A conspiracy where a number of soul magic users are assassinated by mages and soldiers, supported by the mayor of Knyazov Dveri and the cult of the dragon below. Targets include Alanic, Lukav, an unnamed familiar mage, a herbalist lady, and possibly others.
It is later revealed that this was masterminded by Sudomir, the mayor of Knazoy Dveri, in a large scheme to kill anyone who would discover his soul collector at his mansion which gave off a soul sucking aura an experienced soul mage could detect. This device collected souls of dead people into a large trap, and the mass killings in Cyoria would empower it. This would give Sudomir the power to save Eldemar from the attack on Cyoria and thereby legalize necromancy and ensure a long immortal life for him and his wife.