The book would tell of the rise of the former Union of Kena, a group of smaller tribes that united into a larger country under the rule of a set of chieftains. Over time, the state would crystallize into something more solid under an Oligarchical rule. They would develop a unique architectural style, consisting of many layers of buildings, pathways, parks and common areas, and would be responsible for much beautiful art, music, and literature. Having not been a violent expansionist, like their neighboring states, Kena kept a small army, mostly just a guard centered around the capital and cultural center, Kenasa. However, as time wore on, they became an increasingly attractive target, for their port cities so close to Gathens and their resource rich forest. As such, Marsada and Nikidia both tried to attack multiple times. However, whenever they attacked individually, Kena would be able to push them back and keep them at bay, if only barely, when they mustered their forces. However, the two states eventually agreed to a pact, where they would finally get rid of this thorn in their sides, this valuable target ripe for the taking. The rest, as they say, is history.