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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 Middle Lands Magic Research Consortium

The Middle Lands Magic Research Consortium (MLMRC) is an organization of scholars from all five Magus Academies of the Middle Lands: The Spire of Rahn, the Bonfire Shrine, the Grand Academy of Fulgrath, the Gladering University of the Arcane, and the Rickard Leeuw Magistorium, which spend one month each year together at the Tower of Five to convene a research think tank and meet up on four other annual occasions to hold research symposiums.


There is a new chairman designated for each yearly month of research, always rotating through the five elements to not grant any special advantage to any one of the Five Cities. He or she is mostly responsible for the formalities and organization of the think tank while all participants are treated as equal scholars under the pursuit of knowledge. That being said, experienced mages and scholars with high ranks and many recognized publications are generally afforded more attention when they proclaim their opinions.

Public Agenda

Magic research without borders to unite and advance the Middle Lands. This shall be the number one tenant of this Symposium and any groups that emerge from it.
— Rastel Jotvalner, head of the Hall of Rahn at the the Rahn Hall Symposium of Middlish Scholars in 79 GE


The MLMRC have partnerships with alchemy, smithing, magic engineering, and other guilds in all the Five Cities of the Middle Lands. They also have close ties to the five Magus Academies of Aquaris, Lumina Aka, Fulgrath, Arda, and Aerialis, receiving funding from research foundations of all five as well as the Tower of Five.


The MLMRC traces its origin back to the Rahn Hall Symposium of Middlish Scholars in 79 GE, where inter-academic ties were forged within the scholarly community of the Middle Lands. After fifteen annual symposiums, the Middlish Consortium for the Arcane (MCA) was formed from the core members. It experienced a number of different waves and revamped itself as the Middlish Consortium of Joint Research (MCJR) in 193 GE and the Progressive Circle of Magic and Science (PCMS) during the Founding of the Five Cities in 285 GE. It fell apart during the Twin Centuries of Arcanism, from 700 GE to 805 GE, when the Magus Academies became withdrawn and isolated in their research, hording knowledge in protected libraries. In 810 GE, voices arose that demanded the revival of the PCMS, which reconvened for the first time in centuries in 811 GE, spearheaded by Augustus Leeuw, under the new title of the Middle Lands Magic Research Consortium (MLMRC).   They proceeded to pioneer a number of magical discoveries after that, the most prominent one being the invention of spell ink in 820 GE. Since then, the research of the MLMRC has shifted predominantly to the development of new magic engines.

Concordia ex Questione. ("Unity through Research")

Research, Think Tank
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Most Famous Discoveries
  • Discovery of the Convergent Totemic Curve
  • The Theory of Accelerated Re-Attunement
  • Advanced Water Magic Refrigeration
  • Advanced Anti-Aerial Defense Magic
  • Spell Ink
  • Magic Engines
  • The Transmutation Principle
  • Industrial Transportation Magic Engines

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