Rath is in turmoil. For thousands of years the plane has evolved according to its Phyrexian overseers' secret agenda. As the sinister project nears completion, Rath's Evincar Volrath has abandoned his post, sparking a brutal contest among his would-be successors. Phyrexia has chosen Crovax to take Volrath's place, bestowing terrible new powers on the bloodthirsty noble. Crovax must still prove his worth, however, before he can claim the position.
Meanwhile, Rath's rebels have united in the name of Eladamri, Lord of Leaves, in order to break free of Phyrexia's tyranny once and for all. But Crovax has decided to pave his path to the throne with rebel bones and blood. . . .