Though Aquilonia is a lawful nation, common practice is to travel the roads in groups. To go alone on long journeys makes the traveler easy prey for bandits, the goblins that haunt the woods, or even the rare barbarian raiding party from the north. And so these four adventurers traveled together on the Bossonian Road; a pair of friends from the far east, the Vhendyan Shaman Hou Shan and his friend and companion King; the mysterious holy man, Chell, who the Vhendyans have been traveling with since they left Tarantia; and a new acquaintance, the hunter, artist, and woman of many talents, Caspian.
As they traveled across the southern border of the forest, the hot sun peaked out from the trees. Suddenly a great white stag burst from the trees. Caspian could hardly breathe from the beauty of this beast she hunted. The others were simply shocked. Certainly none of them were prepared for what followed. A young hunter on a fine grey stallion, collapsing from some kind of poison. Goblins lying in wait to ambush the boy. A fierce battle. The young hunter kidnapped by the vile beasts and spirited away into the eaves of the forest!
A troop of soldiers emerged from the forest, only to collapse from the same poison that plagues the boy. The last soldier revealed the boy’s secret. He is the Prince of Aquilonia! Why are these Goblins hunting him? How did they know where he would be? Will the adventurers save him or run off to find more help?