Ring of Intrigue
Andvaranaut is a piece of magical jewelry, a simple finger ring in which is bound up the fate of the world. Depending upon who possesses it and how it is used, it will cause either doom or deliverance.
Caligula, the Emperor of Rome, has used the ring before and, despite the fact that he placed his soul in danger by doing so, wants to keep it under his control.
Osric, the son of a benign Germanic sorcerer who once held the ring, has come to Rome on a quest to regain it and thus keep it safe from the forces of evil.
Phaedra, a sorceress from the evil Cult of Heid, wants to use the ring to bring about the end of worldly order and is willing to kill anyone who stands in her way.
In a search and chase that leads from the prisons and palace rooms of Imperial Rome to the desolate and dangerous Isle of Capri, the battle for Andvaranaut unfolds and then explodes. Who will live to see the day after...and will that day be worth living for?