Earth. Early in the 21st Century. Much has changed since the last Mortal Kombat. A universe that was once balanced by a system based on honour and tradition is now governed by chaos and deceit. Dark forces from sinister realms have begun invading Earth. The only warriors who could possibly meet this challenge are the Defenders of the Realm. Overthrown!! On the anniversary of her father's death, Princess Kitana has planned a rebellion against Shao Kahn. If it succeeds, Kitana will reclaim the throne of Outworld - leaving Liu Kan and the MKs.Skin DeepKitana is confronted with her past when a handsome young 'Ninja' from Outworld seeks her out. It is clear, Kitana once had feelings for him, which stirs jealousy in Liu Kang. But the ninja proves to be working for Shao Kahn. Kitana is abducted to Outworld and Liu Kang must follow.AmendsWhile tracking Kano and the Black Dragon Organisation, the MKs discover they have a phantom ally, who turns out to be Kabal. Having been disfigured by Shao Kahn, Kabal is discovered a freak. Sonya overcomes her own revulsion, and then helps the others to see past the ugliness to the man inside.ResurrectionWith the help of the Shadow Priests, the Emperor Shao Kahn succeeds in resurrecting Shang Tsung. The Emperor then dispatches Shang to Earth Realm, armed with the most powerful weapon of them all, the Warrior King's ORB of nature!