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The Storm Winds of Glazglubin
"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
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
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?
Browse Aqualon's countless lore articles below: Fantasy, Scifi, Horror, Mystery; there is enough to suit any palate and sate any appetite.
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On the foggy Church island of Cromwell, there lies an old Sanatorium that has endured for over a thousand years. It's history is grim, but its secrets... they are grimmer.
Higashi Taifûmon 東大風門
Still active and working after over two millenia, ships that sail westward through this gate are accelerated by a powerful channel of wind that carries them all the way from the Lower Yamato Islands to Hammerhead. ~ 627 Words
The Maoloaiya inhabit the Trans-Glaciatic Sea, cut off from the rest of the world by the mighty Gastropnir Glacier, which separates them from the Great Land and the Corsic Ocean. They are skilled navigators and nomadic island dwellers. ~ 4702
Maps of Aqualon: Jamphel Yeshe
Yamato folk first survey Jamphel Yeshe, calling it "Kujira-tô" or Whale Island, owing to its shape that resembles a whale's head.
Timber is an islet of the Spark Isles, which are on the south-western side of the Anvil Island. It has a thick jungle on it and harbors a camp of illegal arms-dealers, the Gulch. ~ 341 Words
Doubts About the Great Clockwork Arise in Jamphel Yeshe
In one final act, the Grand Sages settle around Jamphel Yeshe and turn to stone as they bannish the Great Clockwork from within the island. ~ 157 Words
The Monastery of the Grand Sages is Built on Jamphel Yeshe
Construction on the Monastery of the Grand Sages is completed. During their lifetime, the Sages and their acolytes refer to it simply as home. ~ 120 Words
The Founding of Jamphel Yeshe
The Five Sages cross the Iron Belt and the Corsic Ocean on foot to arrive at Whale Island, and they name it Jamphel Yeshe. It becomes a mecca of spirituality and philosphy. ~ 175 Words
The Yamato Surveys: Jamphel Yeshe
Yamato folk first survey Jamphel Yeshe, calling it "Kujira-tô" or Whale Island, owing to its shape that resembles a whale's head. ~ 147 Words
Tale #14: Svalbrynd Chain Gang
A short story from the times the Axis of Steel was founded. The Iron Belt is a dangerous place, and doubly so if you dare to try mining it... ~ 1519 Words
One of the four islands of the Nyingma island group, famous for its quartz mines. ~ 291 Words
Tale #10: The Velvet Scholia
Ferries of the HJT Company are trained ship mages for hire, accompanying trade and cruise vessels across pirate infested waters. This short story follows one such pirate encounter. ~ 1202 Words
The Animancer, vol. 1: Facing the Storm
After a lucrative haul at the port of Black Steel, Captain Elizabeth Keen is steering the Temptress towards Kiln; but dark clouds in the distance await the ship... ~ 2713 Words
One of the four islands of the Nyingma island group, famous for its special silk. ~ 204 Words
The Travelers Guide to Aqualon
The Travlers Guide to Aqualon by Thadeus Fletcher was a regular column in the HJT Gazette in the 1580s GE. ~ 1195 Words
The Black Priest of Rastrowel
A short story about the little girl Lyn, who lives with her uncle, an HJT ferry (a magus that protects ships), his apprentice Makani, and the mysterious Lady Wisp in a lighthouse hut on the island of Rastrowel. The first HJT Ferry Tale. ~ 5325 Words
The first clockwork exclusion zone. No magic. No god. Just depravity and human garbage littering hopeless streets of a once holy land... ~ 4623 Words