Earth. Present Day. 

Five years have passed since the end of the Genus War, and a new-found spirit of interspecies cooperation is promising a future of mutual prosperity for the entire Hominid world.

But change has its enemies, perhaps nowhere more than the desert border states, where sapien and neander interests grapple for control of the invaluable resource of the future- oil- in a climate of religious insurgency, species supremacy, and unfettered criminality.

Into this world steps Asa Bara, a journalist from the west on a mission to find the trans-species sex trade ring he believes kidnapped his sister; Merria Solerry, sapien heiress and junior diplomat at a newly-restored embassy in the vice capital of the world; and Reesz, a florian servant on his first trip to the part of the world where his species was never enslaved.