Men and Dragons once lived in harmony on this land. However, that harmony was broken when the men suddenly started to invade. In a great war known as The Scouring, both sides fought over control of the continent. The laws of nature were twisted from the vast amounts of power that were released...
The Dragons were defeated and disappeared from the face of the continent. Mankind then began to spread its forces throughout to populate the land.
And now, 1000 years later...
The people of the continent Elibe have been spreading technology and civilization for some time now, after the Dragons had been defeated in the Scouring.
In the west resides the Kingdom of Etruria, which has the highest level of civilization in Elibe. The Kingdom of Bern, with a powerful military and a practical and pragmatic attitude about life, is located in the east.
These are the two strongest nations in Elibe, and the lesser nations are located between them.
There is the Lycian Alliance, which is under joint relationship of various marquesses.
The people of the Knights' Union of Ilia are hard at work cultivating the snowy wastelands in the north.
In Sacae live various clans which ride through the plains on horseback.
Although there were occasional clashes between nation-states, there was a general sense of balance of power and peace in Elibe. However, that balance was suddenly disrupted...
King Zephiel, ruler of the Kingdom of Bern, has sent his forces out to conquer the rest of Elibe. Bern's forces invaded Sacae and Ilia, and mercilessly massacred all those who stood against them. And now, Bern has shown signs of invading the Lycian Alliance.
A youth named Roy was in Lycia's largest territory, Ostia. He was sent as a transfer student to train to become the next marquess of Pherae. However, Eliwood, who has fallen ill, has sent for Roy to return home.
After getting the message, Roy hurried back home, taking with him his loyal knights and Bors, a knight from Ostia responsible for Lilina's safety. The story begins when Roy had reached an area on the outskirts of Pherae...
Chapter 1: Dawn of Destiny
(At the outskirts of Pherae)
Bandit: Boss! The residents of the castle have hidden themselves inside!
Damas: Heh, even Eliwood, the greatest knight in Lycia, can't beat an illness, eh?
Bandit: Hehehe... You were right when you said there wouldn't be many soldiers around here because they're getting ready to take on Bern!
Damas: Of course, who do you think I am? But you never know when reinforcements are going to come. All right! Kill off the guys in the castle while we still got time! Then the treasure is all ours!
Bandit: Hehe, castles ain't the only places with treasure. Let's go ransack the village and get some loot!
Merlinus: Master Eliwood! The bandits from Bolm Mountain are attacking us!
Eliwood: I see... Blast! If I weren't in this state, I would teach them a lesson...!
Lilina: Mister Eliwood...?
Eliwood: Lilina, you must hide somewhere. This castle is going to become a battlefield.
Lilina: No, sir. I will fight, too!
Eliwood: Don't be ridiculous. If something happened to you, I wouldn't know what to say to Hector.
Lilina: To my father? But...
Eliwood: It's going to be all right. Roy should be almost here by now, so if we can hold our own until then, we can drive off these bandits.
Eliwood: Merlinus! I want you to send a messenger to Roy informing him of this attack immediately!
Merlinus: Y-Yes sir!
(Back to the outskirts, where more bandits appear)
Roy: Oh, it's Lance! What's the matter? Why are you in such a hurry?
Lance: Master Roy! Bandits have appeared and are attacking the castle as we speak!
Alen: WHAT! Is Lord Eliwood safe?
Lance: He's inside, defending against the bandits' attack. But I don't know how long he can last with his illness...!
Bors: Excuse me, Lance, is it? Is Lady Lilina safe?
Lance: Are you from Ostia? Lady Lilina is in the castle. She should be all right, as long as Lord Eliwood is with her, but he can't last forever.
Roy: No... I shouldn't have let Lilina go to the castle before me.
Wolt: Lord Roy, regret won't solve anything! We must recapture the castle!
Marcus: Wolt is right. We must hurry!
Roy: Yeah. You're right. All right, let's go! We're going to save those trapped in the castle!
(Turn 1 begins)
(End of Turn 1)
Damas: Dammit! Reinforcements already?! But they ain't gettin' to the castle so easy!
(After taking the castle)
Roy: Father! Lilina!
Eliwood: Roy, is that you?
Roy: Father! Lilina! ... Thank goodness, you're all right.
Eliwood: Roy, thanks for coming this far.
Roy: Of course, father. How is your health?
Eliwood: I'm fine. I'm still alive, see? But Roy, you do know why I called you back here?
Roy: I am to take over your role of leading Pherae's military and join the Lycia Alliance Army.
Eliwood: Yes. As you know, Bern has started to conquer Lycia. We must follow the ancient rule and send out our military to protect the land of Lycia.
Eliwood: I really didn't want to send you out because you were still studying, but I'm not well... I would only be a hindrance to everyone else.
Lilina: Mister Eliwood, I will accompany Roy! My father is in charge of Lycia's main army. And I could use my magic to be of some help to Roy...
Eliwood: No, Lilina. You must return to Ostia.
Lilina: ... Why?
Eliwood: With Hector's absence, there is no one currently sitting on the throne of Ostia. The people must be feeling uptight as well. You, being the daughter of the marquess, must take the throne until Hector returns and ease the tension of the people. Am I wrong?
Lilina: ... No, sir.
Eliwood: Roy, first you must go to the Bern border and meet with the mercenary group that I have arranged a contract with. I'll send Merlinus along with you... He'll be very helpful with his knowledge.
Roy: Thank you for everything, father.
Eliwood: You'll be fine. You can do it! Go and fight, and show them who you are, the next Marquess of Pherae!
Lilina: Bors, I have something to ask of you.
Bors: I know, my lady. I will accompany Roy in his travels and swear to protect him with my life.
Lilina: Thank you, Bors. Roy, be careful.
Roy: I know. You too, Lilina.
(Before battling him)
Damas: You damn idiots! Can't you guys take on these dastards?!
(After defeating him)
Damas: Wh... What the...?! S... Strong...
Villages and housesEdit
Village: "Hey, hey! Aren't you knights going to the castle? This may not be much... But this is something we'd really like to offer you. Please use it well!" (5000 gold received)
House: "YOU! Guess what! Money is important! If you don't have it, your weapons will rust and you can't fight without your weapons!"
House: "Hey! If you wanna do well in battle you better use the terrain wisely. Like if you are in a forest, the trees will cover you! There's no way enemies will have an easy time in that situation."
House: "It's awful... Soldiers from Bern were able to cross the border... They laid an awful attack. And even if the allied lords strike back, Lord Eliwood.. He can no longer stand too well..."