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.
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.