What happens when the three daughters of a prominent wizard who moved halfway across the world in the late 1800s suddenly vanish with the mother while the family is on a picnic near strange ancient rock formations that he is studying? Well, the man ends up accused of murdering them all and hung, case closed and only a few people who ever think any further about the strange happening. Witnesses who say they saw the women wandering, others who don't believe for a moment that he could have done something so horrendous. And then the reports of strange eerie noises in the area should someone wander the scrub alone.
Rosa was the eldest of the daughters, having grown up in a happy and loving family environment, raised by her parents. Her father an educated man who had wanted to explore Australia and it's wonders, and her mother a mysterious woman who he had met not long after having moved, though there was nothing seemingly suspicious or worrisome about her. She claimed to have come from Britain as well, and was kind and gentle, adoring the outdoors, which made their union work wonderfully since she was always happy to explore new areas.
The daughters were raised quite similarly, travelling, spending a great deal of time outdoors, and with an affinity for nature, the elements, and animals. They were almost preternaturally beautiful like their mother as well, and as she came of age, Rosa was sought after by many a young man. To the point of one day finding herself followed and snatched while she was assisting her parents by collecting some groceries. She was missing for a couple of days, what happened to her would never be spoken about by the family, however it was her mother who first found her, and the mangled remains of two young men were found a couple of weeks later washed down a river. The incidents were never connected.
Rosa became a shut-in for a while, though her courage grew once again as she realised her younger sisters could be vulnerable to the same and so she became a hawk, watching over them protectively and making certain that no one would ever harm them.
The day of the disappearance would forever remain a mystery though, it seemed. As even with the sudden appearance of the three out-of-place young women, they don't seem to be able to explain what happened, where they were, or whether their mother is still alive. But images from history match up to the faces, and the names, and their recollection of their lives to the point that their father's best friend from back then is doubtless in his belief that they are who they claim. He has taken them in and helped them to try and settle into life, while they try to catch up with the present as well as whatever it was that they aren't telling anyone.