It is Winter and the anniversary of the king's daughter's disappearance. Being only thirteen, it is difficult to assume that she is capable of surviving long without her father. There are honorable men who say that the demon Bal'shaz is the culprit, but few would face a demon in battle.
The king sits in his chambers looking out across the snow-covered valley, and his mind is overwhelmed by grief. However, today is the day of change -- a new beginning. A priest who claims no boast of deeds arrives and encourages the king's heart. Together they will ride forth from out of the castle gates and into the lair of the demon, and together they will rescue the missing girl.