Three adventurers, drawn to the edge of a blighted wasteland by visions of an ancient Demiurge city, find only a small company town in a fetid swamp. Ruby Gleam, half-snake, half-unicorn, is a flamboyant spellcaster who uses the magics of Umdaar to make herself the center of attention. Dourla, a cybernetic slug with a malfunctioning control helmet, uses her master spy skills to stay beneath The Masters’ radar. Ryder is the last of the frogmen, a long-forgotten warrior race, who has in his possession a dormant Artifact. They soon learn that other parties of Archaeonauts have passed through town, seeking the Staff of Shadow, and set out in search of the staff themselves. Will they share the unknowable fate of their predecessors, or will they succeed where others have failed? Listen to find out!