Asase is both loved and feared by her people. She calls on the ghosts of the ancestors to give both guidance and protection, but when she is not needed, those around her believe she allows the spirits to haunt and sometimes curse them. Many still speak of the day that the Grey attacked the village, and took away five children. Asase called on an army of ghosts to fight this terrible enemy, and the spirits appeared as a massive storm that flooded the village. The Grey were pushed back, but no one had ever suspected Asase had such power.
In the world of New Gaius, creatures from the Grey have invaded, and humans are a dwindling species. Beings of magic and myth have manifested to protect and integrate with the last survivors. But still, the fate of humanity is uncertain in this strange, beautiful new world.