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Soul Engineering (article)

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)

Arclight Press (organization)

Arclight Press is one of the most influential publishing houses of Fulgrath.

The Grand Magus Tournament (ritual)

On the first day of Auri, the bell is rung, and might marches into the Taira Coliseum on Mt. Tenbashira. (1745 Words)

Chapter 25 - Monoliths (prose)

Chapter 25 of Aqualon, Rise of the Broken

Chapter 26 - The Long Road (prose)

Chapter 26 of Aqualon, Rise of the Broken

Fulgrath (settlement)

Fulgrath, the City of Lightning, is one of the Five Capital Cities of the Middle Lands. (14474 Words)

De Vries Cluster Field Theory (technology)

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)

Soul Theory (technology)

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

Intention - Episode 1 (prose)

The last two remaining explorators psifold into sector rage, Psy. Cut off from real space and their fellow explorators, who were lost during a spawn incident, Carlyle and Blueshift have to fend for themselves with the help of the ship A.I. (4318 Words)

Clockwork Theology (article)

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)

Electricity (ritual)

Before I move on to this brave new world, I should tell you of the final lament of mine own. Or perhaps you will be kind enough to spare me reciting this wailing epitath... (1593 Words)

The Black Arkive (technology)

Remember us. These words are carved on immutable doors of jet-black metal. (603 Words)

About the Great Clockwork (location)

Let me tell you about the machine behind the world. (836 Words)

Paxia (person)

Hm. Yes. I will be your guide to this world. Alright. (343 Words)

Intention - Episode 2 (prose)

Dean, Donna, Nathanael, and Kaleb are stranded in Belfry, cut off from their ship, the E-3. Trapped in the Psy, their sense of time is fraying, but their sense for what is right remains strong as they try to help the Kirin. (5036 Words)

The Black Priest of Rastrowel (prose)

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)

Magic (law)

The magic of Aqualon comes in several forms, but all of them share the same nature. (768 Words)

Academic Titles (article)

The Academic Titles of Borealis, Miyako Fluxum, and Altonar. (692 Words)

Tale #14: Svalbrynd Chain Gang (prose)

From ~One Hundred Fantastic Facts Come to Life~. (1519 Words)

Tale #13: The Second Deal (prose)

From ~One Hundred Fantastic Facts Come to Life~. (800 Words)

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

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 #12: The White Death (prose)

From ~One Hundred Fantastic Facts Come to Life~. (853 Words)

Tale #11: Wisteria and Green-Leaf Jasmine (prose)

From ~One Hundred Fantastic Facts Come to Life~. (2286 Words)

Tale #10: The Velvet Scholia (prose)

From ~One Hundred Fantastic Facts Come to Life~. (1202 Words)

Tale #9: The Stacks of Fulgrath (prose)

From ~One Hundred Fantastic Facts Come to Life~. (1420 Words)

Tale #8: Dearest Vincent (prose)

From ~One Hundred Fantastic Facts Come to Life~. (856 Words)

Tale #7: Bits and Bytes, Allocate and Divide (prose)

From ~One Hundred Fantastic Facts Come to Life~. (639 Words)

Tale #6: Jump! (prose)

From ~One Hundred Fantastic Facts Come to Life~. (961 Words)

Tale #5: Keepers, Blades, and Elements (prose)

From ~One Hundred Fantastic Facts Come to Life~. (1276 Words)

Tale #3: The Glade of Druith (prose)

From ~One Hundred Fantastic Facts Come to Life~. (950 Words)

Tale #4: The Gate at the Mountaintop (prose)

From ~One Hundred Fantastic Facts Come to Life~. (1267 Words)

Tale #2: The Mighty Brammenwoods (prose)

From ~One Hundred Fantastic Facts Come to Life~. (920 Words)

Tale #1: On the Signing of the Null Concord (prose)

From ~One Hundred Fantastic Facts Come to Life~ (605 Words)

Old Tim's One Hundred Facts about Aqualon, Revised Edition (article)

One hundred facts about the world of Aqualon, all in one handy volume, written by Old Tim. (12148 Words)

Spellblight (law)

Overuse of magic has its price. (1865 Words)

Exclusive Content (article)

The Aqualon Worldbuilding Roadmap (article)

An overview of content to come.

Chapter 24 - The White King and the Black Queen (prose)

Chapter 24 of Aqualon, Rise of the Broken

Aqualon's Theme Page (article)

The Aqualon Theme, showcased for World Anvil users.

The Reshaping of the World (article)

The Reshaping of the World was brought upon the Nine Realms after the War of the Reshaping and turned the shard world of Aqualon into a planet. (432 Words)

Aerialis (settlement)

One of the five great cities of the Middle Lands, home to the Rickard Leeuw Magistorium. (2501 Words)

Aquaris (settlement)

One of the five capitals of the Middle Lands, home to the Spire of Rahn. (2878 Words)

The Tower of Five (landmark)

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

The Bonfire Shrine (settlement)

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

The Eternal Flame of Lumina Aka is Lit (article)

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)

The Middle Lands (location)

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)

The Monastery of the Grand Sages is Built on Jamphel Yeshe (article)

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)

Doubts about the Great Clockwork arise in Jamphel Yeshe (article)

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 Founding of Jamphel Yeshe (article)

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)

Trade for Magics (article)

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)

The Yamato Surveys: Jamphel Yeshe (article)

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)

Codex Riccardium - A History of Magic (article)

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

A History of Faith on Aqualon: The Old World (ritual)

Before Aqualon was forged into a planet, it consisted of nine asteroids, floating around the sun, a rainbow river connecting them. Then, people put their faith in titans and gods, before they knew better. (1777 Words)

Age of Heroes (Deck of Cards) (technology)

The standard Age of Heroes deck of cards can be found all over Aqualon, even beyond the Iron Belt. (8124 Words)

The Aqualon Builders Guild and Challenges YOU can Participate in! (article)

Become part of the Aqualon Builders Guild! Support this world, participate in Writing challenges, and earn awesome rewards!

Active Aqualon Contests and Past Contest Winners (article)

These people have aprticipated in special Aqualon challenges and won cool prizes!

Kuikoroshi no Nemuri 食い殺しの眠り (“The Sleep of Devouring”) (condition)

When the yarenma moth flaps its wings, run. Run fast and run far.... (416 Words)

Adryean J. A. Finkleroy (person)

Jack Of All Trades, Master Of None.

Plâton Rai’enjoh (person)

Aqualon's greatest hero, Plâton was not born a Keeper but an ordinary boy who wound up at the doorstep of the Old Gods. (14921 Words)

Hestia (person)

Some people change the world for the better; but sometimes the way they do it is unsavory to say the least. (5556 Words)

Constantine Rajavadi (person)

First Dan Magus Constantine Rajavadi of the Monstary of Five Paths. (4005 Words)

Cassia Vazin Absethoshekla (person)

Cassia Absethoshelka/Dereda.

Vinclav, the Master of Keys (person)

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)

Gears, Mounds, and Elements - Funeral Rites on Aqualon (ritual)

People don't dwell on death all that much on Aqualon, for their souls are reincarnated over and over by the power of the Great Clockwork. Still, life is life, and there is a time to mourn for all who lose those close to them. (1627 Words)

Brynwain Fever (condition)

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

The Magus Towers of the Middle Lands (profession)

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

The Magnificent Spire of Rahn (landmark)

The Travlers Guide to Aqualon by Thadeus Fletcher was a regular column in the HJT Gazette in the 1580s GE. (2154 Words)

The Faceless (species)

The latest illegal venture onto the quarantined island of Guantil-ya by the HJT secret survey corps yielded some truly disturbing results... (2528 Words)

The Yamato Kingdom (organization)

The Yamato Kingdom is one of the oldest kingdoms of Aqualon and located in the great Yamato Mountain Range, the largest mountain range of the planet. (2576 Words)

The Animancer, vol. 1: Facing the Storm (prose)

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 Margrave's Favor (plot)

[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)

The Angel Saxons (ethnicity)

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

Glint, by Heinrich Thadeus Borgerat (document)

The book that, unintentionally, inspired the founding of the Church of Pure Souls. (3539 Words)

Spell Ink (item)

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)

Jamphel Yeshe (location)

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

The Brotherhood of the Null (organization)

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

Codex Riccardium - A Primer on the Moths of Yamato (species)

As Riccard Leeuw prepares to discuss the principles of technamagix in his codex, he sets a few pages aside to talk about the Moths of Yamato. (13848 Words)

Where Angels Live (article)

An old Scottish nursery thyme about the Angel Saxons. (65 Words)

Graanshoof (location)

A small dyke island at the northern tip of the Hooper Chain. (122 Words)

Midas Creek (settlement)

The great mercenary city in the heart of the Golden Sands, home to the mighty Midas Men. (166 Words)

Saresham (location)

One of the four islands of the Nyingma island group, famous for its special silk. (204 Words)

The Albenlied (article)

The third song of the Songs of the Nine Realms of the Aloud-Tijden Saga. (243 Words)

Zuidshaven (location)

A major port island of the Hooper Chain. (244 Words)

The Altonar Calendar (article)

The Altonar Calendar is used in Altonar, the Middle Lands, and some of the Seventeen Yonder Islands. (263 Words)

The Song of Stoik the Bard, First Moon (article)

The first part in six of the most famous tale of the Kaltani Poetic Edda. (276 Words)

Paramani (location)

One of the four islands of the Nyingma island group, famous for its quartz mines. (291 Words)

Aqualonian Maps (technology)

A primer on mapmaking and the history of the southward orientation. (351 Words)

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Histories

The Haerthersfǫr

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The Haerthersfǫr or "Days of Winterlight Angels" is an ancient Nordic tradition still practiced to this day. As the defeat during the Reshaping of the World had relegated the tribes of the Nordmen to the hostile regions below the Snowzone, winters would hit many Kaltani, Gallian, and Skôtish tribes especially harshly. The Angel Saxons, children of the Albenmannen, were of course rather well off in their lofty halls of stone, warmed by forge fires and magic. But such is not the way of the Angel Saxons to tower high above their kinsmen and ignore their plight, and with their magic and the Kaltani druids, they formed a special procession in those early winters, one that would recur every year without fail for thousands of years: the Hearthersfǫr, the Journey of the Hearth, or - as it would later become known - the "Days of Winterlight Angels". While the larger towns, castles, and of course the lands of High Saxia were stocked up and protected well enough to withstand the extreme cold and encroaching glaciers that began their deadly march in the late months of the year, smaller villages and settlements were not as well equipped to survive the onslaught of deep winter. Most of those relied on aging local druids to thwart approaching glaciers and swell waning fires with their ancient magic, but such druids did not live forever, and when one died, a settlement did not always have a suitable replacement. Each winter could have been their last in those early days. The Hearthersfǫr procession would see skilled druids, led by Angel Saxon mages, journey across the North and see that Nordmen settlements had the magic they needed to survive the deadly season.

- Fact taken from Old Tim's One Hundred Facts about Aqualon, Volume 2

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A History of the Brammir

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The Brammenwoods are located between Altonar and the Western Walls of Weltenend. They are the largest forest on Aqualon, larger even than the great Odenwald Forest. There are long vines that wind across the forest floor all the way from the Iron Belt; they are called dragontails and have tough iron scales with material sequestered from the Rusty Shore with powerful acidic roots. Strange, iron-based crystals 'ripen' underneath these scales and are collected by male gem-tailed squirrels, which store them in tree holes and adorn their tails with to attract the female's attention. Once in the tree holes, they amplify the soul power of the tree in a to date unexplored manner, making the trees grow faster and stronger, leading to the largest trees on Aqualon being located in the Brammenwoods. Sometimes they will grow their tree holes shut in sudden growth spurts and many trees there have shiny gemstones encrusted in their bark. A "Bramma" is a semi-finished slab of steel, and the Brammenwoods get their name from the scales of the dragontails. The Brammir, keepers of the Brammenforts and rulers of Vechnaya Bramma, harvested the Bramma of the dragontails with great effort and secret magics during the First Age and the Age of the Iron Divide, covering the walls of their forts in them and smithing them into weapons. But their secrets of Bramma harvesting were lost with the waning of the Age of the Iron Divide, and to none is the name “Age of Awakening” more bitterly ironic than to the Brammir.

- Fact taken from Old Tim's One Hundred Facts about Aqualon, Volume 2

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Doubts about the Great Clockwork arise in Jamphel Yeshe

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The Eternal Flame of Lumina Aka is Lit

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Trade for Magics

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The Monastery of the Grand Sages is Built on Jamphel Yeshe

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The Founding of Jamphel Yeshe

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The Yamato Surveys: Jamphel Yeshe

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The Reshaping of the World

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Fulgrath, the City of Lightning (Article + Map)

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Leap in DVF Suppression Technology

After completing his prototype, Dr. Inv. Vincent Kunibert Greenhorn tried to make his invention battle-ready in vain, and in the end missed the end of the war by 5 years. However, with the creation of his Mark 1 DVF Suppressor, he set the technocrats of Borealis on their path to autonomy from the Great Clockwork.

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The Brotherhood of the Null

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Day of the Warriors Underhill

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The Hall of Lake Rahn

The water mages erected a fortified hall in the middle of Lake Rahn.

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Hestia Becomes a Tutor to the Hildebrandt Household

Traveling to Lake Rahn following her banishment, Hestia joins the household of Lord Hildebrandt, master of the Lake Rahn domain. Here she spends most of her time tutoring the children of the household, sometimes counseling the Lord on decisions.

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The Null Concord

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Near the end of the Age of Awakening, just after announcing themselves to the world, the Brotherhood of the Null forced the nations of the Great Land to the negotiation table, hammering out that any wars involving large scale magic must be waged on the Untamed Meadows on the ruins of Estverde, creating a 'balance of repercussions' that woud force all other signing nations to act immediately against offenders who broke the concord. The Null Concord additionally severely limits or forbids the development and deployment of high tier desctructive magic and technologocal weapons of mass destruction, counteracting a potential arms race between mages and technocrats to break out and a second Estverde to occur.

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The Death of the Mad Magus Hestia

Hestia Bygate is executed by the Lord of Fire Horvath Innsrai in the ruins of Estverde, but the aftermath of her most infamous deed will have consequences reaching far beyond her death.

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Hestia Escapes

After her Spellblight-stricken body is carried back to the Yamato Kingdom, Hestia Bygate is accused of defying imperial orders by destroying Estverde instead of annexing it, and in light of the massive loss of life, she is sentenced to death despite her extensive contributions to the kingdom. However, when she is supposed to be carried back to Estverde to be executed there, she burns the tower she has been imprisoned in down and flees.

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Estverde is Burned to Ashes

On the second day of the six month 108 AA, Hestia Bygate, the Ryûga Order, and several army divisions of the Yamato Kingdom arrive at the walls of Estverde, trying to annex the great city. The first and second infantry divisions are mowed down by archers and tar pits dug around the city. After the siege has been set up on the third day of the six month, a representative of the city arrives in the encampment to find out the terms of the Yamato Kindom on the fourth day of the six month. He mocks Hestia to the peril of his people, and the general, still shaken by the loss of two divisions and enraged by the representatives, uses all the magical power she can bring to bear to engulf the city in a great pillar of flame, carbonizing every man, woman, child, stick, and stone. This day will forever change the world's stance on war magic and may have, ironically, prevented the end of civilization during the Age of Heroes.

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Tensions Between the Yamato Kingdom and Estverde Rise

Estverde is growing uncomfortable with Yamamoto expansion policies and tries to fortify its borders, claiming that the Yamato Kingdom is encroaching on their territory. The negotiations and threats are met especially harshly by Hestia Bygate, Daikan of the Easternmost Provinces.

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Hestia is Appointed Daikan of the Easternmost Provinces of the Yamato Kingdom

In recognition of her years of service and contributions to the state, Hestia Bygate is appointed Daikan (governor) of the Easternmost Provinces of the Yamato Kingdom. These border on the lands of Estverde.

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Hestia's Influence Grows

Though already a special general, Hestia was initially still kept out of war councils. After several successful campaigns with her new Ryûga Order, the Emperor grants her the new title Special Advisor to the Imperial Military Council, allowing her to join all military council meetings and participate as a full member.

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The Ryûga Order is Founded

In the Yamato Kingdom, the art of war magic is being perfected largely thanks to Hestia Bygate, who has been employed by the Emperor as a special advisor for military magical education. On her behest a special platoon of mage warriors is founded by imperial decree, and she is declared general of this new force trained by her.

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Hestia Joins the Yamato Court

After delivering her famous map of the Middle Lands to the Emperor of the Yamato Kingdom, Hestia is afforded citizenship in the Yamato Kingdom and appointed Consultant of the Imperial Cartographer. Later that year she also receives the newly created title Special Advisor on the Art of Magic and begins teaching the fire magic she has learned at the Bonfire Shrine to Yamato mages.

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Hestia is Banished from the Bonfire Shrine

After causing a major fire in the Charwoods that gets out of control, the elders of the Mages of the Bonfire Shrine can no longer ignore her destructive tendencies that go against doctrine. She has her title revoked and is forbidden from ever coming near the Bonfire Shrine again.

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Expedition to Mt. Tarkaal

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Together with Frederick Byren, two surveyors, and a historian, Hestia mounts an expedition to climb Mount Tarkaal and survey the Middle Lands in order to create the most accurate map of the land of that time.

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Hestia Joins the Mages of the Bonfire Shrine

At the age of 10, Hestia Bygate is anointed a shrine maiden of the Bonfire Shrine, expected to follow in the footsteps of her parents. This marks the beginning of her magic education.

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Hestia Becomes the Youngest Member of the Fire Watchers

At the age of 15, Hestia Bygate is the youngest person to ever be titled a Magus of the Fire Watchers, a sub-order of the Mages of the Bonfire Shrine. As such, she begins to travel the Middle Lands, working to handle fires before they can cause serious damage.

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Hestia Bygate is Born

Though her birth is uneventful, high expectations are already placed on Hestia when she comes into the world since her parents are both high-ranking members of the Mages of the Bonfire Shrine.

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The Null return

Brothers of the Null leave the Black Sanctum for the first time in seventeen hundred years on official business. Venturing to the Middle Lands, they seek to investigate and destroy the phenomenon that will be referred to as the Yellow Glimmer.

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The Spirit Wars

About the violent uprising of separatist Yasha in the Yamato Kingdom.

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Iemoto

The system of family-based schools of certain skills (tea ceremony, ikebana, martial arts, philosophical study, weaving, etc.) practiced in the Yamato Kingdom.

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Yasha

An article about victims of Spellblight in the Yamato Kingdom, how they are viewed and treated, and how the Yamato understanding of magic has stigmatized them.

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The Birth of Balsibart

The event known as "The Birth of Balsibart" occurs, and every living person on Jamphel Yeshe vanishes from the face of Aqualon forever; no one knows where. Because of the appearance of Balsibart the Bard soon thereafter, it is believed that he made his first move on Jamphel Yeshe, then going on to absorb other nations in whatever still unexplained manner he did that.

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Jamphel Yeshe's Depravity Survives its own Extinction

In less than six decades, the island of Jamphel Yeshe is back to its usual in-human business. The wealth and drug farms lying around for the taking led to a bloody race and war to lay claim on the fallow bounty. In 1456 GE, the population has roughly reached its pre-Balsibart density with lowlifes flowing in or being sold or tossed at Jamphel Yeshe's shores constantly.

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Grand Druid Brynwain Dies

Brynwain Jarlsdytr is killed during the Odenwald Battle fighting against the Keeper of Earth Delfina Akçay. With food supplies in the Great Land stabilizing due to the end of Brynwain Fever, the Great War turns once more in favor of the Allied Forces.

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Grand Druid Brynwain Creates a Terrible Disease

Using dangerous animancy, the magic that deals with manipulating and twisting souls directly, sometimes called "necromancy", Brynwain, grand druid of the Kaltani, develops a potent plant disease called Brynwain Fever. She has to use a special ritual to spread it and uses this to decimate enemy crops, damaging the food supplies of the.

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The first Invasion

When the hordes of the Nordmen, the Angel Saxons, and the Old Gods marched into the Middle Lands, the Great War began and with it what would later be called the Age of Heroes.

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The Original Baba Yagas

One of the three sisters that together became the first Baba Yaga of all pirates, Mastreyja the Sea Witch, is chased by the Keeper of Water Rubina Dunhaine to the shores of Jamphel Yeshe. To the surprise of both, not only the magic of Mastreyja fails her but all water also ceases to heed Rubina's command. Dumbstruck, Rubina freezes, not comprehending the situation, but Mastreyja, a ruthless master of pirates and lowlifes, seizes the opportunity to stab Rubina, killing the Keeper of Water. It is said, though only Mastreyja's account speaks of this, that in that moment the sky tore open and great gears and revolving pillars revealed themselves to the witch, and the great hand of the Clockwork itself reached out to Jamphel Yeshe to drag the soul of Rubina back into the light, for none could be reborn that died on Jamphel Yeshe, but the cycle of Keepers must never be broken.

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The Great Pirate Houses have Faded, but the Depravity of Jamphel Yeshe Continues

The Baba Yagas have long perished and their title has become one that is passed along every two years to the winner of the biennial great pirate race of the Corsic Ocean. But the pirate houses are scattered and weakened due to the ruthless campaigns of the Maritime Stratocracy of Guantil-ya, and the title means little at this time. Still, the drug trade flourishes and new drug lords have arisen on Jamphel Yeshe, the island growing ever more prosperous, though the wealth remains in few, precious hands while most of the people living there are addict scum and drug-slaves. This continues undisturbed for many, many centuries, and even occasional attacks by powerful sovereign nations fail as the island has been heavily fortified and is completely immune to magic.

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The Baba Yagas are on the Rise

Mastreyja has decided that no place in the world could be safer for her than Jamphel Yeshe, for even the Clockwork never interfered here save for that one grand spectacle she had supposedly witnessed. Using the resources of her sisters Vanahel and Ludravia as well as her extensive contacts and skills in alchemy and herb lore, she built from scratch a mighty drug empire, planting vast fields of poppy and coca, bringing an era of wealth to the great pirate houses of the Corsic Ocean that made it possible to, at least for a time, withstand the growing military pressure of the islands that banded together to form the Maritime Stratocracy of Guantil Ya.

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The Sect of the Grand Sages Ends

The last living acolyte of the Five Sages takes his life, plunging to his death at the cliffs to the west of the island. As the Clockwork had left their lives, a strange melancholy had infected them, bringing with it a sense of missing purpose, as if the universe was endless and free of meaning to them. Unable to unite this new reality, they found themselves trapped with the teachings they had aspired to; they killed themselves one by one, until finally none were left.

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The Monastery of the Five Paths is Founded

The Monastery of Five Paths if founded in the halls of the former temple of Yilik in an attempt to spread wisdom and enlightenment through magic. As the mages of the Middle Lands are still disorganized at this point in time, this quickly establishes the Monastery as the old center of the magical new world, the magical old word of course being centered around the Angel Saxons.

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Gatakoage 蛾凧揚げ ("Moth Kite Flying")

During the ninth month of the year when autumn approaches, the strong winds around the Yamato Mountain Range begin to pick up. Starting some time in the 4th century GE, the children's past time of kite flying began to pick up popularity among adults, and a couple of neighbors in Yamaseki began to craft elaborate kites styled after murasaki, yarenma, and sensô moths. The fad began to spread like a wildfire and in time became a tradition. Today the Gatakoage is a national celebration that is held on the eighteenth day of the ninth month, during which people eat gayaki, a sort of moth-shaped pastry, that is filled with sweet red bean paste, and fly colorful, moth-shaped kites.

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Yamahanabi 山花火 ("Mountain Fireworks")

The Yamahanabi is a much anticipated festival in the Yamato Kingdom. Every year in the sixth month in summer, elaborate fireworks are set off using intricate shells launched from mortar-like bamboo tubes. The fireworks are so impressive that people from all over Aqualon regularly travel to the Yamato Kingdom to witness the Yamahanabi. The fireworks themselves, however, are only part of the show. During the day, before it is dark enough for proper fireworks displays, food and game stands are set up everywhere and people dance and form long lines, dressing themselves up in large yarenma moth costumes. This, in conjunction with the fireworks, is meant to scare off all the bad spirits that were too bitter to let go during the Reitô Matsuri during the third month.

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Murasaki Hanami 紫花見 ("Purple Petal Viewing")

At the end of the third month, the benibasumomo 紅葉李 ("cherry plums") begin to bloom, dying the cities of Yamato in beautiful pink colors. The first day of the blooming is celebrated by droves of people putting up blankets in parks, bringing out their murasaki moths to fly about (as they eat the flowers in spring) and spread their fragrant moth dust around. There the people usually picnic and drink. While the bloom lasts for around two months, it is the approximate first day that is considered a national feast day, and many song, dance and archery performances are usually attached to it.

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Reitô Matsuri 霊灯祭 ("Spirit Lantern Festival")

On the first day of spring (the 20th of the third month), the people of Yamato gather at night and tie lit paper lanterns to the mooring claws of wild moths that have been caught over the course of the month. Each light that is being carried off into the night represents the well wishes to souls that have departed this world during the previous year.

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Rurimon Kumotsu Festival 瑠璃門供物 ("Offerings to Lapislazuli")

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Kamigami 神々 ("Various Gods") is a sect of the ur-soulism religion that is practiced widely in the Yamato Kingdom. The general belief that people and sometimes even animals that die with intense negative emotions or great enlightenment may have their soul become stuck between this world and the Daihô is held very deeply in Yamato culture. This is also why they are considered to be very superstitious since it is natural to them to believe in the existence of incorporeal spirits that sometimes influence their lives and, in rare cases, great amalgamations of contented souls that form powerful entities that can be benedictive or vindictive, depending on their narrative. They are often attached to pieces of lands and are called "kami". Often the Yamato people will construct shrines to honor them and bring them offerings, a custom attached to the ideas of ur-soulsim, which also enshrines the five ur-souls of the elements.

On the first day of the new year, offerings of shishisô fur are brought to the shrines of the kami Rurimon Kumotsu (a name roughly meaning "The Lapislazuli One of Ten Thousand Moths"), who is said to be comprised of the souls of over ten thousand moths. He is often depicted as a murasaki moth with a snake-like, long body, one hundred and six wings, and a lustrous blue color, which is said to be the elevated hue of murasaki purple turned blue by his enlightenment.

The offering is made to him to appease him and ask for his blessing of the land since murasaki moths hibernate in winter and require a small storage of shishisô when they wake in spring. This offering of shishisô to Kumotsu is meant to keep him well-fed during winter, so he does not awaken hungry and perhaps angry from his sleep.

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The Darmstadt Processor MK1 is Constructed

In this historic year, Prof. Dr. Inv. Mark Darmstadt builds his very first Darmstadt Processor; the first complex computation machine, which uses biological components to function. With the advent of the first computer, the development of the technocrats seems to leave the curve behind them permanently.

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Prof. Dr. Tyra Lore Publishes an Influential Paper

in 95 AH, Prof. Dr. Lore publishes her paper "The Grand Ether and Magic Unification Hypothesis", which first brings to light the idea that the heretofore hypothesized ether might infact be a by-product of the Great Clockwork, paving the way for De Vries Cluster Field Theory.

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The Maritime Stratocracy of Guantil-ya is Founded

A total of five of the Seventeen Yonder Islands with strong naval traditions and fleets form a united government, lead by the powerful admiralcy of Guantil-ya. The unification is a reaction to ever more rampant piracy around the Ocean Belt, and a bloody war against the pirate houses of the Corsic Ocean ensue.

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Rise of the White Lancers

The former Guardians of Adelbert Trast, Clarie Vinstek and Karl Trast, and their retinue achieve a significant victory over an Angel Saxon force, and the margrave of the east rewards them with titles and lands, making them his bannerman. Their symbol becomes the three winds, lain on a cloak of white, surrounded by wings.

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The Death of Adelbert Trast

The Lord of Wind Adelbert Trast is slain in battle by a Valkyrie of Freyja, but his Guardians survive and find shelter with the Margrave of the East.

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Gesshin went to worship Kannon in Asakusa

For this, Gesshion most likely visited the Sensô-ji temple, which was both a famous Kannon temple in Asakusa and popular for its new years rituals and performances.

The De Vries Cluster Field Theory is first Published

Dr. Helen De Vries publishes her famous paper "The Defining Quality of Life", starting an age of DVF research when science finally triumphs over magic.

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Miyako Fluxum declares independence from Borealis

After over 100 years of intense lobbying, during which the former technamagix faculty could not successfully negotiate for the lifting of the technamagix research ban, the DVF suppressors of Borealis are sabotaged, and the old Jump Drive at its heart booted up. With the historic 'flip of a switch', the central area of the great city is torn away and rematerializes far away in the north.

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The first DVF Suppressor

Dr. Inv. Vincent Kunibert Greenhorn constructs the first DVF Suppressor prototype in his laboritory.

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Jump Drive project completed, Borealis moves to the South Pole

After two centuries of technamagic research, the high technocrats of Borealis, the northernmost city of their faction, completes its research into large-scale clockwork travel. A jump drive is installed in the city's heart, and Borealis moves to the South Pole, where it absorbs the small outpost Australis.

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Rickard Leeuw Publishes the Codex Riccardium

The Codex Riccardium: Magna Magia, a renowned work on the history of magic, its uses, and its inner workings was published in Aerialis and quickly spread throught the Middle Lands and beyond.

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The Declaration of Existential Independence

On this historic day, the Council of Faculties of Borealis, decided to use the newly available DVF Suppression technology to permanently turn the city into a clockwork exclusion zone.

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Research Expedition to Jamphel Yeshe

The assistent researcher Kanna Amakagawa goes on a funded research expedition to the dangerous island of Jamphel Yeshe, which is a known clockwork exclusion zone to research that very phenomenon in hope of writing her dissertation about the subject.

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The Founding of the Five Cities

The five Keepers declared the founding of the five cities.

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The first University

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