Whoever wishes to keep a secret must hide the fact that he possesses one.
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe-
Théah, a world where a whispered secret can be more deadly than a Swordsman’s rapier. This is especially true in Vodacce, where Merchant Princes play “The Great Game”, and an individual’s life and fortunes are simply pieces to be sacrificed in their ruthless pursuit of power. In a land bound with strands of honor and treachery, a mismatched group of heros is drawn together, lashed to one another by the dark secrets they all share. Will they learn to overcome their natural distrust of one another and prevent an ancient evil from being loosed upon the world, or will the fangs of their enemies find them before they can succeed, their lives drained away by the predators that lair within a Web of Velvet and Steel.