The island of Palastra. Once, the shining gem of the Golden Age...
However now, the oceans have receded, and birthrates have plummeted for all races. Grotesque creatures of unknown origin roam the lands...
Ether. A new energy source discovered by the Archduke of the Sorcerous City of Energeia, Theofrad, may hold the key to saving the realm.
The Holy Dragon Empire Granleyd outlawed the use of Ether as heresy, declaring a holy war on Energeia.
In a corner of Palastra, a piece of land that has not been blessed and remains unguarded by any of the Divine Beasts, the settlers of the Lost Valley came together and formed the Sorcerous City of Energeia. They all follow and agree with Archduke Theofrad's goal of using the power of Ether to save the world.
The largest of the 5 nations that are a part of the "Pentapartite Agreement", and holds the most influence, being able to singlehandedly decide on and veto policies during meetings.
A dense forest of immense scale that nobody has yet to measure the entire density of, it is a holy land where some mythical creatures are said to still exist.
Located just past the forest of Diahelm, atop the Sacred Mountain shrouded in mist, the enchanted, floating island of Takamagahara exists. It is said that many generations ago, the place was home to travellers who worshipped the culture of Yamato.
A country that consists of various large and small islands, the HM Fort Loughs. Made up of settlers well versed in naval combat, they command the neighbouring seas.
The nation of Everlasting Night that floats in the sky, covered by dark mist, Alhazred. A country of magic, they research Sutra energy and the arts.
Ether, a new catalyst of energy formed from countless hours of research into Alchemy. An energy source that can be manipulated by man, taken from the very earth itself. Many have taken to calling the use of Ether as 'Sorcery'.
Sutra is an invisible energy that is born from the desire of mankind. Demon and Humankind alike use this power known as 'Magic'.
Esprit is energy that is born from faith in the divine by mankind, and said faith is then transformed into energy. This 'Divine Grace' is often used by Divine Beings and bishops and such who are associated with the worshippers of the Divine Beasts.
A clump of energy beneath the earth where extremely dense Sutra and Esprit energy circulate.
An amalgamation of Esprit and Sutra combining, condensed into a precious gem. In Palastra, it is an item that contains immense amount of power. These gems can be found in the very centre of leylines, and obtaining many of these is one of Theofrad's goals in this game.
Through the use of lost technology and techniques, a precious stone is crafted as a result of Sorcery. combined with the power of a Tarot Card, specific powers can be awakened, and pushed into a certain direction.
Used in conjunction with the Arcana Stone, these weapons make full use of the Arcana Stone to output unique effects or powerful blows.
A mortal descendant of the Divine Beasts who has received the direct blessing of the Divine Beast that protects their territory. As said blessing is made very apparent to the public, they venerate these chosen few as Mikos of the Divine Beasts.
The Divine Guardian Beasts are the 5 Divine Beings in the form of beasts who protect various parts of the Island of Palastra. Depending on their chosen territory, these beasts have varying looks, powers, and personalities, among other differences.
The Dragon of Creation and Destruction. Considered the first Divine Beast who created the world. The personification of Light and Thunder, it cleanses the impure by way of holy lightning, and creates new life from the remains. She currently resides in Granleyd in human form as its Empress, and is considered the single most powerful being in existence during the current time.
The Serpent of Life and Prosperity. Considered the second Divine Beast who turned the lands verdant and bountiful. It has long blessed the forest of Diahelm, and is said to be a serpent with wings that control the violent winds.
The Golden Fox of Wisdom and Harmony. She is the guardian of knowledge, and is considered the third Divine Beast. She gave life and knowledge to humanity, teaching them to live together with nature, showcasing both the harshness of nature as well as the warmth that it can provide. She is the guardian beast of Takamagahara.
The Golden Maritime Whale of Desire. The Whale that swallowed many waves and bountiful treasures, it is considered the fourth Divine Beast. It is said to reward the curious adventurers of the high seas with the protection and blessing of the ocean. It is the Guardian Beast worshipped by HM Fort Loughs and the surrounding areas.
The Insect-Human Hybrid God of Death. The fifth Divine Beast that is said to bring peace and silence to the land. The personification of the darkness that accompanies the inevitable end that comes to all living things. It is said to have settled within Alhazred, the nation of the Everlasting Night. Beelzebub is sometimes known as a very decadent Divine Beast.
Set traps, position your defenders, and brace yourself for the enemy invasion.
You are the master of the labyrinth, and these invaders are but pieces on a board that you control...
Place defenders throughout your labyrinth in order to intercept invading enemies as they traverse the different levels and floors!
Anticipating the routes your enemy will take and carefully placing defenders to intercept them at chokepoints!
To defend Energeia, one needs a formidable army.
By selecting a Progenitor amongst his female companions, Theofrad can use their DNA to create Arcane Avatars, formidable soldiers that can assist in the city's defense!
Arcane Avatars also share a close bond with the Progenitor that spawned them, giving them bonuses for being in the same division!
With three divisions of six units each, you enter battle...with all 18 units! Decimate the enemies trapped in your labyrinth with the full force of three divisions!
During certain Event battles, you can face off against other battalions of three enemy divisions, but sometimes, you will enter battle against a colossal foe, taking it on with all three of your divisions to eke out a narrow victory!
Six units make up a single division.
Put together your own custom, unique teams! Be it a team filled with commander units only, common units only, or one based on synergistic affinities, set up your defense teams while considering where you want to position them and how they work in the ultimate layout for the death trap that is your labyrinth!
Units can be customized in many different ways!
Raise them, assign them to a division, give them equipment, and place them as defenders in the labyrinth or put them into an assault team to directly attack invaders!
Depending on the decisions you make throughout the game, the story may progress down different paths, and there are also multiple endings available!
Make your choices wisely, for they will influence the ultimate ending to your story...
Multiple difficulty settings and a New Game Plus mode, Win Skip on easy mode, easy viewing of all scenes in the game in the Extra mode...
There are a ton of systems in this game to ensure there's more than enough game to play!