At the farthest end of the Dark Isle lies the village of Cromness, where the normal round of domino matches, meetings of the Ladies' Guild and twice-daily netting of salmon continues as it always has done. But all is not well. Mist descends as the area prepares to celebrate the famed Dark Isle Show, and in this drunken, brawling celebration of all that is best in farming and fishing, the awful truth begins to come clear. Soon the characters are involved in a battle to either save or destroy the Dark Isle. But are they truly aware of the scale of events? And who will prevail?