Once upon a time in a faraway kingdom there lived a king, his queen and their beautiful daughter Liana.
Now, in the kingdom, there lived many great enemies, who wanted the king's daughter for themselves as it had been foreseen that she would grow up to be a person of great calibre. There was The Great Witch of the West, Rumpelstiltskin and the Great Green Grubber-grind of the Gorge.
In the small town of Verlaine, there lived a poor woodcutter, his wfe and his two children, Hantel and Gresel.
"My dear husband, times have been hard now and I foresee an upcoming disaster".
"What shall we do"?
"Take the children to your brother, King Episul and ask them to help seek refuge in his palace for the time being".