Aral Kingslayer was once the best assassin in the world, one of the fabled Blades of Namara. But then he murdered the goddess of the temple and burned the building to the ground. Cast out from society, with the penalty of death should he return Aral now lives in the shadows. When two women encounter some trouble in the tavern Aral uses for an office, he decides to lend a helping hand. Soon his good deed lands him in the middle of a three way battle to find an artefact that might be the key to preventing a war between nations and the species that inhabit them.