Set in a future where Earth no longer exists, we meet a young mage named Toran. Toran has finally come of age, and being one of the only three mages in his town he is understandably nervous for his tests today. In a world full of magic and technology Toran lives on the distant northern slopes of a backwater world. Today visitors from the ruling race have come to judge the strength of will Toran and his college possess, if they fail it means their lives. But before the tests can even begin chaos strikes! Monsters known only as the Tainted are captured and caged inside the town, a woman known to exist only in myth joins them in the stone cells, and just as the sun sets and Toran steps up to bat violent blue light fills the air as dark horrors rain down around them. Toran is left in chaos fighting for his life. What is going on? How can he stop it? Does this mean he's failed his tests???