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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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In With the Black Market

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The Travelers Guide to Aqualon continues. However, I caution you to take the following few entries with a grain of salt. As a fearless explorer, your trusty Thadeus Fletcher is trying himself at a bit of investigative reporting. Following the tip of a blighter den mother in West Arkatrash, the home of the so-called Sullied Ones, I am meeting with a dubious man who belongs to the Yamato Black Market to join them on their travels back to their homeland as a scribe.   In a shabby bar at the northern outskirts of western Arkatrash, I find him and several of his men sitting around a large table. I must say, my expectations have been subverted: The group is well-groomed and looks quite serious despite clearly having a good time. I introduce myself without any falsehoods. The man I was looking for is called Shen, though he asks me not to publish his clan name, a promise I intend to keep. He and his men are moth dust smugglers. Moth dust is a drug made in the Yamato Mountain Range from the narcotic dust of yarenma moths, a terrifying species of Yamato moths that is bigger than a grown man, can lick flesh clean from the bone, and scatters its dust everywhere, forcing unsuspecting wanderers into an irrevocable coma. Black Market workers refine the illegal substance into an opium-like drug also called moth dust.   I am a bit worried about getting tied up in illegal activities, but Shen alleviates my concerns with a smile: the product has been sold already; they are now returning to their homeland with expensive exotic wares purchased with the money they made from their venture; selling moth dust abroad. They need someone to write up ware registers and handle customs documents in Aquaris and Aerialis as well as compose and check receipts for future trades in those two great cities. I tell them I am their man. Being on good standing with the notorious Black Market of the Yamato Kingdom should open some interesting doors once I am there.   The deal is struck, and I even write up a contract for both parties to sign, making it official.   T.F.

The Gates to Aqualon
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In a world of strange design, a cold, brittle peace keeps the three great powers of old away from each other's throat. They are the great mages of the Middle Lands, the Old Gods, and the twin cities of the High Technocrats.

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