Darkness comes on all sides. Those who would stand against it grow weaker and weaker. The world of Veru stands on the brink; evil sees victory coming closer and closer. To Ensure victory in the coming war, a young man is taken from the only home he has ever known. His master leads him to a dark place where even darker deeds are done. There, secrets are revealed and wicked plans set in motion. But none on the side of darkness even know where they will all lead, except a shadowy figure known as Rychid. In his mind are twisted paths that lead to his own ends. He moves in Veru as he wills and none can hope to stop him. But he is misled by his own wisdom and the young man is not what he seems. His life belongs to the darkness, but does his heart? Will he cooperate with the evil that commands him? What has Rychid unleashed on Veru?