“Bring me a lost treasure of our people, and you shall marry my daughter and rule after me,” said the King.
The first suitor chose the Sky-Apple the Goblin King had taken to light his realm. He died in darkness.
The second suitor fought mighty dragon Longtooth for Princess Sorrow’s necklace. His corpse burned for days.
The third suitor challenged the Wind-Wardens for the Awed Breath, captured in a bottle of tall tales. He was blown to sea.
The Princess girded her loins. She charmed the Goblin King, slayed the dragon, and outsmarted the Wardens.
She ruled long and wisely.
Author’s Note: Princesses like impossible quests too, you know.