The realm of Vo'Arum is ruled jointly by two great families, the Mestarns, and the DeNagas. For centuries these two families have worked together, using their hereditary gifts to enhance the lives of all in their realm. While playing in a corridor in the Manor Lodge both great families occupy, Mila loses her cousin's ball down a manhole. The search for the ball reveals the beginning of a sinister plot. In a night of terror only one great family will remain. The other must escape Vo'Arum, or die.