I'm not exactly sure where I came up with this, but I can tell you the story I made up while I was doing it. This queen (or princess) befriended the pile of ash (before he was ash) without telling him she was a sorceress. One day, she went through with her plan, to kill him and steal everything he had. She began by putting a curse on him that turned him to ash for 300 centuries. Then, before she stole everything he owned, she turned his horse into the cute green creature on the right. He became her slave and followed her wherever she went for the rest of eternity. Oh, and I don't know why I put the tree in there.