Kera is the greatest alchemist-healer in her village. She can heal every wound and ailment - all except for her dying father's sickness. Kera needs a special ingredient - the blood of a gryphon - to cure him, but gryphons are deadly creatures. Throwing caution to the wind, Kera goes out in the wildness to find and kill herself a gryphon. When she finds one, she discovers that the gryphon is more than willing to simply trade her his blood. The gryphon only asks that Kera give her body to him...but will she do it?