Steven visited Purley with his mother's best hive of bees, after hearing flowers were blooming in the east, though he returned disappointed.
Bess commented that the new orphans of the Masked Ones needed a performance to lift their spirits after seeing the city of Happy Vale deserted. She decided the troupe should head for Purley, for despite her dislike of the village, she knew they would have a good audience.
Purley has a spring from which its people get their drinking water. The Sister of the North had been poisoning it with its song since its inception, until Lief, Barda and Jasmine destroyed it with the help of Joyeu. Following this the water cleared up.