An unassuming rural town hidden in a remote part of Eastern Europe.
Once regarded for its gorgeous lakeshore, its population and glory have faded.
Many of its homes have been abandoned. Today, only fifty inhabitants take up residence here. In the center of town sits the church of El Strain, which neighbors the Wordsworth Women's Dormitory.
Breaking the nightly curfew is strictly forbidden. Under the bright moonlight, monsters most foul and odious await victims upon which to feast. If brave souls who wander in the night value their lives, then it is better to run than face the monsters head-on.
An all-girl's dormitory for troubled and orphaned young women where Mai and her classmates live, attend classes, and learn about the town's history.
Only when students begin to disappear do Mai and her friends begin to see how the humble institution is not all that it seems.
A monotheistic faith which seemingly governs the affairs of Le Choara.
Their doctrine preaches togetherness and compassion, but the townspeople do not force newcomers to abide by their faith. It is led by the Bishop, one of the town's leading figures.