Lucius Kane, thief and Shadowmage, now rules over the thieves' guild in the city of Turnitia. The new ruling lord has proven willing to work with the thieves and relations with beggars and Shadowmages guilds are relaxed and friendly. Things are finally working out. However, an ancient artifact calls to Lucius, one that will unlock the secrets of his own heritage. He must leave the city and find the ruins of a long lost race in an effort to secure his birthright and discover his true purpose. An artifact of such power attracts many others though, all determined to harness its mystical energies for their own ends, and a game of brinksmanship erupts between the two great empires, Vos and Pontaine. Once discovered, will Lucius be prepared to pay his legacy's price in order to find out who he truly is?