Infected by an alien virus and put into a state of suspended animation, Sinthetic has awakened to a world that is more machine than planet. The year is 2514. The planet is Earth, drained of its resources, its once thriving ecosystem gone. Mankind is forced to survive by the most primitive of means, taking refuge in the massive pipeline system that permeate the planet. Following an encounter with a horrifying cyborg, Sinthetic and Henry must reach the rebel's hideout and warn the others that their sector is about to be overrun by drones. Drawn by the dying drone's "mourning beacon", its brethren turn out by the hundreds. They come not to grieve, but to harvest. In this time of The Enforcer, humanity is the last remaining resource to be exploited, and Henry and Sinthetic, are unintentionally leading his army to the richest mining grounds yet.