Dexter Drake returned form the Great War to become a successful magician, enthralling audiences with his elaborate illusions and cunning stage tricks. Despite his meteoric success, Dexter always longed to discover true magic. This desire soon led him into the reserved section of a dust-filled shop dedicated to obscure books. There, he found a burnt and torn fragment of the Necronomicon itself. Intrigued by this ancient piece of occult knowledge, Dexter began to use his wealth in search of the truth about ancient lore, and what he found horrified him. His delving into the arcane eventually led him to Arkham, where he suspects a great evil will soon rise. He knows that he may well be the only person with the ability to stop this evil from swallowing the entire world.