In the realm of the Dark Lord all is silent and eternally unchanging. Life has been relegated to a grid - sleeping a dreamless sleep of eternity. And then the unthinkable happens and a single soul escapes to another dimension - and that one becomes two, four, eight and so on until the escape is blocked. But then it is too late and a new Universe is formed - one that is precarious in its existence and one that the Dark Lord has sworn to eradicate. But maybe, just maybe, there is hope.
Armies clash in a far-off battle. Some of the dead pass on. Some are captured by the soul stealers and dragged into the flames. One sacrifices his opportunity to escape for another and millions of years pass while a new world stumbles into existence and so the Dark Lord turns his attention to the events that transpire on that world. Sometimes influenced by the dark, sometimes by the light, humanity stumbles forward toward an unknown and largely unpredictable future.