“The white queen is troubled but can’t say why. The black queen hates the white and gives the assassin a black coat. The assassin steals upon the white queen. She can’t see him gliding through the shadows. The sword screams. The white queen falls. Her city falls. Stones fall in the cavern to crush the soothsayer. The tree burns and thrashes in agony. Branches break. Branches twist and grow together…”
— from a vision by the diviner Yaphyll
The Empire of Netheril has risen from the ashes of the spellplague to dominate Faerun. War has come to Faerun and the Netherese seem unopposed. Only the prophesy of the spellplague yields any clue as to how Faerun can again be made right. This is the story of a band of adventurers, the brazenly named “Shar’s Bane”, who dare to oppose the Netherese and restore the world to its former balance.