The year is 422 AC, the great green Beryllinthranox, the great blue Khellendros, and the great red Malystyrx are dead, leaving Gellidus the White hording over the frozen Southern Ergoth and Onysablet the Black holding the New Coast as "Sable's Swamp". The minotaurs have a strong foothold on the continent for the first time in recorded history, and the old magic has come back.
Times are looking as dangerous as they are promising and the world needs a new generation of heroes. The heroes of old from the War of the Lance and the War of Souls have all either perished or become too old to fight. Krynn has not stabilized since the end of the last war, too much is still new and the future is uncertain