Although the details have been and will continue to be revised, combined, and modified, the basic synopsis is this:
Twenty-five years after a rebellion scourged a fairytale kingdom, a group of student activists seek amnesty for the defeated rebels. Iona is the red witch, unpopular but free spirited in a land where magic is seen as the weapon of the enemy. She takes the direct route of protesting the king. Peter is the green knight, ultra-popular and the big-man-on-campus who secretly has a soft spot for the cause...and Iona. Questions arise as to whether Peter really cares about the movement or is only trying to get into her good graces.
While Iona toils to see her people returned from their banishment in a dark forest, Peter tries to work his way up the kingdom's social ladder to get closer to the king. Peter's true loyalties are tested when the king offers him the princess's hand in marriage. This would certainly get him close enough to the king to influence him, but what will this mean for Iona?
All of this is further complicated when the true enemy and the instigator of the rebellion, the dark witch Chrysocolla, is released from her magic mirror prison and Princess Karoline begins political schemes of her own.
The story is currently set in a fictional kingdom alluded to be in pre-unified Germany sometime after the Napoleonic Wars. We feel that German culture and architecture is underrepresented in contemporary popular media with the generation born after the Cold War being unfamiliar with German culture beyond bloody video games and movies. The story has a few other things that might be seen as a little different. Iona's design encompasses a more realistic female body shape contrasting the tiny-waisted Disney heroine archetype.