On board the British ship the NELLIE, Marlow told a group of men his story... He told them of his strange, eventful, yet horrific journey into Africa as an agent for the Company, which traded in ivory. He had witnessed the terrible brutality and hate between colonizers and the native African people. Then he'd become embroiled in a power struggle within the Company. And finally, he learned the truth about Kurtz, a mad, mysterious agent. And it was Kurtz, the man who became both a god and a prisoner of the native African people, who would test Marlow's loyalty to the Company.