In a world ruled by magic, there are three types of people: The Venesi, the Terreli, and the Nomals. Nomals are the normal people who make up the middle class of workers and soldiers. Terreli are the ones who can use light magic, who are the rulers and government officers. Then there are Venesi, the ones who can use dark magic, who are the ridiculed and hated; tossed aside from society.
For many generations, the Venesi people, wielders of dark magic, have been ridiculed and scorned by the Nomals and the Terreli, wielders of light magic. An organization known as Greyland was created in order to combat the deep segregation imprinted into the fabric of society. However, after a planned convention of the group falls into chaos, a man named Douglas Blaak and his recent wife Aira are thrown right in the middle of an unknown plot between the leader of Greyland, the Grand Saint and his followers, and a mysterious group of people simply known as the Kaaj.