Riko Akane was in the Painted Stag tavern. When a royal envoy approaches her. "Miss Riko Akane, King Yukki has a request of you. The shou have kidnapped his daughter the Princess when she was en route to her wedding engagement with Lord Peppercorn. If you return his daughter safely, you may choose any one magical item from his great treasury. What do you say?" explained the envoy. He waits until for an answer and is willing to answer any questions.