SUMMARY: In a post-technology future, a girl named Dot
and her robotic friend Echo come across violent "tax collectors"
for the evil Boss who now rules this land. They have taken a
girl from her village because her parents couldn't pay the tax.
As Dot has no money, they ask to take Echo - a mechanical man in
good working order is a rare thing these days. But Echo is Dot's
friend, and she refuses. Dot turns out to be good at defending
herself; Echo can help even more handily, but Dot forbids him to
do so, as she doesn't want to see him get damaged. Still, Echo
surreptitiously knocks out the tax collectors while Dot isn't
looking. Lexi, the young woman they rescued, wants to take the
opportunity to kill her captors, but Echo and Dot forcibly
prevent her from doing so; Dot won't kill. She believes that
just because somebody is willing to kill you doesn't mean you
should sink to their level. Meanwhile, reports of the mechanical
man's existence reach Mistress Dark, dangerous number two to the
Boss, and she makes dark plans...