Decades ago, Ahkmahafes, a vengeful Goddess put a curse on a King that forbade anyone of the royal bloodline to set foot in the Southern Regions once known as the Burning Lands. Jahqmed has returned to the lands of his royal ancestors with the help of a crippled Mage who provides a psychic 'disguise', preventing detection by the Goddess and her many minions. This dispossessed nobleman is on his way to the port city of Mahafes seeking answers about a reoccurring vision involving a radiant chestnut horse whose reflection shows a solemn woman in the waters of a vast un-named lake in the middle of a high desert plain. There is a legend that the Fire Mane will bring rain and peace into the lands if her spirit can be freed.
Family curses and ancient legends often lead to interesting journeys. Let us wish Jahq some luck on his...he's gonna need it! *You can see the above-mentioned Goddess in my 'Sun Dancer' picture.