Homeville peasants are tired of city nobles using them for target practice. Determined to find help, they venture to the imperial capital to report the nobles’ misdeeds. But the magic-powered city holds more danger and intrigue than the humble villagers ever suspected — not the least of which is a mysterious streak of peasant deaths and disappearances.
They soon find themselves on the wrong side of the law — and on the wrong side of the ground — as they’re pulled into the literal underbelly of the city. Hijinks ensue as they unwittingly entangle themselves in the affairs of sinister opposing forces.