General Stonefist of the Sierra Nevada Dwarven Clan is captured by California Reich Special-Forces in a raid at dawn. His Live pay-per-view execution is about to be announced. Governor Hardcastle of the North American Metahuman Alliance assembles Roth Vanguard and his elite team of soldiers of fortune, known as the Venomous Vipers, to rescue General Stonefist. Meanwhile, an extraplanar being known as Gabriel pays a visit to Vanguard. Gabriel who states that Roth is a part of a greater destiny, that could affect the entire multi-verse. Other extraplanar entities arrive on earth and begin to move pieces on the eternal chessboard, which will ultimately determine the fate of mortal man.