The proud city of Newport has fallen, consumed by the wrath of the great dragon Riversong. Yet some survived the choas, fleeing the terror and destruction all around, driven far inland, to the wilderness of swamp and plain. A harsh land, and one home to the goblins --fierce, primitive people, long enemies of all humans. But the men and women of Newport have nowhere to go, save to servitude, and they will fight as fiercely as any goblin to keep their newfound home. In a world torn apart by bloodshed, the only hope for peace is the warrior and the witch.