On a hill above the sleepy village of Wanton looms the hulking shadow of Wanton Manor, ancient homestead of the dArce family. The single light in the upstairs window has fizzled out, Lady dArce has finally died. Three days later her progeny descend on the Manor to mourn their mouldering matriarch and (more importantly) to claim their inheritance. Old grudges bubble to the surface and the walls of Wanton Manor are listening. As the family falls apart, the dArces possessions have their own ideas concerning who gets what.