In ancient days of yore, there was an elite early civilization. These people were the rudimentary forefathers and mothers of both the Egyptian and Greek cultures. The unfolding episodes of The Shifting Sands depict this ancient civilization's daily dramas that dealt with life, death, love and war.
This was a time when a handful of hideous monsters still dominated the earth. The monsters took no greater pleasure than preying on these people, specifically at times when they were trying to reproduce.
To keep their society from being extinct, procreation was vital and ceremonial. Strict ritualistic guidelines were mandated by the scriptures of their ancestors to effectively and successfully propagate. Any deviation from the scriptures could create dire circumstances.
Virile men were hard to find, due to the monsters that preyed on the select few who were not neutered by the king before his death. Craving, sex starved women competed from all walks of life to seek out these few virile men in order to instinctively reproduce.
The beautiful, young, middle aged Queen of Patrious has not only become recently widowed, she has remained barren since before the time of the King's death. This has affected her so greatly that her mental state has become frail and complex. An elderly visiting Oracle predicts that the Queen will lose her mind and her kingdom will turn to dust, unless she successfully mates with the brave and chiseled adversarial warrior who has slain her husband, the King, in hand to hand combat.
Not only is this a difficult situation, but adding to her dilemma, the Queen's comely and mischievous counterpart warrior sister has set her eyes on the same man. Female alter egos clash and create countless and surmountable feminine inner conflicts.
However, before any serious reproduction can be achieved, the Queen must rid her kingdom of a dangerous Harpy monster. This monster, who the people have named "Vampressa," has devoured the genitals of all the Queen's remaining warriors. She uses their seeds to fertilize her eggs that incubate in a hidden, dormant volcano nest.