The lorph people live for centuries, spending their days weaving a special cloth fabric called Hibiol, which serves as a chronical of the passing of time. While they maintain their youthful appearance, they are forbidden from ever loving another. When the peace of their existence is threatened by those who want the secret of their long lives, the young orphan Maquia escapes. As she wanders the land alone, she discovers another orphaned baby and chooses to raise him. However, as the boy grows and ages, their differences get thrown into sharp contrast. As Ariel ages, they must both discover their inner strength and fight to save the ones they love.