We meet Drake on his way from the Monastery of Mirth on top of Mount Ser, on his way to Placid Lake. He experiences a curious incident with the sky. Lightning strikes and then the sky flashes white! Drake goes with his gut instinct and sneaks away to investigate.
On his journey to discover the source of this mysterious incident, he has a run in with a dire rat. Not the most pleasant of creatures, though this one seemed to momentarily take a liking to him before being eviscerated.
Drake discovers a clearing in the trees and discovers a piece of HappyNet™! Will he and Noori join forces to save their land?