Lore

Cogniata, excellan, servi . . . Knowledge, excellence, service.
—The Academy of Arcane Arts motto

Omnio incipus equa liberatus corsisi mei . . . All begin equal but only the curious thrive.
—Library of Antioc motto

Nosiquos ani enitrios . . . Knowledge is forever.
—Library of Bahbell motto

Semperis vorto honos . . . Courage, fortitude, honor.
—Arcaner motto

Saenius praetius kavoss . . . Speed, stealth, cunning.
—Whisper Blade motto

Ascendi, eo stroma . . . Rise up, ever strong.
—House Brewerson motto (The Girizzly)

Honos alvara avenga . . . Honor always avenged.
—House Von Edgeworth motto

Adversi alua probata . . . Against all odds.
—House Arinthian motto

Del servi o tei ancro balan . . . In service to the sacred balance
—House Sepherin motto

Return me mine son and I shall henceforth unburden thy kingdom of mine wrath and leave thy lands to their woe. Relinquish mine boy and I shall free thy common folk to sow seeds of corn and barley, unchain thy taverns so ale may flow, and free ye daughters and sons of thy flesh, for all such are but trivial wisps of smoke in balance to mine heir.
—Attyla the Mighty

Today we become more than we are
—Augum Arinthian Stone, 15th day of the 4th month of the year 3343.

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Birthdays:

Augum Arinthian Stone: 2nd day of the 2nd month. Born in the year 3326 after The Founding.

Leera Matilda Jones: 7th day of the 4th month. Born in the year 3326 after The Founding.

Bridget Abigail Burns: 27th day of the 5th month. Born in the year 3326 after The Founding.

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A reader by the name of Jack asked an excellent question:  What the trio did in their spare time when not training or studying?

The trio do a lot of reading, usually by a fire, especially when it’s raining or snowing heavily. Aside from that, they ride their horses (which unfortunately have not been mentioned much yet) in the surrounding areas of forest and meadows. Augum and Leera spend a lot of their time together, of course, and Leera often plays with Sir Pawsalot. They visit their friends in Arinthia (Haylee, Jengo and his girl, Priya, a few notable others).

A solid ten percent of the trio’s spare time is dedicated to proata mentora, the practice of serving one’s community. It is an age-old tradition meant to foster trust between the warlock community and Ordinaries. They repair broken things, help move heavy objects, help with defending Arinthia from bandits, teach kids and adults alike about arcanery, help the young and old learn how to read, help the very old with chores, and so on. Bridget usually goes above and beyond in this regard, while Leera slacks off a touch, and Augum does what is required.

In the academy, the trio have a wealth of activities to choose from. Once a quint (remember that the academy runs on a five-day cycle) the girls get together with the Sacred Sisterhood of the Academy of Arcane Arts, and the boys with the Sacred Brotherhood of the Academy of Arcane Arts, where they get into all sorts of mischief (this will hopefully be fleshed out in a future book).

Although it hasn’t been mentioned in the books yet, each of the trio also has an after-school elective, usually in the form of a club. There are a huge amount of clubs in the academy, from the Animal Rescue Club (which Bridget almost joined), to Blacksmithing, to Games Club, Student Council, theater, writing, and so on. Last term Augum chose Horsemanship, Leera Art, and Bridget the Charity and Community Club.

(More to come in due time)

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WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW!

Recommended only for people who have read or are about to read any of the Fury of a Rising Dragon books.

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THE SACRED CHIVALRIC CODE OF THE ARCANER:

Thou shall never refuse a challenge from an equal.

Thou shall never turn thy back on a foe.

Thou shall always show thy stripes before thine enemy.

Thou shall not duel the lower ranks without serious provocation.

Thou shall be gallant and fair to those unable to learn the craft.

Thou shall never take the life of a weaponless Ordinary.

Thou shall always accept a bent knee.

Thou shall give succor to widows and orphans and beggars.

Thou shall refuse pecuniary reward for doing thy duty.

Thou shall fight for the welfare of all.

Thou shall guard the honor of the arcane craft.

Thou shall seek knowledge that contributes to the craft.

Thou shall preserve and honor the Hallowed Trust.

Thou shall never break thy word.

Thou shall serve thy lord and king and kingdom with valor and courage and an open heart.

But thou shall also root out corruption in all its forms, and the sanctity of the truth shall vanquish any title.

Thou shall swear fealty to this code of honor, for it is the war ye are locked in from this moment on.

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Augum, Bridget and Leera’s 7th degree Academy of Arcane Arts class schedules:

(E) = Elective class

[Note that the schedules below are relevant only to the FIRST book in the Fury of a Rising Dragon series. Formatting may be a bit wonky, depending on browser.]

ACADEMY OF ARCANE ARTS SCHEDULE
(For term during Burden’s Edge)

Pupil: Augum Stone
Element: Lightning
Degree: 7th                              
Term:  Autumn / Winter
Year: 3342

The academy quint, comprised of five days:

 

STUDY DAY

 First day

 Sercond day

 Third day

 Fourth day

8th morn bell

 

History
(Arcanist Gonzalez)

The Written Word

Survival (E)

Military Strategy
(The Grizzly)(E)

9th morn bell

 

10th morn bell

 

Heraldry
(Arcanist Rowan)(E)

Theory of Elemental Spellcraft

Theory of Standard Spellcraft
(Arcanist Flagon)

Runes
(Arcanist Fungal)(E)

11th morn bell

 

Aft bell

 

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

1st aft
bell

 

Arithmetic
(Arcanist Flagon)(E)

Arcane Element of
Lightning

Sword and Sorcery
(The Grizzly)

Arcane Army Combat
(The Grizzly)(E)

2nd aft bell

 

Classes end at the 3rd afternoon bell

         

ACADEMY OF ARCANE ARTS SCHEDULE

Pupil: Bridget Burns                                          
Element: Earth
Degree: 7th                                                          
Term:  Autumn / Winter          
Year: 3342

   The academy quint, comprised of five days:
  STUDY DAY First day  Second day Third day  Fourth day
8th morn bell   History
(Arcanist Gonzalez)
The Written Word Mythology(E) Arcaneology (E)
9th morn bell  
10th morn bell   Heraldry
(Arcanist Rowan)(E)
Theory of Elemental Spellcraft Theory of Standard Spellcraft
(Arcanist Flagon)
Runes
(Arcanist Fungal)(E)
11th morn bell  
Afternoon bell   Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1st aft bell

 

(Class ends at 3rd afternoon bell, when
school day ends)

  Arithmetic

 

(Arcanist Flagon)(E)

Arcane Element of Earth Sword and Sorcery
(The Grizzly)
Arcane Army Combat
(The Grizzly)(E)

ACADEMY OF ARCANE ARTS SCHEDULE

Pupil: Leera Jones                                              
Element: Water
Degree: 7th                                                          
Term:  Autumn / Winter          
Year: 3342

   The academy quint, comprised of five days:
  STUDY DAY First day  Second day  Third day  Fourth day
8th morn bell   History
(Arcanist Gonzalez)
The Written Word Cryptography (E) Alchemy (E)
9th morn bell  
10th morn bell   Heraldry
(Arcanist Rowan)(E)
Theory of Elemental Spellcraft Theory of Standard Spellcraft
(Arcanist Flagon)
Runes
(Arcanist Fungal)(E)
11th morn bell  
Afternoon bell   Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1st aft bell

 

(Class ends at 3rd afternoon bell, when
school day ends)

  Arithmetic (Arcanist Flagon)(E) Arcane Element of Water Sword and Sorcery
(The Grizzly)
Arcane Army Combat
(The Grizzly)(E)
The crest the teenage trio made for themselves to represent them and Castle Arinthian.

Last updated May 8th, 2021 (added crest)

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65 thoughts on “Lore

  1. I just finished my second read thrugh of both of the series and theese are the questons that i wrote down so you could hopefully answer them.
    i sacraficed reading many other books over the three months that i have spread the books out over and have little hope of reaching 100 titles again this year on kindle but i will keep my streak up for weeks which is 137 going strong love the series and very much looking forward to annas adventures and how you will fanangle her meeting krakatos and getting a invite to ley into the books so have fun with this brain food :)

    what is the limit of telekenesis?
    how fast do tendrils move and is it possible to rip it across itself to make friction?
    will a higher tier spell always be stronger like first offensive and second?
    if shrink was said to cause immense pain why doesnt castimg th dragon simul hurt?
    is centarro a forgotten spell to get rid of the side effects of the dragon simul by making one stupid?
    were the rivicans who came to sythesia wiped out quite early on?
    did they meet people in ley and got banished and sent to sythesia?
    why are there no ancient newspapers in ley if there were many people there and also coming from other places other than the places that the leyans inhabit?
    did the rivicans have majorly advanced learning programs seeing as they knew lots about wild arcanery from being in endraga ra?
    how come augum didnt ask mrs stone to ask the council if eshra could become a leyan?
    if dreadnaught steel was able to be made wouldnt it have been studdied and replicated seeing as it was old enough for ishobel to have a full suit giving ample time to do so?
    if the setteling happens does that mean that the arcane ether can possibly allow one to cast a spell so high above their degree it allows them no drain in the case of leyan lifespan allowing that much practice?
    are there replicas of things made by rivicans in ley like cloudrooms or temples or siege machiene?
    can people who are very good at medetation seperate mind parts to meditate and practice a spell like telekenesis or or the spell to peer from ley to sythesia?
    if telekenesis is tethered to the body to be able to swing someone does that mean over a certan weight kill someone by them trying to hold it?
    can telekenesis actually warp space enough that it cracks and warps pieces of somthing to somewhere else?
    if elemental armor was made by augum by spreading it over his body from the shield spell does that mean anyone could make a wall out of a shield with out using the summon minor wall spell?
    if the cube was able to kill a dragon why not use it on tyrananecron?
    wouldnt the book of elements have a list of common uses and combos with the spells listed that were used to train with?
    can the of the dragon summon wepon spells be cast well enough to give extra primes or just increse the added spells effect?
    shouldnt healers have mandatory classes on meditation for obvious reasons?
    does frenzy provoke a more efficcient or more power response?
    shouldnt centarro multiply the effect of frenzy because it enhances everything?
    do frenzy and centarro counteract eachother because of the brutality mindset and the efficciency mindset differ so greaty?

  2. Hello, Mr. Bronny, I am making my own little spell thing-a-migig, but with Necromantic spells. However, I have no idea what degrees any of these spells are in. Is there a way for you to put the necromantic spells on this page, or at least say the degrees? Thanks.

    1. I likely will post the necro spells in due course, but not until more of them get published, as it’s a smattering of the true depth of the dark art (at least so far).

  3. It would be very cool to see someone who is on the same level as a Leyan. This person would not be “ancient/immortal” like the Leyans are while in their own plane of existence, but rather like the Dreadnoughts. Just as the dreadnoughts came to be it would be a very similar origin. Created with the purpose of protecting the plane of the known lands(Sithesia, Tiberra, etc.) from the inhabitants of the dark plane known as Hell. The resident home of the witches and other similar things(i.e. hellhounds). His/her existence was intended to be secret, with him in a deep sleep, hoping that it would never be necessary to come forth. His sleep was disturbed when Occulus attempted to create a portal to Hell, although he did not fully wake as Occulus was vanquished before he could succeed. Now with the increasing return of Leyan knowledge to the mortal plane, the barrier between Hell was weakening, with hellhounds slipping through on their own accord, without being summoned. Eventually the champion to fight the inhabitants of Hell awakens, gathering the members of the Arcaner order and other such people to train and protect the mortal plane. All just something I think would be cool. Obviously there’s so much intricacy in writing a novel that I currently don’t understand.

  4. It would be interesting if the arcane ether could give rings/stripes/degrees. Similar in how it conveys “the sleeving”. The ancient warlocks created this system of degrees, classifying the spells, etc. It seems as if in order to use the 17th(It might be 16th) degree spell “convey degree” (again I may have that term/name incorrect), one requires at least one stripe. Thinking to the descriptions of the advancement ceremonies it describes the caster as having their rings involved in the spell(i.e. the appearance of the rings moving). Before the recipient of their degree receives it the caster’s stripes dim momentarily. This also makes me wonder if the ancient warlocks even created the system of degrees, as it appears that attaining mastery is decided by the arcane ether, not by that “system”. It may be possible for one to receive their stripes without having the spell cast. I feel if this were a thing, such stripes should be call “true” stripes, as the arcane ether itself bestowed it upon them, not another warlock. An entire new way of advancement. It could be that “the old way” means more than what it seems, referring to the times before the founding in which training in such a way eventually earned you a stripe. Again, I am just thinking out loud here.

      1. since Augum already has one sleeve, his other arm should have have one full “true sleeve” where he has to train so hard to the point he even forgot the human body was a thing and can, if possible sense arcane from millllless away even without a trap.

        but another way to gain “true stripes” could be getting full stripe armour, where one is so powerful that their arcana becomes a physical Armour form that can emit the elemental or base arcana of the warlock (as in, for Augum have a lightning armour that will zap metal and zap the opponent.

        another idea: since Augum is so powerful at telekinesis, after reaching to the point where he can lift a whole chunk of the earth or one kingdom with just his telekinesis, he should be able to warp time itself, if he felt like it, he could stop time for a certain amount of time. BUT THE SIDE EFFECT!!!: after stopping time he would experience the same amount of time in asphyxiation.

        thanks for reading this pretty long comment.

  5. It would be cool if ( I saw the top ) If the healers first offensive actually gave a short burst of energy to the person, or strength. It could cost a bit more stamina, but I thin that it would be good for Jengo (and other healers ) to have that.

  6. Favorite scene is the battle with the prince as dragons, and augum cleaning the tombs. Would love to see the trio hunting down the rest of the whisper blades in a future novel.

  7. Favorite scene was Augum crushing the desk. It was so visceral and satisfying. I unashamedly lived vicariously through the moment lol.

    The fights with the whisper blades were also top notch. It was like Jason Borne with arcanery

  8. Would it be possible to add necromantic spells under the list of spells in this website? I think it would be a useful guide to compare elemental spells with necromantic ones.

  9. What stops a high-degree warlock from casting the convey degree spell over and over again on someone or themselves even if they didn’t earn it?

    1. I would think it would be two things ,one honoring arcanerey as a whole as well as it must be a spell of legend so higher up in the degrees.

      1. Thatś true I think that is the answer,I wonder what the spell´s degree is because imagine if spells start to fade away like frenzy and shrink then over time arcanery would go back to being wild and the leyans have to intervene as well as a new founding.

      2. I don’t think that a spell like convey degree would fade away and the only reason that frenzy and shrink went away is because they are pain full or have large consequences after casting.

      3. Devon what I’m meaning is it’s such a high degree spell and if warlocks keep getting lower in degrees or there are now less warlocks I mean there used to be thousands of students

      4. Although Mrs. Stone was trying to reconnect the portal from ley so there will probably be more warlocks once that happens.

    2. It probably works just like achieving Mastery. The arcane ether knows if the warlock has earned their stripe

      1. Because the arcane ether probably needs a host to cast it to make it happen.

      2. I meant when someone casts Convey Degree on a warlock who hasn’t earned it, the ether doesn’t let the ring appear.

  10. I have an idea for the next book. all the friends of the TRIO go to ley to find new spells. but mostly Jengo (and leland after he is old enough). he finds a spell called resurrect but since it was even almost lost in ley but also EXTREMELY rare he has to go trhough VERY HARD obstacles with the trio but once he gets his hands on it he finds out that it will take a couple years off his life but will bring someone he wants back to life and another side affect is mild depression for one day and the side effect of the dragon simul (I read champions wrath) and for leland he can after a certain rank , like necromancy spawn some ghoul clones that when bonded enough can use spells.

    1. It’s impossible to achieve mastery with wild arcanery in the traditional sense. But it is possible to be very powerful with it. Such a person would be … interesting, to put it mildly.

  11. I read all the books t times and I was just wondering if after the fury of a rising dragon series will u write more about the trio

    1. I absolutely will as I want to document some of their adult lives too. Should be interesting, and there’s plenty enough challenges left to make it fun for me and the fans.

      1. I would have thought it was the opposite of the spell Necromancers use to steal life energy to heal themselves and do some minor healing in the process. Like minor cuts and bruises. I noticed Arcanery can be very malleable but the healing element energy seems to have healing properties. But even though healing warlocks can cast standard spells like push or mental alterations I would have thought the elemental energy of healing would be… um healing. And therefore impossible to hurt someone with healing energies. Though granted one could say too much healing can also be a bad thing.

      2. That’s understandable, Angel. One day I hope to delve into this point further, because in the history of arcanery healers had a contentious role. There was a whole kerfuffle about healers taking part in warfare and being forced to fend for themselves. This resulted in them learning the First Offensive in a more classical manner. As such, the spell was more of a political representation of arcanery at the time, rather than what ought to have happened. The whole history of arcanery and the way it was formed was quite an ordeal for many involved, and not without its share of controversy. I hope to have time to expound on this point in future books.

  12. Also make a good necromancer who has already passed the torment trial but are still helpful and a official quiz for all 8 elements

    1. Yeah I’ve been toying with crafting a “good guy” necromancer for a while. Only so much room in each story though, and this one already has a lot of elements (no pun intended).

  13. Can you add what a healers first offensive would be and add a powerful air warlock in the next book

  14. Horde choices I have to pick leera. But I have a question is there a ghost walk spell that allows you to phase through solid object or is that a ridiculous idea. Might be dangerous and very tiring but is it possible.

    Ps. My favorite scene is when dragon leera use Spectreril port on the dark dragon

    1. There are variations of that idea, but not that specific spell per se. There is a spell, for example, that turns a water warlock to mist. But such spells are very rare and difficult to pull of.

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