In the Barony of magical Spring Fountain, Lord Eustef Keirsted has fallen ill. He sleeps a dreamless sleep from which none can wake him. His two sons (Guilbert and Hugo) and his men prepare for a quest to retrieve his soul, or at least see it safely to the afterworld.
Meanwhile, those loyal to Eustef's sons, the Church, merchant guilds, and the neighboring fiefs are all looking to profit from the situation or shift it in their favor. Should Lord Eustef pass on, many are angling to see that his heir is favorable to them.