The King is ailing and there are whispers that his only child is unfit to rule.
It is a time of danger.
Strange creatures that have not been seen since the age of legends have been spotted again. The savage fallen ones are also becoming bolder. Striking and destroying towns and killing travelers.
It is a time of insecurity.
Rumors of armies gearing up to attack the borderlands and barbarian ships plaguing the coasts.
It is a time of fear.
The followers of the Pale Mother point to all these troubles and say it is the Mystics fault. They whisper that the only way to save Gillengaria is for the Mystics to be shown the mercy of the Silver Lady.