It is as a scrawny teenage boy that Varian, a noc, first sees Miranda, while she is attending a science fair with her scientist uncle Ralph. It is love at first sight. His awkward pale appearance and indoor sunglasses register with Miranda as well, but her memory fades while he spends years waiting for an opportunity to expose himself and his kind to her, and woo her. Then one day, Miranda receives an invitation through her skeptics club to attend the summer science seminar at Pinecrest. Pinecrest is the headquarters of Rugenn’s science society and it’s situated in the countryside by the rural town of Hibonville and the hidden nocturnal community. The deconstructive compound is surrounded by lush pine forests, hills, sweeping fields and a small lake. It is the perfect backdrop for adventure and romance for the young urban seminar attendees. The focus of the seminar is to distill mythological creatures and find scientific possibilities behind the myth.