As the war in the 1680s Europe rages below, Bolesław Radok shepherds and hunts in Poland’s High Tatra Mountains. His father, like all able-bodied men, is off at war and has neither trained his son in close combat nor left him with a sword. Boleslaw is attacked by a wolf and limps home for bandaging, then barely survives a farm raid that kills his grandfather. Four Polish knights kill the brigands and then deliver Bole’s fallen father’s sword, a dying comrade’s last wish. Boleslaw struggles with two options: stay on the farm he cannot defend or follow his father’s path to a life at war.