The world has changed. The mercantile kingdom of Charis has
prevailed over the alliance designed to exterminate it. Armed
with better sailing vessels, better guns and better devices of
all sorts, Charis faced the combined navies of the rest of the
world at Darcos Sound and Armageddon Reef, and broke them.
Despite the implacable hostility of the Church of God Awaiting,
Charis still stands, still free, still tolerant, still an island