After Astra was possessed by a demon, John Constantine, Anne Marie Flynn, Gary Lester, Ritchie Simpson, and Chas Chandler all came to her aid in a attempt to expell the demon from her body. John attempted to summon a greater demon, Nergal, to instruct it to expel the lesser demon. While the plan worked, the demon also killed Astra violently in front of everyone and damned her to Hell for Eternity.
This violent act lead to the group of magic users to split up, and John to place himself in Ravenscar Psychiatric Facility for the Mentally Deranged, where he continued to be haunted by his actions. Anne Marie became a nun in New Mexico, Gary started to do drugs more often, and Ritchie put it behind him.
Eventually, John was offered the opportunity to stop 'The Rising Darkness', and chose to do it to honor Astra.
- "Non Est Asylum"
- "A Feast of Friends" (mentioned)
- "Danse Vaudou" (mentioned)
- "Quid Pro Quo" (mentioned)