A plague is spreading in the farmlands south of Fasten and even into Fasten itself. People infected become weak and feverish. Their skin turns a grey color and once completely ashen they die. Sister Twia of Fasten is unable to cure the disease and fears it is caused by Numenera. At her wits end and against her better judgement she sends for help to the north.
Xander, an aeon priest from High Springs comes down to see if he can help. Immediately he recognizes that the disease is caused from nanite spirits and does his best to contain its spread, or does he?