Darkness is alive. It has power.
Del'Praeli begin to act like animals. Someone behind the scenes is helping Darkness take over Raesul and letting these new monsters loose on the world.
Somehow, Shade and Vayle aren't affected. They begin to unravel the twisted truths behind their pasts and powers. Maybe Raesul's destruction will show them their true selves. Darkness is changing. The world will suffer.