Theo Hayden, former paladin of the god Yras, forsakes his faith.
On the planet of Yanon, civilizations have risen and fallen for thousands of years. The heroes and villains of the age of technology are the modern era's gods and devils. One such devil, Yras, caught the eye of a devout young man named Theo who was slow to anger until he started getting pushed around by the people he cared about. He constructed a philosophy that promoted the importance of being able to distinguish good from evil, and to forgive that evil in others that recognize it. This platform of forgiveness attracted a couple of the wrong people to Theo that didn't have his best interests in mind. They built a temple to Yras and destroyed their friendships. Seven years later, Theo is still recovering.