Medieval Germany at the end of the 16th Century is in turmoil. The ruthless Lady Adelheid plots against the Emperor with her ally the French King. When notorious robber Goetz steals the King's gold, Adelheid makes him pay the price with the loss of his hand. With a new hand made of iron he puts his old life behind him and vows to restore justice to the land. With a loyal band of followers he leads a bloody rebellion to save the Empire and becomes one of history's most legendary knights.