Wardens of Arcane Writing Implements

I wish I could tell you that everything is going to be okay. That the embers of a long-forgotten war have not risen back into flame. That the corrupted dark ones who dwell in the cracks between worlds don’t exist. And that we aren’t losing the ground that we sacrificed so much for.

Perhaps I shouldn’t tell you. Perhaps you can’t bear the weight of the knowledge, or cope with the palpable fear that comes with it. If you believe you are one of those people, I beg that you stop reading now. You were not meant to find this page and embrace its teachings. It is nothing to be ashamed of. There are others. Ones who would protect you and your innocence from the encroaching darkness.

 

The Arcana Awaits

If you are still reading, you have given me hope. You are one of those who knows that all is not well. An ever-present itch exists in the back of your mind, clawing at you, telling you that evil is at our doorstep. You are the one through which knowledge, no matter how dark, grants power. Power to change the events that have already been sent in motion. Power to walk the path of light, as our predecessors once had. You have the spark of an Arcanist.

We of the Arcana Implementia, the cultivators of the forgotten spells and the keepers of the Implements which bring them to life, can no longer wait in the shadows. We must awaken the ways of the Arcanists once more.

I beseech you to follow the path of the Arcanists. With your help, we can drive back the enemy which seeks to consume us and we can reclaim our world once more.

Minder

“How come I never see you write with this pen? It’s really nice.” “It’s not an ordinary pen.” “What? What do you mean?” “Look, I’m not really supposed to tell you…” “You know what? I’m done with this. You disappeared for five years without a word, and now you are back...

Mr. Bones

“There must be some mistake.” “I’m sorry, is there something wrong with the Implement?” “Well, I mean, look at it!” “What about it?” “It’s got a skull on the top!” “I still don’t see the problem here.” “With scary red eyes! It looks evil! And its name is Shroudweaver....

Pyre

"I will not, cannot, and adamantly refuse to be the bearer of this Implement. I understand I specifically requested an implement that possessed strong offensive fire magic properties. But the power this…exaggeration…of an Implement carries holds is so immense that it...

Raycast

It is well-documented that the Reachers, those who transgress into our world uninvited, possess the ability to consume the light around them. This appears to happen before the point of manifestation into our realm. For a period of time, there were those that believed...

Venture

​I have heard of those who have the same dream every night. Something similar now happens to me after I came to wield the Implement known as Venture. Each night I have a different dream. That may not sound special to you, but for me is unheard of. I have not recalled...

Eon

“I’ve grown very attached to this pen. Sorry, ‘Implement’. It has a unique weight to it. When I first pick it up, it feels like a normal pen at first, but then I feel a comforting pull, like an invisible magnet pressing it gently into my hand. I know it is just a...

Mantle

“When I assumed the responsibilities of this office as the Head Minister of the Arcana, I was given this Implement to commemorate the occasion. Even though I have carried it with me every day since my inauguration, I have always held onto the secret hope that I would...

Psyquist

The preferred Implement of Quistis Locke during her short-lived time as a minister within the Arcana Implementia. Called the "Silent Queen" by her fellow ministers, she rarely held so much as a meeting, preferring to communicate through short scripts. Though these...

Sano

“This isn’t going to hurt, right?" “It won’t if you stop moving and be quiet.” “AAHHHH! AAAHHHH! What the hell?! I wasn’t moving.” “Yeah, I lied. I just wanted you to shut up.” - Excerpt from Rags to Stitches: Tales of an Arcanist Healer While not as widely known as...

Machinar

Minister: “We will destroy it.” Splat: “Like hell you will.” Minister: “In light of your…contributions, I will let that comment slide, Mr. Splat. The fact remains that this Implement was not created according to Arcana specifications and must be destroyed.” Splat: “I...

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