Marak is a barbarian of the distant past filled with dreams of conquest. He encounters Egel, a Monolith-inspired creator of bronze weaponry, who teamed-up with him. When Egel went to consult the Monolith, it chose Marak as well. The Monolith gave him a vision of the far future and the fabled queen Jalessa.
Egel and Marak worked tirelessly and created numerous weaponry, such as armor, swords, and the wheel. Ultimately Marak's army marches through the gates of Jalessa's kingdom. Marak and Jalessa marry, and history is made.