While Emerald "Dead Eye" Flint fights against rebels, Crawlers and huge sea monsters, a young man sets out for his own adventure. At the same time as the AquaNox events are taking place we're following William Drake, the young heir of a rundown merchants' dynasty, through his numerous experiences and adventures in Aqua, the world without skies. Drake only has little experience with Aqua's rough reality. He faithfully transports goods from Galapagos to the northern aquatoria of the Tornado Zone. His life is monotonous, but in his imagination young Drake becomes a genuine mercenary. He wants to be like them: all these brave, daring and free mercenaries, Ronin and freebooters. But he only has little opportunity to make his dreams come true, until one day .