It all started when Calzara died…
An elven girl is brutally murdered under mysterious circumstances and against all odds is raised as one of the Undying, the “good guy” zombie elves of the island nation of Aerenal.
Stazo Nazrud, now walking (if somewhat uncertainly) the straight-and-narrow, has arrived in Aerenal, his partner and companion Nivi Sparkartist in tow, hoping to secure a purchasing contract with Columbian Soarwood, the logging business run by Calzara’s father.
An employee at Columbian and a friend of the family, Grayvus, is a newcomer to Aerenal and may or not be a warforged, though the thick cloak and swaddling wrappings he wears constantly aren’t revealing much.
A young elf, lean and powerful and trailing the dust of the road behind him, arrives in Shae Mordai looking for whatever adventure and challenge the Spirits of the Past put in his way. His enemies and his friends (if he had any) know him as Nymm.
Five strangers meet in the Halls of the Undying Court where Petendithas, Calzara’s father is waiting for them, along with Cortege, a councilor to the Court and four representatives of the the major nations of Khorvaire. Calzara is ushered in to meet the undead elves that lead the Aereni religion. Looking for answers, Calzara is shocked when the Court describes her as an abomination and tells her it was a mistake that she was spared from death. Meanwhile, the party meets Caribe Stielo, a competitor for Columbian’s soarwood and Stazo learns that he has lost the contract to his rival. After Calzara returns, the party is invited to take part in an ancient ritual: the hunting of the island’s deadly Beasts. But before the ritual can reach fruition, the group is ambushed by a ravenous horde of the undead, led by a necromancer who may hold the answer of Calzara’s murder.