(back of the book)
As a bastion of civilization throughout Aventurien the Realm of Horas (Reich des Horas) is known. Whether art or cooking, politics or philosophy, magic and medicine, fashion, and manners: Decisive impulses are set in the empire on the west coast.
For nearly 1000 years the Old Kingdom controlled most of Aventurien, then Bosparan fell to his pride. Today, another 1,000 years later, the towering citadel of Vinsalt stands higher than the towers Bosparans. The 'golden age' seems within reach. Expectant and eager to learn the Horasi set out to explore the world with new ideas, distant shores and the secrets of the past.
But despite all the brilliance, the realm of Horas is full of dangers. The marble palaces of princes and patricians offer the stages to intrigues and affairs of honor and assassinations. In the dark alleys of the cities robberies, prohibited transactions and secret meetings take place every day, while traps and curses in ancient ruins are waiting for the unwary.
The realm of the Horas includes the "Lovely field" and the Wild South of Chabab and Harotrud and the archipelago of the Cyclops. This volume describes the situation after the Königsmacher campaign.