A major catastrophe struck Lusternia. While Viravain, Lady of the Summer Song, was remaking Gloriana, she inadvertently broke a seal that bound the greatest of the Soulless Gods, Kethuru himself. Estarra and the Viravain/Kethuru merging battled and almost destroyed creation. The Elder Gods have come together, dropping all disputes between them, in order to do battle. But Viravain/Kethuru has consumed the shards of the Broken Seal, without which the link with Kethuru cannot be severed. Hope seems distant, but both mortals and gods alike are struggling to find a solution to this dire event.