As titanic battles are fought across western Immoren, the fires of a war more ancient and terrible than any of those conducted by mortals are being stoked to world-consuming fury. The leaders of the United Kriels fight to ensure their survival by calling on both old and new allies, including the recently awakened mountain kings. Aloof from the struggles of the other factions, Xerxis leads an army in a risky gambit amid the larger plans of Supreme Archdomina Makeda, positioning the skorne to subjugate Ios. Meanwhile, events already set in motion by Krueger the Stormlord threaten to scar the face of Caen itself as he works toward his ultimate goal: the destruction of the dragon Everblight. Ancient beings advance toward an apocalyptic end game with no regard for the innocents caught in their path, and only time will tell if great heroes will find a way to forestall this doom.