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    Aqualon facts #8-#15 have been updated with more content and better prose as well. Preparations for regular video uploads with voiced facts and lore are well-underway.

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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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Gates of Aqualon Magazine Issue #3


What an incredible month March was, truly! I cannot believe how much I was able to accomplish creatively in such a short time. So much of it is thanks to my wonderful editor, Bastian, who has really started to take a liking to the novel: we have finished the proofreading up to and including chapter 10 now, and there is no sign of slowing down. After winning the World Anvil Masters Monthly Challenge of February with my article on “Age of Heroes (the Deck of Cards)”, the standard card deck in my world of Aqualon, used all over the Great Land and even on the Seventeen Yonder Islands, I barely had time to regroup as the newest challenge “Spacious Species” for the month of March was announced. I buckled down and started creating 3D models of Yamato moths as I envisioned them, using the SporeTM Creature Creator all the way back around the 16th, when I was still in Belgium visiting my parents, who were delighted by the Japanese-style catalogue entries I created using those models. Sadly I did not win the community challenge “Ides of March” around that time, an article about a person whose influence on the world far exceeded their death, though honestly I cannot begrudge this due to the plethora of wonderful submissions that were just mind-bogglingly beautiful and entertaining. And despite not winning, the article I wrote about Hestia Bygate, the mad magus of fire that burned down Estverde, is still my favorite article I wrote to date, despite the incomparably larger amount of time and effort I invested in my article on the Moths of Yamato. There is just something I find strangely relatable and fascinating about the story of Hestia. Despite her temper issues and her ultimate act of destruction, it feels like she led an amazing life, struggling to realize her passion and succeeding despite the pressure put on her by her peers. The way she kept accomplishing one amazing feat after the other and made it in the wide world all alone is really inspiring to me, as weird as that may sound coming from the person that wrote her up. But a thing I have always felt to be true about creating characters: You can only give them so many presets. Once you have set the conditions of their life and delve in, they develop a life of their own, and your writing hand is only the medium through which they become real. I hope you will enjoy this third issue of the Gates of Aqualon Magazine, in which I will present a map of the Bonfire Shrine where she grew up, drawn during my very first live stream on Twitch, and an exclusive entry from the journal of Hestia Bygate, published nowhere else so far! You’ll also be treated to some more selected Aqualon Facts of the Day and of course chapters 6 through 8 of the novel “Aqualon, Rise of the Broken”.

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News from Aqualon3
Rise of the Broken, Chapter 6 - The Moths of Yamato and the Creatures of Asgard5
Rise of the Broken, Chapter 7 - Sagamund Greenhorn14
Rise of the Broken, Chapter 8 - Trapped in a Sea of Yarenma21
Map of The Bonfire Shrine34
Assorted “Aqualon Facts of the Day”39

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I spend many hours a week writing articles, this magazine, drawing maps, creating Aqualon tabletop resources, the weekly stream, Quills with Skills, and editing new chapters of the novel. More time than I technically have to spare. And I also have regular expenses for web space, better equipment, prints, advertisement, and more. I make it a point to make most of my material available for free, because I love my world and I want to share it with you. That being said, if you could support me on patreon, I would very much appreciate it. There are cool rewards like early access to magazines and chapters, the ability to get your own house added to one of the many maps of Aqualon, raffles, and even loot crates. If you don't have the means or don't want to commit to a monthly donation, I am also on KoFi, and I drink a lot of coffee ^-^

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