Throughout his many centuries on Earth, Gilad has made countless enemies, but few friends. Now, as Master Darque's war against the Geomancers continues, Gilad must say goodbye to a very old friend.
Years ago, Geomancer Buck McHenry saved the life of the Eternal Warrior. Now, Gilad finds that he must kill his friend Buck, or risk evil Master Darque using the knowledge of the Geomancers for his own ends. After slaying Buck with the soul-stealing knife, teh Bagh-Nakh, Gilad must fight Darque for possession of the weapon. The blade is shattered, releasing mystic forces that nearly destroy both Gilad and Darque!