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

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| 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.


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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.[...]
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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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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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Idioms of Aqualon

Well-known Idioms and Sayings

What comes to be will come to naught, but may yet come to be again.
— Greeting and farewell of the Null
Kingdom gone and kingdom come.
— When a magus of sufficient power lays siege to an entire city.
by the gears.
— More commonly used by technocrats and common folk.
by the gates
— More commonly used by mages and monks
by the three truths.
— More commonly used by mages and common folk
May his/her/your soul cycle through the good life
— Wishing a deceased one a kind farewell

Idioms and Sayings from Aerialis

Three winds' blessing (on you).
— Most commonly used by merchants when greeting or seeing off customers, but also by the elderly.
Three winds guide you / three winds guide your path.
— Most commonly used when seeing people off on journeys, or just as a flowery form of goodbye.
Three winds speed you.
— Most commonly used to see people off that are on an urgent errand.
The wind of the land is harsh/pleasant this season.
— Used to denote bad or good crops and harvest.
Seek the third wind.
— Used when telling someone to change their ways.
The sea wind smiles upon you.
— Aerialian take on the nordic saying 'your ancestors smile upon you'.
To find one's second wind.
— To find new reserves of strength (as if suddenly reborn).
(looks like) A second wind is (seems to be) blowing.
— (To women:) When one is thought to be pregnant.
A wind for the son, a wind for the daughter, a wind for the parents.
— An old blessing, wishing for the son to be wealthy, the daughter to be fertile, and the parents to find new things in life when the children are married off.

Idioms and Sayings of the Ocean Belt

Go make a wager!
— This is the worst insult known on the face of Aqualon. While one may think that such a dubious honor would belong to insults pertaining to the offended party's mother, this little sentence actually implies the following: "Go die and have your soul shattered so you may never be reincarnated." Many have regretted saying this in anger. Either because they realized the severity of what they said or because of fists approaching their faces at rapid speeds.
There is a key for every lock.
— This is a threat, implying that the addressed party is not as save as they may think. When uttered by a magus, it can also be perceived as a threat against one's soul.
To Vinclav's locker with you!
— Vinclav's locker is where he presumably keeps his stolen souls. The implication here should be obvious.
Once a gambler, twice a blighter.
— This saying is actually fairly new and comes from the current age, the Age of Gears and Elements. It is a warning against gambling, saying one will become a blighter in the sense that Vinclav will take them, and a second time from the presumable work with magic engines they will then have to do to repay their debts, likely contracting spellblight in the process.


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