Tennel Grimbeck, skinner of the Rolsarn Swamp on the edge of the Confederacy of City States, is leaving the home he's known for all his life ahead of tragedy and rumors of murder.
Runya Sulemar, holy warrior of the Hinoitaur race, has been wandering the expanse of the Dim, the last messenger to carry a warning of doom to the world beyond.
Morriga Dagnon, young aristocrat of the city of Drenon, seeks to prove the fame and glory of her home's legends as the greatest archers of the Confederacy.
Dobrek, a mysterious duelist, was drafted as a scout to be sent south to the Greenwater after an unfortunate misunderstanding with the magistrate of Drenon.
The Greenwater, a vast inland sea out of which grow trees the size of mountains. A place of savage, primal danger and new opportunity.
A place were the depths have never been fully tested, either in the waters or the hearts of its residents.