The side story takes place in 2017 a.t.b., between the rise of the “Black Knights” organization and the return of the supposedly “dead” Zero. The setting is in Europe, where the Europia United (E.U.) allied nations are being invaded by the overwhelming forces of the Holy Britannian Empire. On the verge of defeat, the E.U. army forms a special unit known as “W-0″, of which a young pilot named Akito Hyuga is a member. Leila Malcal , a former Britannian Aristocrat comes to the Europia United for aid, commanding the Wyvern Knightmare corps comprised of Japanese teenagers. They recklessly plunge into a battlefield, where the survival rate is extremely low, at about 5% only. They fight for their freedom and for a home to which they can return.