Jansaya, born of fragments of the Living Gate, has been working for most of its 93 years to try to rebuild the Living Gate, without success. It has decided to harness its innate psionic abilities to become an Ardent and, after hearing of a Far Realm attack on a fey forest (Jensalay Forest), it went to investigate.
Born of Jensalay Forest’s attempt to fight off an attack from the Far Realm, Finnenmal was immediately imbued with the powers of a Battlemind. Jansaya and Finnenmal meet and decide to go to the last place the Far Realm had attacked- a monastery on a mountain near Fulgrog.
At this monastery, they meet up with a half-orc named Rendark, who has been learning the ways of a monk with a desire to revenge the attack of the Far Realm which had taken both his parents and many of his family 24 years ago.