In a land far away, there was a castle that helped run an entire kingdom. This royal family consisted of a king, his wife and queen, and their children. There were two princesses and a prince. Three potential heirs. They ran their kingdom fairly. There was hardly any trouble. But, one day, that all changed.
It seemed like a fairly ordinary day. The kingdom and its' citizens were unaware of anything that wasn't human, besides the animals, living outside of their kingdoms borders. They continued to go about their business as if nothing was wrong. Then, suddenly, a loud roar could be heard in the distance. The sound of various storming footsteps grew louder and louder. Then, in a matter of moments, the ones guarding the border could hardly believe their eyes.
An army of animal-like people, or anthros(beast-kin) could be seen. They were lead by a trio of what looked like the strongest of them all. Before a proper reaction could be seen from the border guards, the army charged forth. After defeating the outnumbered guards, they charged through the towns. They would keep fighting and charging until they got to the castle. Once there, the leaders called out, demanding to see the royal family at once.
After a bit of hesitation, the king and queen would come out. However, there was a demand for their three heirs to come out as well. With no other choice, they did. Once everyone was gathered, a couple of big demands were made. Firstly, the beasts wanted their land back. They claimed the humans stole the mountains and surrounding meadows from them when their kingdom was expanded. The second demand, was compensation for what they had done in the first place.
The first part of that compensation was an apology in the form of the king handing over half of the kingdoms wealth, and anything they had grown or made from the land they had stolen. The second part? This would come as a total shock. This was because they wanted....the heirs! It would seem the three leaders took a liking to them and wanted them as part of their ranks, so to speak, human or not. The king and queen, as well as their children, were in disbelief.
Anyway, if the demands were not met, great tragedy was to befall their kingdom, and all who lived there. That was what was threatened anyway. And so, the beasts would remain until a decision was made. However, time would tell. After all, the longer they stayed there, the longer the humans in question would get to know them better.
Would they agree to the demands? or not? Was there a chance at friendship or even romance? Who knows? But, one thing was for certain, this was war. Something had to be done, outnumbered or not.
And so the story begins.......