The Blue Elves of Ennlya, a small port town of Nordrenn, have been murdered! Lanawyn, a Blue Elf, and Turin, her human ally, set out to discover who is responsible. The trail they uncover leads back to a clan of Yrlans - Northern men who hate Elves. At the same time, Vaalann, a young Blue Elf, undergoes a dangerous test, that of the Water of the Senses. Her future, as divined by The Mother Prophetess, is closely linked to the Sacred Crystal... A powerful artifact, which enables the wielder to control the Ocean itself! Could Vaalann be the messiah that the Blue Elves have been waiting generations for?