Two powerful Warlord magicians have returned to take back the land that once belonged to their forefathers and many other ancient races of magic users who abandoned it many centuries ago to allow the human race to expand and develop. The Ruby Warriors, a proud race of mercenary clansmen and women, deemed to be the only threat to their long-term plans for domination, have been systematically wiped out. Any survivors from the final, dreadful clan wars that had seen the warriors face up to each other were summarily executed without trial and were no longer seen as a credible force. An old man, an agent of the magicians? many enemies, is instructed to remove the Warlord threat from the lives of the humans and return the land back to them. He must hatch a plan to reassemble the scattered remnants of the mercenary warriors and unite them under one banner. The warriors? skills, enhanced by the power of the special Rubies that each one carried would help him defeat the Warlords and their cohorts. The old man realises that his plans would take quite a lot of time to reach fruition, but that is a commodity of which the mysterious old man has plenty.