To protect her from the threat of the grey witch, her parents locked the princess away in a tower. There she was sheltered from the world, protected from any loss of innocence, until her 20th birthday. Then she was expected to lead the armies to victory, as the oracle had foretold. As her birthday approaches, her parents and herself realize that sheltering her kept her from being strong enough to lead. They have 1 year to prepare her for war, and she still sleeps with a nightlight.