The story so far:

The main plot arc goes like this: 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. Their lives took an unexpected turn when they found themselves menaced by demons, and some of them teamed up with a self-proclaimed angel to fight the evil creatures. That basically covers what you need to know to understand page ten.

But other stuff has been going on.

This is Tony Fujikawa. He's 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.
This is Natalie Rome, daughter of Secorp's CEO. She became interested in Tony after he saved her from a Viking rampage, and they are now a couple; she recently relieved Tony of his virginity. Shortly thereafter she introduced Tony to her dad, who offered him a contract worth millions of dollars to work for Secorp and bring the concussive cannon with him.
This is Professor Charles Lucas, Tony's faculty advisor and one of the world's leading intellects. He owns 51% of everything Tony invents while Tony is working in Lucas's lab, including the concussive cannon Secorp is trying to acquire.
This is Bart Clinton, captain of the Exhampton football team, Olympic-level archer, and Natalie's previous boyfriend, or at least previous bedmate. Though he and Tony have both been fighting the demons together, a rivalry has understandably sprung up between them.

All right, that should prep you for about eight more pages. What else has been going on?

This is Jenna Walcott. Bookish, mousy, overweight, and easily scandalized, she has recently had her life turned upside down.
This is Cynthia Maxon, a new student at Exhampton who drugged Jenna and framed her for marijuana possession. Why she would do this has yet to come to light; she seemed nice enough before. (Well, except for when she broke the heart of another obese nerd and drove him from the school.)
This is Claire Vanderline, Jenna's roommate. Pretty and rich, she nevertheless treats Jenna as a friend, and Jenna idolizes her. Thus Jenna was crushed when she discovered that Claire had gone off to New York to have a tryst with a teacher twice her age.
This is Ben Greenberg, the teacher in question. He had resisted Claire's advances until receiving a persuasive phone call from Cynthia; now his future is largely in Claire's hands.
This is Gerald Ford, headmaster at Exhampton Academy. He will be determining the penalty Jenna receives for her drug offense.

You should now be ready for another four pages or so. But there's more!

This is Wanda Magnatova, a reserved foreign student with a cloistered upbringing; she's the closest thing we have to a main character, but she'll mostly be sitting this issue out. Things are looking up for Wanda, as she has forged an increasingly close relationship with one of her fellow demon hunters.
This is Dave the Robot, the demon hunter in question. What Wanda doesn't know is that this robot has no advanced artificial intelligence, but rather is possessed by a Dark Ages warlock named Loki — though she does know that he's been hobnobbing with the master of the demons, and it doesn't seem to be a dealbreaker.
This is Alibeca Juarez, who is also unaware of Dave's true nature. She 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.
This is Mr. Awky, Dave's parrot.
This is Ted Vanderline, Claire's father and the billionaire owner of the Vanderline chain of luxury hotels. He and Claire's mother, Dianne "Cricket" Vanderline, have made the trip to Obomotu, capital of the country of Guinea Rios in West Africa, to host journalists during the civil war there — a launching pad for a political career, perhaps?
This is Daniel Saint, a mysterious stranger who appeared in Vietnam in 2003, claiming he had arrived to stop the Vietnam War. Shortly thereafter he foiled an assassination attempt against the leader of the victorious Guinea Rios insurgency — and that is where we begin…

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