In the Kingdom of Ulasille, there once was a little Baker's Boy and a princess. They would play as children often did, recreating epic battles from their imagination and slaying invisible dragons to save the beautiful princesses trapped by them. The Princess always played the princess, and the Baker's Boy always played the valiant hero who charged into danger to win her hand. As he got older, their relationship grew distant as he was expected to pay heed to his responsibilities and her to hers. For a few years they saw very little of each other, but they were always thinking of one another. Her dreams were of the valiant Baker's Boy who fought through fire and brimstone to save her from the fate of being trapped forever. His were of the beautiful Princess who left her life of privilege to live with him in the bakery and be his loving wife. He grew to know his craft and she learned the intricacies of being what she was, but they both dreamed of something more. The Baker's Boy and the Princess, now aged 13 and 12 (respectively), began to meet in secret when her desire pushed her from the castle walls and his hope pushed him to sneak into the castle. Their love was harmless, it seemed, as all they wanted to do was be together like they were as children. They would sit in the forest and look at the stars, tell each other stories of what they had to deal with all day, and talk of the desire to leave the Kingdom to be together. This was cut short when the King found out, she was found trying to sneak from the castle one night and he was in the forest waiting for her. He didn't know that she had gotten caught, that she had told her father who she was meeting with late a night. He didn't know that her father had been so wroth that he had his father taken to the dungeons, and she didn't know that his father was executed. He waited in the forest alone, his heart beating through his chest as the torches and village seemed to wake up all at once. He tried to run back, but all he saw was that the bakery that was his home was set aflame and the knights were talking of "treason" and "execution". He knew what had happened, even if he couldn't think clearly, and he ran as fast as he could to the castle to try to save his father. As he approached, barefoot and dirty, a knight grabbed him by the shoulder and pulled him behind a wall. This man said that the Baker's Boy was due to be killed for committing treason and his father had already been put to death. This Knight was older, a gray beard and skin like old leather, but he was kind. He saved the Baker's Boy a grim fate, offering a possibility for freedom. As the Baker's Boy ran from the city, his thoughts were a mess of anger and sadness and betrayal. He loved her and that love killed his father. He did this. As he settled down to try to rest, his thoughts were filled with the night before. Where the Princess and the Baker's Boy talked of true love and he vowed to bake the cake for their wedding day. The Princess was trapped, as she always feared, but her valiant Baker's Boy was dead. Her father had no choice, she committed treason. She loved the Baker's Boy, and the love got him and his father executed. She was to live alone and guarded until the day she was to be married to a prince, and while that was the dream of many young girls, she hated the thought. She only wanted to married to the one who made their wedding cake, and that could never be. Our story begins in the Restless Lion Inn, where the Baker's Boy has lived and worked for the last 7 years under the rule of Madam Fernne. The Princess has made her way here, by pure chance, in her escape from her father's clutches. Coincidence is a curious consideration, why would they be brought together again after all this time? Perhaps something larger is at work here, the hands of Fate coming together at this time and place to offer a second chance at true love.