For almost a millenia, the mysterious Red Hoods have hidden themselves away, living in seclusion and only offering their services to the common folk in times of dire need. For the Red Hoods have a mysterious link with the spirits- the ghosts of lost souls who are cursed to roam the world, unable to move on. And when a ghost becomes a Haunter - a hungry soul that desires to feed upon the minds of the living - the Red Hoods are the only ones with the power to contain them. At the turn of the twentieth century however, things have suddenly changed. The Red Hoods have ended their long exile and rejoined society, brokering contracts between the living and the dead, allowing for society to have ghostly servants and undead technology! Now, the city of Bearbrass, a steampunk metropolis fueled by the labour of the spirits, finds itself at the center of a conspiracy on the eve of the First World War. And one young girl - Winter Robinson - will be forced to rise up and save the living from the schemes of the eternal dead!