A cybernetic monk travels the galaxy performing acts of penance for its murderous namesake. Its duty...its function, is to heal the damage caused by its sadistic progenitor. But during the dangerous journey, it discovers unsettling facts that force it to question its real purpose...and the true nature of its own existence. Dodging death and disassembly, the monk uncovers a disturbing secret hidden by its religious masters. A secret that could threaten the fragile balance of power in the galaxy. A secret they will kill to protect.