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Featured Novel

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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Spiral Cloud Publishing

The publishing company of "Spiral Cloud Publishing" is an incorporated Creative Cloud which was originally established to allow Borealian citizens to self-publish videos and writing into the Borealian Intranet.   Spiral Cloud was founded in 1645 GE as a way to allocate content into the form of a weekly digest, featuring various creators. It received special social credit allocation from the Council of Faculties of Borealis and uses this credit pool to employ people looking to fulfill their social quotas, which are a requirement for advancement in most faculties.   The faculties, of course, are university faculties, since Borealis is one gargantuan university city.  

A Head In the Clouds

Since the Declaration of Existential Independence in 25 GE, nearly 17 centuries ago, applied magic research, technamagic research, and the practice of magic of any kind has been both illegal and more or less impossible in Borealis, the latter thanks to their permanently active industrial strength DVF suppressors.   The incredible machines completely normalize the base De Vries Field of the Great Clockwork and any person within their area of influence, an area covering the entirety of Borealis and a good stretch beyond its city limits, nullifying magic as effectively or perhaps even more so than the magic of the Null.   This is the reason the public has romanticized the idea of magic ever more intensely over the course of the past centuries, and it has lead to a steady rise in popularity for fantasy writing and historic fiction dealing with anything from the Old World to the beginning of the Age of Gears and Elements.   Short stories and novels of mighty mages and their exploits have ever garnered the favor and captured the hearts and minds of the citizens of Borealis, and as such, Spiral Cloud Publishing has aimed to provide, scanning through the vast Creative Cloud of Borealis and featuring works primarily from these genres that deal with magic, historic events, and the daily lives of the backward people of the Corsic Ocean and the Great Land. There even have been regular waves of Nordic fiction, romanticizing the "barbaric" tribes of the High North and their savage gods.  

Get Your Content

Spiral Cloud Publishing is cleared for pushing their publications into public data access terminals. Here, citizens can quickly assimilate the newest creative digests from SCP using one of the currently popular methods of fast machine-human information transfer:


Fast Cognitive Transfer relies on the use of Field-of-View Optimized Occularies (FO²). When a citizen puts on the eye pieces at a local public data access terminal, a fast stream of images, specifically text pages, will be broadcast to their eyes, using eye-movement tracking software and special field-of-view optimization to very quickly present the entirety of the to-be-transferred content to the recipient. Thanks to Borealis's mandatory gene editing policy, each citizen has a highly efficient eidetic memory and once the pages have been seen, the recipient can mentally digest (i.e. read via remembering how they look) them at their leisure.


EADI is a Enzyme Accelerated Data Injection, which encodes the to-be-transferred information in genetic memory to be added to the recipient's information bladder, an organ that every Borealian possesses thanks to the mandatory gene editing policy of the city. The amount of space required is usually minuscule due to the high compression rate and information density of genetic code, so the injection is quick and painless, and special messenger enzymes speed up the encoding process significantly, meaning the new content can be accessed via the recipient's information bladder within minutes.   People will often be seen next to public data access terminals with blank stares just after the newest SCP digest has been released, a side-effect of accessing one's information bladder, since memory decoding from the genetic storage is far slower albeit more reliably accurate than cerebral memory.   The satirical comparison to mindless drones or automatons of these people, enjoying their content, has been made by many contemporary comedians and satirists in Borealis. However, the Public Health and Safety Commission has noted that the same jokes and critiques have resurfaced periodically whenever new information technology has become widespread in Borealis's past.

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1703 GE Most Downloaded Publication

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The second installment in Jack Kannushi's "Ink War" trilogy.   After the events in "The Margrave's Favor", the supply and secrets of spell ink and nubium seem to be safe in Aerialis once again, until Tasmia discovers that the Black Feathers had merely been pawns of the dangerous Yamato Black Market.   To find information about the dangerous and illegal practice of spell ink tattoos in Yamaseki's Uramachi, the dark under-city of the bright Yamato Capital, she has to seek out a very particular man. But is the mandala painter a friend or a foe? Find out in this thrilling crime drama, filled with magic and fantastic imagery, drawing you into the intricate world of Middlish mandala painting and alchemy.
— Spiral Cloud 32nd Digest of 1703 GE

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