With the mine reopened and his farm under construction, Falkor and his party go exploring in the tunnels below the village. Though he defeated the first Contender that had hunted him down, Falkor was sure that more would be coming for him, and he needed to get stronger as quickly as possible. Fighting and defeating the monsters of the underground seemed to be the fastest way to accomplish that goal.
But unexpectedly strong monsters from the deep depths of the underground are appearing closer to the surface than they should be. Falkor’s party barely survives their first encounter with the higher leveled beasts. His more experienced advisors are concerned, and launch an exploratory mission to the depths to find out what’s pushing the monsters toward the surface. What they find could mean the end of them all.
Meanwhile, the brotherhood of the Contender Falkor killed is intent on taking his head, as well as the heads of some of his friends, forcing Falkor into ritual combat yet again.
A simple farm boy in a mundane medieval world, turned soldier after his home and family are destroyed. Mere steps from achieving his vengeance after years of fighting, a lucky sword strike ends his life.
His soul transferred against his will by one of the gods to another medieval world, one filled with magic, monsters, and races out of his childhood fairy tales. Our farm boy is now a Contender! Brought to Midgard to fight and kill other Contenders, to grow strong enough to ascend and become a Champion.
The magic is wondrous, and he’s excited about becoming a mage. But he’s had enough fighting, and feels no obligation to kill for the unknown gods of Midgard. Instead, he seeks to grow stronger by completing quests, killing forest beasts and monsters. And he must get stronger, as everyone from his internal guide, to the citizens he meets, warn him that should other Contenders find him, they will try to kill him.