Edward and Alphonse Elrics reckless disregard for alchemys fundamental laws ripped half of Eds limbs from his body and left Als soul clinging to a cold suit of armor. To restore what was lost, the brothers scour a war-torn land for the Philosophers Stone, a fabled relic which grants the ability to perform alchemy in impossible ways. The Elrics are not alone in their search; the corrupt State Military is also eager to harness the artifacts power. So too are the strange Homunculi and their shadowy creator. The mythical gem lures exotic alchemists from distant kingdoms, scarring some deeply enough to inspire murder. As the Elrics find their course altered by these enemies and allies, their purpose remains unchanged – and their bond unbreakable.