Signed in Skytear infused blood and writ upon animal skins, the pact of Winterdeep declares unity between Grialth and Xotlan. Vorhild, the White Shade, is the first sign of their army. Her magic bow, a gift from Taulot’s champions, strikes silently and from afar, while her ermine friends swarm around her chosen prey. The ancient queen Nantaca has been awoken from her overgrown tomb. The Monarch Unliving is back, and her followers, both the living and the dead, await her commands.