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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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Maps of Aqualon: The Bonfire Shrine

The Bonfire Shrine
Settlement | Jan 25, 2019

A shrine dedicated to the Eternal Flame of Lumina Aka, and also a recognized magus academy of the Middle Lands. ~ 405 Words

The Bonfire Shrine
In the year 320 AID, the people that lived around Mount Tarkaal and the Charwoods obtained the gift of flame from the Angel Saxons, who traded the secrets of magic with them throughout the century in exchange for them erecting Angel Stones within the borders of their far-away lands.

The men of Mount Tarkaal and the Charwoods, then subjects of the margrave of the West, Jeremiah Byren, constructed a great wooden gate near the Charwoods to represent the Angel Stones built during the tradings with the Angel Saxons, who were revered at the time for their prowess in battle and skill with magic. The gate was built some leagues away from Lichterland, the hamlet of the castle of House Byren, and in front of it, they kept the first flame given to them by the Angel Saxons burning with magic alone.

With the art they had acquired, they vowed to keep this flame burning for all eternity, and in time, it was enshrined in a great glass sphere, having fire mages tend to it day and night. A shrine village began to grow around the gate, which together with the sphere was named the "Bonfire Shrine". The village grew and became the West's hub for magic, where new fire mages were trained, originally to keep the flame and the secrets of the order alive.

However, it became more and more common for shrine maidens and priests to leave their service after a few years and take up lucrative jobs as fire mages for the margrave of the West. This, of course, was seen as very dishonorable and an affront to the order by their peers. Though, once in the service of Lord Byren, they would usually become quite famed and wealthy quickly, serving as the most distinguished of knights and often being compensated for their services with tracts of land.

The shrine is situated close to the northern tip of the Charwoods and a great road joins directly into the Vastroad to the north. A smaller road also connects to the Vastroad in the west.