Magic. It is a part of the environment. It is a part of the people. It is a force of immeasurable power that flows throughout Cerra Sevatia. Those who have become familiar with magic are aware of natural channels through which it flows like a river seeking the great sea. These channels are called ley lines. Over the course of thousands of years, these ley lines have carved paths through the landscape and across the sky. Most aren't even aware of their existence as they have become a part of nature.
But Sythus Mythran, High Theorist and leader of the Council of Stars, is keenly aware of their condition and studies and monitors them regularly. When a massive fluctuation occurs in one of these ley lines, he dispatches his most trusted wizard, Tina van Schtoffen, to investigate the cause.
Discovering an ancient city beneath a massive tree, built around its very roots, Tina delves into its depths to search for a possible cause of the fluctuation. She finds both a powerful, magical seal and a holy knight from an order called Sunborn Paladins who was sent from a land far to the south to find the source of a growing malevolence in the mountains. Though Tina and the Sunborn Paladin find that the magical seal is undamaged, the source of the fluctuation itself remains a mystery. After taking measures to prevent another such occurrence, they return to the Council of Stars in order to discuss their discovery and search for more clues in the only historical record with any information regarding the city and its long lost people.
Strange happenings around the palace suggest that they may not have returned from the ancient city alone. When Tina's apprentice, Denna, begins showing signs that she may be succumbing to a powerful curse, Tina must attempt to lift the curse in order to prevent a much more devastating calamity from consuming the entire world. But even if it succeeds, the only solution she can find may cost Denna her life.