The children of Notenoch are missing, Edmond Exley, a humble farmer whose wife had dissappeared sometime before to Enoch. After some searching, Edmond meets Ferrus Magnus in the woods and joins forces with him, he then meets Fianna and gets some information about what is going on on. He finds that the children have been stolen by Shogolath the beast of a thousand mouths. As Shogolath claims more creatures he becomes more and more able to manifest in reality. Ferrus Magnus and Edmon strike against the creatures and manage to destroy all of the manifestations of Shugolath, including Bjorn of the Spiral Dancers.