Decades before Grobennar earned his place as High Priest, he was just your above-average seeker-in-training—sort of. Each year the best seekers of the Academy are pitted against one another in a brutal race to capture dark wielders within the city of Sire Karth. The winner earns the glory, the sash, and the assurance that he or she will rise high within the Klerol. Grobennar has rallied others to his cause, but his nemesis, Rajuban, seeks the very same prize and is not without schemes of his own. What will victory cost? What secrets might be revealed along the way? This short-story is a prequel to “The Other Magic”, the award-winning first novel in the epic fantasy series, Passage to Dawn.