132 of 365 – Master Stones

Keepers have the ability to store memories and energy into stones. Contrary to common thought, the large, pure gemstones are often used by the more inexperienced Keepers. The highest masters don’t need very much raw gem material to work with, therefore their stones are either very small, or they are gem mixed with average rock. Unfortunately, that means the craft has a high entry-level cost.

131 of 365 – Citrus Crawler

There is a story about a grove of oranges… no, let us back up a bit.

In the land of Kanvala, there is a region called Mierat, consisting mostly of forests and ground vegetation. Mierat is known for brilliantly crafted teas and master calligraphers. Residing in Mierat is the royal house of Bergamot, so named, naturally, because of their monopoly on the Bergamot trees in Kanvala. They were able to secure this monopoly, because they hold captive a dark beast that once roamed the forests. They were able, by use of the cipheric power of written word spells, to capture and seal the beast, and can, theoretically, release it upon whomever they wish. Understandably they get what they want.

And so the creature remains locked away. For now.

128 of 365 – Legend of Regan Sol

The legend goes that once the sun beast, Heltere, came down from the skies, Regan Sol, the leader of Solidad, stepped forth to take him down. Heltere boasted that he could not be destroyed for his mother, the Sun, would restore him, healing any wound he received almost instantly. Regan Sol, being as stubborn as he, covered her body in a protective spell and took him on. The fight raged on, with Regan Sol eventually scoring a blow that knocked the beast out.

From here the legend varies. Some say they were both destroyed. Another tale goes that Regan Sol did die, but a shard lodged itself in her arm, giving her regenerative power and immortality. Another track of this legend states that Heltere was sealed underground and his occasional shifting in his sleep is the cause of earthquakes.

123 of 365 – Sky Dragon

Though often classified as Mythical, sky dragons are very real creatures who inhabit the sky. Because they are translucent, they can only be seen if you’re in the sky. So they’re really only known to people who inhabit the mountainous region of Atur and, more specifically, the sky sailors.

Incredibly friendly, these creatures loll about through the sky, riding the wind. Unfortunately, due to their size, they bring the same dangers as whales do to sea sailors. They love getting close to airships, bringing the risk of tipping them over.

113 of 365 – Cosmic Ram

~From the desk of the semi-animate Master Archivist~

Good day friends! I’ve been under the weather, resting, but am slowly getting back into the archives to extract some gems for you.

This sketch is a bit obscure, but it seems to be a depiction of a person imbued with the power of an astral beast. Our best guess is that this comes from the legend of the lightning fleece.

One member of our crew is currently working on a tale called Woolmancy, which delves more into the details of that particular patch of mythology, and it’s made us all realize that we should cover more mythos here! Look for it in the future.

93 of 365 – Shadows

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There are a few urban legends about creatures that creep through the shadows. However, after cross-checking through our archives, we’ve found a variety of opinions as to their nature. Some say they protect humans. Some say they grow out of a special person’s emotions. Some say they are downright out to get us. All of these things may be true. There is some evidence that they can even be summoned. Perhaps the method of summoning changes the type of shadow beast that appears. Bears further research.