As she returns home, to the bedside of her dying mother, Fey discovers that the Fortress-State where she grew up is now besieged by hordes of Orcs. The region, isolated as it is from the rest of the Kingdom of Leon, is condemned to its fate.
Fey decides to rebuild a bridge, collapsed for thousands of years, that will allow supplies and relief to reach these troubled lands. But the Runes that connected the stones have been destroyed and forgotten... The task seems impossible, until she discovers a notebook belonging to her father, a certain Aral of the Temple.