Six years have passed since the Palladions rose as humanity's protectors, saving the five remaining megacities from destruction. But now the shield of Megalopolis 9 has lost 30% of its effectiveness, with monsters and beasts besieging the city as desperation grows. Generals Nesbo and Terrassa face a difficult task, risking life and limb to search for food to keep the population alive. Fear covers the city like a mantle of snow, bringing new darkness and tearing the people away from the Palladions. In the year 2090, Tala and Hototo are back in this uncertain, hopeful world.