Gloria was the prized daughter of the juice magnate Sir Warrick Applebottom. Beautiful and set to inherit her father’s vast juice empire, she was never short of companions or, later, suitors. She became increasingly distant and reserved as she grew up, but the air of mystery only seemed to add her appeal. Shortly before her 22nd birthday she disappeared one winter night, taking nothing with her, never to be seen again. Some say she ran off to elope with some suitor, others said she ran off to the circus to become a trapeze artist. After her disappearance the light seemed to go out of her father, and his empire slowly soured into ruin.