Hermann Hesse’s classic novel Siddhartha, takes place in ancient India around the time of the Buddha (6th century BC). Siddhartha and his companion Govinda set out in search of enlightenment. Siddhartha goes through a series of changes and realizations as he attempts to achieve this goal. Siddhartha joins the ascetics, visits Gotama, embraces his earthly desires, and finally communes with nature, all in an attempt to attain Nirvana.
In the scorched lands of the Maharaan lives a dark-skinned girl soon to become a woman. Capable and strong, confident and caring; all she has known is peace, all she has known is purpose. All she will bring: Death. On the icy plains, beyond the Gadori forests, lies a dead boy. Forgotten by the world and himself, he is about to be given the hardest challenge of all: Life. In the center of Kasmah one sits above all, the Integra Divinitas. Beyond the trappings of the common, bound to mankind by responsibility.