The Third Crusade against the infidels Vizerath, ordered by King Albion the Wise and Ruimoor Jhär, Dean of the Sacred Temple, is now over. Most of the Kennar's army remains in the East, to guard the newly conquered territories and quell any riots. Former soldiers and deserters roam the lands, stealing and looting. Others, once warriors, are looking for a way back home or seeking their own personal redemption. Gabriel Huntermoon, a former crusader who has lost his memory, is possessed by the spirit of a Dark God called "the Guardian" who gives him uncontrollable powers. Gabriel is tired, frightened and unwilling to fight, disgusted by the violence he witnessed in war. Rihannon Mohernoor, a young and attractive young red-haired apprentice sorceress, convinces him to fight to protect the villages (unprotected because of the Crusade) from a unusual invasion of monsters and demons. Rihannon believes that Gabriel is the man mentioned by ancient prophecies, the Gorian Karem Rou, the savior chosen from heaven that will protect humans from the demons and will lead them into a New Era.