At the edge of the Kingdom, the town of Shadow's End is under attack.
Two years ago the sudden appearance of monsters only heard about in
an occasional rumor created a panicked flight of citizens and soldiers
alike, with only a near dawn rally keeping the human population from
being destroyed or driven away completely. Now a heavily patrolled wall
splits the town in half along the old battle line, with the abandoned
part of town, dubbed the "old city," a ruined and deadly place
left to the demons.
Shadow's End, when annexed 70 years ago, was already home to an ancient
church and cults, and now the old religious groups and the new political
order are almost at each other's throats over who is to blame, while
each day defenses against the enemy grow more precarious. The village
lord sends an urgent request to his king for army divisions he says
are necessary to save the town. The king, a cautious ruler, finally
responds to lord's request by sending only one man.
You play a knight of the Kingdom and experienced demonologist, sent
as a envoy to unravel the mysteries of the Villager's Tale. You'll have
to choose your loyalties carefully to survive and earn allies. Possibly
you can do more than report back, if you gain the power and knowledge
needed to journey into the heart of the old city and hunt down the source
of the scourge.