C: THE ULFRHEIM WIKI. This is a slowly growing collection of glossary/wiki entries to help you sink your canines a little deeper into the Ulfrheim universe. NB! The wiki may contain spoilers – you have been warned. =)
I try to list all the (potentially) new terms as the stories progress. The wiki section in my Author’s Notes folder is huge, but I won’t post entries in advance as that would give away too much of the plotlines and character arcs.
Words in the text that I believe may be new or difficult are linked to the wiki post where they are explained. Linked words are always this colour and underscored. Let me know if the word/concept you’re looking for isn’t there and I’ll try to add it as soon as I can.
A commonhold is the UK’s version of Sweden’s bostadsrätter, Norway’s borettslagsleiligheter, and Australia’s and the United States’ condominiums. The details differ slightly between the countries, but essentially it is a system that allows people to buy a share in a multi-occupancy building.
A commonhold typically gives you a flat with access to, and responsibility for, shared common areas and services. For many, it is a kind of home that gives you something that is more than renting a place (you can sell your share), but less than buying a house (you’re not responsible for everything).