You are the Master of the Royal Riding School of Gidolan Keep working for Queen Ariana on a quest to aid the kingdom of Garendall. Currently the once peaceful kingdom it now under attack by horrifying invaders, so it is your job to find and notify various commanders about the invasion. This is where the story begins.
Pillars of Garendall is a light-weight fantasy role-playing game. The player explores the Kingdom of Garendall while fighting its unwanted inhabitants in action-oriented combat. Make your character grow stronger, earn gold, find hidden items, and meet various characters, all within the storyline that unfolds as you progress.
Pillars of Garendall utilizes a plug-in system that can enhance the game engine. For example Ambrosia has release a free plug-in for the game called Trinity which adds three character classes to the game (without Trinity class distinction doesn't exist), and adds new story elements. A wide range of plug-in's exist at the Ambrosia web site to add keyboard features, cheats, and new side-quests.
Are You A Gamer Or A God? (A "Wasting Time With the Idiots" article about the game on Mac Observer in which the co-founders of IWS Interactive, Gary Randazzo and Randy Soare, broadly discuss the game and its underlying engine, Coldstone (Sept. 2001).)
Like Manna: Games from Ambrosia Software (An Apple Games article, archived on the author's website, about two games offered by Ambrosia Software, one of which is Pillars of Garendall. The article provides a descriptive overview of the game, including background information about the game's development, with commentary being provided by the president of Ambrosia Software, Andrew Welch (February, 2002).)