So in the beginning, the world long ago rained manna every day for humanity to consume as a gift by Mother Nature. Taking a single bite would grant miracles like cure any illness and obtain vast wisdom. But eventually, humanity grew greedy and started fighting over the remaining abundance of manna when it stopped raining and became scarce. Ruining the world in a far worse state then when Mother Nature came to give life to the planet and its organisms. It got to a point which humanity begged for forgiveness to Mother Nature to restore the world for their mistakes. And so, she obliged by creating the mannamong instead, the titular characters of the series. Spirits of nature that are given the mission to restoring balance to the world and guiding humanity towards the right steps to prosperity.
Over time, these stories became mere myths and legends. In the present age, humanity has chalked up mannamong being fairy tales and nothing more. But one girl believes in them. The story’s main lead, eight-year old Kali Teal, is introduced as being sick from a mysterious illness that causes intense fevers. One night, it gets so severe that her mother tries taking her to the hospital on the mountainside in the midst of a stormy night. The weather gets too dangerous to a point they are forced to take shelter in a cave to wade it out. So to comfort her daughter, Kali’s mother Vianne tells her bedtime stories of the mannamong similar to what I mentioned earlier. She then has an abnormal dream in which she is taken to an open ended garden filled with nothing but colorful flowers and introduced to a green skinned lady calling herself Gisenes, the Daughter of Mother Nature. Who then reveals to Kali the mannamong hiding within the garden, proving they are real.
She then also reveals the cause of her illness, a rogue mannamong who tried to hide from Gisenes looking for him by possessing her, with her fevers being a reaction to this. When Kali wakes up, she is cured, calling into question whether or not it’s a dream. Until when she arrives home, she is haunted by the same rogue mannamong who tried to possess her. Unfortunately for Kali, only she can see him and is unable to convince her mother. So the story goes forward from there as she must find a way to save herself from this spirit while on the run from mannamong looking to apprehend him.
This mannamong is named Tontorus and holds an infamous legend as being a demon responsible for destroying Mother Nature’s promised land to humanity during a time they were on the brink of extinction. And as the story unfolds, Kali learns more about him and sees there’s a lot more to the mannamong lore than the stories she was told. Especially some of the contradicting elements to them being guardians when one of them is terrorizing her, muddying her perspective on them.