By Kristen Britain
Karigan G'ladheon is a eco-friendly Rider--a pro member of the elite messenger corps of King Zachary of Sacoridia. This corps of messengers, every one talented with a brooch of place of work that imparts a distinct magical skill to its wearer, was once based over one thousand years in the past throughout the bad time of the lengthy War.
During that spell-fueled conflict, Sacoridia used to be besieged through the sorcerous armies of the Arcosian Empire, led by way of Mornhavon the Black. whilst Sacoridia ultimately triumphed, Mornhavon resorted to darkish magic that rendered his twisted spirit immortal. made up our minds to maintain the area secure from this terrifying enemy, multitudes of Sacoridian magicians sacrificed their lives to construct the big D'Yer Wall, imprisoning the damaging spirit of Mornhavon in Blackveil woodland, which out of control magic had mutated right into a perilous and unnatural place.
For over 1000 years, the magic of the D'Yer Wall secure the folk of Sacoridia, yet because the centuries handed, reminiscence of the way the wall have been equipped used to be misplaced as a traumatized kingdom became its again on magic. And whilst a malicious entity cracked the big wall, there have been none left who knew the right way to fix it. eager to regain the data and service the ever-expanding breach within the wall, brokers of the king scoured the dominion for magical relics and knowledge. eventually, in a last-ditch try and achieve time, Karigan, whose Rider brooch enabled her to "fade"--sometimes traversing the layers of time and space--was in a position to catapult the spirit of Mornhavon into the longer term. yet how a ways into the long run used to be anyone's guess.
Realizing that this could be their basically probability to go into Blackveil and view the contaminated peninsula, King Zachary sends Karigan and a contingent of Sacoridians past the wall, in addition to an equivalent variety of Eletians--the immortal race that eons in the past lived in what's now Blackveil wooded area. but additionally to the unnatural risks of the woodland itself, Karigan and her small delegation were by way of a mystery insurgent sect--descendants of the unique Arcosian invaders, and through a showdown among those teams, Mornhavon all of sudden reappears.
In the mystical war of words that follows, Karigan is jolted out of Blackveil and wakes in a darkness blacker than evening. She's mendacity on delicate, chilly stone, yet as she reaches out, she realizes that the stone is not only underneath her, yet above and round her besides. She's landed in a sealed stone sarcophagus, a few unknown tomb, and the air is turning into thin.
Is this to be her finish? If she escapes, the place will she locate herself? Is she nonetheless on the earth she recollects, or has the paranormal explosion transported her someplace totally different? to determine, she needs to first win freed from her prison--before it turns into her grave. and will she be triumphant, will she be jogging immediately right into a capture created through Mornhavon himself?
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