The thriving village Edgewood stands in the very shadow of the Shadetimer Forest. For 100 years, it has prospered. Wars, droughts and pestilence striking other nearby settlements never seem to affect the village, and yet tragedy mars life in Edgewood. For every year, terror stalks the village and its inhabitants die seemingly random but horrible and gruesome deaths. Thus, despite its prosperity, Edgewood remains a small place, and few travellers remain there for long.