The year is 1799 and a woodblock engraved with a mysterious message in an unknown script is unearthed near a Korean temple. A novice monk, Kyetsu, is sent north by the Abbot on a mission to deliver it to the King. On the journey, he receives help in unexpected places. A great warrior, a member of a secret society called the White Lotus, accompanies him along with a gang of street urchins. Kyetsu soon finds he will need all the help he can get, as there are powerful forces working against him.