A veteran mercenary, Roy Odelbirk leads the rebellious human forces in the Human States, seeking ultimately to expel or exterminate any and all elves within the three states. Odelbirk fled Illmarinos in the human mass exodus following the country’s annexation by the Hesvoline empire, when humans faced significant institutional and social discrimination from the majority-Elfish population.

Odelbirk, a lieutenant during the turmoil of the Human States’ formation, lacks the tactical prowess and resources to attack Hesvolene forces in conventional warfare, resorting to terrorism and guerilla tactics, often attacking unarmed villages in response to any believed Elfish presence. Despite the denouncement of Odelbirk by the governments of the Human States, Odelbirk’s rebellion receives an unexpected degree of support from the human citizens of the union.