After the Longtreader home was ravaged by Redeye Garlackson's forces, Heather and Picket Longtreader fled with their uncle Wilfred Longtreader and Smalls to Cloud Mountain. The two siblings found a home there, but lived among those who doubted their allegiance to King Jupiter. Heather and Picket soon learned that this was because their uncle, Garten Longtreader, betrayed the king for Morbin Blackhawk.
Eventually Morbin Blackhawk launched a full-scale attack on Cloud Mountain, and Heather helped the wounded while Picket went to save Smalls - whom it is revealed is Jupiter's son - from an ambush. They both succeeded in their missions, and their favor was restored among those who doubted their allegiance.
Picket went on training to be a solider with Helmer, and Heather became known as "the Scribe of the Cause".