Before the Red Death, mortals of the Three Reichs worked together with their Gods to form a world free from superstition and fear. An enlightened magical powerful world moving confidently forward to a better tomorrow. That changed twenty years ago. Then a blood plague, that became known as The Red Death, tore through the Mid Reich killing half the population. Even more died in the Madness as the Gods turned their back on mortals leaving them to fend for themselves in a world suddenly made a much more dangerous place. Sasha, a young woman born into the Reich the same year the plague started killing, is wild mage sellsword who together with her companions who struggle to not only survive but to find a way for mortals to once again move forward towards a better future. Containing two complete stories this excerpt is meant as an introduction to a world of high magic; where ideas are just as powerful as spells and gunpowder.