Young Ignacio Finkleberry had a zest for life just like his father, a soldier fighting for Independence from the England. He loved his father deeply and missed him terribly. He wanted nothing more than to join him in battle and the fight for freedom. But at the age of 14, he was too young and would have to wait until his father returned before he would see him again. But when young Ignacio fell ill and died he knew he would have to wait even longer to be reunited with his father. Asking the unthinkable, Ignacio requests to be given more time on earth to find his father and say goodbye. But that decision brings the adventures of the underworld, as he fights against the Phantom Scabbards, ghostly pirates and the souls of the wicked who try to avoid their fate in the life after death.