Four boys grow up together, and grow apart. In the grand design of "The Machine", they are intended, as adults, to thwart an apocalyptic outcome. Can their childhood bonds survive the tests of time and the hardships of adulthood? How can four kids from a poor neighborhood fight against the world of "hidden monsters"?
Dark beings are quietly setting the scene for a coming apocalyptic event. There are countless scenarios where the world will face a hellish outcome, but still a few where peace and goodness can prevail. “The Machine”, the vast, godlike intelligence behind reality, spins and calculates, and the few remaining paths to the unpocalypse all involve four childhood friends acting together as a catalyst for good.
A gritty, powerful nation moving into an age of discovery, but on the cusp of self-destruction. A place of illusion, filled with demons disguised as leaders, heroes disguised as the weak, reality-wielders, cross-dimensional visitors, machine-whisperers, and dream-assassins. A place where the stains of past sins are piled into skins and walk the land in human form, and where normal, good-hearted people can still make a difference.