The Shadow Cult comes for Aariad.
An evil grows in the south. The Shadow Cult who created Bene are expanding their terrible ways, seeking new methods of mastery over the dark magics which course through the wraith's body. Theirs is a mysterious goal. And they are growing in power.
An army is slowly bleeding into the world. An army which seeks the World Trees. Five are said to have been birthed with the coming of light into the world of Arduil. Just one of these ancient, magical trees will provide enough power for this army to enter into Aariad unhindered.
The shadow of war grows once more. But no one knows who the enemy really is. Or which threat is greatest.