Three friends, lost in space, drifting toward an ancient mystery lurking in the cosmos.
A deepening crisis aboard a deep-space colonisation vessel has forced most of its crew to evacuate to the nearest planet.
During the evacuation, a ship carrying three young friends to safety malfunctions and strands them in interstellar space.
It's not long before the Ranegr - a drifting ship of outlaws - captures their derelict vessel.
Put to work in the reactor core amidst hardened brutes by a captain with conquest on his mind, and stalked by bizarre creatures in the shadows, the children's bid to escape and return home is just one thread in a web of ambition and clashing desires, bringing them ever nearer to an ancient mystery lurking in the cosmos.
There ain't no such things as cyborg snakes that skewer you through the heart and eat your sister... are there?
Nathan Grant, an Aussie student at Warrawul Boarding School, has a pretty normal life. A chance encounter with a flesh-eating Homunculus turns all that upside-down! Savagely killed by the creature, Nathan is brought back to life by the Alchemic Warrior, Astrid Rachelle. In so doing, she bestows upon him the powers of the Arms Alchemy: his soul in weapon form. Determined to use this power to its fullest value, Nathan joins Astrid on a hunt for the Homunculi infesting his town, before his friends and sister become lunch.