There are some who consider the various realms of the underworld a punishment, but not Hel. She presides over her beloved deceased souls from her vast mansions, worshipped by countless servants and proud to be the mistress of the dead and diseased. She is also relieved her hideous appearance-half beautiful woman and half decaying crone-draws no attention in the realm of the dead. But that relief is soon to end, for her father Loki has summoned her to Newerth to bring about the end of days. At least she will have many more souls to welcome when she returns home.