The world is just recovering from the Great War, and already many factions are vying for power. Assassinations are abound, and the leaders of the Five Nations are rebuilding their military might in anticipation for the right time to strike. However, behind the chaos, dark forces are stirring. Subtle manipulation by greater beings is causing the world to veer towards war again, and the Church is steadily becoming more and more corrupt. Who are these people, what is causing the fighting? The answer is burred deep in the past, with a group of adventurers from nearly fifty years earlier. Follow the path of both while learning what created the Lord of Blades and added fuel to the fires of war.