A young queen takes the throne after the mysterious murders of her father and brothers, doing battle against the Northern Armies. Pirates sail the Hardewold seas. A King disinherits his treacherous son and heir to the throne. An elusive assassin is nearly caught. A Prince seeks his revenge. Spies endeavor to force the hands of both the oldest of allies and enemies alike. Murder ravages the countryside, taking both victory and defeat for its prize, leaving neither kings nor warriors untouched. Centuries-old alliances are called upon again, betrayals and schemes are hatched, partnerships are forged, and war emerges. Duty and family, vengeance and victory, assassins and spies, royalty and warriors; this tale is a journey of the kingdoms of old and their conflicts amongst each other.