Iruedim, an extragalactic planet positioned beside a wormhole, was a place where science, spellcasters, and creatures of the night thrived, mostly in peace. Then, something terrible came through its wormhole and set the world back thousands of years. On the plus side, there's lots of work for anthropologists. On the down side, the wormhole has been quiet since the last incident. When a strange artifact seems to come through the wormhole, Camellia Zaris can't understand why no one will investigate. Considering her imperiled career, she has nothing to lose and takes it upon herself to search for the answers. With her new travel companions, she finds something of more interest – and danger – than the artifact.