Langward woke before dawn knowing that before nightfall nothing would be the same. After months of careful planning, the time had finally come. Brinley's people had suffered long enough under the harsh rule of the evil, selfish King Burkhart. There was a price to be paid for the peace and prosperity they deserved, a price that must be paid in blood. He knew that he and his men were risking everything to dethrone King Burkhart, but someone had to do it. King Burkhart was the last in a long line of ancient kings, but it was time for a new bloodline to take the throne."I give you one last chance to change your minds," he said after his men had assembled. "It is sworn that the identities of all here shall be kept secret regardless of the outcome." "So it is sworn," the men replied in unison."The time to make your final decision is now," Langward said"Long live King Langward," came the reply.