Two years have passed since the events of the War of the Lance.
Raistlin Majere meets with Crysania, a Cleric of Paladine who seeks to turn him from his path of darkness but finds herself attracted to him.
Caramon is now a drunk who is kicked out of his house and sent to escort Crysania to Raistlin's Tower. On their way, Crysania is attacked by Lord Soth a Death Knight on the orders of Kitiara, the Dark Lady.
Raistlin then reveals his plans to Dalamar, his apprentice who is a Dark Elf. He tells Dalamar that he knows of his mission as a spy for the Robes assembled at Wayreth. Raistlin's plans of overthrowing the Dark Queen Takhisis has begun.