The setting for this module is the wilderness area to the north and west of Sontra, a small port village on the River Flowmarch the village is a linking point in the traffic of human sacrifices, a practice long outlawed but still prevalent. Several villagers from Sontrahave been uncovered as the purveyors "gems", as sacrifices are called. They have taken a prisoner and will flee the village. It ia at this point the module begins.
Three plots intertwine within the module. The gem trade links them together through the purveyors, Ditan Colemarth, the prime mover in the module STREETS OF GEMS, which precedes or accompanies this module, is involved in two of the plots. He provides the hook that drags the player into the modules activities. While chasing him and the lovely maiden he has kidnapped, they will be involved in all of the plots.