On the planet of Esseth, in the small island nation of Korra, very few people know the truth of the universe. One denizen of Korra, Cio, spends most of his days protecting and coddling seven-year-old Keira Darrenger, the castle-dwelling, golden-haired heiress to D-Corp, the planet's largest mercenary company and Cio's employer. Life is simple and pleasant until the day Cio meets a bizarre woman named Bliss, two local celebrities-and the ghastly beast that assaults him on the castle grounds. Struggling with disturbing desires for Keira, as well as threats of death and despair, Cio's once simple life is thrust into chaos when he is steadily introduced to a world of spirits, supernatural powers and planetary preservation. Soon Keira isn't the only child in need of protection from evil-or from Cio.