There once was a time when rich kings lived on floating empires in the sky, and wealthy barons ruled from estates among the clouds. It was an era called the Great Separation, where the classifications of high society literally meant those who lived high off the ground in steam-powered cities and estates. Those who were unfortunate enough to be born lower-class lived 'grounded' on soil, forever serving their esteemed Lords and Ladies of the skies. It was during this great cultural revolution that the beautiful young seamstress Briar grew up, met a prince, found true love, then lost it all when her evil Uncle Thirteen stole her life away. He tricked her into a mechanical cryogenic chamber where she slept, frozen in time while those who loved her most struggled to find a way to set her free.