The Collared Empress follows the story of the collared elven blood user Empress and her struggles to survive under human control. Empress is chosen by Warlord Jared Grey, and he strives to turn her into a weapon, a tool, something fit for his Order. Jared is kind to Empress in his own way, even as he forces her to use her blood magic at his whim. Empress wants to escape, to return to her lands, desperate that the human Order does not discover who she truly is. Jared protects her and cares for her, and that is something like love when everyone else around her is a threat.