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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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The Connection Between Mind and Great Clockwork

For the first step towards enlightenment and to unlock magic on any significant scale, an inward journey is required. This journey can be started through meditation, magical guidance, near-death experiences, or really good drug trips. It leads to a place within the so-called mindscape called "the void", which can take different shapes but is generally dark and featureless as a whole. Within this place lies one great gate of changeable appearance. Once one manages to open and pass through this gate, they enter the so-called soulscape, where the five aspects of human existence can meet face to face. These aspects are Soul, Willpower, Natural Power, Instinct, and Spirit, the last one usually being the aspect that actually arrived through the Great Gate. Commonly standing in a pentagram, two neighboring aspects hold one special inner gate, which connects directly to the Great Clockwork, forged out of different energies that arise from the synergy of these aspects.   The five inner gates are made from these energies: Enlightenment, Madness, Foresight, Wisdom, and Shadow. Opening one or more of these gates even a crack will enable the use of magic, but opening them properly can lead to superior magic and magical powers that go beyond the regular elemental magic most mages manage to manifest.  

''Taishôgeki'' is the name of a philosophy and corresponding book, written by a powerful historical figure of Aqualon. He had spent time in the realm of the Aesir and bested them in combat, traveling through the Great Land afterwards to seek wisdom in many places, speaking to many philosophers and mages of his time. Before writing the book, he fought one of the Valkyries on top of the tallest peak of the Yamato Mountain Range and bested her, and as the legend goes, he ripped her soul out of her shattered body, and forged it into a great, metal gate that connected the physical world and the Great Clockwork on top of that mountain, where he had a monastery built to uphold his teachings.
The symbol of Taishôgeki is a chart of the inner world and the Great Clockwork. In its cores lie 3 truths: Reality, Origin, and Existence, and from there on stretch five paths. It shows the five aspects of human existence to each point of the star, and between the points the energy associated with the inner gates. Beyond that, within the rings, lie the five elements, representing their corresponding ur-souls.

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