To destroy the darkness, one needs only a single candle. A simple baker's assistant, Megan dreams of grand adventure...of danger...of love. Not content with her safe, quiet drudgery, she finds escape where she may, daring when she can to sneak into a library to lose herself among the books, where learning and adventure abound, never imagining the course this small rebellion would set her on.
One hundred years after a terrible disaster a powerful church has risen to take control. The Church of Progression, led by the Cardinal, crushes the spirit of all on Hestonia beneath an iron-shod boot. With the aid of the Inquisitors, highly trained church operatives that have access to magically powered technology the church ruthlessly oppresses all who stand in the Cardinal's way. Amongst the church's targets are magic users, wizards, descendants of the original powerful beings known as the Anshada.