Go Critic: Story. Meet Corvo Attano, all-around respectable bodyguard to the Empress. A rat plague is devastating the city of Dunwall, and Corvo’s been traveling overseas to seek help. Just as he returns home, the Empress is killed by assassins, who also kidnap her daughter. Corvo is blamed for the attack and sentenced to death, hence the “dishonored” title. But with help from allies, Corvo escapes, setting into motion his quest for justice—or, if you prefer, revenge.