Tat'ianna is a Lady born of a minor Boyer of the Muscovite court. During her childhood, Tsar Ivan came to power as a young man himself. As her father watched the young Monarch grow into a powerful but twisted man, he worried for his young daughter. Seeking to secure the safety of his only daughter, he sent her to foster with a noble friend in Spain. Tat'ianna's new residence traveld a great deal with the spanish Lord, eventually settling in Italy with the Lord's marriage to a wonderous Italian Lady. Tat'ianna visits her family in Moscow twice a year and secretly enjoys bringing the exotic fashions and shocking stories of Ivan's court back. Tat'ianna worries for the safety of her father; for the Tsar's madness seems to only get worse every year.