- The Tower of Fang

    The Tower of Fang is a Majutsu-shi Orphen / Sorcerous Stabber Orphen fan site, intended to provide information on the Orphen series to English-speaking fans. I came to find that there really was no resource at all for English fan sites, so decided to make one! Updates may be slow, especially in the way of translations, but stick around!

    Contact: thetoweroffang@gmail.com



- Latest Rambling

    Search Term: 魔術士オーフェン (Copy/Paste this into store sites to find the latest Orphen books!)

 Its been radio silence for a long time. So, what's going on?

 Life hit like a truck over the past couple years, and I'm slowly finding my way back to my hobbies, which includes revisiting this project. I've decided that I want to move forward with google translating the books, due to some glaring issues with the official translations, which I found wrote out character deaths and development, frequently changed or skipped over the entire context of countless scenes, frequently confused scenes (including adding characters into scenes they were specifically not supposed to be in), and often had confusing setups (such as transitioning into a different scene mid-paragraph.)

 When I started this project, it was because I wanted to read the book in their original context. I don't want to read a heavily altered version. However, in the process of this discovery, I also realized that much of my own project was atrociously bad, and had the same glaring problems. So, I've started to rewrite the books in their entirety. I will go back and do this in proper order, but for now, I am also still working on Volume 6. I've added Chapter 3, but I need to proofread it. Chapters that haven't been proofread will have an asterisk by them.

 If anyone happens to stumble across my humble little site in the future, please know that I continue this project out of love and passion for the original series. This is a series that inspires me, that I am excited to continue to work on and learn with as I slowly study Japanese. I am by no means well versed in the language, so please know that my crummy little translations will have plenty of glaring issues in their own right, but I hope they will provide some context to things that otherwise seemed confusing.

 As a final "Huh?", I am doing this in no particular order. I started with rewriting Volume 6, and will be rewriting volume 2 next (because I had a lot more fun reading that one after Volume 1). I'll start from Volume 1 after I'm finished with Volume 2, and will update in the update notes below whenever something has been changed.

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- Changelog

More descriptive news will go in the rambling box.

October 21st, 2022
 - Time to start filling out the list of peripheral crap
 - Added Mini Poster Set page to Assorted Goods > Stationary
 - Added Mousepad page to Assorted Goods > Stationary
 - Added Memorial Calender 2013 to Assorted Goods > Stationary > Calenders (+Postcards, since it's both)
 - Added Prints page to Assorted Goods > Prints
 - Added Coggie's Pass Case to Assorted Goods > Other
 - Fixed the Dart Board link in Assorted Goods > Other (now goes to page, not image)
 - Added Pins & Badges page (with terrible scan) to Assorted Goods > Other
 - Added Tish's Arm Band page to Assorted Goods > Other
 - Fleshed out the Audio page with more CD images
 - Audio page uses transparent images for CDs without pages yet. They're there to help me track my collection.

October 11th, 2022
 - Uploaded rewritten Volume 2 Prologue and Chapter 1 ~ 4 (needs proofreading)

October 11th, 2022
 - Finished proofreading Volume 6 Chapter 7
 - Added Volume 6 - Epilogue
 - Added Volume 6 - Afterword

October 10th, 2022
 - Finished proofreading Volume 6 Chapters 4 ~ 6

October 9th, 2022
 - Added Volume 6, Chapter 4 (needs proofreading)
 - Added Volume 6, Chapter 5 (needs proofreading)
 - Added Volume 6, Chapter 6 (needs proofreading)
 - Added Volume 6, Chapter 7 (needs proofreading)
 - Books that are being rewritten have black borders.
 - Books that have finished being rewritten will have thicker borders.
 - Books with no border have not yet received their update and contain major errors. Maybe wait to read those.
 - Look, the site has a toolbar icon now!

October 8th, 2022
 - Over a year later! Added Volume 6, Chapter 3.





September 30th, 2021
 - Added Stray Journey Volume 6, Chapter 2

September 28th, 2021
 - Completely rewrote Volume 6, Prologue and Chapter 1. Lots of mistakes fixed in the process.

September 27th, 2021
 - Added Afterwords for Volume 1, 4, and 5
 - Added new banners for prologues
 - Fixed naming inconsistencies
 - Fixed broken links for certain books, characters, and locations





July 6th, 2018
 - Added Episodes 7 ~ 14 of the Anime Summaries.
 - Added character profiles for Ekintora and Hartia.
 - Added Encyclopedia Entries for the Everlasting Home and the Continental Sorcerer Alliance.

July 6th, 2018
 - Added Encyclopedia Entries: Bagup Inn
 - Updated Encyclopedia Entry: Sword of Baltanders
 - Added Character Profiles: Bagup, Childman, Cleao

July 4th, 2018
 - Added thumbs for the following books to the book list.
 - Fantasia Battle Royal 2003, Newtype Year Book 1999, Orphen Supporters, and Stray Journey: Extra Comic Publication.
 - Can you believe that we still aren't done? How many books does this series have?
 - Began profiles. The current WIP profile is Azalie. I'll update them as I go along.
 - Added to Encyclopedia: Ancient Ring. Updated: Bloody August.





June 21st, 2018
 - Free time? What the fuck is that? Added manga Stray Journey: Volume 1, Chapter 5.





March 25th, 2018
 - Added Stray Journey Book 6: Chapter 1.

March 23rd, 2018
 - Added the prologue for Volume 6 of the Stray Journey Books.

March 17th, 2018
 - Added Calenders and Pencil Boards to Stationary
 - Nothing else in this update. Added the next thumbnail for the Stray Journey 2nd Series anniversary rerelease to books.
 - Added the thumbs for the Stray Journey Manga: Volumes 3~4 to books.
 - Added thumbs for Fantasia Battle Royal and The Best of Orphen to Story Books.
 - Added the Photo Collection Book and the Road to Orphen thumbs to Anime Books.

March 12th, 2018
 - So crap derailed, but it's not forgotten. No story/comic updates this time.
 - Added 1995: August, December, July, June, May, and November issues of Dragon Magazine.
 - Added 1996 April, December, January, and March issues of Dragon Magazine.
 - Added 1997 February, June, and September issues, and the 1998 February issue of Dragon Magazine.
 - I want to get this section up to date so I can keep collecting, cause right now I have no idea wtf I even have.





December 30th, 2017
 - Added a section to manga for the brand new Origin project
 - This includes translations for the manga and the corresponding story section (The rest when the manga updates)
 - Progress with Stray Journey will slow down while we work on the Origin Project. We'd like to keep up with the updates.

December 14th, 2017
 - Added Stray Journey Volume 5: Epilogue

December 13th, 2017
 - Added Stray Journey Volume 5: Chapter 7

December 10th, 2017
 - Finally updating the Stray Journey manga! With Chapter 4 of Volume 1. Fixed the chapter names, too.
 - Added Stray Journey (book) Volume 5: Chapter 6 and fixed the link for Chapter 5.
 - Updated spell list.
 - We're missing the digital files of these manga chapters. If you have them, please contact us! V1: Ch4 & 9. V2: Ch3.

December 2nd, 2017
 - Not really an update, but changed Thirteen Court Sorcerers to Thirteen Apostles, as it's supposed to be.

December 1st, 2017
 - Added Stray Journey: Volume 5, Chapter 5. Adjusted more name stuff.





November 27th, 2017
 - Added thumbnails to Books for the Stray Journey: New Series re-releases.
 - Added Stray Journey: Volume 5, Chapter 4.

November 26th, 2017
 - Stray Journey Manga has been changed from a chapter to a book directory, properly including the physical volumes.
 - The individual book pages include additional sketches and cover illustrations from the physical book.
 - Properly linked Chapter 2 and 3, which I forgot. It's now also linked in Books, so both directories are valid.
 - Added thumb for Stray Journey Manga; Volume 2 to the Book page, just to show it exists.
 - Added proper pages for the original manga (Volumes 1-5), now properly linked in both Manga and Books.
 - Added/linked all of the chapters of aforementioned volumes, as well as added their cover illustrations.

November 25th, 2017
 - Added Successor of Razor Edge to Books > Art Books, with translations of the very few paragraphs in it.

November 20th, 2017
 - Added Chapter 3 of Stray Journey Volume 5, and fixed the title
 - Added italics to recent chapters (back to Vol. 3, Chapter 5.) Need to dig up the files for the others.

November 18th, 2017
 - Added Chapter 2 of Stray Journey Volume 5
 - Fixed some naming stuff across the board

November 14th, 2017
 - Added the Prologue and Chapter 1 of Stray Journey Volume 5





October 24th, 2017
 - Added Clear Files to Assorted
 - Added the Kadokawa Stationary Set to Assorted
 - Added a placeholder page for audio series. For now it has scans for one of the Drama CDs. No audio yet.

October 22nd, 2017
 - Fixed the year on the updates because I'm stupid
 - Added the Orphen Trading Cards to Assorted. Our first entry for the page!
 - Added Postcards to the assorted
 - Added Coggie Dart Board to assorted

October 19th, 2017
 - Split the encyclopedia into individual pages in preparation for updates

October 4th, 2017
 - Added the 1995 MAR, 1997 MAR, 1999 MAR, and the 1999 OCT issues of Dragon Magazine.
 - Fixed DM's 1996 February issue broken link





September 30th, 2017
 - Added Volume 4, Chapter 5, 6, and Epilogue.

September 28th, 2017
 - Added Volume 3 Epilogue
 - Added Volume 4, Chapter 2-4

September 26th, 2017
 - Yes, I realize I'm missing the Volume 3 Epilogue
 - Added Volume 4, Prologue and Chapter 1





August 13th, 2017
 - Added five volumes of Dragon Magazine
 - Split it into its own page like the books





May 6th, 2017
 - Added Volume 3, Chapter 4-6

April 19th, 2017
 - Volume 3 of Stray Journey is now properly linked
 - Added Chapter 2 and 3 of Volume 3

April 7th, 2017
 - Fixed glitched unicode on Book 2 of Stray Journey
 - Added Prologue and Chapter 1 of Book 3
 - Going to be adjusting some spell texts

The Tower of Fang is a Majutsushi Orphen fan site and claims no ownership. Series Yoshinobu Akita and Fujimi Shobo.