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Featured Novel

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...

Featured Short Story

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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Command Tower Entertainment

Command Tower Entertainment was originally founded in the city of Altonar, where it started out as a publishing company that printed Age of Heroes card decks, promoting the game Commanding Conquerors via regular tournaments and novels based on the deck of cards.   This eventually turned into a lucrative new niche for them: the trading card game market. In a cunning gambit, the company hired artists and writers to create a narrative around newly designed Age of Heroes cards, creating opposed sets of two symbols each rather than using two four symbol decks as was usual for Commanding Conquerors. The new decks would come with new specific rules tied to the cards and their themes and an ever more complex rule-set under the title "Commanding Conquerors: Heroes" or CCH.   With the growing popularity of the game moving beyond Altonar, Command Tower Entertainment expanded, opening up branch offices in Middlish cities, and today, CTE owns a number of large publishing houses and printing presses in Fulgrath and Arda, dealing not only in cards, but also books and games.  


Keepers United

Keepers (Arrows and Staffs) vs. Gods (Gates and Swords)   Edition Creators
These six example cards where written by Bastian as part of the Aqualon Builders Guild Quest "Flavors of Trading Card Gaming", and as part of the quest reward the card design was created by Koray Birenheide.


Command Tower Entertainment is a corporation. This is a complex business structure with certain rights, privileges, and liabilities beyond those of an individual. As such, they enjoy certain tax and financial benefits, but their reliance on a company board to make executive decisions can sometimes lead to dissonances with the creative departments of CTE and the corporation status brings with it increased licensing fees.


CTE owns several presses in Altonar, Fulgrath, and Arda, regularly publishing and printing new editions of Commanding Conquerors: Heroes. In recent decades, the company has also gotten into publishing accompanying novel series, building settings and sometimes even whole fantasy or science fiction worlds around their editions in which they tell riveting stories.

Heroes will always be remembered, but legends never die.

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Command Tower Entertainment
Evergreen Terrace 5
002 Altonar-Caldera
Greater Altonar Region
Age of Heroes (Deck of Cards)
Technology / Science | Dec 27, 2018

The standard Age of Heroes deck of cards can be found all over Aqualon, even beyond the Iron Belt. (8124 Words)

Altonar, the City at the Water Vent
Settlement | Jan 25, 2019

One of the great technocrat cities of Aqualon, located in the Great Land between the Golden Sands and Lake Glazglubin. ~ 645 Words

The Publishing Houses of Aqualon
Generic article | Oct 14, 2022

Across the planet, there are many great publishing companies, each specializing in their own genres and tropes, depending on the zeitgeist of the societies they are situated in.

Poetry on Aqualon

Glint Stray in the Void

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