[Edited based on what I was told]
A young adult half-elf boy named Riorin was sure his life would never go beyond the village he resides in. However, his home is soon burned down and its residents slaughtered, leaving Riorin with nothing but a mysterious ring, his trusty bow, a burning scar, and a determination to save his lover from the hellspawn that took everything from him, even if it means facing beings he only ever thought existed in books.
Little does he know not everyone he grew up with is who he thought they were.
Riorin soon encounters bloodthirsty and bewitched wolves along with horrible distorted visions of his past on his journey across the continent. He is unsure as to why exactly these hardships are happening to him, but he knows if he does not find out the source he will soon succumb to them.
Luckily he soon meets Sparrow, a cunning criminal who is the opposite of him in nearly every way. Sparrow is on the payroll by band of rough mercenaries who want Riorin dead and intends to betray then assassinate Riorin but his crime catch up to him when a group of guards corner him.
Riorin persuades the guards Sparrow is not the man they seek by proving Sparrow is actually able to read, an ability uncommon for a thief, thereby saving his neck from the noose. Sparrow then makes a vow of brotherhood with Riorin instead, and leads him to confront the mercenaries where they find out Riorin was being targeted by a group of cult worshippers intending to sacrifice him for dark power.
Riorin and Sparrow travel through more deceit and find themselves thrust into the heart of a bloody struggle between innocents, bandits, and a horde of hellish abominations. They must now work with another small village strangely familiar to Riorin in order to survive the scourge and not let history repeat itself.