Witch hunts were nothing more than a shared, collective madness in which those with power scapegoated the weak in order to divert any possible chance of people coming to blame them as well as rob the weak and those who threatened their power. It was some of the absolute worst that humanity had to offer, and it is one of history's great tragedies. That is what all historians and normal people alike believe.
But could such hatred and evil arise from nothing but pure fear and unjustified paranoia? Perhaps the witch hunts that victimized so many innocent people were the result of something very real, and very justified. That is what Dana believes, at least. And she claims to have found an artifact that can prove the existence of witches: a perfectly preserved corpse, which she accidentally awakens.
To share in her discovery, she invites her longtime friend Woo-Hyun to the village where she conducts her research, which is having a festival in order to honor those murdered in the witch hunts. However, when walking to his cabin, he comes across an injured girl carrying a coffin. He tries to help her, only to be pulled into the dangerous world of the now-returning witches' war on humanity.
This work provides examples of:
- Action Girl: Most witches and all female Templar Knights.
- Ancient Conspiracy: The Templar Knights are still a thing and are still hunting down witches.
- Anti-Magic: Templars have it.
- Back from the Dead: The first violent witch encountered fights a Templar Knight by resurrecting the vengeful souls of innocent humans who were burnt at the stake as witches.
- Cordelia also uses forbidden magic in order to bring Woo-Hyun back to life after he's killed by Templars.
- The Blood Rain, the plan by the witches in order to spread resurrection magic across the world and raise the dead to attack the living, plunging the earth back into the dark ages so they can rule.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: Dana wanted to prove the existence of witches, and by doing so she awakens one who isn't very fond of humankind.
- Dual Wielding: The first Templar Knight wields two swords.
- Hot Witch: Naturally.
- Jerk Ass Has A Point: While Templars do acknowledge the fact that they'd likely be treated as heroes if they went public with their war against the witches, they still choose to fight in secret and kill all witnesses because of the possibility of humanity turning on them after the witches are gone. While all templars have powerful magical resistance, they're as weak against normal human weapons such as guns and bombs as normal humans. And knowing what the Catholic Church actually did to the real-life Templar Knights, then it's not hard to sympathize with their motivations for doing so at least a little bit.
- Leave No Witnesses: Templar code calls for the killing of all witches first, and of all humans who know of their existence second.
- Older Than They Look: Every witch we've seen so far is young and attractive. More than half of them have also been hundreds of years old.
- One-Gender Race: Averted. There are male witches.