From the introduction:
That darkness which lurks unseen within us all. To some, it's a clear sign of influence from the depthless Abyss, while others look for a cause closer still — a debt created by our misdeeds and selfish desires, reflected upon the physical world.
Whichever the cause, its corrupting influence is plain to see. It twists the nature of plants and animals and leads the thinking races to commit atrocities. However, my studies have uncovered a curious, lesser-known creation of the Malice: a bloodline capable of harnessing its powers. A lineage of dark warriors, they allow darkness to flow through them, granting them nightmarish powers as it transforms their bodies into monstrous hybrids of the creatures they've killed.
This path is not for the faint of heart, however. One who wields such darkness must be ever vigilant against its sweet siren call, lest they surrender their natures and become monsters in spirit as well as body. To a warrior of the Chimeric bloodline, mere existence is a knife-edged dance between mortality and horror.
The rewards, however, are plain to see. Power beyond mortal comprehension — the power to do the unthinkable. It's whispered in certain forbidden texts that this bloodline even possesses the power to destroy the gods themselves.