It is the end of an age on Khaldun; an age that has known nothing but peace as far back as mortal memories stretch. But the Kohan that survived the last Cataclysm recognize the thunderhead brewing in the distance. Those Kohan fallen to the Shadow, called the Ceyah, once again stride across Khaldun sowing terror in their wake. They depose kings and seize power while marshaling their forces in preparation for the coming battle. A handful of Kohan have come forth to challenge the Ceyah in the eternal struggle between the Creator and the Shadow. But the Shadow has a powerful new champion awakened from the Great Dream. Once a stalwart member of the High Council, this champion burns with a jealous passion known only to those seduced by the Shadow. The Shadow s champion rises and darkness approaches. A darkness that creeps into the hearts and lives of men as their world teeters on the brink of chaos.