Following the devastating failure of the missions, Brine and Jaysh discover the true source of the kingdom’s ails: an evil creature in the bowels of the land. Both Brine and Jaysh have a chance to be heroes, but not without a price. As Brine struggles with his faith, Jaysh begins to lose his mind.
The unclean places of Jashandar have come alive with a vengeance, hollows of slime, treetops of flesh, the heart of a bog where the beasties run wild. As Brine and Jaysh set out to salvage their homeland, they soon learn their homeland has a mind of its own.
Two of the most unlikely heroes, Brine the disciple and Jaysh the woodsman find themselves battling unspeakable beasts for a taste of the peace that surpasseth all human understanding, the former for his God, the latter for his sanity.