Meaning[edit | edit source]
Literally everything "Outside of the Walls" of the concent.
Intramuros[edit | edit source]
Similarly to extramuros, the mathic orders use the term intramuros to quickly denote anyone inside the mathic community.
Dictionary Entry[edit | edit source]
- 1. In Old Orth, literally “outside the walls.” Often used in reference to the walled city-states of that age.
- 2. In Middle Orth, the non-mathic world; the turbulent and violent state of affairs that prevailed after the Fall of Baz.
- 3. In Praxic Orth, geographical regions or social classes not yet enlightened by the resurgent wisdom of the mathic world.
- 4. In New Orth, similar to sense 2 above, but often used to denote those settlements immediately surrounding the walls of a math, implying comparative prosperity, stability, etc.
Speculation[edit | edit source]
The old part of Manila, called the Intramuros (lit. "Inside the Walls") may have been an inspiration, as the location plays a part in Cryptonomicon, though intramuros and extramuros are terms that have been used to describe sections of many walled cities around the world.