A silent woman awakens on the edge of a dusty wasteland. A Lady Fencer leads a journey to claim a powerful sword. A young Guide-in-training takes his unwanted follower along while he attempts his master's trial. Their goals all converge in the mysterious ruined city, from which no one has ever returned alive.
The stories of Singer and her friends continue three years later. Nothing will grow in the ruined Songbird River City, despite Singer's best efforts. What's worse, her energy dissipates every time she tries to use it lately. When Katherina arrives with news of Farien's disappearance and a mysterious jungle springing up to the south, both Singer and Katherina must embark on journeys to the far corners of the continent.