The Confederation of Naflin comprises about a hundred worlds, amongst which can be found the sumptuous and elegant Syracusa. However, under the aegis of the reigning family, the mysterious Scaythes of Hyponeros from a distant world, gifted with troubling psychic powers, are masterminding a gigantic plot in which imposing a dictatorship in the Confederation is only part of a wider plan.
Who, then, can stand up against them? The monk-warriors of the Absourate order? Or will they have to rely on an obscure employee in a travel agency, who is drowning his sorrows on the planet Two-Seasons? Because his life is turned upside-down the day a beautiful Syracusan woman who is being trailed, turns up on his doorstep.