Yossarian, Archon of the fabled city-state of Sardis, loses his love in death. Driven mad with grief he vows to descend to Hades and return her to the land of the living. Reluctantly accompanied by Sancho, his servant and companion, Yossarian seeks the aid of an Oracle and is joined on the journey by two young companions.
Meanwhile Yossarian's brother, Marcos, plots to overthrow him and seize the throne of Sardis for himself. As Yossarian ventures through the desert, searching for the oasis of the Virgin's Tears and the entrance to Hades, Marcos assassins catch up with him and Yossarian faces battles in both the world of the living and the world of the dead.