The gods of the dark Seldarine have been returned to their Underdark homes to establish and cement their faith. Their power remains fixed on the belief their followers manifest in their name. Without them, a god can now wither, even fade away and die entirely.
As fledgling gods, the party remains bound to a mortal life and in need of followers to cement their future power. Menzoberranzan may have belonged to Lolth for thousands of years, but the blink of an eye to a god is betrayed by her battle with Ellistrae and Vhaeraun, and she along with Ellistrae were cast into the Pit of Ghaunadar during the same battle. As one power fought for the World Above, another battled for the World Below—and in the end both lost.
The demigod Zin'zarena has awakened from her sleep, free from Lolth's smothering influence, but she is effectively mortal and powerless, and watches from the sidelines as new gods seek to supplant her.
Vhaeraun has wasted no time in establishing himself as the power of the dark Seldarine. Nevertheless he has extended an olive branch to "new friends." But how much can the love of the God of Trickery be worth?
Meanwhile, in darker corners, another power stirs. Not a god of Drow, the goddess Kiaransalee has also awakened, and sets in motion a series of events that will establish her as the new God of the Dead, in which case she will be the most powerful god in the World Below.