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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 Tower of Five

Raised from the earth by the Keeper of the Earth Ludwig Ors during the Age of Heroes, when the mages attempted to create a powerful arcane bulwark against the Old Gods, this great tower stands tall and monolithical in the very center of the the Middle Lands, surrounded by the Five Cities that form a perfect pentagon around it - and that very much by choice. While the council of the five Keepers meets here daily and accommodations are available for them, they are not technically required to live inside the tower. Some of the Keepers have chosen to live in the surrounding countryside over the centuries, where the small towns and villages of Stadtn, Estfelden, Fürtl and Junke have sprung up to take advantage of both the abundant natural resources around the tower (such as the Middle Lake and the fertile farm land about) and of the steady stream of commerce which, quite naturally, passes through the center of the land to allow those of the Five Cities that are not neighboring each other to establish more direct trade routes.   This of course has lead to the Tower, and in turn the Keepers, to become exorbitantly rich, a wealth they further instrumentalized to cement their power. And as it is frozen or responsibly utilized by the remaining Keepers and ultimately passed on to their respective successors upon their death, that system has endured for quite some time.


The Tower reaches just about one hundred and fifty meters high and is made from a monolithic piece of rock, which used to be soft soil until magic compressed it into hardened, partially crystalline stone. It has windows on each story, large front doors, and several back entrances. Its roof is shaped like a pentagon, with one side each facing one of the Five Cities. The tower itself, however, is circular. It has a fairly large basement, which serves both to hold the remains of past Keepers and as a storehouse for a quite large amount of provisions, making the tower an excellent bulwark against sieges.


The tower was attacked several times during its existence. After the Age of Heroes the attacker was always one of the Five Cities, usually during an uprising when the corresponding Magus Academies banded together with the local government to fight for autonomy. They were never successful.
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Physical / Metaphysical Law | Sep 5, 2020

The magic of Aqualon comes in several forms, but all of them share the same nature. ~ 1450

The Middle Lands
Geographic Location | Jan 25, 2019

The Middle Lands are the most powerful region of the Great Land, which encompasses most inhabital parts of the Southern Hemisphere of Aqualon. ~ 459 Words

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