One night in Yvaine's 30 millionth year, she was knocked from the heavens by a necklace that had been thrown by the dying King of Stormhold to determine his successor. She crashed into a forest, receiving the necklace and a broken leg. Shortly afterwards she encountered a clumsy young man from Wall named Tristan Thorne who claimed that Yvaine was to be a gift for his beloved, Victoria. He promised to return Yvaine to the heavens with a Babylon Candle if she helped him. However, Yvaine managed to escape with the help of a unicorn, and fled into the night.