Soul Eater is set at Death Weapon Meister Academy or DWMA for short. Located in the fictional Death City in Nevada, United States. The school is run by Lord Death, as a training facility for humans with the ability to transform into weapons, as well as the wielders of those weapons, called meisters. Attending this school are meister Maka Albarn and her scythe partner Soul Eater; assassin Black Star and his partner Tsubaki Nakatsukasa, and Lord Death's son Death the Kid and his pistol partners Liz and Patty Thompson. The goal of the school's meister students is to have their weapons defeat and absorb the souls of 99 evil humans and one witch, which will turn them into "death scythes", weapons capable of being used by Lord Death.