Battles rage. Towns and farmland burn. The Empire Guard cannot defend it all. The anti-imperialists continue their invasion across the Land of Sages. At every turn, they seem to have the advantage. The only defense is an Empire united. However, fluid loyalties threaten to destroy the fragile threads that hold the peoples together. To save the lives of all who call the world in-between the portals home, Berty seeks a way to stop the Whispers.