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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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Tale #8: Dearest Vincent

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.   This tower, affectionately called “the Burning Tree” by the students of the Grand Academy of Fulgrath is still used to this day, not to harness electricity from lightning strikes - at least not as a means of power generation - but for the students to practice their lightning magic on it.  
My dearest friend Vincent,   After your visit during the previous month of Fernsty, I have given great thought to our discussions on the matter of storing electrical energy. While most intrigued by your ingenious theories on storing the power kinetically by having it pump water to higher ground so that it may then be fed again into a large dynamo at the consumer's convenience, I must say the prospect of building large reservoirs on stilts for such a purpose is less than practical for large-scale purposes, and as you know the Middlish lands, especially around my esteemed little town, are rather flat in their topography.   Hence, I had to turn my thoughts to different kinds of energy storage. Yet, not too different, my dear friend! Why, it was when I took one of my long strolls by the Eel Holes near the Academy grounds, I am sure you recall these magnificent ponds from your visit? Yes, while not as broad as the lakes down south, these are rather peculiar bodies of water, you see. They reach down to incredible depths; in fact, many of my colleagues have long suspected that they connect directly to that elusive reservoir we Middlish folk refer to as the 'secret ocean'. Though 'undiscovered' or 'unconfirmed' would be far more academically appropriate terms, if you ask me, my good chap.   Now, these Eel Holes have a staggering depth of several kilometers, penetrating deep into Aqualon's outer crust. I thought to myself: Well, certainly one may pump water to higher elevation and then have it flow down again to utilize the so stored energy, but surely whether the medium that holds the energy is water or something else is hardly pertinent to the principle at work. So this got me thinking: A nice old cinder block tied to a rope winch, that might just do the trick.   I have drawn up some schematics and attached them to this letter, which I hope will find you well.   As you can see, the storage tower I have developed will submerge a heavy block of stone or metal, tied to a sturdy chain, within the depths of the Eel Holes. Tied into a powerful transmission box within the tower, the weight of the block against the translation of the transmission will have it sink at a very slow pace while the transmission turns a dynamo at break-neck speeds, providing significant amounts of electrical energy at demand.   Whenever new electrical energy is produced by my patented Molotov Towers (as soon as a proper implementation of it can be devised and constructed), or fed in directly by the lightning mages of the Academy, it can be stored by means of these storage units as the energy can be fed back into the dynamo, making it act as an engine that pulls the block back up.   I am quite exited about this concept and would enjoy to hear your input on my thoughts and figures. Who knows, perhaps this invention will soon become the industrial standard for this region. There are great heights yet to be achieved my friend, and I am certain that we will be the architects of that lofty future.   I hope to hear from you again soon, and do feel very much invited to visit me again at your convenience. My wife has grown quite fond of your inspiring presence, and I am sure you would say the same of her excellent roast beef casserole, seeing how you seemed to enjoy seconds and thirds during your last visit, so be assured that more will be made readily available upon your return visit.   Yours truly, Rudolph Molotov
— Letter dating: 20th of Manwhe, 98 GE

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