I'm writing a fantasy story in which two young magicians are tasked with escorting a princess to a city. However, I haven't quite figured out why. I'm planning for this to be a larger story, so I'd like for this reason to tie into a conflict that goes farther than the province's borders. Perhaps this king is planning an assault on another kingdom and doesn't want his daughter to be caught in the crossfire. Or that he doesn't want her to find out his darker plan to conquer other lands for his own power. This might lead to political troubles between the magician's university, as well as the princess's decision to rebel against her father. Is this plausible? Are there better motivations? Currently, the princess is about 14. Should I make her older and put her on a diplomatic mission? I could still have the political dealings; the king could be sending her on an unnecessary mission to get her to leave the castle. Thought I'd put my ideas out here and see what you guys think.