The dark elves are feared throughout the Old World for their evil, savage ways, yet one member of this despicable race stands out for his treachery and cunning - Malus Darkblade. He displays all the Dark Elf qualities – he is unscrupulous, cruel, cunning and ambitious. Seeking to extend his influence and his power Malus went off in search of an ancient treasure. After many trials he eventually found the treasure, but by doing so awakened the daemon Tz'arkan, called the "Drinker of Worlds" by some. Now he is faced with a stark choice - recover five items of unimaginable power within one year or forfeit his soul for ever!