Year 85 AC
The small village of Pathfinder is being attacked by ogres. To counter the effect as best as possible, a trapper named Ben Tradeson has united the farmers and loggers of the area and started building a fort and training a militia.
Ariella experiences a strange magical storm that sweeps over the continent. There are deaths, but more strange things happen to people, giving them magical abilities where they had none or taking them if they did. It only affects a few people in such ways, but it is life altering to some.