The Bandits of Song are unprepared to encounter the sudden assault that is to fall upon them, told through the
eyes of a lowly thief, Balen. Either he dies at the hands of the inhuman assailants, or he must live as a deserter...
During the midst of Viktoria's many descents, Madam Thes comes to offer resolution,
but she turns her down once again. Caught in the present and past, VIktoria tries to
keep her head below surface in the underworld of Nuefrost.