Geralt is summoned by an old friend to help solve a mystery involving his daughter. Upon his arrival, Geralt is surprised by another friend from the past and he soon finds himself transported to regions beyond his original expectations.
After arriving in an enigmatic location by mistake, and being forced to hide their identities, Geralt and Dandelion find themselves faced with an impossible task. Concurrently, Geralt's attention is drawn to a series of strange episodes surrounding the King's concubines. Will the duo be able to solve the palace's dilemma, as well as their own, and secure their safety and freedom?
Another mysterious incident looms heavy over Ofier, threatening the king. To help combat it, Geralt works side by side with Radeyah to pro- cure[sic] and construct weapons strong enough to defeat the dark force. However, there are more nemeses than Geralt quite realizes, and a confrontation in which he believes himself to be helping only leads to more trouble for the witcher.
Searching for a way to save Geralt from death at the hands of the Ofieri for a crime he did not commit, Dandelion attempts to resolve the conflict in his own mischievous way. Meanwhile, while Radeyah begins to assume that she is safe, there are unforeseen consequences for her actions waiting just around the corner to strike.