Four kingdoms lived at peace at one time. The Kingdom of Havallast, the Kingdom of Adendra, the kingdom of Karminam, and the Kingdom of Camandrel. Prosperity reigned through out the land, and those days were called the golden ages. Since then war has descended upon the land of Jezrel and the four kingdom's have gone to war against each other for a completely ridiculous reason. One man by the name of Shardon traveled through the lands stirring up all four kingdoms in hopes of getting them to go to war against each other. He told lies, killed off people, spread rumors and all sorts of things. The war has lasted for ten years and now all four of the kingdoms are ragged and war torn, with nothing left to fight with or for. And on top of that an epidemic of the plague is spreading through the land. They have a temporary alliance in place and are negotiating terms meanwhile Shardon wanders through the land once again, this time he is inflaming the peasants against their leaders. To survive this the kingdoms will need to unite and become one.
The castle is an ancient place dating back to when the four kingdom's were founded. It was built on an island, and is divided between all four kingdom's. The castle has been used many times to host marriages of royalty, sign treaties and all sort's of other things. It's known as common ground upon which the four kingdom's will never fight each other.
You are one of sixteen young nobles who have been sent to the castle in the middle of the four kingdoms as part of the treaty. Four have been sent from each kingdom,two male, two female. You've been sent in hopes of uniting the kingdom's through marriage, though at this point they don't have much hope. None of the kingdom's trust each other, and you are wary of the other inhabitants of the castle. You however are the last hope for prosperity because at the rate the war is going and with the plague spreading through the countryside there's little time. You force yourself to get to know the others without much hope and who knows maybe you will fall in love after all.