Fools and their bodies are soon parted.
For the gnome sorcerer Vaskerath, things were supposed to be easy. He was smart, skillful, and a dedicated student to the art of magic. But things never seemed to work out as smoothly as they should. When a Halfling approached him at the tavern and asked whether he would like to play a game, he thought it'd take no effort for him (and his invisible imp that he had summoned years ago) to cheat the Halfling for all he was worth and get the clue to the magic spell he wanted so desperately.
Unfortunately for him, this was no ordinary Halfling, but a member of the ruthless and bloodthirsty Thieves Guild, sent to collect an old debt. A debt to be paid in blood and body parts.
Vaskerath knew the risks, but the chance for more power and magic was all he cared about. But it doesn't take long for Vaskerath to realize that the Thieves Guild isn't the worst of his problems. There is a powerful stranger in the land, and this enemy is closer to him than he ever suspected.