The ancient War of Magi. When its flames at last receded, only the charred husk of a world remained. Even the power of magic was lost. In the thousand years that followed, iron, gunpowder, and steam engines took the place of magic, and life slowly returned to the barren land. Yet there now stands one who would reawaken the magic of ages past, and use its dread power as a means by which to conquer all the world. Could anyone truly be foolish enough to repeat that mistake?
The Gestahlian Empire holds the world in an iron grip, its subjects living in fear and misery. It continues its research into the mystical beings known as "espers" in a bid to create ever more terrible Magitek weaponry. Meanwhile, the Returners resistance movement carries out covert operations, pursuing their goal of liberating the world from the Empire's oppressive rule.
LOGO & IMAGE ILLUSTRATION:©1994 YOSHITAKA AMANO