Five centuries ago an insane priest's cruelties inadvertently allowed the creation of a warlock being kwn as the Dark One to assume form. Sensible members of the Arcane world withdrew in terror as this beast seized full control of his warlock creed and somehow forced it to submit entirely to his will. He broke all unwritten laws and changed his four older brothers into creatures like himself before leading them through a world he loathed. They wrought utter carnage. Existing with difficulty through the ages, the warlock brothers lose their blood lust but remain mentally unstable, powerful warriors. A chance meeting by the Dark One and a powerful but magically dormant, natural witch leads to an unexpected friendship between her and the brothers. As the friendship develops and strengthens, the warlock brothers begin to change in character. The dreaded creatures find themselves aligning to the dormant witch and they choose to discreetly help her uncover wistful plans of work ne of the group can yet comprehend.