The kingdom of Avallonia has been decimated by never ending wars. Men are scarce because most of them perished in these wars. Lots of single moms with lots of kids are left to fend for themselves in a very hostile world. Sometimes, when you're struggling to survive, perhaps at your wits' end thinking of ways to make it, it's best to think big and even entertain plans for bold adventures. What have you got to lose except the chains holding you down?