Bayonetta is set in the (fictional) historic European city of Vigrid, which was once home to the Umbran Witches, women who used magic taken from hell, and the Lumen Sages, who used magic taken from heaven. These two opposing forces served as a checks and balances system until a Witch and Sage gave birth to a child. The two tribes waged war and annihilated each other. Bayonetta, an Umbran Witch, wakes up in a lake 500 years afterwards with little memory of her past. All she knows is that she owns a sacred gem, The Left Eye. She begins searching for the location of The Right Eye, and is lead to Vigrid which has become a theocratic superpower and private military base. And that's when she wastes angel after angel with long combos, Wicked Weaves, and Torture Attacks., leaving nothing but feathers in her wake.