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Pillar 1 (第1柱 Dai 1-hashira) is the first chapter of the Makai Ouji: Devils and Realist manga.
The chapter opens with a meeting between Solomon and Dantalion, and them forming a contract.
William Twining, having once again gotten the first spot in the rankings, travels back to the Twining manor in Pembrokeshire to find out why his school fees haven't been paid. There he meets with his butler Kevin, who tells him his uncle Barton's business went bankrupt and the Twining family assets confiscated by debt collectors as a result.
Barton Twining, who stood up for him when his parents died went missing, and Kevin is the only one of the staff that stayed, despite not being paid any longer.
William searches for anything valuable to pay his fees with, and goes to the secret basement room to search. It is there that Dantalion, Duke of Hell, Commander of 36 Armies of Hell and Candidate for interim Ruler, appears - and proclaims William the Elector.
William, a die-hard realist, calls bullshit and has the demon taken away by the police. He then looks for a trap door in the basement, from which Dantalion emerged, mentioning a ring his father treasured to Kevin, when a portal opens and William is transported somewhere else.
- Solomon (first appearance)
- Dantalion (first appearance)
- William Twining (first appearance)
- Isaac Morton (first appearance)
- Kevin Cecil (First appearance)
- Barton Twining (mention)
- William's parents (mention)
- Emperor (mention)