This was a short prologue printed on the flap of the grey box version of King's Quest 2 (author unknown, but probably someone from Marketing).
Once upon a time, in a far-away land called Daventry, there ruled a King named Graham. A hero whose brave deeds had won him the crown, Graham ruled with a kind but firm hand, and the people prospered under his reign.
One day, while contemplating the loneliness that had come to consume him, King Graham was distracted by a vision in the magic mirror which he often consulted. In it he beheld the most beautiful maiden he had ever seen. His heart felt as though it were ablaze. "Oh mirror wise," he inquired, "Where am I to find this fair maiden whom I vow to make my queen?"
"The maid Valanise of the kingdom of Kolyma is known for her wisdom no less her beauty. The jealous Hagatha holds her prisoner in a quartz tower guarded by a wild and ferocious beast."
"Where is this tower to be found?" inquired the king.
"Search Kolyma for the keys that will unlock the three doors to an enchanted land," the mirror replied.
King Graham queried as to the whereabouts of the keys, but no more clues where forthcoming. Undaunted, he shouldered his provisions and set out on the long journey to Kolyma.