Beyond the Ash Mountains, a storm is building. Varaug leads the "Akhpakh Khoolaylan" or "Great Reven" - an alliance of the tribes of the orcs, goblins, and ogres scattered throughout the Monglash Steppes. The injustices against the hordes of Monglash must be repaid, and Varaug stands ready to exact the debt owed in blood. He alone wields the power of the Khakhan, the Chief of Chiefs, and stands at the front of the battle, ready to lead his people into Taltos to take what they have long been denied. The foundations of the cities of Taltos will shatter beneath the boots of the Monglash tribes.