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The Storm Winds of Glazglubin

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"There's a monster in every man, boy. Within me, there is a host, and one day, it'll be yours to command." Too often these days, Kenji's mind turns to the words of his accursed father. When he fled the Old Country, he thought he had left the monsters behind, but now he sees them every day in the eyes of his friend and mentor. His world is about to crumble in a spasm of eldritch magic, and though he can see the face of his undoing so clearly in his nightmares, deep down, he knows that the first blow has already been struck.
As the tendrils of a soul plague lay claim on Aqualon's oldest and most powerful magocracy, the Lord of Wind, Kenji Sokolow, is cast down from his high tower, pressed to rally whatever forces he can find. But first, he has to survive...

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The Black Priest of Rastrowel

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A gripping short story from the life of Lyn, a young girl in the care of two HJT Ferries, ships mages for hire, which operate from their office on the island of Rastrowel, the highly religious birth place of the Church of Pure Souls.

Faced with prejudice against mages every day, Lyn's winning personality and innocence keep her well within the good graces of her peers, until a Black Priest, an inquisitor of the Church takes notice of her...

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A Synopsis of the World

Seventeen centuries of peace have allowed the people of Aqualon to flourish. Since the Great War, now known as the Age of Heroes, when the Old Gods rose up once more in vain, the world has become prosperous: powerful magocracies in the Middle Lands are going through a magical industrial revolution and rich tapestries of cultures flourish in the Yamato Mountain Range and the Seventeen Yonder Islands. These lie in the Corsic Ocean of the Ocean Belt beyond the 150 kilometer band of iron, the Iron Belt, which rings the planet around its equator.

And isolated from the rest: two technocracies so far beyond them that they could be thought to live in a world of their own. They are divided by their opposing views on integrating magic and technology, yet united in their quest for knowledge.

But who would have thought that none of these would start the next great war?
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Aqualonian Maps

Aqualonian maps were relatively crude and not widely distributed until the advent of the Van Maxwell School of Logic and Sciences, founded in 432 AID. When the university began to expand its faculties into the fields of mathematics and geography, the first relatively accurate maps of the Seventeen Yonder Islands were drawn up.   The only contender was the relatively young Yamato Kingdom, which had created extensive maps of the Yamato Mountain Range using archaic techniques of measured pacing, measuring rope (which was susceptible to length changes caused by humidity), and plane tables.   The scholars of the Van Maxwell university, however, already had access to the sextant, which had been invented in 384 AID to aid sailors navigate the Corsic Ocean, and their own creation, the theodolite, which was invented by Jensen Buren in 456 AID.  
Buren's colleague, mathematician Anya Voronin developed the method of triangulation, which revolutionized the field of surveying and mapmaking just as much as the theodolite.   During the Age of Awakening, the theodolite and surveying methods of the Van Maxwell university began to spread throughout the Great Land, and more and more accurate maps began to surface for all inhabited regions save the North.   At the time, maps usually had a northward orientation based on the North Star and the general idea of gods, though somewhat disliked, living in the High North.
  During the Age of Heroes, the maps of the technocrats, however, began to outshine all other cartography, becoming crucial to the war efforts of the civilizations of the Great Land. Their wide spread cemented the southward orientation of maps, pointing towards the realm of the technocrats, which was firmly established as lying 'up', whereas the North and the Old Gods were now generally perceived to be on the bottom of the world-view. Thus today, things lie up south and down north, and modern maps are oriented southward.

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