In a mythical land, one man, Richard Cypher, discovers his true destiny as he, a mysterious young woman, a wise old wizard and a magical sword are all that stand between the evil tyrant Darken Rahl and his quest for total domination. Based on The Sword of Truth series of books by Terry Goodkind.
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Worlds collide and trusts are betrayed in the powerful second season finale. Richard, separated from his companions, continues his quest to defeat the Keeper once and for all. With the Stone of Tears in hand, he reaches the Pillars of Creation in an attempt to seal the many rifts opening to the Underworld, but soon comes face-to-face with his greatest enemy. Meanwhile, Kahlan falls under the control of the omnipotent Sister Nicci, who sends the Mother Confessor on a mission of destruction.
The Seeker is in a race against time to regain control of the Stone of Tears from Darken Rahl and prevent the Keeper's imminent victory over the world of living. After an intense battle, Richard captures Cara, whom Darken Rahl turned against him, and Zedd attempts to reverse the insidious dark magic that caused the Mord'Sith to betray her friends. But the wizard's powerful spell instead drastically alters the lives of Richard, Kahlan and everyone else.
Led by a magical compass to the location of the Stone of Tears, Richard and Kahlan enter a mysterious, hidden valley. They find it occupied by a people whose sole purpose is to guard the object of the Seeker's arduous search, and discover it's a land from which they cannot leave. Meanwhile, outside the valley Cara's reunion with a woman from her past leads her and Zedd into a deadly trap.
Newly resurrected Darken Rahl plans to stay alive by using the secrets of an ancient scroll to defy the Keeper, forcing Richard into an uneasy alliance with Rahl to find the Stone of Tears and defeat the Keeper once and for all. Elsewhere, Kahlan and Cara fight to save the last of a species all but wiped out by Rahl's scheme, while the Keeper dispatches the deadly Sisters of the Dark to return Rahl to the Underworld.
When a Sister of the Dark steals an ancient scroll containing secrets critical to their quest for the Stone of Tears, Richard, Kahlan, Zedd and Cara set out to recover the all-important document and thwart the Keeper's deadly scheme to destroy all life. Meanwhile, Darken Rahl grows weary of his tenure in the Underworld and hatches a lethal plot to return to the land of the living using a hapless lookalike named Walter - a plan which could require the unwilling assistance of the Seeker.
Zedd's brother Thaddicus discovers that their father's killer, who was assumed to have perished at the hand of Darken Rahl, is still alive. Upon learning the grim news, Zedd leaves Richard, Kahlan and Cara, reuniting with Thaddicus on a secret quest to avenge their father's murder. While the siblings attempt to find the person both they and Rahl want dead, the Seeker's hunt for the Stone of Tears leads him to befriend a stranger who claims he's uncovered secrets crucial to Richard's quest. But the real mystery surrounding this man sends Richard and Zedd on a collision course with the past - and each other.
A birthday celebration for Richard goes horribly wrong when a grief-stricken magician unleashes a lethal plan to avenge the unjust deaths of his sons, killed in the war against Darken Rahl. To exact revenge on those responsible, the conflicted conjurer traps Kahlan and Cara in a tomb and causes the release of a bloodthirsty Nygaax - a mummy ruled by dark magic. Now, with time and air running out, it's up to the Seeker to rescue the Confessor and Cara. Meanwhile, an even deadlier fate awaits Zedd upon the arrival of the Nygaax.
A mysterious and powerful woman claiming to be the living incarnation of the Creator makes shocking accusations against Richard. Now, the Seeker stands in judgment before this self-proclaimed deity, and Kahlan, Cara and Zedd are his only defense. Their one chance to save Richard means unraveling the mystery of this woman's identity, a puzzle which ultimately becomes a matter of life and death for the Seeker. Meanwhile, when Darken Rahl learns that a woman claiming to be the Creator has appeared on earth, he devises his own deadly plan to destroy her.
The Sisters of the Dark turn against their leader, the dangerous Sister Nicci, after she twice fails to kill Kahlan. Threatened by Darken Rahl, and hunted by the disciples who now want her dead, Sister Nicci comes up with a shocking plan to redeem herself in the eyes of the Keeper. By casting a powerful spell that directly links her life to Kahlan's, Richard has no choice but to protect Nicci from her enemies and lead her to the Stone of Tears in order to save Kahlan's life. Now, Kahlan's only hope to break the spell lies with the last person she ever wants to see again - her father.
The Sisters of the Dark conjure the world's most powerful sorceress, Sister Nicci, back from the Underworld, and she brings with her a scheme to help the Keeper put an end to all life. The evil Sister Nicci negotiates a deadly deal with the richest man alive, the Margrave of Rothenberg. To fulfill his end of the bargain, the Margrave captures Kahlan and prepares her for delivery to the Keeper. A spell cast over the Margrave's land prevents anyone from using magic to free the Confessor. Learning that the Margrave is planning to choose a new bride, Richard and Zedd devise a plan to infiltrate the protected realm and rescue Kahlan. Posing as refined royalty, with the Seeker and Wizard disguised as her entourage, a reluctant Cara must compete in an elaborate masquerade of manners to win the chauvinistic Margrave's affections - before the Sisters of the Dark arrive and claim his prisoner for her deadly date with the Keeper.