At the beginning of the reign of Syovar, Prince Melanchitis, had been exiled to the caverns beneath the Flathead Mountains where he became a peddler of magic shoes. The sneakers that he sold came in many varieties (beautiful orange with purple stripes, or nice pink with green polka dots), having the ability to increase foot-travel speed. Each step would carry the wearer many yards, their feet barely seeming to touch the ground as they almost seem to fly.