DG, a waitress in a small country town, is transported to the Outer Zone, a once prosperous land that is now under the control of the sorceress Azkadellia. While DG searches for her parents she comes across several new friends who help her on her journey - among them, Glitch, a man who has had his brain stolen; Wyatt Cain, a former cop who is looking for the man who killed his family; and Raw, a lion-like creature who has the ability to see the future. Meanwhile, Azkadellia searches for the emerald that is the key to solidifying her control over the land.
Cain and Glitch rescue DG and Raw from the tower, and the group goes in search of the emerald. Meanwhile, Azkadellia plants a spy into their group so that she can use them to find the emerald for herself. Also, the truth behind what happened to DG and Azkadellia when they were younger is revealed, Glitch remembers his life before he lost his brain and the weapon he created, and Cain finds proof that his family may still be alive.
After DG finds a message left to her by her mother, the group goes in search of her father so that he can help them uncover the mystery of the Gray Gale, find the emerald, and stop Azkadellia from using the sunseeder to destroy the O.Z. However, Azkadellia is only one step behind them. Also, the group joins a band of resistance fighters led by Cain's son, and they plan their attack on Azkadellia's tower.