Using the power of the Geass, Lelouch has taken his first steps towards vengeance against the Holy Empire of Britannia. He has crafted for himself the alter ego Zero, to destroy the perceptions of his enemies and protect those close to him. Yet still he finds his efforts lacking. One young prince does not a revolution make. Carrying with him this hard learned lesson Lelouch takes the next step in his rebellion. Gathering a small group of willing Elevens about him, Zero founds the Order of the Black Knights, a faction dedicated to the fight for justice. On the battlefield Lelouch encounters a man he once called friend seven years before standing on the opposing side: Suzaku Kururugi, the Eleven pilot of the white Knightmare known as Lancelot. With Zero unable to convince Suzaku to fight along side him and unwilling to use the power of Geass, are the two destined to destroy one another?