Struana Hardjaw returns to the gnomes’ mining camp, she discovers that patrols to the south end of this mysterious island have gone missing. Before she can set out in search of them, though, she must survive an unwelcome intrusion during the night.
Damaged and low on fuel, the gnomish airship has deposited Struana Hardjaw with a crew of soldiers and engineers on a lonely, uncharted island in hopes of collecting enough coal to make it into port. They are not, however, alone on the island. Struana explores further, uncovering questions about who has been here before, and why.