The story so far:
Wanda Magnatova arrived at Exhampton Academy and discovered that it wasn't
like other prestigious boarding schools. Her classmates were 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. Wanda has bad luck
This demon menaced several people, then ran off to pay homage to a robot
possessed by the 1500-year-old warlock Loki (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. And now everyone has gathered
in the Xavier Hall lounge to discuss what the hell is going on.
Wanda Magnatova was born in the Balkans but was very early on placed
in the care of a strict governess in the Czech Republic. As a foreign student
with a cloistered upbringing, Wanda is a bit of an outsider but has still made
a number of friends at Exhampton. She was raised to be a telekinetic, but it
didn't quite take: instead, she has the power to destroy small objects with a
Tony Fujikawa is an engineering genius who hails from Seattle
and 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 can
forcefully repel objects without destroying them. Having spent his life
surrounded by people even geekier than he, Tony is under the impression that
he is cool and that chicks dig him.
Natalie Rome digs Tony, who helped to save her from a Viking rampage
(long story). This is a source of no small vexation to...
...Bart Clinton, captain of the Exhampton football team, an
Olympic-level archer, and at one point, Natalie's boyfriend (or at least
Jim Rose is Tony's roommate, a running back from South Carolina who is
at Exhampton on an athletic scholarship. Though he and Tony would seem to have
little in common, they're actually pretty good friends; as a star athlete, Jim
is accustomed to people angling to become his hangers-on should he someday make
the NFL, and so he finds it refreshing to be around someone who's trying to
carve out his own fortune in a very different arena.
Claire Vanderline is the only child of billionaire Ted Vanderline,
owner of the Vanderline chain of luxury hotels. Her friends agree that
she acts much less spoiled nowadays than she did when she first arrived
Jenna Walcott is Claire's roommate. She is bookish, mousy,
overweight, easily scandalized, and used to being treated as if she weren't
there. She is secretly amazed that someone like Claire treats her as a
friend. The two of them live across the hall from Wanda.
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
Mr. Awky is Dave's parrot, recently acquired from an Exhampton
Demons have been spotted both on the Exhampton campus and in the
Arizona desert. They seem to be under the control of...
Pandemonio, who possesses an amulet that allows him to summon
demons and to teleport. He claims to be at least 500 years old.
Alibeca Juarez has battled Pandemonio and lived to tell the tale.
Claiming to be an angel, Alibeca has demonstrated 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.
Saint is here to stop the Vietnam War.
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