Here is a recap of the story to date in case you're stopping by for the first time:
King Quirinus is dying and wants to make sure his kingdom and daughter, Cardelia are taken care of when he dies. He invites the noblemen of the surrounding kingdoms to come and compete in a quest. The first man who returns with the correct item will win Cardelia’s hand in marriage as well as the kingdom.
Cardelia hates being the “prize” in her father’s game and runs away.
Xavier rules a small but important piece of land. He’s been injured in a battle defending his land and his face is horribly scarred. He receives and invitation from Quirinus and decides to compete. His younger brother Valerius joins up with him midway through his journey to Quirinus.
Dianthe, rumored illegitimate daughter of the king, and Cardelia lookalike, is ordered to pretend to be Cardelia until she can be located.
Xavier, knowing he’s monstrous to look at, asks Valerius to pose as him.