Jared thought he was going to spend a relaxing evening at his friend’s birthday party. He was expecting to watch a few movies and play some games. Instead, in the dark of the night, he was snatched from his own world and thrust into Areth, a place ruled by the dark lord Neferatu and his innumerable minions. In order to save his friends and himself, he must fulfill the ancient prophecy that foretells the coming of Xan, a powerful leader that will free Areth from the forces of evil. To that end, he will seek the staff of the magi and attempt to wrest it from it’s immortal guardian. Only by invoking the powers of the staff can he hope to defeat the dark lord. Along the way, he must accept the truth about himself and master the secrets of magic if he is to survive the final confrontation.