The town of Ascencia has been plagued by mysterious howls and shrieks at night for as long as Toren McVec can remember. These howls came from the Ascencian castle, hidden away by a massive wall called the Royal Guard. As a boy, Toren swore to reveal the secrets of the castle once and for all. As time passed, however, Toren matured and left Ascencia to study the realm of magic. Following in his brothers footsteps, however, Lehrah McVec infiltrates the castle Ascencia. After seeing what lurks there, the youth is inexplicably killed. When word of this reaches Toren, the young Dreamer makes it his mission to uncover the secrets behind the Ascencian government and his brothers death, but ends up uncovering more about his own past and the reality of the world in which he lives than he intends.