The Erl-King: The Hunt tells the tale of how Alric Koenig acquired his most faithful servant, Jordan Frasier. The manga begins with Alric spinning a familiar story to his son Ethan of how he saved Jordan from a violent animal attack, but the sanitized and edited tale that Ethan receives is far from the truth. The story takes the reader back in time to the 1920s and Germany's Black Forest. It shows how Alric is not the rich businessman he appears to be in the current age, but is instead the dread Erl-King. Alric's desire to adapt to the modern world ensnares Jordan in a terrible curse and ensures that the only family his servant will ever have will be the Erl-King's own.
This novella goes hand-in-hand with the manga being created by Mathia Arkoniel.