Former elite Stitchwalker Brogin and his 'Familiar' Zbotski are on the run from the 'CLYSM', a quasi religious hegemony over the realm of the 'Scape. They steal a mysterious and powerful artifact known as the 'Lode' and set out across the treacherous domain of the Scape to discover its secrets and perhaps reveal the mysteries of Brogin's enigmatic past.
But something is happening to the Scape. It is being torn apart by storms of ever increasing intensity and plagued by multiplying swarms of the appalling 'Scathe'. All this focused on the fold, a region of cryptic and transcendental energies.
The Clysm send a team of 'Envisionists' to investigate guided by Stitchwalker Olim and his psychotic Familiar Wode who's presence hint at a deeper more awful purpose to their mission.
Pontiff Ferris and Matriarch Joy together hold the Clysm in their sway. They demand unquestioning loyalty of both Seamstress and Stitchwalker alike. However, they hide a terrible and unholy secret that could bring into question the very nature of the Scape... And their desperate quest for immortality could destroy it utterly !
Looking on, from beyond the Patches, the Scape and even the Fabric itself, strange and powerful entities consider, and begin to draw their plans...