A surgeon cannot heal without first cutting away the rotten flesh.
Two young men, Zenji and Kurinai, one an outcast and the other an heir, seek to reform their nation within its own ashes of gilded glory and heinous honor to bring about real peace, not a shallow covering over the festering boils of corruption in Tokeyama, Capital city of Control.
Their rebellion requires unveiling the horror of the underground, vigilante justice revealing the darkness below. But the murk's roots run deep and refuse to budge so easily. A great strength is needed to smash the filth back into the depths.
However, that same strength sends waves, and cracks that go deeper and deeper which perhaps will save not only their nation but the others on the continent as well.