When the young princess Ashlyn Alarian was kidnapped from her parents at the tender age of 11, her parents spent countless years hoping that her captors would allow her to return - or that she would break free. The clock continued to tick on with nary a word, and they soon lost hope. One thousand, one hundred and seventy-six years later, the princess - then a grown woman - would discover her true identity. Over a millennia of memories had been locked away by an unknown curse. Though she possessed no knowledge of her family, her descendants were able to help... and she was directed to the Aletheian Catacombs. There, she walked for seemingly endless miles, her feet leading themselves, until she came upon an ancient spiritual guardian who led her, in solemnity, to her own long-forgotten tomb. It lay next to those of her parents, just as ornately decorated, and a mournful feeling settled over her as she contemplated that she'd never speak with them again. However, spurred on by the spirit, she was encouraged to see the belongings they'd left behind. Her attention was immediately snatched up by two letters, which she opened with caution.