All that Wade, the light-hearted, prodigious wizard wanted in his life was genuine friendship. So, one late night, when his parents told him that they were leaving their home village, Amiantus, amidst an impending crystal-fall summoned by a Lupaflum howl, Wade was ultimately delighted. Finally, he could have a chance to start his life over and fill it with the kind of company he once had. It would be a piece of cake, Wade thought. But unknown to him, the fate that awaited him was anything but a piece of cake.