The story takes place before the events from Alder's Blood and changes the perspective from Chief of the Hunters - to a commoner, named Charles. Charles, as everyone else in this cruel world, is struggling to stay alive. Daring his luck, out of bravery or desperation - he aims for a quick buck and attempts to hunt the spawns of darkness. If he'll survive - income from reselling the remains of the beasts will secure his livelihood for weeks to come. What he is not aware of, is how his story will soon unfold and his life... changed forever. In the world ruled by misery and humanity rotting in shadow of God's dead carcass - death, becomes mercy.