During the spring of 1345, Tera was in her prime. Warring between the western territories of Sian and Peladus had at last quieted, and abundant rainfall across the land meant plentiful crops. After years of merciless conflict, contentment spread like fine moss. Many said that the roads had never been safer to travel. Civilization began to rebuild.
To the northeast, the Ungoverned Lands took up a wide portion of the Southern Continent, and was so named because it lacked a single ruling power; each town, hamlet, and tribe lived by its own set of laws and customs.
These lands were once made up of dense forest, but were populated long ago by people seeking escape from their governments. There remained a great deal of forested wilderness, with small civilizations nestled in seclusion.
In the very northeastern corner of the Lands, there was a village called Emerald’s Peak. Few had ever heard of it, and it was not marked on most maps. The villagers lived discreet lives and rarely ventured away from home, preferring to stay within their realm of safety and peace.
It was also home to strange creatures, some said to have been the offspring of miraculous beasts that had roamed the world when Humans were very few. They lived calmly with the villagers, and most of them could communicate freely.
Overall, a quiet little place; nothing ever happened to upset the routine of the villagers. The years had passed without incident.
Living there was fifteen-year-old Angelique Sommer, a girl with no knowledge of her lineage. Her adopted family was comprised of Shalla and Joseph Sommer, and their four-year-old son, Arrow.
She had always longed for adventure; now, she and two of her childhood friends will embark on a seemingly straightforward journey.
The lives of others will also become entwined with this quest: two argumentative siblings, a lonesome outcast, a gentleman thief, an imprisoned Elf, and a young soldier who deserts his corrupt superiors.
However, this simple hunt for a runaway will soon change the young world of Tera—for better or worse...