Shepherd's Quest begins a story about three lads from the small town of Quillim: Riyan Borenson, Chadric Kelon, and Bartholomew Agreani. When Riyan stumbled upon an ancient burial tomb, he and the others soon discovered they had found the fabled King's Horde. A place reputed to hold a vast fortune.
However, before they could gain access to the King's Horde, they must first recover the segments of the key that will open the sigil inscribed portal. One key they found within the ancient burial tomb in the hand of a long dead thief.
Somehow they must find the segments of the key and open the Horde before word gets out. For should others learn that they have found the fabled King's Horde, less scrupulous men will be after them to claim the Horde for themselves.
Their quest for the rest of The Broken Key ultimately leads them to a place located deep within hostile goblin territory, a place where even the goblins fear to go.