Flit was a slave in the service of the Red Prince of Dreams. She betrayed the monarch by helping the Spirit of Iron to win a contest against her liege lord. Bested by Iron, the Prince was destroyed after he broke his pledge to settle the debt with the winner - as a result Iron grew all his kind in great contempt, and cursed them all in the process. Flit and her changeling brethren, however, were granted a small quantity of mercy.
- Rites of Spring, p. 82-83