Lady Jacqueline is the new Duchess of her Grandfather's Duchy, Wolvarden. Wolvarden is a freehold duchy that has sworn fealty to the Kingdom of Anglio. Prince Richard, heir to the throne of Anglio completed his training at Wolvarden and is close friends with Lady Jacqueline and the only person in the kingdom outside of Wolvarden to know the true identity of Anglio's champion knight, the Red Wolf. Friends and neighbours, the King of Anglio and King of Mercia recognise that war is a very real threat from marauders overseas. Seeing an opportunity to grasp the freehold duchy of Wolvarden, and cement their alliance a marriage is proposed between Lady Jacqueline and Prince Leopold, youngest son and champion of Mercia. Prince Richard knows very well that Lady Jacqueline has no intention of marrying, and certainly not for a political alliance, yet he knows how perfectly suited Leo and Jac are for each other, so he turns his hand to match making.