The wizard Vell Lomaik, patriarch of the Lorimerillians has become dissatisfied with simply being the leader of the wisest and most powerful of all civilizations on Roan. The conquest of all of the worlds other mighty lands no longer holds his interest. His ambition drives him to achieve something greater, to perform the darkest of all magic: to cheat death itself. And he will do it at any cost, even if it means selling his soul to an upstart God obsessed with war. However, in all of his scheming and machinations, Lomaik never took one thing into consideration: Augho his tail-less younger sibling. Unable to perform magic, and practically held prisoner for his entire life, the brother that Lomaik regards as subhuman must somehow find a way to stop his older brother from performing the forbidden spell which threatens to destroy the sacred tree of life.