Exiled from their brutal homeland, two Orc children - the crippled Drom and the half-breed Kade - fight to survive the wilderness, only to be attacked by ruthless human knights. They are rescued by the dwarf Garaskin and brought to live in the human city of Eshalter. But life among humans has its own challenges. Yet Kade and Drom find acceptance and friendship among a group of unlikely companions. As adults Kade and Drom follow separate paths - Kade that of a soldier and City guardsman and Drom the way of the ranger. But when danger threatens their new homeland Drom and Kade must reunite to protect their newfound friends.