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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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Schools of Elemental Magic

[...]The clouds quickly marched against them, invading the clear blue sky above and turning it darker and darker, until it seemed like the cold night had arrived early. The wind hit them almost immediately and with staggering severity. Only because Captain Keen had barked at the crew to man the stations when she did, could they prevent the ship from toppling over and capsizing right away.   The men were furling in the main sail now and the magus had made his way to the bow. Constantine lifted his hands and spoke powerful old words against the raging winds, none of which Keen could hear all the way over here, and the whipping gales actually calmed for the moment, lessening the ship’s rocking. He had been a good get, as they say… They might actually make it out of here unscathed. Might. The storm front was massive, and it would take quite a while to weather it. [...]
Of all kinds of magic on Aqualon, elemental is the most commonly practiced and the most easy to attain. Before the planet was formed during the Reshaping of the World, when the world still consisted of nine asteroid worlds, men already sought to attain the power of the Ur-Shamans, the first Keepers. Few would succeed until after the Titanic Wars when the Nine Realms were forged during the rise of the God Kings.   The most powerful of the Swartalben learned to manipulate earth and fire, the Jöten water and wind, and the Vannier water and lightning. The Albenmannen and Aesier turned to more arcane forms of magic whereas the Midgardians preferred to treat magic with caution, only allowing venerated shamans to practice the art.   When the planet was formed, much of the old arts was lost and elemental magic had to be discovered anew by all but the Angel Saxons, descendants of the Albenmannen.
  Elemental magic is easiest to attain because five ur-souls corresponding to one element each linger throughout the world, lubricating the connection between mages and the Great Clockwork when used. To connect to these incredibly powerful souls, a certain "attunement" is required, and, generally, this prevents mages from manipulating more than one element at a time.   Few have the aptitude to change their attunement at will, and the process usually takes months, if not years, of introspection and meditation. Though students of the Magus Academy of Ka Hale Akamai on Ainan are capable of changing aptitude between water and wind, and sometimes also lightning magic more freely, succeeding after merely several weeks of intense meditation, only masters of the Monastery of Five Paths have attained the incredible ability to change their attunement within the span of one day, having access to all five elements (see also: Graduation Feddey).  

Schools of Water Magic

Water Magic
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Water magic is one of the five types of elemental magic. It enables a magus to manipulate water by moving it or changing its phase and can even be used to heal certain injuries such as poisoning, bleeding, and flesh wounds. (2919 Words)


Schools of Fire Magic

Fire Magic
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Fire magic is one of the five types of elemental magic. Ever feared and coveted, it once was monopolized by the Angel Saxons for their magic forges, until they made a deal with the Middlish men and gave them the gift of flame. (2317 Words)


Schools of Lightning Magic

Lightning Magic
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Lightning magic is one of the five types of elemental magic. Difficult to master and devastating in its raw application but incredibly versatile in powering advanced technology, few mages outside of Fulgrath choose to attune themselves to it. (2906 Words)


Schools of Earth Magic

Earth Magic
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Earth magic is one of the five types of elemental magic. Feared above all other elements in war, and coveted for its application in construction, the mastery of earth is old and mighty indeed.


Schools of Wind Magic

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