After being brought together by equal parts happenstance and common purpose, five intrepid heroes-in-the-making stand ready to defend the village of Hathwick:
Rurik, the boastful northman soldier-turned-priest, who is determined to honor his warrior god by testing his mettle against any foe the world can throw at him.
Rothar Rockhide, paladin of Moradin and exiled scion of a proud dwarven clan, who seeks to exonerate his family name and reclaim their ancestral holdings.
Orn, ranger of the Ardenwood and one of the last survivors of the elven Shadowfoot tribe, whose peaceful life among the humans of Hathwick has been turned upside-down.
Althaea, the eladrin pyromancer, a student of lost knowledge who travels the land in search of the arcane and the forgotten.
Lungorthin, the tiefling drifter, whose cursed Turathi blood is only the first of many secrets.