A year ago, where our story begins, Ashen Thermaneta is raised full Sahn of the Blud. His oldest friend Hartly watches on, proud but desperate to be raised along side him. Ol’ Blud tells Hartly he’s thinking of sending Old Sahn Thermenta to relive his father of the life long mission of guarding their most prized asset – The charge… But some disturbing news gives new meaning to their plans. In the now, Hart seeks to find those held responsible for his fathers death, testing the waters with the old desert dwelling enemies of the Blud — Drovers. When it comes to blows, Hart is introduced to a new friendChapter one here.