A RITUAL UNDONE
Ralcander is a noble of Vikaria, a warlike nation of many rituals—rituals for life as well as for death. He has embarked on a particularly perilous contest in order to secure himself progeny by a powerful and beautiful woman. Ralcander’s plans are disrupted when a foreign ship wrecks upon the rocks below his seaside stronghold. He rescues a strange woman from the wreck who tells him of a secret group that can win him the contest in exchange for his service. Thus begins the tale of the most infamous of the Vikarian aventurers, Ralcander Sigern, destined to become one of The Four.