More than anything, Beran wants to see the world and become famous. But his fate is sealed: Born the son of a peasant, he is destined to live out the rest of his days farming his lord's manor. Then one day he loses everything in an ambush. Suddenly orphaned and friendless, Beran is left to fend for himself, managing to survive by juggling. But Beran is hungry for far more. And when an old man appears, promising him riches and renown, the offer is too tempting to resist. His soul seems a small price to pay for such glory. Until, that is, the old man comes to collect...