MACHINE AND MAGIC
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The year is 396 of the Ninth Era. The Twenty Year War has ended, giving rise to a new age of fear, oppression, and doubt. The survivors of this devastating conflict seek to make sense of an uncertain future... whether it be by going along with the system, or rejecting it entirely and carving out a life in the unforgiving darkness of outer space.
Angela Siegfried, a young military cadet, is torn from a strictly regimented life at the Anthello Academy when she accidentally stumbles into the center of a vast conspiracy, and merges with the Vessel, the Federation's most destructive (and least-understood) weapon. With no-one else to trust, she is forced to rely on the guidance of Aurin Alcoleiz, a mob enforcer and powerful mage with his own demons to fight. Angela is charged with the murder of her father, and flees into the Divide, the space between the sister planets.
Little do either of them know, a deadly game is being played between the Federation's deep-science division and radicalized guerilla rebels who seek to reduce the Federation to ash. The time for Angela and Aurin to pick a side looms ever closer... but there may be a third option.