After the death of Larret Hamlet’s old Reeve, his daughter, mage Tripper reluctantly turns in the hastily created fief’s report on bonds for Laret to Lord Ramson.
Along with this follow several harrowing events, resulting in the Black Swans who form a cohort to deal with various local threats. Thus, begins the investigations into Tearmain.
Examining the deluge of terror, with no stone left unturned, G, Tripper, Winey, Mi, Jess and Eren seek out Lord Ramson to report on grizzly incidents discovered around Larret Hamlet. They receive his suggestion to travel west overland to go to the un-named river where they can reach the royal city of Mount Oryn.
On their journey westward, the Black Swans discover another enemy Tearmain army.
As the Black Swans receive redemption for G, this leads to her becoming known among her people being praised for her ability and efforts as a strong leader and a reliable person, yet she finds discomfort in this.
In a desperate protracted confrontation with a Tearmain army, a Black Swan is captured and is sacrificed.
Then later in dealing with a second army, with the General Isela, who is the leader of one of two more enemy armies, events lead to a much darker being.
These events lead to the Black Swans having to make severe choices such as: remain loyal to the Dominnion of Kannoral, convert to this upstart new god, Tearmain, or even switch loyalty to General Selanad – or worse.
In this, with conclusions of the one adventure, they may lead to the next adventure, but they each need to survive even one.