Shades of Memory
A darkness has come into the world: a nameless, unsettling malice that seeps into hearts like the fog in the woods and hills. The world seems to be holding its breath, waiting for the cataclysm. The people say that there are things in the woods of late, and the old legends of shapeless creatures wailing in the hills are told with renewed fervor. Families bolt their doors in the night, hoping that they are safe inside their own homes. Suspicion and apprehension are spreading like a plague throughout the realm while in the cities, the rulers cling to their waning power.