From the back cover:
In the lands to the south, young people are disappearing daily. No one knows where they are being taken, or why. Rumors abound of a New Beast, a Nwayvo Beestya, and of hordes of nos'erat which are terrorizing the humans and animals alike.
Also to the south is the Nameless City to which your group must travel, in search of relics of the Ancients. You are on a glory quest, one of the highest honors in the land. The fate or your people is in your hands. Is it worth the risk to combat this New Beast, knowing your original mission might remain unfulfilled? Or is your band tough enough to do it all?
Take your aid where you may find it, friends."