Evil lerks in the Motor City and a little known folklore tale is revealed. Elly and Tom are two average middle schoolers on a field trip to the Detroit Institute of Arts. But this typical field trip takes a dangerous turn as they encounter a mysterious creature called The Nain Rouge. As the "Steward of Straits", the Nain Rouge was responsible for keeping harmony and balance in the natural world near the straits of the great river in what is Detroit and Windsor Canada. But the early French settlers refused to go along with the old ways of the new world...and the curse of The Nain Rouge began. Part 1 of 3. Overview: The Nain Rouge, translated from The "Red Dwarf" made his home near the narrow straits in an area the later French settlers were to name "Detroit". The Nain Rouge was responsible for keeping harmony and balance in the natural world but when Antoine de Mothe Cadillac and French settlers arrived in the 1600s, a quarrel began and soon this turned into an angry brawl. It is said that as The Nain Rouge was chased away, a curse was flung from his lips onto the entire region of Detroit. The curse, it is rumored, befalls anyone who creates evil of their own will, empowering the Nain Rouge with greater and greater strength throughout the centuries. And during the course of these centuries he has appeared to unsuspecting residences just prior to tragedy or misery befalling the area.