As the sun rises on the village of Grikafa, so does a new leader to a position of power. Agnes Mikhail finds strange men in red suspenders knocking on her front door, and when she lets them in, she finds them led by a man known only as Hassim. He asks for a number of foodstuffs and her store’s only hunting rifle. She resists, stating that none of this makes any sense right now, but Hassim claims that they will need to share all of their resources and eventually parts with the food and weapon.
Agnes leaves her house in frustration, walking around the shoreline and throwing rocks to alleviate her rage at this man who barged into her house and took her things, claiming that they will be needed by the rest of the town. After tossing the first stone, a strange sight on the other shore catches her eye. A group of men, armed with clubs and guns, stand ready with barges. As they begin yelling demands across the river, Agnes realizes her life is going to be much less simple from now on.
- Matt – Julie Lagacé. The sole doctor in town. Originally from Vontier. Due to constant overwork and racism towards herself, is incredibly misanthropic.
- James – Sheriff Alim “Al” Abdul-Musawwir. A gunsmith turned amiable protector of local law. Knows everyone.
- Nate – Agnes Johara Mikhail. A hot-headed miner’s daughter with a bad habit of punching first and asking questions later.