Though once of elven stock, the Isiri have twisted themselves with the aid of their demon lords. They are elves no more. Led by the Witch Queen and her demonic aides, the Darkspawn have begun a campaign against the surface world. Filling their cups with the spoils of war - pain, misery, suffering, death, and fear - the Isiri will give the bounty they reap to the dark lords they serve, twisting and defiling everything that was once sacred. The people of Taltos know fear, but those who are captured by the Isiri come to truly know pain. Death is the only escape from the cruel fate these fiends have readied for all who will not bow to them.