Adia is an elf of the Namen tribe. Her father is the chief, and her mother was taken away many years ago. The story begins as Adia becomes a full elf, having mastered all the spells one can learn. Menso is already a full elf when the story begins, and he journeys to the Tree of Life, something the elders of the elves have long dismissed as only a legend.
Adia follows her brother on his journey to the Tree of Life but she is a few days behind. One night, Menso reaches the tree and attacks an Aphar. The Aphar wins and takes Menso into the Forsaken Place while Adia witnesses it all from a dream. Angrily, Adia picks a fight with a creature of the forest and is badly wounded, and faints. Elekada finds her and treats her wounds, then convinces Adia to try to find Menso at the capitol city, while really tricking her into trying to find one of the magic scrolls.