On a winters's day ten years ago, four children disappeared from the village of Tepes. Those children were Lina Belan, Lukas Meyer, Cuore Jorshtern, and Tajeel Schmika. They were last seen partway up the hill where the local ruins stand. For the first time in fifty years a suicide squad was formed, but a rather extensive search of the ruins yielded no clue to the children's whereabouts,and toward the end of a week of searching members of the suicide squad started disappearing in rapid succession. One evening two weeks after the disappearance, the miller's wife was out in the nearby woods picking lunar mushrooms when she noticed three children trudging down the hill(Tajeel wasn't among them).