Rafaler’s attempt to capture and enslave the Resztaki has failed, and he narrowly escaped. Now he is returning with a larger force as Staszo recovers after nearly dying during his defeat of Rafaler’s army. As the Deceiver’s bonds weaken, new threats to the Resztaki emerge, threatening their very existence. Help from the eight neighboring kingdoms is nearly impossible, as they have become ensnared in a series of all-out wars with one another’s. Humanity’s best hope lies in support from the elves and dwarves, who have just recently decided to reveal themselves to the world once more. But before this can happen, Staszo must accept his fate openly and discover how to unlock his true power to become the Magus of the Gods.