When an advanced form of artificial intelligence is unintentionally loosed upon the Internet role-playing game entitled Wayward Fates, a quarter-million gamers become redefined as the fantasy characters they play. Among their number is Borin Krue, whose harrowing journey through a world of dangerously realistic fantasy begins at the end of a long voyage, and his unenthusiastic acquaintance with a Druid.
While returning to Arbitos, Borin Krue is unavoidably faced with the assigned Dryadic services of Squire Jesterwolf Thistle. Their obligatory and somewhat precarious association continues to land Borin in an almost constant string of ill-fated circumstances. These include an incarceration over the Squire’s recent theft of apples, a seduction by Jester’s adopted sister, and a most unfortunate introduction to her seven-foot tall Barbarian husband. Borin’s only real problem is that none of this is actually happening.
Intrigue and humor set the pace in Book One of the Rendering Nirayel series. Corporal Krue becomes unwittingly entangled with a large number of friendly and non-friendly types of Faction, Class, Race, and Magic.