Meet the Hero, Lok The Panther, born to Raibeart "The Boar" Poul De Tyre VIth and his first and only love, Queen Me'laun'Dra. At the tender age of two, Lok and his mother were forced to flee from the Capital, Yudic, after the betrayal and murder of Lok's Father, and the failure of his older brother to secure the throne by right-of-arms. See Lok, between the ages three and fourteen, as h lived in the southern Stockade, home of the original bloodline of the Lok-Hartian Maqq'Krackens. In secret, among this almost idealistic society, the Prince underwent extensive tutorage, weapons training, tactics, survival techniques, phonics', pyrotechnics, and engaged in diverse affairs of State--yet rejected the old ways of the Maqq'Kracken KaHakkian religion. In his fourteenth year, a howling band of Mangakian Mangakpall, led by the renowned Zakxmare destroys the Southern Stockade. All Maqq'Kracken men over the age of eighteen, the soldiers, and their married women are vanquished; Lok, as well, meeting his doom by his own frivolity. However, through seemingly occultist intervention of one, Wizard of Maana, Lok, it is falsely believed, is raised from the dead. As an illogical youth, now in a grown man's body, a body super-enhanced by the Wizard's magic, Lok finds himself making irrational, immature, spiritually debilitating decisions. Follow Lok in his many adventures, through his middle to late teens, working first as a slave, later a trusted Imperial Confidant in fabled Wouachou. Through a friendship with one of the Emperor's princes, and success as a Gladiatorial Combatant, Lok moves into a place of military significance.