old Karl Lejon, ‘Skorpan’ is suffering from tuberculosis and knows that he will die soon. But his older brother, Jonatan, tries to comfort him by promising that they one day will meet in Nangijala, a magic country beyo...展开nd the stars. Jonatan dies in a house fire and Skorpan also dies not long after. They meet in Nangijala, a country divided into the Cherry Blossom Valley and the Briar-Bush Valley. The people in the latter are oppressed by the black knight Tengil and his dragon, Katla. The two brothers, who now call themselves Jonatan and Karl Lion Heart, decide to help the freedom fighters against the oppression.