Johan Vars, the Arbiter, is an elite warrior known as a Verdii. He is betrayed and his family slaughtered. The Arbiter, now hell-bent on revenge, becomes the most wanted fugitive in the Highlands. He evades capture, allowing himself to be enslaved by his sworn enemy, the Minok Empire. He saves a young child, Keenan, from certain death and raises him as his own inside the slave camp. Unknown to Johan Vars, Keenan, by birthright, is next in line to become the Highland King. Princess Eliana and Keenan flee Minok with Vars, Brom Hoden, and Jade, a Light Elf battle mage, in order to seek refuge at the Elfin Shrine. Through the chaos, despair and hope walk hand and hand. In a time of Light Elves and vampires, unlikely heroes step forward, changing the course of history. Warriors are born and legends created in a war-torn world filled with good and evil.