Brerto, the god, has been cast to oblivion, destroyed by the power of Dragon’s Flame wielded by a vengeful Cialia bent on freeing Ouloos from the horrors of gods. The effort of battling the ancient and cunning power has left Cialia exhausted. She returns to the Lake and her sisters, the glorious and magnificent Dragons who embody unconditional love and all things pure on Ouloos while the remaining gods hide away in fear of her incomparable power. Her sisters beg her to remain at the Lake with them and become a true Dragon, but the work is not done. All the gods must die.
Maelich has grown more and more detached from the Shaiwah as he leads them across the cracked land on a mission to take back the land stolen from their ancestors centuries prior. Under his tutelage, with the assistance of Ymitoth, the Shaiwah have developed into an unrelenting and decimating force who revel in conquest and bloodshed. Their tactics become more than Maelich can bear as he withdraws further into his own mind.
Havenstahl has been rebuilt and restored to its former glory with the aid of Moshat the mighty bear who lumbers about the north woods, and Daritus has turned his eyes toward retaking land stolen by the monsters from across the Great Sea. Those plans are interrupted by word of a massive pack of marauding snow beasts weaving a meandering path of destruction directly toward Havenstahl. He pulls his troops back to protect the city from the vicious beasts and prepare for the coming storm.
With Havenstahl buried in her own turmoil, and unable to repay the debt owed to Alhouim, a small band of dwarves plan a harrowing mission to sneak up the caves beneath Elbahor and free their brethren from the yoke of the cruelest of giants, Maomnosett Ott. The effort will take them to the brink and prove the last journey many of them will ever make.