Part Seven: Raising Hell
Part Eight: Oops! All Demons
Part Nine: Through Fang and Flame
Part Ten: Atop the Tree of Peace
The Story So Far
(this summary was last updated 5/21/2023)
In the present day, Rhea Snaketail, a member of a Median race called the Jakkai, is mysteriously murdered. Not good enough for Heaven yet not bad enough for "real" Hell, she is sent by Death to The Ring of the Slightly Damned on the outskirts of Hell. There she meets a naive young Demon named Buwaro. Behind Buwaro's cheerful demeanor lies a tragic past and a terrible secret. With the help of Buwaro's sister, Rhea and Buwaro manage to escape Hell.
They find themselves in the mortal world of Medius, in the country of Fragaria, in the graveyard where Rhea's corpse was once buried. Soon Rhea and Buwaro run into an Angel in trouble named Kieri. Angels and Demons are supposed to hate each other, but Buwaro doesn't even know what an Angel is. Although she is a competent warrior, Kieri is socially awkward and struggles with an unusual curse. After Rhea and Buwaro help Kieri escape the clutches of two antagonistic Demons, they learn that she has been separated from her twin brother. Rhea and Buwaro agree to help Kieri search for him.
During their journey, Buwaro and Kieri fall in love with each other and are now happily enjoying their new relationship. Rhea, Buwaro, and Kieri also join up with the Human Sinclair family: a cynical peddler, his pregnant potion-brewing wife, their niece, and their Fairy friend. Rhea, Buwaro, and Kieri agree to travel with the Sinclairs until they reach the city of St. Curtis.
Kieri teaches Buwaro how to read and sing while en route to their destination. Eventually they reach the city, which is built around the base of a giant tree. Soon, the city's world-famous celebration of spring, the Flower Festival, begins. The group encounters a variety of Angels, Demons, strange creatures, and old friends.
The festivities are interrupted by a fierce battle among powerful demigods called Guardians. In the resulting chaos, the city is set ablaze. Demon soldiers from Hell attack citizens and begin abducting Angels left and right, including Kieri. Buwaro and Rhea fight desperately to free her against hopeless odds, facing both new and familiar foes in the process.
Rhea, Buwaro, and Kieri learn the truth behind Hell's plans in Medius and the identity of their leader. The trio and Rhea's Human friend J decide to leave St. Curtis. They plan to head south towards Port Dorade in order to ask for a Guardian's aid in the fight against Hell and undoing Kieri's curse. Kieri's brother, Kazai, attempts to stop them from leaving. Friction within the group prompts Buwaro to ask Kieri to tell him more about her family and her life in Heaven.