There was once a door that should never have been opened, for beyond it dwelled misfortune, stuck fast...A century before, in Sablier, that forbidden portal was flung wide by Vincent's single-minded desire to protect his brother, Gilbert. And thus did that desire corrupt one innocent boy's soul like a foolhardy, sweet poison...Now, as Gil, Oz, and Alice wander the ruins of the former, they are assaulted by illusions from the past created by the intense power of the Abyss that emanates from the carcass of the once-grand old city. But how much of it is real? And how much of it illusion? Not everyone wants to remember what came to pass those hundred years ago...