The Gazth-Sonika Civil War - As the death toll mounts, questions surface regarding the war's overall purpose and the highly secretive facilitator behind it all. With uncertainty looming, the Army Commander of the ruling party hired MADLAX, a well-versed mercenary, to carry out his own assassination in the hopes of putting an end to the insanity. Meanwhile, the quest for answers continues. Before being murdered by his bizarrely entranced daughter, resistance operative Piederica Morey sent a young boy named Chris deep into Gazth-Sonika in order to find the truth - and turn the tide of the war. The Red Book - A gift from her father. Margaret Burton cherishes the blood stained manuscript, not only as a family heirloom, but also as the only link to her shrouded past. Within its pages rest an ancient language long forgotten - elies, The holy words of Saruon. But one page from the book if missing. With the help of personal caretaker Elenore Baker and biblio-detective Eric Gillian, Margaret commissions a search. They are to find another copy of the book as well as learn more about its contents. What they discover instead, is trouble.