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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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Soul Theory

Soul theory is the empirical study of the human soul and has been practiced since the days of Yilik. While the soul theory studies of Yilik and those who built on his work are of a more arcane and philosophical nature, Borealian and Miyako Fluxum technocrats have had more scientific approaches to the topic. Both, however, are trying to create new models of the universe and explain phenomena such as magic and human existence.  

Mythological Soul Theory

Mythological Soul Theory is the least empirical type of soul theory and based in large parts on story and conjecture. Mythological world builds that describe the Great Clockwork and the Soul have fallen out of the mainstream since before the Reshaping of the World with the teachings of Yilik and his disciples, the Five Grand Sages. However, especially among the Nordmen, worldviews such as the Men of Metal concept survived as a niche idea throughout the first three ages of the New World.  
Men of Metal
Myth | Jan 22, 2019

An ancient worldview that tries to explain the nature of the soul and the Great Clockwork created by the Albenmannen, ancestors of the Angel Saxons. (586 Words)


Philosophical Soul Theory

Philosophical soul theory is deeply mired in the personal exploration of one's own soulscape and, if possible, the Great Clockwork itself. Those who publish their thoughts are expected to have studied the scriptures of the great philosophers who have come before them, and the tradition of philosophical soul theory after Yilik has been strongly influenced by the so-called "golden age of philosophy", which occurred largely within the Yamato Kingdom. The scrolls of Yamato philosophers would influence the common worldview of the soul and its place in the universe for ages to come and sparked new movements in the Middle Lands and the Corsic Ocean.   In the end, it all dates back to Yilik and his Five Grand Sages.  
A Theory of Qi
Technology / Science | Jan 22, 2019

Within himself, Yilik found Qi, and within Qi, he found the gateways to the Great Clockwork, the origin of all Qi. (649 Words)

Rikkigen and the Ur-souls
Generic article | Jan 22, 2019

The Age of the Iron Divide philosophers of Yamato worked closely with the scrolls of Yilik to further their understanding of the universe and the human soul. (752 Words)


Theological Soul Theory

Modern soul theory is rooted in the scientific field of clockwork Theology, the most prominent school of which is practiced in Borealis.  
Clockwork Theology
Generic article | Oct 14, 2022

Clockwork theology is a field of scientific study that examins the Great Clockwork, the laws of existence, and their relation to reality and the creation of the universe. (739 Words)

Soul Engineering
Generic article | Oct 14, 2022

Soul engineering is a sub-field of clockwork theology and gyrometrics practiced in Miyako Fluxum, where it is also used in the development and maintainance of soul computers. (466 Words)

Generic article | Sep 7, 2019

Clockwork theologists have a few things to say about faith. With relentless empirical study, they have uncovered the impressive power behind genuine faith and how it can bend and empower souls. (1126 Words)


Grand Unified Soul Theory

The grand unified soul theory has been the ongoing goal of gyrometricists1
Gyrometrics is one of the most fundamental natural sciences and deals with the study of matter, its motion and behavior through space and time as well as the study of the related entities of energy and force.
in their quest to create a "theory of everything", which unifies special relativity, quantum gyrometrics, and De Vries Cluster Field Theory.   The quantification of the soul in theoretical gyrometrics has been an endeavor of gyrometricists since the Age of Awakening. With the discovery of the De Vries Field (DVF) during the height of the Great War, the pressure to weaponize the soul in new ways was on. However, DVF suppression technology did not kick off until the next age, the Age of Gears and Elements.  
De Vries Cluster Field Theory
Technology / Science | Sep 7, 2019

An abridged explanation of De Vries Cluster Field Theory, its discovery, and its applications for anti-magic technology and advanced non-biological computers. (2900 Words)

  Further experimentation by Dr. Inv. Vincent Kunibert Greenhorn led to the development of the first DVF suppressor prototype two years before the war came to an end, too late for large-scale implementation. To make the proper calculations for his design, he first had to measure interactions between the DVF and fundamental gyrometric forces. This led to his definition of the Kunibert (K) unit of measurement for DVF Strength.  
Kunibert (Unit of Measurement)
Generic article | Feb 4, 2019

The Kunibert is the unit of measurement for De Vries Field Strength. (382 Words)

The Grand Academy of Fulgrath brought forth some of the most brilliant minds of the first century GE. Among them was Rudolph Molotov, who performed extensive conversion and measurement experiments of soul power and lightning magic, creating the existential conversion coefficient the "Molotov" [M], based on the Kunibert unit [K] for measuring soul power. Before the Declaration of Existential Independence and the jumping to the South Pole of Borealis in 25 GE, Rudolph Molotov and Vincent Kunibert Greenhorn were close colleagues that inspired much of each other's work. Molotov's extensive research and experimentation with soul power to energy conversion, electromagnetism, and electric field theory led to the invention of the Molotov Tower, a tall capacitor tower built to harness the energy of lightning strikes to store as electrical power in large fuel cells. The first large-scale Molotov Tower was built as a proof-of-concept next to the then just Grand Academy in 175 GE.

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