Jay Sinclair has returned, and the MMORPG that he knew and loved has been turned on its head. His friends were tortured, one was killed, and every one of them is failing to heal from the recent battle in Delphin Mountain. Darren, the player with the world perk who makes the powerful Beryl potion, is bound to the safety of the capital, and him and his girlfriend Kari are at each other's throats, both in game and in the real world. The Alchemist Association, Jay and Darren's organization of players who sell Beryl, is on the brink of collapse following the attack from the Cabal.
And Jay is the only one who is capable of saving it.
When Jay meets an alchemist named Gaia from the Syndicate, she seems to be a perfect match for the rest of his friends. She's kind, honest, funny, and very personable. She comes with a great group of friends: Ely the empathetic healer, Bubu the cynical badass, and Glam the flamboyant killer in dire need of a filter.
But a traitor is watching them, all too ready to sell the Alchemist Association out to the Cabal.
Will Jay, Gaia, and the rest of his new friends survive to keep the alchemy group alive?
This is the fifth book in the Ruins of Rimnir series.