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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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Arclight Press

Arclight Press LLC is one of the most successful publishing houses of the Middle Lands, specializing in science fiction, noir, and hardboiled (detective) fiction.   Among its most famous publications rank "Fulgrath by Lamplight", "Lord of Lightning", "Finders Keepers", "the Consul's Mistress", "City of Dreg", and "Detective Junker".   While, as a publisher, Arclight Press mostly releases crime novels and novels with noir and hardboiled themes, they also own a bi-monthly magazine called "Flashes of the Future Magazine", in which they publish science fiction short stories.  

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The Inside Man

The coins jangled as Makoto pocketed the protection money. The little convenience store by Swartenstreet had been the last one on today's run - a good round; all businesses in his corner of Little Yamato had been ready to pay up. In return, the wazoku provided them with safety - and warded off any competitors that might try to settle in from outside. A win-win, really, if you think about it.   As Makoto made his way towards headquarters, he heard a newspaper boy going on about some magister speech explaining the beauty and prosperity of Vallahal. Pah! Those magisters had never even seen a back alley in their lives; they hadn't writhed in the muck, playing footsies with gutter snipes like him before the boss had appeared on that fateful day way back when. Not that the magisters ever would see one as long as they continued to shovel half of the money meant for the district promoters' budgets into their own pockets.
  In any case, the wazoku didn't have to worry about the magisters - or the law. Due to the backing of the Yamato embassy, the police turned a blind eye to almost anything the wazoku tried to pull. Apparently, their support hadn't even cost the boss much; a bit of drugs here, an exotic animal there, maybe a 'disappearance' on the side. With the embassy washing the wazoku's vests, their organization was essentially free to move as it pleased.   Lost in thought, he had already arrived at their headquarters, not even remembering how he got here, when he saw her, and the good life was over.
— Written by Bastian


Arclight Press is a Limited Liability Company (LLC) and as such does not have to adhere to the rigid regulations corporations have to adhere to. As such, AP enjoys the flexibility to act as a corporation or as a partnership depending on the situation.


Arclight Press owns several printing presses in Steinau, Fulgrath and rents office spaces in the northern Pyramid of Fulgrath from Siebenzaal Incorporated.   They own the brands "Arclight Press" and "Flashes of the Future Magazine".


Arclight Press was founded by Augustus König in 1470 GE, who started his career as a paper boy on the streets of the Klapperstadt district of Fulgrath. He worked his way into the offices of the Siebenzaal Incorporated press section, where he did secretary work for the writing staff. After several years of working his way up through the ranks, he was in charge of the Siebenzaal Gazette as editor in chief from 1453 GE to 1458 GE. During this time he started building an extensive network in the publishing industry of Fulgrath. He ran his own small newspaper, the Fulgrath Königsblatt, from 1459 GE to 1470 GE, until he had a breakthrough publishing the novel "Fulgrath by Lamplight" by his esteemed friend Richard Karlister. With the unexpected success of the novel, König suddenly had the capital to expand. He bought additional presses and PR and founded a Limited Liability Company, Arclight Press, which has become one of the largest publishing houses of the Middle Lands to date.

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9 AM to 5 PM, Kva-Bri
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