A visitor has arrived in Tanjee with a strange accent, a quick sword, and glowing blue eyes. He is just beginning to assimilate himself into the local culture and develop a few friends when one evening, he is unintentionally caught in a magical crossfire. He is left with a dangerous and powerful artifact that he must somehow break down and destroy, even as those who wish to keep it whole seek to break down and destroy him.
In the process he is reluctantly befriended by a small Tehlian woman, who has good reason to feel that his entry into her life caused the complete destruction of her career and position in her society. However, with no one else to turn to, she slowly develops a respect for, and eventually a deep abiding friendship with this visitor who calls himself Dragontayl, as they travel through many adventures in the epic tale, A Scattering of Seeds.