The White Goddess has returned and with her so has Incarnum, the power of souls themselves. Now with this force from the past returned two societies have emerged. The Society of the Learned and the Azure Brotherhood.
Both groups are repositories of knowledge and now some would say hold more power in this new world than the capitals. The groups are also now doing a massive recruitment campaign for adventurers; nearly everyone who can swing a sword or sling a spell is now being approached.
When they come for the adventuring party the choices become clear. Join one of the groups, or miss out on the arms race that may shape the world. It is all up to you.