Dear Adventurers,


I have recently discovered some ancient records in the archives detailing what previous adventurers had learnt about the history of the realms and some suspicious activities…


We had previously considered many of these stories as myth and legend but it seems perhaps there may be some truth?


We have long felt that there was something or ??????? at work against our efforts to collect the artefacts in Arcadium. Now, because of these records, I begin to think… maybe we were right to be suspicious.


We will be releasing some information for further investigation soon.


Stay curious,

E. L. L., MCAO



Dear reader,


We’ve been busy this month!   In addition to celebrating the 1st birthday of the Brisbane Chapter of the Order of Arcadium, we’ve been preparing to launch our first puzzles by post adventure, A Most Mysterious Convention, which will allow adventurers to enjoy a piece of Arcadium from wherever they are.


The first in Arcadium’s Most Mysterious Series, this experience is a most enjoyable way to spend an afternoon or evening at home and can even be  used as greeting card or gift – the perfect way to introduce your loved  ones to the World of Arcadium.


The lucky recipient will receive a package containing materials from the convention and must solve the mystery within to retrieve their secret message!


As one of our greatest supporters, we want to let you in on a secret before anyone else – ArcanaCon is indeed a mystery convention, but it is also an age old tradition, a convention if you will, by which new adventurers are recruited to the Order. Every year, members of the Order use ArcanaCon to covertly seek out the most curious individuals. The theory behind the convention is that those drawn to enigmas and mysteries may make excellent new adventurers!   


We don’t want to give too much away but we’re delighted to share just a few sneak peaks of some mockups of the convention materials with you.  


Until our next adventure, stay curious,   


E. L. L., MCAO



Dear readers,


I realise that I have been a bit remiss in explaining how I came to be writing to you here.


You see the Order of Arcadium, like most old organisations, is trying to adopt new ways and technologies to communicate with our members.  I had assumed, incorrectly I fear, that most were already familiar with me and my role.


Having said that, if you are new to the Order of Arcadium, a very sincere and warm welcome to you!


The Order, being one of the older member organisations in existence (established in 1412 or 1475 depending on who you ask – but more on that later!) has a long and storied history and it is now my great honour to be the Lore Master of our esteemed Order.


As most established members of the Order (AOs) would already know, as custodian to the storied history of our Order, I cannot reveal to you my actual name due to the Naamloos Clause (also referred to as the Nameless Clause) of the Absondern Edict of 1620. If you are not familiar already with the Absondern Edict, I shall likely cover that topic at a later time.


As for me, by way of an introduction, I have been with the Order for many years and am, perhaps unsurprisingly, a very proud member of the House of Älvkran. Like many of you, I began my journey at Arcadium with adventures beyond the portals. For many years, this has been the primary focus of my time with the Order. I have also spent some time in the past working on cases with the Department of the Obfuscated, but for many years my focus has been on the Archives and ensuring that the Arcadium histories are conserved for future adventurers.


Outside of Arcadium, I have had the great privilege to spend some time living across 3 continents and when not researching or on adventures myself, I am an enthusiastic reader, coffee drinker and lover of dogs.


I wish for this to be an inclusive, welcoming and open space for questions about the lore of Arcadium. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to share them with me. I will always endeavour to answer them to the best of my abilities or research further where more research is required! In the future, I hope to share polls to help understand what you all wish to learn about most about the world of Arcadium.


Once again, I am honoured to be the Lore Master at Arcadium and cannot wait to share some of its fascinating histories with you.


Stay curious,

E. L. L., MCAO