Throughout the world of Gandril, there are dozens of small, peaceful villages like Geddington. Tucked away in the countryside, far from the affairs of kings, queens, and politics, the people of Geddington are safe from the dangers and hostilities of the world-or so they believe. Soldiers serving the Twilight Union come to Geddington in search of a mysterious man named Dristlemore, keeping their reasons private. But Dristlemore is sought by the powerful sorcerer Lord Mydoc for a far more sinister purpose-to be eliminated by whatever means necessary. In a vicious raid, Geddington is burned to the ground, and its people are butchered like livestock. When the horror finally ends, only three survivors and one cryptic letter remain. Alone and with nowhere to go, the three survivors follow their only clue in the mysterious letter, hoping to find answers and learn the identity of Dristlemore.