As a hired assassin, Faux Falaran is used to "solving problems". When his latest contract takes a wrong turn, Faux realizes he's become someone else's problem. One they want solved. Forced to flee, he's soon destitute and starving on the road. A chance encounter with a warrior-priest provides an opportunity to change his fortunes. Chasing down a lost religious artifact, they stumble upon an ancient evil. One that is awakening.