An ancient relic with inconceivable powers; a personal vendetta threatening to tear a nation apart; and a young, innocent girl caught in the middle.
For countless eons, the immortal Ascendants indwelled the Eastern Estates. Using omnipotent artifacts like the Keystone, these ancients built an unparalleled paradise before rising into the heavens, leaving behind a generous Inheritance for the nations that would eventually follow.
The Keystone, however, was also left behind. Unable to bring the corporal to the mystical, the Ascendants concealed the relic where only the worthy could find it, and there it has remained, hidden for many millennia.
Now, a brutal war threatens the Estates, and the Keystone might be the only solution. Therefore, the Vanguard Lieutenant Mordecai embarks on a secret mission with only two guides—an old historian strangely named Damascus, and his young protégé, Amethyst. Together, they will traverse the kingdoms of the Inheritance, sail the seas, confront ancient paradoxes, and face their greatest fears.
But in the end, their ultimate goal, this divine Keystone, may prove the greatest threat of all.