It had been years since Ethan Rodriguez, a Shaman, had gone missing after leading the battle against the deity of sun and war, Apolaki. As a prominent figure in the Filipino Abyssworld, Ethan's disappearance had turned the whole supernatural community into turmoil. A new trouble brews when the Baneful Ones--the vile creatures of the dark--grew again in numbers after a major volcanic activity in the country. The remaining members of the Arcanium Council are taken one by one by an unseen foe, along with the rise of supernatural murders in the country. Enter Gailen Barcelo, Ethan's cousin. As a newly Awakened one, Gailen took it upon himself to find Ethan and help him save the Philippines from the hands of a new threat.