Imprisoned in the . Druids . Keep, young . Pen . Ohmsford is separated from all who care for him, and at the mercy of the usurper . Shadea a. Ru, who will do anything to destroy the rightful . High . Druid. . Although . Pen was successful in his mission to obtain the magical staff called the . Tanequil, . Shadea has taken it from him. . Without the . Tanequil, . Pen cannot open the gateway to the . Forbidden and rescue his aunt, the rightful . High . Druid. . Pen has allies, but they are under siege as well - his parents fleeing from the . Druids, the . Rock . Troll . Kermadec and the dwarf . Tagwen far away, and the young elf . Khyber . Elessedil in deadly danger within the . Druids stronghold. . Can the scattered band of friends join forces in time to defeat . Shadeas evil plot?