Our first story introduces you to The Leikos, a group that oversees and leads the Grey Wolf Mantel. Thought out the years, the Liekos has found that testing a potential Grey Wolf is the most effective way to choose the next successor. The final test of the Grey Wolf involves a potential heading into the wilderness to complete a series of trials and test to prove their worthiness. This is where we meet Wayland Ash, an unlikely candidate who just recently found out he has a direct lineage back to the original Grey Wolf.
Immediately we are thrown into the world as Waylan wakes up on the forest floor next to a stream with no memory of how he got there. Looking around he doesn't see any of the other 5 potentials.