Some mistakes take months or years to collapse. Some take centuries... The elven kingdom of Marsdenfel is poised on a precipice. Its father, Breidentel, has essentially collapsed and become its child. Salles, its old longtime alley, has been chafing from years of rule by conquerors who ignored the realm's class divisions, and the current ruler has been missing for months. The crown heir is consort of another realm--Grehafen, an enemy of Marsdenfel from its very founding, which more recently enslaved Marsdenfel and even now claims a bastard of Marsdenfel's royal line for its queen. And just before the king of Salles went missing, a nearby island of slavers assassinated the king of Marsdenfel, kidnapped that king's son, and left a teenage boy as ruler of Marsdenfel. The entire region is like tinder awaiting a spark. And it might have just found one.