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Nedar is recovering from a ruthless famine stealing the breath away from the young and old. King Divine had dragged them from the dismal fate of starvation, but had found himself in a new field of desolation. A perpetual storm of frost loomed ahead and inched forward; the river dividing Nedar from the Frostbound region was the sole barrier between them and the chill’s apathetic touch. No one would survive the frost as it decimated the last few crops digging their way out of the harsh dirt. King Divine is growing older and must name a successor swiftly, and there is only one that he trusts more than himself. His daughter Clemency Divine, a charismatic optimist, already won the heart of the masses with her kindness. She reluctantly will fight for the title from her brother Konadrin- a warmongering brute only wishing to wreak havoc on those who stand in the way of expansion. In Nedar, to become a royal one must undertake a series of trials testing mental and physical prowess. Their brother perished attempting the same trials a year earlier. King Divine offered an immense fortune to those who would watch the trails while she took the five day journey to the Temple. Several adept venturers took the offer. Despite the pressure amounting, she had faith she could mend the damage. However, a nightmare stalked her amidst the haze of the frigid fog. It has seen her bright silhouette with its hollow eyes. Deep down where a soul once resided, it felt Clemency’s blood coursing through her. The animosity enveloped her soul and threatened to smother the fire burning within her. Will she scorch the hand closing in or be snuffed out like a candle? The stalker walked in her shadow for too long. It would see the light again even if it had to cut her down. Mercy is for those not dragged down by the crown.