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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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Son of a Shoe - A bit of Arkatrashian Culture

يا جزمة يا ابن الجزمة (ya gazma yibn ig-gazma) When someone from Arkatrash calls you "ya gazma", they are saying you are a shoe. People who were not born into the tongue understand the words, of course, due to the gift of one hundred tongues, but the meaning escapes them.
  The shoe is associated with dirt and the ground in Arkatrash and by extension the unclean and sullied. You can be sure you have been seriously insulted when called a shoe in Arkatrash. The above line, in its entirety, means "You shoe, you son of a shoe.", so whoever is throwing that at your head is out to cut deep.   Interestingly, however, the word "gazma" is actually used ironically by inhabitants of the western side of Arkatrash where the Sullied Ones live. They often call each other shoes as a form of showing affection and criticizing society's view of them.  
''Why don't you get your pots somewhere else, ya gazma!'' Hapat spat on the ground and Yillep's eyes widened.
The tourist from Aquaris looked nonplussed at the lank boy that had just yelled at him for bumping into his side while viewing Yillep's inventory. ''Ya... did you just call me... a shoe?''
''Out! Out, Hapat! You naughty boy! Do not curse in my house, you hear me! Out!''
Hapat spat again and left.
''I am so sorry, dear customer,'' Yillep apologized, his eyes downcast.
''I still don't get the shoe bit.''
"It is... not a nice thing to say here. Please, cast it out of your mind; the boy is young and knows not what he is saying."
— From 'One Hundred Brittle Tongues' by Nahib Jorgesbrödl

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