Aiko is an extremely poor girl. She has less than nothing. She lives in the Empire of Shintokanai, in a world where men rule. She is forced to work day and night for her Uncle and Sisters. Until one day, she gets kicked out. Without power, money or status, Aiko's fleeting moment of joy withers into despair and gloom as she realizes she is doomed to die, hungry and cold on the streets. She will luckily be saved by Eriko, the head maid of the Emperor's household. Aiko will be forced to become a maid. What other choices does she have? Starve or serve. She has just started and she already hates her job. But what happens, when she catches the Emperor's cold and brutal eye? The Emperor is known for his cruel ways. Deaths are common in the palace, and they stain every corner. He is a horrible man. He is blood lust lover. Life in the palace is not easy. It is like a never ending maze. Whatever path you will take, can elevate you, or destroy you completely and thoroughly. Finding a honest person in the mess is hard. What will Aiko find in the Emperor's soul?