The tides of evil flowed through Ethiryon, and sorrow spread like a plague among humans. Far upon the forgotten skies, the Skyward Gates were breached, unleashing the darkness within. Eleven years later, eight Magus Lords created the Hallowed Divinity; the spell that banished Aemohriel back into the depths of the Aetherworld. Pieces of remaining worlds were kept afloat by the Dim Unity, the archaic relic of Vaelyon.
Ethirians forged magic artifacts protecting humankind from roaming rifts and bloodshed. Two decades have passed since the war of origins, the darkness still peering through the gates, waiting to be found. Embark on a grand journey to become a notorious Magus and put an end to an ever-lasting war.
G L O S S A R Y: chapter i - part i
C H A R A C T E R S
Nel Aevadr: Magus in training and protagonist. Nel has an unusual talent to communicate with Aether.
Fehnrir: Skillful fighter. Fehnrir is afflicted with Sinistris yet his mind seem unaffected.
Rhea Bexley: Adept mechanic and gunner from a distant world. She has no other than Nel and Fehnrir.
Xezkiel Grimm: Once a mercenary, he now serve and protects the academy from all threats.
Corisande Pavlis: Third Commander of the Empire's army. Injured during the war, she left to help with her cousin's tavern.
Joakim Ragnaurizio: Peculiar, inexperienced and hungry Pathfinder. Everyone else's trash is his treasure.
Markelius Thyvald: One of the eight Magus Lords and headmaster of Hiegholm's academy.
Arisae: She claims to be a Guardian of Vaelyon and came to help put an end to the war.
Tuv: Strange shadowy creature, Tuv is as shy as they come and only trusts Arisae.
Twins: Wicked brother and sister, they want the world cleansed from the Aether and would kill for a piece of candy.
Vhagnir: Ruler of Vaelyon and maker of the Dim Unity. He sealed both worlds into the abyss then was killed by Aemohriel.
Aemohriel: The first Aether to roam the world taking many forms. He keeps his body hidden deep within the depths.
Leonore (Cheerless Lady): Vhagnir's bride, she attempted to steal the Dim Unity and was exiled to never be seen again.
E S S E N T I A LMagus: The title given to magic users trained to protect Ethiryon. These mages can learn to manipulate multiple elements.
W O R L D / F A C T I O N SEthiryon: Worlds consisting of floating islands inhabited by humans and magical creatures.
Vaelyon: Destroyed long ago beyond the Forgotten Skies, its remains are sealed away with the Aetherworld.
Aetherworld: Wastelands used to lock away the Aether. Imprisoned, the darkness and chaos only spread deeper.
Forgotten Skies: Unstable skies infested with rifts and out of reach.
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