The kingdoms of Arx and Nihilus have been joined as one and finally there is peace between their peoples. We now turn our gaze to the West, where a justicar named Dario is hunting the criminal mastermind behind the slave trade; The Vice Queen. During his investigations, he meets a strange young sorcerer who defies all gods and faiths, declaring himself his own god, his own master. All the while, Dario is plagued by terrible nightmares of a monstrous threat building strength underneath his feet. Meanwhile, a slave known as "The Dream Merchant" receives a visit from Sandalphon, the Archangel who led the now-fallen Inquisition. He tells her that it is her destiny to rebuild the Inquisition from the ashes, and become its new Grand Inquisitor. It's another tale of mystery, intrigue, seduction, and bloodshed in the history of Erets.