Daslin is a fire mage living in a school on the Mountain, where he tries to stay out of trouble, not an easy task as Daslin not only is accident prone, but can't always control the fires he creates. The masters despair of him ever getting total control, and he has been forbidden to leave the draughty hallways and labs of the school.
His new roommate, Avan, is unlike anyone Daslin has ever met. Avan comes from the plains where he can go naked and commune with the elements without impediment. He doesn't like the Mountain, where he's been sent to learn to use his powers more efficiently; at least that's the excuse the elders give him. Avan suspects they just want him out of the way.
Avan is as delighted with his new roommate as Daslin is bemused by him. Can they get up to more than just mischief?