The story so far:

Wanda Magnatova arrived at Exhampton Academy and discovered that it wasn't like other prestigious boarding schools: several of her classmates were in the exclusive "Magnat Program," working on beam weaponry, dimensional warps and sentient robots. One such robot, possessed by a 1500-year-old barbarian (long story), severely injured her roommate Josie, who left school. Wanda was then assigned a new roommate, Robin.

Later that day, Robin was possessed by a demon. This demon menaced several people, then ran off to pay homage to a robot possessed by a 1500-year-old warlock (longer story). But immediately upon finding him, the demon was fried by a bolt from above, the work of a self-proclaimed angel named Alibeca Juarez. Alibeca tried to convince those who had fought the demon to help her in her struggle against Pandemonio, master of these dark creatures. Some said no, but those who said yes have begun to accompany her in her battles. Little do the demon-hunters know that one of their number has been chatting with the demons' master...

The cast:

Alibeca Juarez claims to have been transformed into an angel after touching a Zia sun symbol she found in the sacristry of a New Mexico church. This symbol, now imprinted upon her right palm, has given her the ability to fly, to produce bursts of light, and to turn demons to ash. She appears to find the use of these powers quite pleasurable, but also hard to remember.
Dave is a robot currently possessed by the warlock Loki. Having conquered a big chunk of Europe back in the Dark Ages before being sent to a hell dimension for 1500 years, he aims to repeat his success in the present by securing the Sun Talisman for himself. Offering to assist him in this effort... Pandemonio, the very demon master Alibeca has been pursuing. A centuries-old former conquistador, he possesses an amulet that allows him to summon the demons who are being fought by Alibeca and her allies from Exhampton Academy, namely:

Exhampton demon hunters

Wanda Magnatova, a foreign student with a cloistered upbringing. She was raised to be a telekinetic, but it didn't quite take: instead, she has the power to destroy small objects with a thought.
Tony Fujikawa is a genius inventor who works on advanced weaponry. He has a number of projects going, the most successful of which so far is an arm-mounted "concussive cannon" that has attracted the attention of the defense giant Secorp.
Bart Clinton is the captain of the Exhampton football team, an Olympic-level archer, and no great fan of Tony's. (See Natalie Rome in the next section.)
Professor Ben Greenberg is a renowned chemist known for his work in adhesives, including a compound that has proven effective against demons. That he would be personally deploying that compound in battle can be attributed to a combination of insecurity and the efforts of...
...Claire Vanderline, the only child of billionaire Ted Vanderline, owner of the Vanderline chain of luxury hotels. Claire, whose role in the demon battles is to act as bait, has been flirting heavily with Ben for some time — enough to raise questions about whether she's joking...


Natalie Rome, daughter of Secorp's CEO, became interested in Tony after he saved her from a Viking rampage. They are now quite the item, much to the bemusement of the Exhampton student body — and the consternation of Bart, who had thought that their earlier tryst was more than a one-time thing.
Jenna Walcott is Claire's roommate. She is bookish, mousy, overweight, and easily scandalized. She wants nothing at all to do with the demons and was the first person to back out of fighting them.
Cynthia Maxon is Wanda's latest roommate and another member of the Magnat Program, specializing in psychology. As a new student, she's out of the loop where this demon business is concerned.
Daniel Saint appeared in Vietnam in 2003, claiming he had arrived to stop the Vietnam War. He soon found himself being shot at by...
...Nicki Remorse, cat-suited assassin for the mysterious Office 98. Her attempt on Saint's life failed, and she was reassigned to a different mission — which is where we begin...

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