Adana is a servant to lord Arad, duke of Kanaiste, in the desert country of Paish-tog. Then strangers visit her lord, Caomhnoir. Caomhnoir are the elite warriors of Life and Liberation, the organization fighting against Telak and his evil slave-trading organization. They've come to take her away to Ingram, Ingram an Serbiseach, the fortress of the north. These Caomhnoir want to use her as a weapon against Telak's forces. Soon she finds that there is no neutral side in this war, and she must pick a side. Is she one of the Caomhnoir, a slave or a deadly weapon to be used by conflicting super-powers?