In a future dark age, after civilization has collapsed, there are rumors and prophecies of a savior to come. A maiden who is held captive by a cannibal shaman prays for a savior. Soon after she prays, an illiterate hunter stumbles upon the shaman's cottage. The maiden promises to lead the hunter to a city containing the world's last survivors. With the help of an urchin vagabond, the hunter plots against the shaman, who may not be human at all.