Mariken is a beautiful and elegant mediaeval fairytale. An exciting and gripping adventure about a wayward, strong and exceptional girl. Mariken is an orphan who lives in a secluded forest with an eccentric old hermit in the Middle Ages. No one knows where she came from, not even the eccentric hermit Archibald, who found her as a baby in the “Forrest of Illusions”. He teaches little Mariken all about the outside world using a colorful but cynical book entitled “Mankind is a Farce”. The milk of their goat is enough for their daily meal. One day, she sets off for town to buy a new goat. On her adventurous journey into the “real world” she meets funny, evil and caring people and she finds out about the good and bad sides of them.