On planet Tegumen the Red Hat elite on the mountain tops monopolizes light and iotic power and dominates and exploits those in the dark valleys. The young orphan Yie leaves his valley to study energy dynamics at a summit clausum. He finds ancient documents with the ruler's daughter. The two are discovered and forced to flee, chased and hunted by Red Hats. They join a theater group and present a drama about Red Hat oppression. Yie adopts the plasmoids of stagecraft to solve the light and power needs of the valleys, liberating the belowers.