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Featured Novel

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...

Featured Short Story

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 Keeper Weapons

These greatest of weapons bind the great elemental Ur-Souls to their Keepers, enabling them to perform impossible feats of elemental magic.

The Keepers

Mightier than mages, only five Keepers ever exist at a time, each exerting total dominion over one of the five magical elements.

The Ur-Souls

Since the creation of the Great Clockwork, those most powerful souls often suspected of being deeply connected to that very creation have stood apart from the rest, commanding magic and a connection to the Great Clockwork few other souls can match.

The Hearthersfǫr - Days of Winterlight Angels

Far down north live the Kaltani, Skôts, and Gallians, as well as the Angel Saxons. Of the old Nordmen tribes, only the Angel Saxons remain truly mighty, and when the dark winters threaten their brethren below, the Journey of the Hearth begins...

Earth Magic

Earth magic is one of the five types of elemental magic. Feared above all other elements in war, and coveted for its application in construction, the mastery of earth is old and mighty indeed.

Wind Magic

Wind magic is one of the five types of elemental magic. Versatile in its application, it has found widespread applciation across the Ocean Belt to propell ships and calm storms but is found everywhere on Aqualon.

Fire Magic

Fire magic is one of the five types of elemental magic. Ever feared and coveted, it once was monopolized by the Angel Saxons for their magic forges, until they made a deal with the Middlish men and gave them the gift of flame. (2317 Words)

Lightning Magic

Lightning magic is one of the five types of elemental magic. Difficult to master and devastating in its raw application but incredibly versatile in powering advanced technology, few mages outside of Fulgrath choose to attune themselves to it. (2906 Words)

Water Magic

Water magic is one of the five types of elemental magic. It enables a magus to manipulate water by moving it or changing its phase and can even be used to heal certain injuries such as poisoning, bleeding, and flesh wounds. (2919 Words)

Schools of Elemental Magic

Of the various types of magic on Aqualon, elemental magic is the easiest to attain and the most prolific kind across the globe. There are five sub-types of elemental magic: Water, Fire, Lightning, Earth, and Wind, each with its own schools. (721 Words)

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The Encyclopedia Aqualonia

Welcome to the world of Aqualon. Whatever you wish to know about this incredible world you may find among the pages of the countless articles of this great encyclopedia. Learn all about Aqualon's lands, technology, magic, history, cultures, and people.

The Borealian Lunar Outpost

Few people on Aqualon are aware that the Old Gods actually live on Aqualon's moon, even fewer know that Borealians have flown up there and built facilities using no magic whatsoever.

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 largest tree on Aqualon is the Vaenndrasil of Druith, located in the Glade of Druith. ~ 565 Words

Efalla, Lady of Water

Chief of chiefs, first leader of the Vanierkindern in the New World. Efalla led her peers to the great Lake Glazglubin and the Corsic Ocean where they would later become known as the Efalli and eventually the Maoloaiya.


Clockwork theologists have a few things to say about faith. With relentless empirical study, they have uncovered the impressive power behind genuine faith and how it can bend and empower souls. (1126 Words)

Maps of Aqualon: The Black Sanctum of the East

One of the two homes of the Brotherhood of the Null, located at the Eastern Walls of Weltenend and carved from obsidian.

Maps of Aqualon: The Bonfire Shrine

The enshrined Eternal Flame of Lumina Aka and the shrine villages surrounding it, north of the Charwoods.

Maps of Aqualon: The Middle Lands

The Middle Lands Magocracy is one of the most powerful nations on Aqualon.

Darmstadt Processors

The key piece of technology that allowed Borealis to leave magic behind and usher in a new bio-computer age for their technocratic super-society. ~ 2227 Words

The Daily Lives of Aqualon's Patrons

Dive into a plethora of monthly serials telling the tales of various people on Aqualon, based on the Patrons who support this project.

Patrons of Aqualon, January 2019

This multi-story serial follows the adventures of the various patron tiers of Aqualon and the people that are part of them. ~ 2773 Words

Soul Engineering

Soul engineering is a sub-field of clockwork theology and gyrometrics practiced in Miyako Fluxum, where it is also used in the development and maintainance of soul computers. (466 Words)

Clockwork Theology

Clockwork theology is a field of scientific study that examins the Great Clockwork, the laws of existence, and their relation to reality and the creation of the universe. (739 Words)

Soul Theory

Soul theory is the empirical study of the human soul. (860 Words)

The Eternal Flame of Lumina Aka is Lit

When the Angel Saxons and Kaltani druids gave the gift of flame to the men of Mt.Tarkaal, they enshrined it in a great bottle of glass. ~ 154 Words

Trade for Magics

In the 4th century of the Age of the Iron Divide, Angel Saxons and Kaltani druids traded the secrets of magic (or at least some of them) with tribes of the Middle Lands. (164 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

The Angel Saxons

The descendants of the Albenmannen. Weavers of magic, blacksmiths of mighty artifacts, builders of tall stony halls, children of the Old Gods. (3116 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

Tale #9: The Stacks of Fulgrath

Industry, even, or perhaps especially, the magical kind, tends to sacrifice the little man on the altar of profit. But this short story has some extra sting, following an intern at the Fulgrath power plant. ~ 1420 Words

Tale #8: Dearest Vincent

A letter from Rudolph Molotov to Vincent Kunibert Greenhorn, two seminal Aqualonian scientists that were involved in the groundbreaking research for the quantification of magic. ~ 856 Words

Tale #5: Keepers, Blades, and Elements

Each Keeper wields their Keeper weapon, which grants them dominion over their magical element. This is a story about Din, the young Keeper of Fire, unsure of whether she is ready for the responsibility. ~ 1276 Words

Tale #4: The Gate at the Mountaintop

On a journey to save his soul from invasive animancy, Lord of Wind Kenji Sokolow seeks the Gate at the Mountaintop, pathway to the Great Clockwork, built by Plâton Rai'enjôh centuries ago... ~ 1267 Words

Tale #3: The Glade of Druith

The Druithi are a nomadic folk, inhabiting the Glade of Druith, where animals and trees grow to unbelievable sizes... This is the story of one of their most important gatherings: A time of life, death, and magic. ~ 950 Words

Tale #1: On the Signing of the Null Concord

When the Null Concord was signed, the world of Aqualon became a little bit safer. But few know that the shadows had a hand in the ratification of the document... ~ 605 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

Day of the Warriors Underhill

On this day, an entire Kaltani and Skôtish war-band was buried alive by the Lord of Earth Mandred Valhelion. (387 Words)

The Original Baba Yaga

Three queens to stand tall above all pirate lords, one bringing magic, one bringing cannons, and one bringing drugs... (453 Words)

The Magus Towers of the Middle Lands

The Travlers Guide to Aqualon by Thadeus Fletcher was a regular column in the HJT Gazette in the 1580s GE. ~ 1950 Words

The Travel Gates of Fulgrath

Take a step and save yourself an hour or two. Mass transit with style. ~ 695 Words

Nubium, the Magic Metal of Aerialis

Nubium is a magic engine metal created from aluminum and spell ink. When touched it turns weightless. ~ 911 Words

The Magic Engine

The Travlers Guide to Aqualon by Thadeus Fletcher was a regular column in the HJT Gazette in the 1580s GE. ~ 1508 Words

Pure White

The Travlers Guide to Aqualon by Thadeus Fletcher was a regular column in the HJT Gazette in the 1580s GE. ~ 1500 Words

The Brotherhood of the Null

"What Comes to Be Will Come to Naught." - A black wave washes over the land and all magic ends. (5033 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

Which Element is Your Soul Attuned to?

Test your aptitude for elemental magic, the result may surprise you! (929 Words)

The Middle Lands Magic Research Consortium

The MLMRC is a research think tank that meets up for one month each year at the Tower of Five to advance magic and science in the Middle Lands and promote unity through advancement and prosperity. (668 Words)

The Animancer, Session 1: Defeating the Storm

In this first session, the crew of the Temptress is faced with a quite malicious storm. Will they pull through with powerful magic and clever engineering? Find out here!

Brynwain Fever

One of the most devastating plant deseases in Aqualon's history, magically crafted to destroy large ammounts of crop. ~ 1715 Words

Jamphel Yeshe

The first clockwork exclusion zone. No magic. No god. Just depravity and human garbage littering hopeless streets of a once holy land... ~ 4623 Words

Example Magic Stunts

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Graduation Feddey

When a student of the Monastery of Five Paths is deemed ready, he is tested on his prowess with elemental magic over one feddey (a five day span). (941 Words)

Vinclav, the Master of Keys

Now games and wagers are the life / Of sailors, pirates, fisher′s wives; / But do beware the yellow eyes, / Don′t bet to serve, your soul, your life / Always beware the yellow eyes. (2701 Words)

The Bonfire Shrine

A shrine dedicated to the Eternal Flame of Lumina Aka, and also a recognized magus academy of the Middle Lands. ~ 405 Words

Spell Ink

Spell ink is a restricted substance produced in the Middle Lands. It is used in all five of the great cities of that land where they create magic engines with it. ~ 4133 Words

The Margrave's Favor

[One-shot Adventure] The highly regulated magical metal nubium is being smuggled out of Aerialis by racketeers. The margrave will not stand for this and has started organizing patrols and investigations to find and punish the ringleaders. (2911 Words)


My eyes are blue now / yet, there is no innocence / and on the magic do I vow / to make them pay forever hence ~ 1922 Words

The White Lancers of Aerialis

An order of elite mage soldiers, skilled in a secret art of wind magic. (682 Words)

De Vries Cluster Field Theory

An abridged explanation of De Vries Cluster Field Theory, its discovery, and its applications for anti-magic technology and advanced non-biological computers. (2900 Words)


One of the five capitals of the Middle Lands, home to the Spire of Rahn. ~ 2959 Words

Codex Riccardium - A History of Magic

From chapter 1 of the Codex Riccardium: Magna Magia - Some thoughts on the origins of magic in society by Rickard Leeuw. ~ 1184 Words

Magus Academies

There are a number of magus academies on Aqualon, the largest and most recognized five are located in the Middle Lands. ~ 1429 Words


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

The Tower of Five

The Tower is the ruling house of the five Keepers, who are in charge of the Middle Lands. ~ 461 Words

The Middle Lands

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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