It is June 28, 1922, and the Irish Civil War is about to begin.
Brendan Biden and Paddy RyanBrendan Biden and Paddy Ryan have both helped to fight the British Army to a standstill, but now a treaty has been signed that is tearing the rebels apart.
Biden, who is also called the Laughing Boy, is standing with Eamon de Valera and the Irish Republican Army, in demanding an independent Republic. Ryan, on the other hand, has taken the side of compromise, with Michael Collins and the Irish Free State, which will still be part of the empire. The two sides collide when Ryan leads the attack on the Four Courts building, which Biden is holding along with his fellow IRA men. Led by two such dedicated patriots, the battle is the beginning of the Irish Civil War.