Death rides in search of answers; a way to save his brother War and prove his innocence. The Crowfather knows many secrets, which imprison him via an amulet Death bestowed upon him. He shows Death a vision of the Tree of Life, the means with which to undo the extinction of mankind. Rather than pass on the secret, Crowfather attacks leading to his demise… but not before a parting shot. Death sustains an injury and finds himself sent to an unknown land.