Aethel Proudhill is a rune crafter and single mother, trying desperately to make ends meet, when everything comes crashing down around her. She moves away to the Island of Fleabar to start a new life with her child, but soon finds her home under assault by a monstrous werewolf. Narrowly escaping the monster with her life intact, she tries to find those who can help her with the beast. However, as the full moon draws closer, the werewolf may prove to be the least of her worries. With barely any money and no where to run, Aethel will find the means to protect her family, no matter what.