Imagine a world where the rules of death don't apply; anyone or anything can survive any type of injury or disease. When Death comes up missing, that is exactly what happens to planet Barron. With Death on a hiatus, the circle of life has come to a complete stop, and many city streets are filled with chaos. To make matters worse, Mother Nature soon learns death no longer applies to them as well, and many rural cities are overrun by creatures of all sorts, as they have no need to fear man any longer.
Fortunately for the world, Death had been training a new apprentice for some time before his disappearance. Although the young apprentice's powers do not rival those of his master, he still wields the power to take away life from any person or creature that has been weakened enough. So Death's apprentice sets off on a journey to discover what happened to his former master and restore order to the land.