Bits Fair is a fantasy adventure story, and it begins with the main character, Irya, feeling quite frustrated. Everyone's expecting him to turn out to be the same sort of failure as his brother, and they've been treating him with that assumption for years. Irya is eager to go off to the Autumn Fair, prove himself worthy to be hired, become a warrior, and, hopefully, never have to go back home. Meanwhile, an elderly woman named Hira, and a seemingly perpetually upbeat girl named Ananda, are also setting off for the Autumn Fair. Hira is looking for a twelve year old warrior boy, while Ananda is being sent away from her village by her mother, who is worried for her daughter's life. The girl herself wants, in her own words, only to eat, sleep and play, and she may well end up being the only one who genuinely gets to achieve her goals.