A young girl, whose blood is claimed to have miraculous healing powers, kneels battered and beaten before the lord of the land. In the village where she was born, she was worshiped as the daughter of God. And now, the lord holds his sword high in the air, moments away from beheading her.
“You’re a damned witch wearing a saint’s skin!”
But before he can swing his blade down, a young man interferes, saving the girl.
So begins the first “happy” chapter of the young girl’s life.
And so begins the first act of a tragedy that would come to span nearly a millennium.