Even now, the way to the afterlife is closed, and the ghosts of the dead haunt the wild places between cities, killing anyone careless enough to be caught there after dark. Only the Archmages stand between the ghosts and the ordinary citizen, warding the cities against supernatural intrusion.
Despite the dire conditions, humanity thrives, and at first, Edra holds onto her hope—hope that she could someday return to the family she loves and misses so desperately. However, her circumstances rapidly begin to change, and she becomes embroiled in events that could alter the world forever.
In the city of Hajeria, she befriends Daniel, a mage and alchemist with dreams of exploring the world. They in turn come into contact with Lucia, a woman Daniel hasn't seen in years.
Having been driven there by a powerful vision, Lucia begins an investigation into the shadows that move through the city, a darkness she attributes to the rise of a new and powerful cult which is quickly gaining new followers. This cult teaches that the Undine, the goddesses of their world, are not just absent, but dead, and that a new pair of twin gods will rise in their place and deliver them from their dark times.
Is Lucia merely blaming the cult because they run counter to her own beliefs? Or is there something more sinister afoot? The answers could lie in her vision: a man ready to take his own life.