You are Edgar, a woodcutter in the kingdom of Albridge. You enjoy a quite life living in the woods at the edge of the kingdom until a mysterious wizard appears at your house and sends you on a quest to go after his twin, Mauldrin.
Mauldrin is a dark wizard that is starting to summon up old evils to try and wreck all the kingdoms in the land. Because of him, wild creatures become more bold and start attacking travelers on the roads.
Orcs from the nearby Great Mountain start making raids on outlying farms and houses. The king get's muddled by some kind of poison and the knights of his court are too indecisive to be able to do anything.
To make matters worse the tensions between the kingdom of Albridge and its neighboring kingdom, Darklan, are high and rebels who are not satisfied with the king of Albridge, and have taken the Forelorn Forest where they are trying to make a new government and raise an army to overthrow the king.
You must travel between the three regions and change your public alliances in order to achieve "relative safety" while pursuing your quary