Ellen, a mysterious female gunsmith, rides into small, depressing town in the prairie with no explanation. Cort, a local preacher is seen rushing through the doors of a saloon while people are signing up to a gun contest. It is an enormous sum and you must follow Herod's rules. Herod also serves as the leader and owner of the town. It seems that he has arranged the gun-show to make it so that Herod, who used to ride with Herod and was an outlaw, will need to fight again. Cort says he will never use a gun again to kill, and Herod acknowledges Cort's excellence.