With a huge potential lead in their hands, the Scorch family disembarks across the great ocean to meet with an old contact of their Grandmother. The family decides to make the trip in the way preferred by the well to do of their world; a luxurious airship. But as the family settles in for the journey, they quickly find that this will not be a simple, uneventful trip. Personal intrigue, blackmail, and even some juicy societal shaming aim to plague the Scorch family as they travel through the skies.
After completing their objectives in the steaming jungles, the Scorch family returns home to bask in the fame of their success. But as they soon find out, some of the biggest danger isn’t found in the wilds, but in the heart of the city. They must now face the worst kind of attacks in their society; the social kind. Can they settle their business before family enemies ruin their current success?
Now having a fresh lead on a potential treasure, the members of the Scorch family set off for the verdant jungle islands that used to be Japan. After a harrowing journey across the sea, they arrive at their destination ready to claim fortune and glory for their family. But they have to deal with inhospitable conditions, and natives who may or may not try to eat them. And to top it all off, it look like a rival treasure hunting team might have gotten there first.
Thousands of years after human civilization has fallen, a new civilization has risen in its place, consisting of the fauna of Earth uplifted by the virus that brought humanity down. In this new world steps in a powerful family; the Scorches. Led by their matriarch, Lucille Scorch, the family has fallen on very hard times. Now, the grandchildren of the Scorch family must turn to their society’s most beloved and dangerous pastime; delving into the old ruins of the human world for riches and prestige. An endeavor that might lead the Scorch grandchildren to more than they bargained for.