The year is A.D. 882, and in the medieval kingdom of Speyron, infertility plagues the people. Rumors abound. Some whisper that the kingdom is cursed, others that the people are on the brink of rebellion, and still others say that the kingdom will soon be ruled by a new king. The current king of Speyron, a young and handsome bachelor, seems oblivious to the plight of his people and unconcerned with the rumors as he monitors the gathering army of the neighboring kingdom preparing to wage war against him. Can he repel this invader? What must he do and what alliance must he make to ensure the safety of his throne? Some of his advisers believe that a serf, a lowly woman from an obscure village, may have an answer.