"My name," she said, "is Rubicund. But Ruby is easier and preferable to me."
The Areas of Fables were large and filled with all the fantasy creatures it sustained. Fourteen-year-old Rubicund had narrowly escaped a marriage set by her mother in the Settlements of Foundation, the most uneventful town in all of Fables. Now she has set her vivid red eyes on becoming a traveller like the revered Vagrants. She learns how to fight by training in the Domicile of Ordnance and meets Karachi, the orange-eyed stoic denizen, and Kazak, the sarcastically unstable warlock. Together, they are joined by Lanna, the gentle Valkyrie Blairwitch, and her two loyal followers. To protect Rubicund, Kazak is swept into the wicked Feast of the Gild Elves.