On his capitol server, General Motor, ruler of the P-Fed Hegemon, has come to learn that being a megalomaniacal dictator is a thankless task. As his borders have expanded, keeping track of his metastasizing enemies and a lid on his army of teenage killers has become a job no cat-herder would envy. Now the clock is ticking on his greatest plan, a scheme to monetize Knet by staging a bloodbath mega-tournament that will draw every deathmatcher, assassin, breaker and rebel to his vast Colosseum, to test each other in its trap-filled arena.
On Extant Server, threatened by the encroachment of P-Fed’s frontier, Carnivous, supreme practitioner of the death-matcher’s art, has his own plans. Having generously embroiled his fellow citizens in the incipient war, Carnivous is chasing his personal singularity, a vision indistinguishable from madness. It will take him, and those trying to stop him, into the heart of Motor’s power.