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  • Magikal and Technological Aptitude

    p=. *Introduction to Technology* Technology in Arcanum plays the antagonist to the ways of magick. Because technology utilizes the laws of nature, and does not bend them, it lends itself to common use and widespread popularity. There is no mystery in …

  • Foreword to A Brief History of Arcanum

    p=. *Preface*!(media-item-align-center)//db4sgowjqfwig.cloudfront.net/assets/269870/Breaker.png?1386182629(Breaker.png)! No single volume to date has yet collected all six thousand years of Arcanum’s recorded history. Indeed, many would argue that it …

  • Introduction to Sir Harris Guffingford - Principia Technologica

    The following is excerpted from the Principia Technologica, re-printed here with permission of the publisher, Tarant University Press, and the author. © 1876 all rights reserved. ----------------------------------------------- h4.

    Forbidden Cities of the North and other volumes

    !(media-item-align-center)//db4sgowjqfwig.cloudfront.net/assets/287461/small_map.jpg?1390513080(small_map.jpg)! h4. *"About the Author"* Gregor Seamus Darton was born in 1801, the son of Captain Sean Palmer Darton and his wife Maria. He died in the …

  • Tarant

    |={width:120px}. *Tarant: 1880*|
    In the course of my travels, I have often been called upon to defend the city of Tarant, not only in war but in mere conversation: everyone in Arcanum seems to hold some …

  • Ashbury

    |={width:120px}. *Ashbury: 1850*|
    One disembarks for a few hours of leisure in Ashbury, while the crew takes on enough water and provisions to last a fortnight at sea; for a moment, the place appears to …

  • The Glimmering Forest

    |={width:250px}. *The Glimmering Forest: 1825*|
    As we moved deeper into the Forest, we entered a realm of shadow, where the shifting green canopy of leaves above scattered the light like golden coins at …

  • Qintarra

    |={width:120px}. *Qintarra: 1885*|
    The city of the Fair Folk is difficult to reach, nearly impossible without a guide or great good luck; Qintarra is buried in the trackless depths of the Glimmering …

  • The Home of the Wheel Clan

    |={width:275px}. *The Home of the Wheel Clan: 1832*|
    Of course, long before one was admitted to great halls under the mountain, there was a warning: do not stare, do not make a fool of yourself, or the …

  • Stillwater

    |={width:180px}. *Stillwater: 1879*|
    It is a small and sleepy town, hardly more than a village, which sits nestled in the hills just below the Gray Mountains. History was once made in Stillwater, and for …

  • Caladon

    |={width:120px}. *Caladon: 1866*|
    It has always been my pleasure to visit in the realm of Farad, the King of Arland. Of all the monarchs I have treated with, while in the service of Tarant, I have always …

  • Tulla

    |={width:120px}. *Tulla: 1844*|
    At last we struggled to the summit of the last high dune, and we found ourselves looking out over the splendor of Tulla, the City Without Gates. From our vantage point I …

  • The Isle of Despair

    |={width:200px}. *The Isle of Despair: 1821*|
    At last the bleak shore of the island hove into view, and the king's prisoners were brought up onto the deck, blinking and shivering in the cold light of day …

  • Black Root

    |={width:180px}. *Black Root: 1875*|
    Some years later I returned to the city, now just one port of call among many on the coastal route to Caladon. Praetor had humbled Black Root, broken her to his will; …

  • Dernholm

    |={width:180px}. *Dernholm: 1832*|
    And so I was called once again to the old city of Dernholm, where Fate had brought me so often before, as explorer, envoy, soldier and spy. As always, the antique glory …

  • Roseborough

    |={width:180px}. *Roseborough: 1827*|
    Roseborough is a pleasant little sea-side resort, a place for vacationers, students of Magick and history, or pilgrims of a religious persuasion; the town welcomes a …

  • The Vendigroth Wastes

    |={width:250px}. *The Vendigroth Wastes: 1884*|
    Words cannot describe the terrors of this great desert, which has barred passage to old Tulla for thousands of years; the Vendigroth Wastes are more than …