When Garron of Kersey returns home to claim his title as Baron Wareham, he's shocked to find Wareham Castle very nearly destroyed by a man called the Black Demon. According to the last starving servants in the castle, the Black Demon was looking for gold belonging to Garron's brother Arthur. Among his remaining servants is the enigmatic Merry. Together they bring Wareham back to its former splendor. But that is only the beginning. Did Arthur really have a cache of gold?