France, the 16th century. In a provincial hotel, by the will of the case, a merchant, a nobleman, a family of wealthy townspeople and a wandering adventurer are forced to spend the night under one roof. The hosts are not very hospitable, the guests frown, and not everyone will live until morning. When one of the guests is found dead, suspicion falls on everyone. Adventurer André Hermite undertakes an investigation. Until the end of the day he will reveal many secrets and will cease to believe in the case ...