Cipher

Cipher

“Measure twice, cast once.” I’m not saying what I’m doing is safe. But I do believe it is necessary. Those fools at the Arcana are so wrapped up in the way it used to be done that they aren’t willing to grow or adapt. Hell, even the Reachers have shown us that they...

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Glaive

Glaive

Originally thought to be lost, Glaive was recently returned to the Archive. It was not dropped off on our doorstep, however. It appeared suddenly one day in the Vault, where all unused Implements are safely kept. The former bearer of the Implement, Ricard Lilium, was...

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Oasis

Oasis

“Why bother?” the boy asked, shaking his head. “Excuse me?” The teacher, in middle of reading a passage to the group of young Arcanists, put down her book. “Why do we bother to use lead-based Implements if their effects don’t last?” The teacher nodded, her eyes...

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Sparterra

Sparterra

The voice came at once, without warning. It was not unlike my own voice, but with no source or direction. Someone inexperienced with the sensation might think it be their own, but I know better. “Westclaw Keep in danger. All available Arcanists prepare for siege.” My...

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Shore

Shore

Maps are powerful things. You may laugh, but I posit that knowing where you are, where you need to go, and where something is can give you an incalculable advantage. This is why Shore is so amazing. It can find things, nearly pinpoint them if you can create the right...

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Lutana

Lutana

I asked when I was a child Why the dark was so scary and wild. Why the day had to die And steal the blue from the sky. Why in growing shadow did the Reachers scrape As the barriers between our worlds lost their shape. She stroked my hair and said The dark was a...

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Midas

Midas

​It’s always the same story with thieves. They lack imagination. To be fair, I messed up in the first place, letting it slip to the wrong person that I had been recruited by the Arcana to arrange high-security transport of goods. They must have figured I was moving...

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Bastion

Bastion

The voice came at once, without warning. It was not unlike my own voice, but with no source or direction. Someone inexperienced with the sensation might think it be their own, but I know better. “Westclaw Keep in danger. All available Arcanists prepare for siege.” My...

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Lyra

Lyra

“What happened? It didn’t always look like this. Is it some type of corruption…or an evolution?” It is established that Implements can change. They can shift not only in what feats and proclivities they possess, but also in appearance. While theories abound, no one is...

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Nix

Nix

Four-hundred and twenty-five pages. I know each one by heart. Every single stroke of every glyph was made by my hand. I practiced writing every glyph every night until my hands cramped up so badly that it was impossible to continue. After a decade of this training, I...

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Yarin

Yarin

“Will you look after the child?” A cloaked man asked, clutching a small bundle wrapped in a ragged gray blanket. “Ridiculous. Do you think we are running some kind of orphanage?” The guardswoman at the gate made to shut the station’s window, but the cloaked man...

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Bolt

Bolt

“Is this Implement safe to use?” “No.” Even though we can craft new Implements, there is a part of the process that is still unknown to many, even in the upper echelons of the Arcana. The knowledge of how to imbue an Implement with its power is one that is only passed...

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Ilsor

Ilsor

Each time I close my eyes, even if just for a few seconds, I feel it. I’ve asked others, and many have said they feel it also. I struggle to describe the sensation. But the darkness I see when my eyes close somehow grows deeper every second, like I’m falling into the...

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Bardswrit

Bardswrit

‘Never you mind the bard’ they chant But to whom do they turn when they drink and rant? They beg for a song to remember loves met Or more often so a song to forget. But to whom do they turn when darkness raps at their door? Not a bard – they want something more....

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Pulsar

Pulsar

My name is Wenge, and I am the one who matches Implement to Arcanist. Though there are those who pretend Implements choose their wielders, but that is simply not the truth. Implements are artifacts independent of any terrestrial bond. That said, there are Arcanists...

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Stratagem

Stratagem

“Every spell exacts a price. Some far greater than others.” “It’s good to see you again,” I told him. The man smiled broadly. “And you as well.” “I’ll say hello to your son since I am travelling back that way,” I lied. “I would like that. Thank you,” the man said,...

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Verity

Verity

Truth takes many forms. Our perceptions form a great deal of the truths we accept. One very important lesson I have learned is that our minds perceive more than we know, and can reveal the many forms of truth, if you know where to look. Dreams are overlooked because...

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Aurora

Aurora

It was like being in the epicenter of a storm. Countless specks of light, like hot blue sparks, swirled around me. If we hadn’t been in mortal danger, I would have afforded myself to be more in awe of the spectacle enveloping us. It was a shield, but unlike any shield...

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Wynfell

Wynfell

I can topple the highest buildings ever made I can make the oceans roil and churn I can bring untold power yet never fade I can grow a fire and cause the world to burn What am I?   “I can’t accept this Implement.” “I’m sorry, this is the only one the Keeper chose...

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Chameleon

Chameleon

“Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion.” -Arthur Koestler Chameleon is rare in its specialty: Illusion. With a properly formed spell, an illusion can appear so detailed and true that it can become nearly indistinguishable from reality. Chameleon’s...

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Minder

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...

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Mr. Bones

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....

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Pyre

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...

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Raycast

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...

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Venture

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...

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Eon

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...

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Mantle

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...

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Psyquist

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...

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Sano

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...

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Machinar

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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Second

Second

Second does not have as deep a history as most of our active Implements, for it is one of a new generation. This is also apparent by its more unconventional modern design. Its creation, however, does carry with it a story of note. The tip of the pen bears a bullet. At...

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Emperia

Emperia

“You can’t use it for that.” “Why not?” “Are you kidding? That Implement helped bring down the Corrupted King himself. It was instrumental in the sealing of at least two separate Class A Reachers. And that’s just the history we know about before it came into the...

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Atoned

Atoned

“The permanence of what I have done will forever reverberate through my soul. This Implement…this will be my atonement.” - Josephine Harflex There are but a handful of Implements recorded in the Arcana which utilize lead. It is well-known that Implements must utilize...

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Vashor

Vashor

Vashor was believed to have been lost until it suddenly resurfaced as the chosen Implement of Queen [REDACTED]. Not much thought had been given until, many years later, the Queen passed away.  A copy of her diary, along with Vashor, was later anonymously left on the...

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Depthwake

Depthwake

There are few Implements as well-known as Depthwake. Master-level spells scribed by the Implement possess an intensity unmatched by many Implements designed exclusively for offensive spellcasting. Arcanists believe part of its efficacy is due to an ethereal tie to...

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Kholis

Kholis

Originally christened ‘Gobus’ by its creator, Kholis is an Implement whose ethereal composition has almost fully transitioned to dark magic. The story of this transition was almost lost to record, due to the secrecy of the operation it was created for. A village by...

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Arctis

Arctis

It was an unseasonally cold morning in the city of Canberra, Australia when Dexter Splat arrived and concurred with the confused locals that it was, in fact, much too cold. Icicles should not be forming on the rooflines of their houses. Not even in the winter. And...

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Jesper

Jesper

“For us, nothing is certain but death and taxes. But for them, those that lurk beyond our perception, nothing is certain but Mildred Rapt. And if they run into Mildred, death ain’t too far behind.” Mildred Rapt had no passion for being an Arcanist. To her, it was a...

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Pathmourn

Pathmourn

Not much is known about the Implement known as Pathmourn. It was discovered one morning on the steps of Writsforge, one of the hidden libraries of the Arcana. The Implement was bundled up in a dark crimson cloth. Upon closer inspection, it was revealed that the cloth...

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Nox

Nox

Not all dark magic is evil. Man's innate fear of the night has led many to believe that if something is associated with darkness, that it must somehow carry a sinister purpose. Take, for example, a lesser known member of the Arcana Implementia, Nox. Nox, replete with...

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Everward

Everward

Warding Implements tend to be looked down upon by some Arcanists, but that view is incredibly shortsighted. Implements lauded for their use in combat get their share of the spotlight, but without the protection afforded by warding spells, some battles would be over...

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