The runestones, all thirteen of them, were scattered across the eight realms by the hand of the demon Skorne. His betrayal caused darkness to descend upon the land, holding the good people hostage in its grip. In King Sumner's towers a rag tag group of adventurers gathered to try their hand at slaying Skorne and freeing the realms of his tyranny. A wizard dressed in purple and an archer in green were accompanied by a valkyrie dressed in red. The final member of the party was a dwarf in brilliant blue. Together these brave souls represented what little hope remained in the world.