The fate of the settler colony of Constantina lies in the hands of thirteen leaders. Senior official Bunim Cardozo listens in dismay to revelations by the tribunal of the astounding number of infractions committed by the Europan government. His patriotic pride in his homeland begins to unravel and he finds himself dwelling on the unfortunate events of the past five years that led to this pivotal moment. Maya, a beautiful yogi with special powers, is drawn in by Bunim’s anguish and is catapulted into his past: to the day the pandemic began. Unbeknownst to Bunim, Maya lives and feels each moment of his torment, heartache, and grief. Five years ago, when the Constantinans’ centuries-long assault on the environment finally led to a viral pandemic, the government could not contain the spread. Instead, they exiled Chin and Afrikan immigrants and incarcerated the sick in death camps, where they experimented on them to find a potential treatment. Fearing for the wellbeing of the earth and innocent humans, the indigenous people outside the militarized borders of Constantina faced a choice. Would they help the Constantinans defeat the virus or allow them to succumb to it?