The Island of Kassell is no place for stories, no safe haven for myth. Bards are butchered, storytellers silenced for telling any tales not sanctioned by the Church of the Dial. When thief and criminal storyteller Aefan Skeinhowes is asked to steal from the Church he takes great delight in getting one over on them. In doing so he starts a war, and a chain of events that upsets the entire island and releases the old gods of Kassell who have been imprisoned by the Dial.
If listening to stories is a punishable crime, should you even be here?