Behold Eridu, a vast and beautiful continent in the wild world of Enki. Mighty kingdoms, humble villages, and ancient peoples populate much of the fertile land. The kingdom of Norstowe, rich in farmland and stone, with its massive cathedrals and bustling cities, is the center of the trade in Eridu’s West. The mysterious and distant desert kingdom of Khatir finds its wealth in the southern mountains, rich in many precious metals. Skog is the new realm of the Varg, a once nomadic seafaring people who left the frozen tundras of Audn and settled and built villages and strongholds dotting the lands to the North and East, and are now beginning to explore this continent.
It is a time of peace and prosperity; the old hatreds between the Stowans and Khatiri are set aside in favor of farm, trade, and sport. But when the kingdom of Norstowe suddenly falls silent and closes its gates at Hildeguard, rumor takes wind. Stories of shadow, creatures, and death, muttered in low voices in every tavern. It is feared that the time of peace is coming to an end; that Norstowe seeks the mysterious power under the southern desert sands.
Deep within the wastelands of Khatir, under the city of Aljana, rests the ominous Omenstone, a crystalline monolith inscribed with ancient spells believed to defend Enki from otherworldly evil. Some claim that the Omenstone brings good fortune and wealth, others say it offers visions of the future. Priests profess it is a gift from the gods, and sorcerers insist it would grant them mighty power. Many, however, do not even know it exists. But if the Omenstone is what the tales say, it must be protected at all costs; for if it falls, the doom of this world is ensured.