The young Recruit Drake fails the entrance exam of the military academy. It is denied to him to fight for his kingdom, Glory. Humiliated and frustrated, he wants to throw himself into the throat of the brutal mushrooms. But there Drake realizes that he is not the only one who wishes to end their lives due to disappointment. He encounters the last, depressed remains of the royal troops that are returning, with heavy casualties, from a decisive battle. From the battle that was denied Drake.