It is 1345. In the town of Ansby in northeastern Lincolnshire, Sir Roger, Baron de Tourneville, is recruiting a military force to assist King Edward III in the Hundred Years' War against France. Suddenly, an enormous silver spacecraft lands outside the town. It is a scouting craft for the Wersgorix Empire, a brutal dominion light-years from our solar system. The Wersgorix attempt to take over Earth by testing the feasibility of its settlement. However, the aliens are caught off-guard by the angered Englishmen, who mistake the craft for a French trick. The villagers & soldiers in Ansby storm the craft, killing all but one Wersgor, Branithar.