The Wilhelm Gustloff once a cruise ship that was converted to a war ship. Now used to be used to transport wounded soldiers from the battle fields to major cities to recover and for people to evacuate Germany. Extremely cold your whole body would feel like ice and this is the first place our four main characters would be together Joana, Florian, Alfred, and sweet Emilia. Joana a pretty experienced medical assistant from Lithuania. Florian the mysterious young handsome Purrsian artist. Alfred a young German sailor who is a misunderstood for being a rude, mean, and weak sailor that no one favors for his odd appearance. Finally, our sweet sweet Emilia who is only fifteen years old who is so incredibly strong polish girl.
Joana has to deal with Florian's mysterious games and heals his wounded shoulder and ear. Florian is worried and hiding from the Germans on the ship as well, afraid they will find him and find out his secret. Emilia is also hiding her identity from the German soldiers on the ship and hiding many many secrets from Joana and the rest of her new group she is traveling with. Alfred is being his weird awkward self while he is quite selfish and only wants a medal for being heroic while he is just a wimp. Guilt is a hunter. Fate is a hunter. Shame is a hunter. Fear is a hunter.
Emilia explains the ship and how it relates to the her special situation. "The Wilhelm Gustloff was pregnant with lost souls conceived of war. They would crowd into her belly and she would give birth to their freedom but, did anyone realize? The ship was christened for a man, Wilhelm Gustloff. He had been the leader of the Nazi party in Switzerland he had been murdered. The ship was born of death." She was the only character with a clue of how things would truly be.