A fable-style piece, loosely inspired by the Rapunzel fairytale, that questions the many shades of morality and the remote possibility of redemption.
This is not quite the tale of Rapunzel. There is a damsel at the top of the silver tower, aye, but she is not waiting mournfully for her well-built lover to gallop forth upon his mighty steed. The damsel's name is Saran, and she is a black-eyed, rough-haired peasant girl who has forgotten how long she has been a prisoner in this place.
After effecting her escape from the tower, Saran flees across unfamiliar terrain only to discover a frightful curiosity crumpled in a secluded cave: an infirm man, physically shattered by some bleak and unknown malady, teetering upon the painful edge of death. Saran bears the achingly thin creature to an obscure village, where she nurses him gradually back to health.
Only when the King's soldiers storm into the village does Saran realise that this sick man may not be all that he seems. She and Marcel are violently arrested and marched to the capital of Teulebaronis, and in the midst of events that she hardly understands, with the hatred of the people bearing down upon her, Saran must discover the truth about her past, the strange man, and the silver tower.