These are pages torn from a journal, detailing the Captivating Princess' childhood, sequestered in the Shuttered Palace. She writes of her boredom and her fierce envy of her elder sister, still on the surface, married to Frederick, the heir to the Prussian throne.

Once she'd reached adulthood, the Captivating Princess extended an invitation to the royal couple to visit her below. The Princess paid particular attention to the Prussian heir, introducing him to all of the delights of the Neath. When his wife departed, Frederick tarried, until his father's death compelled him to return to the Surface. Frederick assumed the throne, but died only ninety-nine days later. The sun is not kind to those who linger overlong in the Neath.