Against a backdrop of deep underground caverns close to the molten center of the earth, High King Dorian Mytharia and his people, the vaarakanan wage war against sinister forces that have invaded their home. Facing declining birth rates, and attrition from millennia of warfare, the vaarakanan are doomed unless he can find a way to reverse this trend. Dorian knows this ultimate challenge will be impossible to solve while under constant threat. The only way he sees to ensure his people get the chance to change their future is a war of genocide against the invaders. It is a decision that will either save his race, or bring about their premature extinction.