We begin our tale on the first song on disc 2 "Long Long Ago", it turns out that disc 1 is simply a back-story told later on in the tale.
Long Long Ago is a simple straight-forward based introduction, and sets the mood for the tale by explaining that there are secrets within legends and stories are passed down from each generation.
Lirazel, our princess and main character, awakes (now onto "The Morning She Woke") and sings a happy song. Her "father" the King, tells her that all the lands to the East, West, and South belong to her because she is his heir. But it seems our heroine does not care for the land, she instead seeks a prince, a love of sorts to call her own. The King mocks it off and instead sends her to survey the land so she can learn of it, and thus she ventures across the lands to see what there is to see.
She returns and all is well for a long time passing, and after this time meets present she beings to feel a strange shadow amoung her, calling her to the North. And while in her daily strolls through the garden a witch by the name of Morrigan tells her of the lands beyond (aka, the North lands).
She asks her father of the Northern land, and he decides to bring her to the High Place (And.... Um.... Obviously meaning, we're at "The High Place" on disc 2). He shows her statues of the four knights, The Knight of the East, West, South, and North (and they all have real names, but all you need to know is that the Knight of The North's name is "Mog Ruith"... sound familiar? ). But he refuses to explain why they are there. Thus Lirazel points toward the northern part of the land that has been haunting her. She tells him to wait through the night with her there, and they do. When night falls the land reveals evil creatures and a black tower. The King recognizes that the Knight of The North has once again returned. Thus, he decides to explain the past to his daughter....
(Now onto disc 2, starting with Maker of Crowns)....
So this part is self-explanatory. The King forges a crown unlike any the world has ever seen, and the Knights ponder upon who will wear it when it is finished. The King announces it will be for his daughter and the knights grow angry and question the King. The King (don't ask why, it just leads itself this way) explains that he made the knights out of stone to protect her when she becomes the Queen, and that is why they had no pasts and were "randomly" put into life one day. Thus the knights were happy again, except (obviously) the Knight of The North who instead started dreaming of being the king himself. His witch (apparantly the knights have witches or something... I dunno, lol) then began cursing him, and he became evilish. He wanted to marry the princess for himself and for that was banished to his tower in the north, okay, and obviously you guys know the next part, which is the war taking place in the song "The Knight of the North"... duh.
So back to disc 1.
Lirazel becomes angry at her father for destroying the only man who ever wanted to marry her, and, long story short, runs off to the tower where the Knight of The North is (because basically, TKoTN came back from being "dead" because all the King did was seal him away, and obviously that magic wore off, and that explains why the King knew that he was back to life again). So as you all know, the Knight's main goal from the Knight of The North was to curse the princess forever, hence the lines "I will curse her, curse her forever!". Thus with that, leads us to our next part.
Lirazel makes her way across the northern land ("Walking Toward Doom") and gets deceived by Morrigan (again) by glancing into a mirror at the very top of the tower. She glanced into the mirror because it showed her of what she dreamed of, a prince and marriage, but in reality, it was a trap set up by the evil knight to curse her for eternity. Upon her glancing of the mirror she became still as stone and was trapped facing the mirror and watching other's lives for eternity. Or so we thought.
(That should clear the ending up a tad better)MayorofLongView wrote:The King actually brings forth a fifth Knight at the end. That's the prince who will marry Lirazel. Its in the poem, but might be a little vague. The King represents God, Lirazel - the bride (the church) and the Prince represents Christ.