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.

Gladius

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