The Imperials have been defeated. The Liberation has placed Iyennya Farin and her new husband Darvin Hegg on the throne, tasked with reuniting the people of the Garden after a vicious civil war.
Spirit Knight Aralon Mittel has learned about the dark entity living inside his mind. And he is promised to set out with Mist Elf Kiyana Irhan and fellow Spirit Knight Jinn Talmaniss to meet the mysterious Pilgrim in the Mists.
A greater storm rumbles beyond the borders of the Garden. And it all begins with what has become of Hyval, Aralon's missing brother.
Separate paths come to cross, and conflicts erupt that put the very balance of the world at risk.