A tragic event has occurred in the once-prosperous Avon Kingdom, a massacre known to most only as the Calamity King incident. The once benevolent regent, King Regnault, went mad and started killing all those among his people who weren’t able to flee the country in time.
Now the country lies in tatters with nothing left in its coffers and a pitiful four citizens to its name: Princess Ariadne, who just recovered from a grave illness, her maid Luluka, Knight Commander Grey, and you, a mere knight apprentice. Shocked to find the whole country in ruins after waking up, Ariadne doesn’t believe for one second the Regnault she knew and loved would be capable of committing such atrocities while she was sick and bedridden. Her first decision as the new queen of Avon requires all her strength and courage because it’s as reckless as it is preposterous: she wants to restore her beloved kingdom to its former glory and clear her father’s name in the process.
It won’t be easy, far from it, but with the help of some good old pillaging and a state-run brothel to get you started, your cautiously confident people will join the country and your cause soon enough… Or at least you hope they will.