"I have suffered every day since, cast off, abandoned, tortured ... and I find it all for nothing. You worship a lie. Too long I accepted you, treated you as an equal. But you're not. You're nothing, and at last I see it ... friend."
Stripped of his power, and branded a renegade by his Order, Darius seeks a way to prove his god is not the bloodthirsty deity his fellows have created. Meanwhile Jerico takes refuge with a band of rebels as Dark Paladins scour Dezrel seeking to claim his life, and the lives of all who would help him. As the silent war rages, their faith is tested, and one will succumb to the promises of a prophet who has lived for centuries.