This young woman's name is Elenya, she is a noblewoman by birth but has been brought up by servants and does not consider herself nobility. Unknown to her, her step-mother has arranged a marrage (for Elenya) to a man 30 years her senior. She lives with her friends (servants to her step-mother)in a remote village and is known for speaking her mind and doing what she wants. This is her dancing in the annual festival in the village. Later in her life she is swept off to Schorita (much like Scottland) to marry the king, who falls in love with her during one of these competitions.