Long ago a group of rogue scientists fled the Alliance worlds to escape persecution for their dangerous experiments. Settling on the planet Mystra, they continued their work in secret. The scientists had a dream. They wished to open a portal to another dimension. One night, they attempted to make their dream a reality with devastating consequences. The resulting cataclysm almost destroyed the world and created a barrier of destructive energy around the planet that destroys any ship that enters it.Malycon, Duke of Cenchrea, and a direct descendant of one of those ancient scientists has a dream of his own. That dream is to return technology to Mystra and crown himself as the planet’s ruler. Obsessed with machines, he will do anything to accomplish his goal. The key to making his dream a reality lies with the starfarer Jasen. The science of Jasen’s people works on Mystra and Malycon will do anything to possess such power for himself.Jasen and his companion Hawk have come to Mystra seeking answers. When unknown creatures of fiery death attacked. Three star systems perished but the planet Mystra survived. Convinced that there is a connection between the deadly energy field and the planet’s immunity to the Firehawks’ attack, Jasen seeks the machines responsible for the great cataclysm. His quest will take him north to the kingdom of Cenchrea and the duke’s secret laboratory hidden deep beneath Castle Cenchrea.With the whole kingdom of Cenchrea looking for them Jasen, Hawk and Tivonna must do the impossible. To save the universe, Jasen and his allies must first liberate the kingdom of Cenchrea from a tyrant while keeping Jasen and his otherworldly technology out of a madman’s hands.Meanwhile, deep in the heart of the nearby suns, something is stirring.