– The royal couple – Dr. Pipt and Rozanne – adopt a baby, name her Zoe and raise her as their heir, on quite harsh terms.
– They hide Zoe from the public, arguing that by tradition common folk aren’t supposed to see the princess until her 16th birthday. They also constantly tell her that her appearance isn’t the prettiest and “will be fixed”.
– Zoe is raised to be a skilled and educated politician, and she quite likes her studies. Going outside doesn’t even seem all that necessary to her. Technically, Cedric (as her future fiance) and Faramant are Zoe’s only friends at that moment.