Over 600 years have passed since the mysterious event known as the Green took over the continents, and reshaped the world. During this time, dense forests took over towns and cites, leaves the survivors cut off from each other, either because of the overgrown, torn up roads, or the aggressive, man-killing animals hiding in the dense, never-ending forests. Chaos ensued until the city of Marquette, located in what was once Michigan, became a safe haven with food, shelter, even power, and protected by the Riders, the warriors of the road. Their goal; to bring civilization back from the Green by clearing and keeping the roads safe, while finding other people other groups of people to connect with, and protecting Marquette and her colonies. Jack, one of Marquette's best riders, is asked to move to the colony of Iron Wood to help establish a new Riders Lodge and become the head pathfinder there. Enlisting in the help of his fellow Riders, Doug, Kshea, and his beloved wife, Niki, Jack foresees a great future for the group Meanwhile, a mysterious man dressed in black has appeared in the colony of Ontenogon. He speaks of a great land of milk and honey and possesses a powerful voice that can sway even the stubbornest of people. What the Riders don't know is that this man, though seemingly harmless, spells great danger, heartache, and bloodshed for Marquette and her colonies.