After receiving an invitation from the reclusive country of Natan to meet the new Emperor, King Tyrone entrusts Nigel, Mirit and Lord Allard as royal envoys. Matters become complicated when a defiant twelve-year-old Titus is discovered to have stowed away, to the great anger of his father Tyrone. Met by Admiral Kentashi for final escort to Natan, the group makes a hasty decision to conceal certain identities in hopes of avoiding insult and trouble. But what waits in Natan, plunges them into a mystery surrounding the unnatural events after their arrival and the triggering of a civil war. It becomes a life and death struggle to escape Natan, for nothing is what it seems.