'You have tasted of the mercy of the Almighty, and you rejected it! You are banished to the North until the first snows of the Sevenwinter fall...you, Lachaine Blackshaft, Captain of the Night, shall be brought to repentance.' So spake the monk in the Central Square of Tais so long ago... The year of living as an animal had made its mark on Lachaine: his canines had grown, his eyesight now trained on every movement, his sense of smell and hearing at maximum. He was a hunter. But of all the changes, the greatest was his change of heart. Now, righteousness would be brought back to the corrupt rulers of Tais. In the form of a two-handed sword.