A lone wanderer, exotically dressed, stokes a fire and spins an epic tale of adventure, betrayal and tragedy. It is the legend of Aughra, the world’s benevolent guardian, and her impish son Raunip. It is the story of the gentle Gelflings, and the rise and fall of their race. It is the sage of the Urskeks, powerful alien visitors who arrive in peace, but who also harbor a dire secret. But most of all, it is the myth of the Bright Crystal, and how its healing light is ultimately corrupted into darkness.