Ranger Captain Savek is one of many tasked with protecting the northern border of his homeland, Eireth, and life is tough enough fighting ruthless invaders and losing friends in the unofficial border war. When the highest-ranking commander in the army and larger-than-life hero General Torn arrives unexpectedly, he commands Savek and his squad to guide him on a deadly mission into hostile territory. Savek cannot help but face the fact that this is a suicide mission, but with the power of the Shadow Crescent, a mystical sword reportedly made by a god, General Torn is certain of success. On the journey Savek discovers that General Torn’s mission will incite a new war between Eireth and neighboring Korance and bring even more hardship on his people. Struggling between his duty and his conscience, Savek loses his squad and his future in Eireth, becoming an outcast hunted on all sides. With his allies few and his enemies closing in, only the power of the Grey Blade can save Savek.