Thousands of years ago, humans and dragons used to live in harmony with one another...but humans began to get more and more violent towards one another. And as a result, the dragons completely disappeared...no one could figure out why and figure out where they went to. Some believe that they went back into the ocean from once they came while others say that they buried themselves deep under the ground near the planets core in a sort of deep hibernation. Of course that was thousands of years ago, so humans have learned to live without them, and now of course just have stories that the elders have told- which have been handed down for centuries on how it used to be. King Merthais and Queen Esther rule over most of the countries, they have a daughter and soon to be a son... The babe was doing quite well and was very healthy until the queen did something against what the doctors told her to do and loses the baby. Grief stricken and full of despair, Queen Esther began to be distant from her family and subjects. A month or two after she lost the baby- while walking alone along the bank of a river, she finds a baby boy. He was wrapped in a tattered and torn cloth and put in a wicker basket that had seen better days. If she didn't do something quick, the babe would drown. She then goes into the middle of the river and retrieves the babe, only to find out that he was half dragon. Not caring and grief stricken, Esther took him back to the castle, of course wrapped up so no one could see what he truly looked like. And she named him Bane. The King is the only other person who knows of Bane's existence. They had simply told their subjects and their daughter that the queen had lost her baby. And they set new rules, so that their daughter didn't find her adopted sibling. He had the West Wing all to himself. While he was growing up, maids and maidens took care of him. But that was about 19 years ago. Bane had the entire right wing of the castle to himself, no one was allowed to go into that area except for the Queen. But the king suddenly came down with a terrible illness and this took up all the queen's time. So she decided that maybe she should have someone else take care of her dragon son until the king got better, since she would be focusing on him. The day after the king got sick, she called all the maids into the court room and had them line up. She was going to choose who she thought was best to do the job. She looks at all the young women in the room. Looking them up and down and thinking about how good of a worker and how nice as well as obedient they are. She then stops in front of Anastasia Vera Barton, she was one of the newer maids, but she had all the qualities that the queen was looking for. "Anastasia...will you please follow me." She says.