After the ‘Big War’ that has recreated the world as we know, there were two superpowers left. The Old World with America a forerunner and Japan and China as the most important representatives of the New World in the East. They try, after a long period of distrust, to open new relations with each other.
In the Old World the inhabitants are being ‘chipped’ as a precaution against the nuclear radiation that is still present in different parts of the world. In this period, a pitiless serial killer sweeps the area of Sanctuary, capital of the New World. The security police is very puzzled, in spite of the messages in Latin the murderer has left on the murder sites.
Yukiko Mitsukai and Stephen March have both lost family by the hand of this brutal killer. Yukiko is of Japanese origin and possesses a red star in the Kami Akai, an old fighting art that is practiced by the group of people known as the Akai.
Stephen March on the other hand is a diplomat from the Old World who has also some roots in the New World. His stepmother used to live in Japan and his half-sister still does. Together with friends of Yukiko and a group of people in the Old World they call ‘The Resistance’, they both try to find this bloodthirsty killer. In the event of this adventures, they stumble on a conspiracy that reaches both the Old and the New World.