Melida, the young heir of the Angel family, seemingly has no magical talent in a world where mana governs prestige. Determined to remedy the embarrassment to their name, Melida’s family hires Kufa to tutor her in hopes that she possesses dormant abilities. What Melida doesn’t know is that Kufa is secretly a ruthless assassin under orders to eliminate her if she fails to manifest her mana. Fortunately, Kufa has an agenda of his own and is curious to see just how far Melida’s will can take her.
Kufa is sent to assess the abilities of the House of Angel’s heir, whose lack of mana calls her lineage into question — but Melida is nothing like Kufa expected her to be.
Kufa plays a dangerous game by casting his lot with Melida. As for his young pupil? The school tournament is coming up, and Melida knows something her opponents don’t.
Melida and Elise look forward to the Circlet Night festival, but a kidnapping interrupts their celebration. Now Melida must undergo a trial by fire and prove herself.
The Luna Lumiere Selection Tournament is poised to begin, but the students of St. Friedeswiede are in for a shock when this year’s unexpected Cadets are revealed.
The tournament will proceed despite the danger posed by Black Madia. As the Cadets prepare for their inevitable battle, Melida can’t help but dwell on Elise’s troubled words.
When the students gather for a secret party, Melida and her friends spend their time making merry and telling ghost stories, unaware that some tales are very real.
Melida sees green when Rosetti seeks Kufa as her lover to ward off an arranged marriage. Rosetti’s father claims Kufa bears an uncanny resemblance to a boy in the past.
Suspicion falls on Kufa as the attacks continue. To clear his name, Melida teams up with an unlikely ally, but their findings are far more gruesome than they dared imagine.
Kufa confides his past to Melida. Now armed with forbidden knowledge, Melida must decide her next move, especially where Rosetti is concerned.
The suspicion regarding Melida’s mana reaches critical mass. Worried how the scandal could stain their prestige, Flandore’s nobles vow to take matters into their own hands.
Mule and Salacha join forces with Melida and Elise for the exam. But the two cousins don’t realize their friends are hiding something from them.
Melida doesn’t answer to the prejudiced nobles who have put her on trial. She will show the world once and for all that she is the rightful heir of the House of Angel.