Lilik is a survivor. After the disastrous expedition to the island volcano, Ioene, she is home with a warning. The malevolent tyrant, Mieshk Ulstat, is gathering devastating magical power. Unchecked, Mieshk will obliterate Kiriilti civilization.
Cut off from her soul magic and held hostage by the Ulstats, Lilik plots to overturn the situation. Meanwhile, in a hideout deep in an abandoned mine, a bandit queen lives amongst mounds of treasure, sharpening her daggers.