Something wicked has returned to Elmwood, and it longs to continue the study it began over a century ago. It's looking for volunteers, but few seem worthy of the gift. Isaac Winters might be the one. He's a detective with a damaged past, and something to prove. Here's his chance.
Without a doubt, this desolate section of Maria was not an area explored often, or at all anymore. Most people knew better and would avoid the unlit, beaten road at all costs, even if they were curious where it led. Their mind recognized the imaginary line and warned them not to cross it; for it wasn't the length, light, or shape of the road that mattered, only where it led you in the end. Maria had its dark spot, its shadow under the trees, and it hid it well.