The Sword of Decree places horrific images in the mind of Ryson Acumen. Unable to determine the exact cause or extent of the potential disasters, he decides to investigate the history of the blade and the origins of its enchantment. Placing his hopes upon the power of transformation contained within ebony energy, Ryson seeks out a powerful sorceress capable of utilizing black magic beyond any other known spell caster. While attempting to examine the origin of the blade, the sorceress discovers a powerful influence linked directly to the delver.
Following his instincts, Ryson travels to Dark Spruce Forest and then the underground dwarf caverns. Desperately searching for the means to prevent the visions from becoming reality, the delver confronts the elves regarding the significance of elflore. He works feverishly to develop the proper protections for the dwarf city of Dunop. Through his struggles, he discovers that his fate cannot be altered. He must look beyond the potential hardships and find a deeper meaning within the visions. He must accept his destined role in preventing total devastation even if it means facing personal tragedy.