|During the 13th Century, a group of high landers in the Carpathian Mountains find their tranquil existence threatened by a powerful Mongolian general who leads his massive armies west in search of new lands to conquer. Forced to protect their village, Zakhar and Rada send their sons, Ivan, and Maksim, to ask for help from Tugar Volk, a wealthy boyar. But when a mutual attraction sparks between his daughter Myroslava and Maksim, the uneasy alliance is put in jeopardy. As war breaks out, both sides suffer devastating casualties. Redoubling his efforts, the Great Khan unleashes the full fury of his forces. Faced with certain doom, Maksim and Myroslava must choose to flee or make the ultimate sacrifice to save their people.