One year has passed since the Treaty of Thronehold ended a hundred year civil war that has torn the Empire of Galifar into pieces. The Five Nations that were once unified under the Wynern family a millinia ago are now independent once again and old hatreds die hard. Before the ink had dried on the paper, a shadow war had begun in which nation struck against nation not with mustered armies but with dark alliances, manipulation, assassination, and sabotage. Now, a mere 18 months since the end of the last war, the precarious balance of power is already being threatened. A mysterious stranger from a bygone age, a convoluted attempt to take the life of a queen, a dragonmarked house divided against itself, and a small band of companions hounded by echoes of the past…Welcome, to the Heroes of Eberron!