At the great summer fair at the capital, a little less than a year ago, the Gylden Sirklene challenge—Sommerhjem’s ancient way for choosing rulers—was called, forcing Regent Cedric Klingflug to step down. The governing of the country was turned over to an interim ruling council. One year to the day the challenge was called, all nine pieces of the oppgave ringe must be brought to the capital.
It is now the start of the summer fair season, but only seven of the pieces of the oppgave ringe have been safely delivered to the capital. With few scant weeks left before the great summer fair, the rules governing the Gylden Sirklene challenge need to be fulfilled. Time is running out for both those who support the Crown and those who support the former regent. All too soon, Nissa, Carz, and her fellow ring carriers are caught up in a race against time, desperate to find the final pieces of the oppgave ringe in order to initiate the challenge and return to the ancient way of choosing the rightful ruler of Sommerhjem.