Living in Myst, Esmeralda was seduced by a Highborn of great power. His duties to the four realms took him away much of their time, but they had nonetheless two children, Jacob and Simmone. When the Highborn's wife Venus discovered the affair of her husband, she kidnapped Esmeralda's kids and killed them. Punishing Esmeralda for her beauty, Venus transformed Esmeralda into a sea witch. When the Highborn returned, Esmeralda blamed him for her transformation and killed him, claiming Esmeralda is dead.
Major Story Arcs
In The Little Mermaid, the Sea Witch tries to manipulate a young woman, Erica, whose mother is being manipulated by Belinda. The young woman has lived in poverty her whole life but her mother thinks it is time that she start paying her back for her own years of suffering. Despite the fact that the young woman is working hard in university, her mother insists that she try to seduce a professional basketball player. The story has some similarities to the classic fairy tale though with some changes. The Little Mermaid comes to shipwreck and while her fellow mermaids drag the victims to a watery death, she saves the prince from drowning and desperate to enter the world of men she makes a deal with the Sea Witch to exchange her voice for a pair of legs. She meets again the prince and is wooed by him but without a voice she cannot convey her love to him. She instead has sex with him to show her love, but afterwards she discovers that he has sex with any woman he can find. Outside the Sea Witch chastises the Little Mermaid for her foolishness. As the story continues it reveals the prince is to marry and the distraught Little Mermaid seeks any way to undo this and to make him love her again. In the modern day the young woman is successful at seducing the professional basketball player fall. The two begin a sexual relationship but eventually he deserts her coincidentally right after she discovers that she is pregnant. Back in the fairy tale the mermaids sisters reveal to her she can break the curse of she kills the prince but she is eventually decides not to and is attacked by the Sea Witch. In the modern day the young woman confronts her ex-boyfriend and almost actually shoots one of them before fleeing. She is arrested outside and is later shown in jail and still pregnant. At the end of the story another mermaid ventures into the realm of the sea witch to make a bargain to allow her to pursue a human.
After freeing Helios, the Dark One tries to take power of him but is unsuccessful. Instead Helios attempts to burn the Dark One alive. After a brief battle the forces of the Dark One (Cindy, Morrigan, Beast, Venus) quickly retreat leaving the group of heroes (Sela, Samantha Darren, Britney Waters, Marcus) and the other group of villains (Baba Yaga, Sea Witch and Siren) alone to face Helios. He is not directly interested in battle but instead in being free. He meets Gina Bark who has assumed a fire-based appearance due to her powers. He believes her to be the reincarnation of her lost love and they depart together and begin a plan to burn the world. They are intercepted on the Great Wall of China where they attempt to manipulate Helios by threatening to imprison Gina in the sun. The Dark One's forces return once again and make matters worse as they lie to Helios about the intentions of the heroes. They escape once again as do the Dark One's forces. The heroes quickly reconvene and decide to use the stone from the bauble to attack the fire-beings. They meet them in battle once again and although they are unable to stop the threat of Helios, they are able to reduce him in power substantially. They take it as a small victory. Samantha asks Britney and Marcus if they would also like to be Guardians of the Nexus, though in a subordinate role. In Las Vegas, Innocence visits the Dark One and informs him that he will soon die at the hands of Baba Yaga. Elsewhere Venus is angered at Baba because of the disfiguration she suffered after an attack by Helios. One of the other members of the hero team - Patricia - is attacked inside her home and killed. Seemingly some group is targeting falsebloods as they seem to be a threat.