In the darkest time of the Middle Ages, Gioncavallo, a blacksmith's son in medieval Italy is left alone to fend for himself after his parents died of a fever. No matter how hard he tries to avoid it, trouble always seem to find its way to him. Whether it is offended husbands, the city's lord, the church, or supernatural threats, Gioncavallo faces his problems head on, with inexhaustible willpower. But how long can a person live on the run, alone? And does he truly have bad luck, or is there something more sinister at play?