Once a year, the Sacred Hunt must be called. To continue the land's and people's prosperity, the Hunter God's prey would be one of the Lords or his huntbrother. This was the Hunter's Oath, sworn to by each Lord and his huntbrother. It was the blood Oath taken by Gilliam of Elseth and the orphan boy, Stephen. The fulfillment of their Oath would prove the kind of destiny from which legends were made.