It is a medieval society where a girl cannot marry until she is properly "opened". No man will have anything to do with a girl who is still a virgin. Parents, typically mothers, take their daughters to group of men who are known as the "Openers", chosen for thier skill, and pay a sum of gold for their services. These men are between the ages of 19 and 25. Girls are usually taken and left for the night between the ages of 18 and 22.