Called to find and help a unicorn in its need, Adelie eagerly joins Gwenaella in her journey to the world’s center. This journey brings meaning to a life that has known no purpose, and joy to a person who has only known pain and rejection. She wants nothing from me, and hopes that traveling with a unicorn will help her find her place within the world.
BEFORE THE STORY BEGINS
Adelie has chosen to step outside society. To those who have families and homes, this makes her dangerous even though she is no thief nor a whore. However, though it is her choice that places her without a hearth, she feels that she has been harried into it by the Baron of Chauvigny, her father. She is his unacknowledged bastard, and his soldiers have been trying to kill her since she was a girl.
She can no longer live with her mother, as she will not lift her skirts to the owner of the Inn where her mother has a room. She will not live again in the convent where they used to beat her to drive out from her what they called her mother's stain of sin. Alone and without a place where she can fit into society, she longs to have a home, a family and to be valued more than the refuse she picks through for her food.
Life on the streets with the baron’s soldiers in constant pursuit, Adelie has become quite proficient with defending herself with a sword.