There is a price to be paid for power, and few know
this truth so well as the gnome sorcerer Fenrir Qadash. Having sacrificed his
entire gnome tribe, including his own wife and unborn child, to embrace the
promises of power from a prehistoric god called Belial, Fenrir has risen to rule
a global order of dark sorcerers known as the Darkgnome Legion.
Likewise, the human wizard Buer Kurzan has forged a
path to power through the same infernal pact with Belial, founding an academy
of dark magic and giving rise to the order of the Drakardi Sorcerers.
Both of these masters of dark magic owe all that
they have become to Belial, and both have come to chafe under the old god’s hold.
When Kurzan, fearing the implications of Belial’s
growing strength, refuses to turn over a magical artifact coveted by his
master, the diminutive Fenrir is tasked with retrieving the item at all costs.
In the end, only one of these two titans of dark
magic will hold the key that Belial seeks; but will it be the one who seeks to
curb the old god’s power, or the one who seeks to give Belial everything he
wants in exchange for serving his own sinister ambitions?