E. E. 1990

The king of Worlorn is deathly ill. The Lords of Sollon are preparing for the worst, even as they bicker among themselves whether or not the king's appointed successor will be acceptable.

In the Duchy of Brissenmor, the duke is instigating his own bid for power as he attempts to eliminate the leadership of the Order of Law, inadvertently assisting the sinister plans of Ietome.