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

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

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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)

Last updated November 12th, 2019 (updated house mottos)

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32 thoughts on “Lore

    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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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).

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

  4. 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.

      1. Thank you for the clarification, I look forward to your new additions to this section.

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