It has been many years since the Dark Immortals Khasad and Elazul ravaged the realm of Lithrydel with their mighty armies and heroes such as Donovan Keane, Lionel O’Connor, Kalid, Cailyn Keane, and Demont Roussai drove them back, sealing and destroying them forevermore. Yet even in their defeat there were signs that their forces were never truly extinguished. Roughly two years after war’s end, a cult of former soldiers in Elazul’s ranks lit fire to the country of Catal from shore to shore, bringing about a cataclysm that exterminated the vast majority of the Catalian people and left the land to rot.
Time passed. Heroes came and went. With the destruction of his homeland and grief over the many lives he failed to save during Lithrydel’s Dark Immortal War -- most especially that of his late wife, Alexia Isis -- Lionel came back haunted. He had visions of the dead, and he intended to die alongside them. A burgeoning network of newfound friends, including heroes and heroines of a newer age, brought him back from the brink.
Tragedy struck some months later when a group of raw recruits under Lionel’s tutelage were mercilessly slaughtered. A full investigation was launched, but the culprits were never found. Lionel began to fear that a remnant of the Dark Immortals’ power still reigned and it planned to reignite the war for Lithrydel. Matters were made worse when event after event after unresolved event seemed to link in some way to unidentified puppeteers pulling the strings across the realm in a bid to weaken its people before full-scale assault.
Though it took two years after his return for the enemy to make themselves known, Lionel and his close companions bore witness to the sum of all their fears when the ruthless Kahran, a former lieutenant in the Dark Immortals’ army and the man responsible for the fall of Catal, revealed himself at last, starting a new war that would shake the world.