As the Time of Ten closes, evil forces engulf the Land of Cumber. Dark King Louis rules, and those who resist his dominance begin to lose hope. The insolence of Dark Louis knows no bounds; he cares not for the populace and offers them only destitution and hardship, while he showers riches and comfort on his favorites. He destroys those who oppose him, removing them from their positions and casting them down. He elevates those who do his bidding to high office.
He is subservient to Emperor Norc of SoJer, whose castle is in the Land of Camden. In fealty to his lord, King Louis wrenches away the worldly goods of his poor land and offers his Kingdom’s wealth as bounty to the Emperor. King Louis loves his subjects not, but rather seeks the power the Emperor bestows upon him.
In small numbers and sometimes alone, those who resist the injustice speak out, but the King’s agents move swiftly and with vengeance. The King bribes and buys off those who challenge him, leaving fewer to resist. As their comrades fall, the resistance doubts the trustworthiness of former allies.
In the hamlet of River More, the fraternity of those who love the hamlet and resist the King is shattered as he draws the hamlet’s princes into his fold. The tale of the King’s perfidies is not to be told, because the kingdom’s scribes do the King’s bidding.
The one hope to rally those who believe in truth, justice, and the Louisless Way is the Magic Net. Those who hover ‘neath the Net may speak openly of the wrongdoings of the King. But who will listen? Who will stand up to the King and challenge his power? Hope is dimming as his iron fist tightens its control over the land, and his minions become ever more powerful, seizing control of all offices. Who will help the rebels? Is there a White Knight?