Bards sing tales of heroes from ages past, but never have the Forgotten
Realms so desperately needed a champion. Years have passed since the war between
Luskan and Neverwinter, almost enough time for the wounds of war to heal. But
the brief peace the Realms have known may be at an end. Tension growing between
the mighty city-states means the Sword Coast again teeters on the edge of open
war. Unnoticed, a greater danger stalks the City of Skilled Hands. Unbeknownst
to the denizens of the North, deep in the Mere of Dead Men, dark forces from
across the Realms have been rallied under the banner of a legendary evil. If
left unchallenged, all of the North is doomed to fall under its power.

Even in this darkest hour, hope remains. A mysterious relic is borne to
Neverwinter in the hands of a lone hero so that its secrets may be unlocked –
secrets that carry the fate of all the North. So begins an epic tale of
shattered alliances, noble acts and dark deeds to be told across the Realms for
generations to come.