In the land of Ittachar, a potter lives beside the sea. Each day passes by like every other until a creature carved from driftwood comes to life. It carries him across the waves to Liùtha, a woman blighted by an old man's dying curse. Liùtha wants her past undone; the potter wants adventure. But adventures are seldom as simple as they first appear. The potter's promise to undo the curse is given freely but skill, strength and an honest heart are nothing against a dead man's hatred. If he keeps his word, Liùtha's past will steal his future from him.