Fears about the Red Years rekindled wake after the murder of Bishop Madheus. Religious passions clash with the aspirations of nobility, threatening a deep division among the sovereigns of the Kingdoms. On the surface of this boiling sea, Prince Fredrik of Brandengrad stands before the Tribunal of the Conclave.
But while his own life may be forfeit, his mind remains fixed on Vatsdam, where the allied Kings of the Eleven stand ready to bring an end to the threat of Nepenthe.
That end comes, changing the world forever.