Crank hates the Ravanguard and yet he is bound to the elite mercenary unit to carry out the orders of its infamous commander, the Noose.  Having secretly crossed into the borders of the last free nation of the Claimed Lands, Prenia, the unit finds itself surprised by an unexpected Armed Brigade garrison and stranger things.  Much like Crank’s dreams and hopes of his future, plans shatter and he finds himself facing unknown enemies in a bizarre setting where rumors and myths bleed and worse, seek to see him bleed.