A combination of watchmen, rangers, and soldiers, the Outrider Legion patrols the roads and dark places within the Dominion, keeping safe its citizens from threats that elude the other Legions.It falls on a unit of Outriders to undertake a dangerous mission to recover a mysterious artifact, stolen from dark forces. However not all is as it seems, as there are many players in this game, and the Outriders find themselves beset with rivals. As they track down the thieves and their mysterious treasure it becomes apparent that there are other forces involved in the pursuit, forces not above using murder and black magic to get what they want. One of them is the Akvan, a centuries-old sorcerer and the terror of the entire continent. His involvement in the affair is unknown, but his appearance can only indicate some grand, diabolical strategy at work. But there is another shadowy figure in play ...