He wants the peace of death, but his soul cannot rest until he earns it.
He betrayed his oaths to the Elders and their empire, destroying their one chance to end the scourge of the Phoenix, all for the futile desire to protect his little brother. As punishment, the Elders of the Criaad Empire named him ‘Betrayer’ and sealed him in a tomb of stone, and forced him to relive the awful memories of his betrayal for eternity.
Time passed until the Elders were only myths and their empire forgotten. A young boy chances upon the tomb holding the cursed Betrayer, and accidentally freed him with forbidden magic.
The Betrayer sees his dead brother in the young mage, Harlan, but in order to save the child from a brutal death he must swear an oath to complete an impossible task for a mysterious man.
Betraying yet another oath would mark his soul forever, but so would leaving the boy to die. Is there any way for him to earn the peace of death, or will he be forced to wander the world forever, haunted by the faces of those he could not save?