'By making Deirdre my queen, I will both fulfill the prophecy and defeat it...'

As the king of Ulster, it is Conor's commitment to honor that leads him to spare the infant Deirdre's life. But as Deirdre blossoms into womanhood, his paternal affection for the girl turns to obsession. Under the spell of the prophecy himself, Conor is unable to see that his attempts to put himself above fate lead him down the very path he is tring to avoid.