A thousand years ago, Mageborns fled prejudice and persecution to colonize the planet Lenfell — pristine, untouched, a perfect refuge for those whose powers were percieved as a threat by people not gifted with magic. But the greater the magic, the greater the peril — and Lenfell was soon devastated by a war between rival Mageborn factions that polluted the land, sea, and air with Wild Magic, and unleased the hideous specters known as the Wraithenbeasts.

Generations after that terrible war, with the land recovered from crippling wounds and the people no longer threatened by genetic 

damage, Mageborns still practice their craft — but under strict constraints. Yet so long as the rivalry between the Mage Guardians and the Lords of Malerris continues, the threat of another war is ever-present. And someone has been planning such a war for many long years, the final strike in a generations-old bid for total power…

Cover art by Michael Whelan
First Printing: December 1988