Long ago, powerful, mechanical beings called the fal'Cie created the floating world of Cocoon, a utopia in which humans thrived and prospered under their rule. When fal'Cie from Gran Pulse, the feared lowerworld, are discovered in their midst, the Sanctum government of Cocoon orders a Purge to banish anyone associated with them. As former Guardian Corps soldier Lightning and her allies stand up against the government, they encounter the dreaded Pulse fal'Cie and are branded l'Cie―tools of the fal'Cie.
According to legend, should a l'Cie fail to fulfil their duty, otherwise known as their Focus, they turn into a Cie'th, a creature damned to wander the world unliving and undying. Should they succeed, they're rewarded eternal life in a crystal stasis. As Pulse l'Cie, the heroes carry a heavy burden, but they continue to embrace hope―hope for themselves and the future of Cocoon, and hope that miracles do come true.
LOGO ILLUSTRATION:©2009 YOSHITAKA AMANO