It is said that the Hafermann prowls the fields in dark and foggy harvest nights: a demon with glowing, red eyes, and a fiery mouth. He preys on lone children who venture into the corn and takes them down to his realm of roots.
Not too long ago, farmers would leave the last harvest on the fields as a sacrifice to the Hafermann, so that he may spare their babes and grant them a fruitful next year.
Yet this year, the harvest was exceptional. Greed and disdain for the old ways led the farmers to keep the last swath for themselves.
When children start to disappear and a towering, black figure can be seen far out in the fields, young Inga sets out in the cold autumn night to look for her little brother. But she knows: A tribute was denied, so a due must be paid.