Isilme, Charnag, and Drekkn expand their household and their influence. However, they find that they have been playing up to the plans that they were set up to do from the very start. When everything starts to fall apart they find depth of character and allies that they didn't realize they had.
Matron Mother Elg’caress Barrindar finds her opportunity to advance her house and rule over all of Malzebowan. She is willing to risk everything and kill anyone that stands in her way.
As the world starts to change and the great war looms in a not to distant future, Gorag makes his move and expands his territory. He has made it clear that nothing and no one will stand in his way of becoming a god. But Gorag isn't the only one striving for their immortality.