In a particular swamp far from any large cities, there existed a house. This house contained therein a Lady, her mage, and the Lady's attendant. It was neither an incredibly rich nor incredibly famous house, but the flowers that they grew were very popular with people of the nearby villages (and occasionally city-folk) not only for their beauty, but also for their rarity since they were grown in the swamplands, and no villager would dare set foot in the swamps, "much too dangerous for flower picking thank you very much".
The servant girl's name is Rosaline and she had always been living at her Lady's house since she was a child. That is to say, Rosaline the child was bought from a slave trader in one of the lesser-known cities by the mage Rainwick. That is to say, Rosaline the child-slave was cheated from the slave trader by Rainwick through use of some clever words (not magic, mind you). The mage was just on her way home from her yearly pilgrimage around the nearby c