One of the most classic cliches of the fantasy genre is the concept of the damsel in distress. Some consider this to be an outdated storyline that is as old as the Middle Ages themselves. Some fantasy writers reinvent the concept in their stories to add some additional flare. I am currently reading the Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser and it is giving me some ideas. I am thinking of doing the same in my spin-off fantasy series.