These are troubling times. The kingdom is not as it was, and not as it should be.
Yes, Havenrealm is safe, the invaders have been defeated, and their master has been slain.
But King Tharbold has fallen and Malancar, the ambitious Lord of Anchorport, has seized control of the kingdom. Now the people suffer at his hand and Alathor the Wizard must find the way to remove the tyrant from power. But how to restore the Havenrealm of Old without provoking a bloody civil war?
And, although the struggle against evil in the Great Forest was a success, it merely set the stage for the return of Alathor’s arch-rival. The foes the wizard has faced up to now have been but a shadow of what is to come. Foreseeing his eventual defeat, Alathor realizes that he must ensure the ways of the Wizard Council and the study of magic are preserved. He must pass on his knowledge. He must find an apprentice.
It is against this dire backdrop that a man comes to Alathor seeking his help. A man bearing an enchanted sword; a powerful and evil artifact, a Dark Blade. Now, Alathor must unravel the blade’s secrets and find the way to put an end to its evil.
He must prevent the enemy from recovering his Instruments of War.