The Shield-Brethren are a secret martial order that has defended the West for centuries. Now, the origins of the order are revealed in this three-issue graphic novel collection.
As the soldiers of Greece return from war with Persia, they are greeted not as heroes but merely as more mouths to feed. Athens is overflowing with the poor and desperate. For some of the former soldiers, this life is not why they fought. They crave adventure. They need money. More than anything, though, they long for purpose.
Our heroes, seeking to realize the idea offered to them by the philosopher Plato, leave Athens and travel to Delphi with hope of visiting the oracle. They have a dream to found a city of their own, and they desire insight from the oracle as to their question. But their skills--both as warriors and as thinking men--will be tested by adversaries they do not even know they have.
This comic contains explicit content and is recommended for mature readers.