly used to refer to the European branch of Nexon and it's games or players. Nexon Europe includes geographically includes mainly Europe and the Middle East.

Eweca: The name of the small (pink) moon in Erinn from which mana originates. Also a general term used to describe the night.


Final Hit: A melee skill that allows you to keep hitting a monster without knockback (if dual-wielding) or to knockback with each hit (if single-wielding). Some could consider this a "teleporting endless combo". Usually abbreviated as FH by players.

Finishing Materials: Items used in the final step of creating items with Tailoring or Blacksmithing skills.

Fomor: A race forsaken by the gods. The opposing force against human beings. They are governed by the god Cichol. Basically, these are the monsters in the world of Mabinogi.


Game Master: In online games, the Game Master, or GM, is a person hired by the company to police the game. You can read the NA server's GM blogs here.

Generation: The storymode of Mabinogi. The game and its updates/patches are broken down into Chapters, Generations, and Seasons. Usually abbreviated as GX by players when referring to the story, where X is a number, usually 1, 2, 3, or 7. (G1, G2, G3, G7)

Giants: A large race of people who live in the snowy highlands north of Rano. They are racial enemies of the Elves.

Glas Ghaibhleann: A race of monsters that Fomors summoned to burn down Erinn. One of them is also the last boss in the G1 Mainstream quest. Another (considerably stronger) version appears in a G9 mission.

Gold: The normal currency in Erinn. Allows you to buy miscellaneouse items from both NPCs and other users. There are numerous ways to obtain Gold, from fighting monsters to doing Part-time Jobs. See, the Gold (disambiguation) page for what else may be referred to using this term.


HP: Short for "Hit Points" or "Health Points". Refers to a character's or monster's life value. The light pink area represents the actual health remaining, the dark pink area represents health that can be regenerated (by waiting, healing or drinking HP potions), and the black part represents health that needs bandages.

Humans: The race of people who have populated the continent of Uladh, west of Iria. See also Milletian and Tuatha de Danann.


Icebolt: A basic offensive spell with the elemental attribute of ice. Usually abbreviated as IB by players.

Ice Spear: An advanced offensive spell with the elemental attribute of ice. Usually abbreviated as IS by players.

Iria: A large continent east of Uladh.

Item Shop: This shop can be opened by clicking on the button in the lower, right corner of the in-game screen. It sells items not available from the NPC shops or the the Mabinogi website's Premium Shop. NX is required for these items to be bought.


JP: Abbreviation for Japan.


Keyhole: See Cichol.

Keyword: Left click on an NPC, continue past their description window and usually the next window will have at least one button called "Start a Conversation". Click on the "Start a Conversation" button, continue past the NPC's introduction comment and on the right hand side of the next window will be an image of an open book. This book contains keywords with short descriptions underneath and clicking on a keyword will obtain responses from the NPC. If the NPC does not have anything important to say about a particular keyword then the response will be vague. However, the NPC may respond with important information and these responses may also grant quests, knowledge of skills and other keywords. If certain conditions are met then new keywords can be obtained, the short description underneath some keywords may change or a keyword may disappear.

Knockback: Refers to the animation of being "pushed back" from an attacker by a combo attack. Being struck with a three-hit combo that does not end in a Critical Hit will result in knockback. There are many other attack combinations that will push an enemy or player away from the attacker; the previously mentioned combo was given only as an example.

Knockdown: Refers to the animation of being "knocked off one's feet" by a relentless or powerful attack. Being hit by Firebolt or Smash will result in knockdown. There are many other skills and attack combinations that will knock a player or enemy off its feet; the previously mentioned skills were given only as examples.

KR: Abbreviation for Korea.


Ladeca: The name of the large (blue) moon in Erinn, believed to be the dwelling ground of space rabbits. The moongate reveals the path to Ladeca only once a year on Easter. The in-game phase of Ladeca slowly changes in real time and matches the real-world phase of Earth's Moon.

Lag: Lag is a common occurrence in online games that causes the connection to slow down or even disconnect. Lag is typically caused by a poor internet connection, however the problem may also be client-side or server-side.

Lightning Bolt: A basic offensive spell with the elemental attribute of lightning. Usually abbreviated as LB by players.

Lucky Finish: A lucky finish is when you kill an enemy and golden rings of light surround your character, you will also hear something like change falling. If you get this you will receive a system message either saying, "Lucky Finish!!", "Big Lucky Finish!!!", or "Huge Lucky Finish". Presumably a normal Lucky Finish is 2x the normal amount of money. A Big Lucky Finish is roughly 5x the normal amount of money while a Huge Lucky Finish is roughly 20x the normal amount of gold dropped by a monster. When you get any of the above finishes you will also have an extremely high chance of receiving an item drop. Furthermore, if you get more than 2k gold in one huge lucky finish you will receive the "Lucky Girl/Guy" title depending on your gender. This title raises your luck by 20 and has no other effects on your stats.

Lugh: A knight of light known to history for protecting Emain Macha.

Lymilark: A god of love, under direct command of the Great Aton Cimeni. Responsible for creating Erg, the life force energy in Erinn, which the fundamental power of mana is based on.


Macha: The goddess of destruction.

Mag Tuired: Sen Mag Plateau before an attack there by Fomors (the Battle of Mag Tuired).

Magic Counter: A method of attacking monster by first using a magic bolt to stun the target, then using the Counterattack skill. Once the monster has been hit by counter, another bolt is charged and used, and then counter again. The cycle repeats indefinitely. See also Battle Tactics for more information.

Mana: Allows you to cast spells. Once you run out of mana, you are unable to cast spells. Mana is replenished by waiting (faster when Eweca is up), while meditating, standing near an active Mana Tunnel or drinking MP potions. The light blue part represents mana that is ready to be used, and the dark blue part represents mana that can be recharged. Usually referred to as MP by players.

Mana Tunnel: Also called sungates, these are Iria's version of Uladh's Moongates, and are open during Palala (6:00am to 6:00pm). Instead of sending the user to a predetermined location, they can send the user to another mana tunnel he or she has visited before. The user will manually choose which gate to go to. Sometimes abbreviated as "MT" by players.

Mari: One of the three warriors who searched for Morrighan. Mari was the archer and youngest of the group. She was raised in Tir Chonaill after supposedly having lost her memory earlier until she befriended Tarlach and Ruairi and joined their quest. Mores and Shiela are her parents. Mari was said to have been killed by Morgant in Tir Na Nog.

Master Title: This is a title a player obtains when fulfilling all of the training requirements of a skill at Rank 1. Each master title corresponds to their respective skill, meaning you can have more than one.

Milletian: People who have been guided to Erinn by Nao (i.e. player characters). They are not native to Erinn. They have distinct characteristics in comparison to Tuatha de Danann, such as the ability to be 'reborn' and change their appearance, age, and gender. See Tarlach's Record for more information.

Moongate: Gates in Uladh that are open during Eweca, from 6:10pm to 6:10am. All gates lead to a specific location that changes every night. They can be utilized for easy travel to a far-off destination. The next location can be seen by scrolling the mouse over the in-game clock. For the timetable, see Moon Gate Timetable.

Mores: The author of the "Book of Revenge" trilogy. Also a druid who was Tarlach's old magic teacher and the hero of the Second Fomor War.

Morgant: The Dark Lord who serves Cichol and aids Fomors.

Morrighan: A goddess of war and vengeance. Overseer of warriors.


NA: 1. Abbreviation for North America. 2. Abbreviation for Nexon America.

Nao: Nao Mariota Pryderi is the Soul Stream guide and friend of Morrighan. It is her job to receive the souls of the Milletians who venture into Erinn, provide them with the basic tutorial information, and revive Milletians who fall in combat. Duncan seems to know her very well.

NPC: This is a general term in online games to describe the game's characters that are made by the game for players to interact with (the acronym means 'non-player character'). This includes the shopkeepers, quest-givers, etc. In Mabinogi, these characters have the letters "NPC" written in smaller front in front of their name, and most do not walk around, making them easy to identify.

NX (fomerly Nexon Cash): 1. A web currency that is the equivalent of real world money but is restricted to Nexon's website and games. It is not Mabinogi's in-game currency. It is used on Nexon's website in their Premium Shop, in Mabinogi but only for the Item Shop and has similar uses in other Nexon games. $1 USD is equivalent of 1,000 Nexon Cash. NX is non-transferable between accounts and expires one year from the purchase date. It comes in two forms NX Prepaid and NX Credit. 2. Abbreviation for Nexon.

NX Credit: Bought by using the Paypal or Pay By Cash options on the Mabinogi website, as well as on websites of other Nexon games. Has restrictions on its use. The following Gachapons cannot be purchased with NX Credit until a player's character has reached level 30; Soldier Gachapon, Fashion Gachapon, Exploration Gachapon, Production Gachapon, Fixed Dye Gachapon and Magician Gachapon. There is also a maximum limit to the amount of NX Credit that can be bought per month and gifting NX Credit to another Nexon account is not allowed.

NX Prepaid: Obtained by using the coupon code on Nexon Game Cards which can be bought at many stores in the United States and Canada. Does not have the restrictions applied to NX Credit.


Paladin: Holy warriors who are supposed to fight for justice and morality. However, as humans are human, that definition may get distorted. The Paladin Training Grounds are located to the west of Emain Macha. Craig oversees the training of new recruits. See Generation 2. Usually called "pally" by players.

Palala: The name of the sun in Erinn, providing heat energy for mana tunnels to be activated during daytime.

Part-time Jobs: When asked about jobs, an NPC may give the player a job to perform for money, item, and/or experience rewards. Completing these jobs is a good way to become friends with an NPC. Usually abbreviated as PTJ by players.

Partholon: Partholons are the earliest known clan of Humans on the Uladh continent and the ancestors of Tuatha de Dananns.

Premium Shop: This shop is only available on the Mabinogi website and sells premium services, character cards and pet cards. Note that these products require Nexon Cash to be bought and are not available from the in-game Item Shop or NPCs.

Proficiency: Over time this builds up when the item is used. For example, weapons earn proficiency when it is used against a monster of weak level or higher, while armors earn proficiency when simply worn or the character wearing the armor is hit by a monster. These points are used to permanently upgrade the item. The speed at which an item builds proficiency goes up as the character gets older. A weapon can increase 4.3% proficiency per use/hit at max (Age 25+ on Thursdays). Usually called "prof" by players.


Rank: The level of your skills. For example, Rank 5 Smash or Rank E Icebolt. Usually abbreviated as RX, where R is Rank and X is the rank of the skill being referenced. (Ie R5 Smash or RE IB)

Resell/Resell Value: Neither term is used in-game but, in this wiki, both are used for the fixed amount an NPC pays for a brand new item sold to them by a player. They are not used for the fluctuating price obtained by selling an item to another player's Personal Shop. Note that some NPCs do not have a shop and therefore cannot buy an item from a player. Also, if an item has durability and is fully repaired after losing some of it, then an NPC will pay less for the item than if it was brand new (has never lost any durability).


Second Battle of Mag Tuireadh: The last battle that took place in Sen Mag Plateau between the Fomors and Humans. Main cause of the devastation seen there today.

Soul Stream: The place in which Nao resides. Here, she is able to call on the souls of worthy people from other dimensions and channel them into Erinn.

Soul Streamer: See Milletian.

Splash Damage: Damage applied by using a normal melee attack (and Smash, along with Magnum Shot at higher ranks) that hits other monsters close to the original target. Splash damage doesn't cause additional aggro, unless the splash damage hits any nearby monster using Defense, which will activate, stunning you, and causing that monster to aggro as well. If splash damage makes contact with a monster with Counterattack, it will activate as well, so be aware of that, and plan accordingly to the situation.

Spirit Incarnation: When a Spirit Weapon is satisfied with the care is has received from its master (i.e. Social Level 21), it can materialize for a devastating attack on enemies.

Spirit Weapon: A weapon imbued with a soul or spirit. Eiry, the beginner's sword, is an example of a spirit weapon. A player may make a weapon into a spirit weapon, which requires regular care and attention, much like a child.

Stamina: Refers to a player's energy. The light yellow part represents stamina that can be used (in attacking, life skill, music skills, etc.) and the dark yellow part represents energy that needs to be recharged by waiting, sitting down or drinking stamina potions.

Sungate: See Mana Tunnel.


Tabhartas: The guardian of the Fomor wisdom, also one of the G2 final bosses. (The other is Esras.)

Thunder: An advanced offensive skill with the elemental attribute of lightning. Usually abbreviated as TH by players.

Tir Na Nog: A mythical paradise in Erinn. Some believe it is a physical plane where the dead will arise, the sick will be healed, and conflicts will cease to exist. Others believe it is a spiritual plane for archetypal deities. [1] Sometimes referred to by players as TNN.

Transformation: A group of skills which boost your stats and skills, and open up a few other skills. Transformation generally refers to Paladin, Dark Knight, Falcon Elf, and Savage Beast. Sometimes abbreviated as "trans" or "morph" as a whole, and "pally", "DK", "falcon", or "beast" individually.

Tuatha de Danann: Tuatha de Dananns refers to a clan of Humans that are native to Erinn and mostly reside on the Uladh continent. Human (as well as Elf and Giant) player created characters are called Milletians while most Human NPCs on the Uladh continent appear to be Tuatha de Dananns. Tuatha de Dananns are the descendants of the earlier Partholon clan which lived in northern Uladh. Note that, some in-game books use other spellings of Tuatha de Danann, such as, Tuatha Dé Danann, Tuatha de Danaan and Tuatha de Denaan. Tuatha Dé Danann appears to be the correct spelling for the real-world Irish mythology, according to searches on Google and Wikipedia, but Nexon predominately uses Tuatha de Danann in-game.

TW: Abbreviation for Taiwan.


Uladh: The original and only accessible continent when Mabinogi first began. Mostly inhabited by Humans and is to the west of the later implemented continent of Iria.

Upgrade: Weapons and armor may be upgraded at an NPC to become stronger. The equipment must have earned sufficient Proficiency in order to be applicable for upgrades.


Windmill: 1. An offensive skill that attacks multiple enemies at one time. Players abbreviate this skill as WM. 2. the Windmill tool used to grind Flour located in Tir Chonaill.