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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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Aqualon Short Stories

Find all of Aqualon's wondrous tales in one easy-to-navigate place and buckle up for epic stories of all sorts!

Spiral Cloud Publishing

Spiral Cloud Publishing is a collector and distributor of content from the Borealis Creative Cloud, allocating fantastic short stories and novels from the CC in a weekly digest for Borealis citizens. ~ 961 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

Old Tim's One Hundred Facts about Aqualon, Volume 2

In 1663 GE, as a little hobby on the side, Timmothy Jargon, renowned technocrat of Miyako Fluxum, began collecting facts and stories about the world of Aqualon. In 1673 GE, he released this, his second booklet listing 100 of these facts. ~ 13449 Words

Tale #15: Ironclad People

From ~One Hundred Fantastic Facts Come to Life~. ~ 1138 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

Tale #13: The Second Deal

A short story about duty, betrayal, and good busines, and about the shady deals between the West Yamato Trading Company and the Black Market. ~ 800 Words

Tale #12: The White Death

A ship drifting into the jaws of a terrible trap - this is a short story from the Tales of the Mandala Triangle, the greatest ship graveyard of Aqualon. ~ 853 Words

Tale #11: Wisteria and Green-Leaf Jasmine

Aqualon's many cultures have their own unique last rites for the departed. This short story portrays a widows tale, turning her deceased husband into a crystal... ~ 2286 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 #7: Bits and Bytes, Allocate and Divide

Aqualon is a planet reborn over and over; but when the first machine attained sentience in its past incarnation, Aura, a monumental ripple went through the collective souls of the world... A short story about the awakening machine. ~ 639 Words

Tale #6: Jump!

A short story from the monumental day the center of Borealis was ripped out of the city as seperatist technocrats made their vie for independance. Not everyone came out unscathed that day... ~ 961 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 #2: The Mighty Brammenwoods

There are precious gems in the mighty trees of the Brammenwoods, but only a fool would dare venture there to pry them off. A fool like Hildur... ~ 920 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

One Hundred Fantastic Facts Come to Life

Facts about Aqualon and little stories attached to them.

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

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

Gates of Aqualon Magazine Issue #1

The first issue of the Gates of Aqualon Magazine! Exclusive side stories, a map, assorted facts, and more.

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