In an age long past... evil flooded over the land. Creatures awash
in the dark tide ran wild, pushing mankind to the brink of
annihilation. In its despair mankind appealed to the heavens,
and from a blinding light came hope. The Sacred Stones. These
five glorious treasures held the power to dispel evil. The hero
Grado and his warriors used the Scared Stones to combat evil's
darkness. They defeated the Demon King and sealed his soul away
within the stones. With the darkness imprisoned, peace returned
to Magvel. But this peace would not last...
The continent of Magvel. For some 800 years, a quiet peace
reigned in the absence of the terrible darkness. The Sacred
Stones have been passed from generation to generation. Nations
have been built around their power and their legacy. The kingdom
of Renais, ruled by Fado, the peerless Warrior King. The kingdom
of Frelia, ruled by Hayden, the venerable Sage King. The kingdom
of Jehanna, ruled by Ismaire, Queen of the White Dunes. The
theocracy of Rausten, ruled by Mansel, the Divine Emperor. The
Grado Empire, ruled by Vigarde, the stalwart Silent Emperor.
These five countries house the power of the Sacred Stones. They
are joined by the emerging mercantile republic of Carcino.
In these times of peace, tales of past conflict have drifted into
legend, and memories of the ancient dark arts have all but
evaporated. It is now the year 803... In an instant, the whole of
Magvel is threatened by an unexpected atrocity. The Grado
Empire, the largest of the Sacred Stone nations, has invaded the
kingdom of Renais under orders from Emperor Vigarde. A longtime
ally of Grado, Renais is caught off guard, unable to mount any
resistance. Grado's forces move quickly, seizing one territory
after another. Compounding King Fado's worries, his son, Prince
Ephraim, has gone missing. Grado's momentum carries its armies
to the gates of Castle Renais itself.
Renais will fall... It is