By Paul B. Thompson, Tonya C. Cook
Whereas the Elven Exiles fight for survival within the far away nation of Khur, the elves last in Qualinesti face persecution, enslavement, and extermination. Amid nice anguish and unrelieved evil, a insurgent leader--masked, nameless, and with unusual powers--appears, decided to cleanse the land of invaders.
Meanwhile, Kerianseray, the Lioness, Kagonesti common and spouse of Speaker Gilthas, unearths herself magically transported from sure dying in Khur to both dire straits in her former place of birth. As Gilthas leads the elves around the trackless desolate tract looking for a brand new domestic, the Lioness fights ruthless slavers and crosses paths with the mysterious masked progressive of Qualinesti.
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