A strange planet, forged out of nine floating shard worlds 7926 years ago by a powerful magus known only as the Faceless Worldshaper now travels calmly around the sun, tick tock. Once, he united the men of Midgard and Swartalbaheim against the Albenmannen, Jötunmen, and the Old Gods, beating them into submission and remaking their realms into this world.

They call it Aqualon; such has been its name, no matter how many times the Great Clockwork that runs behind all things has destroyed and then cast it into new and strange forms.

Today, seventeen centuries since the Great War of 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, that 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. These 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?

Aqualon is the world featured in the novel "Aqualon, Rise of the Broken", written by me, Koray Birenheide.

Publication status of "Aqualon, Rise of the Broken": Up to chapter 13. (303 pages)

Aqualon, Rise of the Broken

| May 10, 2018

Read the Novel, now on World Anvil! (New chapters every Saturday)

In a world of strange design, a cold, brittle peace keeps the three great powers of old away from each other's throat. They are the great mages of the Middle Lands, the Old Gods, and the twin cities of the High Technocrats, and every one of them believes themselves to be the dominant force of the world.

Created and destroyed in an endless cycle of rebirth, Aqualon is a world made by a great clockwork that exists beyond the fabric of reality - and due to a force opposed to that clockwork corrupting the hearts of men, this iteration of the planet stands on the verge of collapse.

The old divide between the three great powers, a relic of the wars of ages past, may yet lead to the downfall of the human race and perhaps even the destruction of the great clockwork itself.

This is BY FAR one of the most in depth, well written [...] articles I have ever seen on World Anvil!
— Gerrit Dodd

This was such an enjoyable read! I feel like I have a complete understanding of her motives, personality, and choices that she has made. The details tying her involvement in your world were extremely well woven throughout this whole article.[...]
— Sai

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— Dimitris Havlidis

I absolutely love the editing of the images in this entire article and how they were made to look like this was an entire chapter in an encyclopedia. This is incredibly detailed and leaves no questions to be asked, and I am honestly so pleased with how it's written with so much care.
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Aqualon Fact of the Day #96 (9th of May 2018)

After the Declaration of Existential Independence between 22 and 25 GE, during which Borealis prepared to and then jumped away to the South Pole to forever isolate itself from the world and become a technocratic mega-utopia, the Corsic Ocean was left with a power vacuum that threatened to collapse it. The main actors taking charge across the Seventeen Yonder Islands were the Church of Pure Souls, the reemerging Great Pirate Houses, the cursed land Jamphel Yeshe, and a little bit later the newly formed Hank & Jordan & Tenzer Corporation, which expanded the weakened Hank & Jordan's Cooper and Shipwright Guild into a booming business of mages for hire, which would escort trade ships and liners through the Corsic Ocean, which was now pirate-infested. These mages are still operating today as HJT has grown to a powerful entity within the Seventeen Yonder Islands, and they are generally referred to as "Ferries" due to their occupation of ferrying people safely across the ocean.

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The Week of Facts!

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| May 20, 2018

There are now over 100 daily Aqualon Facts on our discord! In celebration, Discord members could request special facts for one week, which are now published in this article!

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[Contest] Waking the Animancer

Do you like to roleplay? Then this competition may be for you!

I have over ten years of game mastering experience and am currently holding this competition for slots on a chat-based Fate Core campaign I want to master, set in this world of Aqualon.

To participate, simply write a comment underneath this article, I will then add you to the campaign cast so you can create a character for the campaign. This character is your entry. It does not need to have Fate Core stats yet, you just have to make their description and backstory compelling (and set in Aqualon).

The best characters get to actually play the campaign, which is usually reserved for my Adventurers Guild patrons. Since I do not have any of those yet, all these juicy rpg slots are wide open for you, so get to writing, and with a little luck, we’ll go on an amazing adventure together!

I will make a cool version of this little badge for the winner, which will be put on display on my world and the campaign page! (also feel free to put it anywhere). Participants in general will receive the badge shown in the header <3

If enough people participate, the winner will also be eligible for some Aqualon merchandise ^-^

A side note: there is exclusive Aqualon material on this world's Discord Server useful for character creation, and a channel for this contest is available for participants that need help with or feedback for their entries.


  • A snazzy badge for everyone, extra snazz for the winner! (though maybe not on your WA profile, I can't make that promise).
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  • Top placed entrants may participate in the campaign with their character (or another one, if they so desire)
  • Be eternalized in a Wall of Aqualon Contests on my WA page with a link to your profile.
  • Top ranked participants will get some Aqualon merch, depending on the number of participants. (Merch may range from digital rewards, such as patron-exclusive magazine issues and song downloads to physical merchandise such as albums, cups, t-shirts, and such)

Contest Data

  • Start Date => 15th Apr. 2018
  • End Date => 15th May. 2018 23:59 CEST (I will not do the final judging until after this date)
  • Contest Goal in One Line => create your own Aqualon character!
  • Contest Main Reward => get to play your character in a chat-based rpg!
  • Winning Slots => 3-4 (these will get to play the campaign)

Campain Page
The Animancer

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Helpful Material
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Aqualon as a Setting (Game Creation Worksheet)

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23 Apr, 2018 21:45

Let me get in that contest

23 Apr, 2018 21:52

Also where do I post the backstory?