Ard is a beautiful kingdom of forests and hills. On one side are steppes, and another side kisses a peaceful ocean Mountains rise far to the north, though no citizens of the kingdom live there. A history of trial and conflict ended 200 years ago when an invading army was won over with peace and marriage, to become lords of much of the land. This peace is about to be shattered with one well-aimed blow. Can the people of this kingdom survive? Spoiler (Move your mouse to the spoiler area to reveal the content) The name Treebreaker was given when one of her husband's forefathers broke a massive tree with only his bare hands, so the tale goes. The name Fourlance comes from a historical member of the family supposedly slaying a dragon with only the use of four lancers. Dirgewalker derives from a family dedicated to righting historical wrongs--particularly the wrongs from when the family was called Deadwind (named for the lack of wind in the valley they hailed from), and accused of being the cause of a massive plague three generations ago. The stigma remains, but their wealth allows them to marry into other families.