In a fit of desperate arrogance, Gilgafed the Sorcerer opened a rift between the worlds and released a Seeker. Combined with the soul of a thief named McCabe it became the one the prophecies called The Destroyer.
Gilgafed knows he must seek help in order to prevent his death, but the only one capable of helping is his ancient enemy, Milward, last of the Wizards, and Milward has his hands full in the Southern Empire.
With the rift weakening and the ancient prophecies coming to fruition, the peoples of the world are forced to combine forces to survive. That is, if they can keep from killing each other.