"In a distant land,"
"The peace long enjoyed by the people came to a crashing end."
"The emperor of Palamecia summoned fiends from another dimension..."
"And the empire launched its campaign for world conquest."

"In response, a rebel force arose in the kingdom of Fynn."
"In the ensuing clash between rebel and empire, Castle Fynn was taken."
"The rebels were forced to retreat to the remote town of Altair."

"Amidst the chaos, four youths also fled the occupied Fynn"
"They were childhood friends, now orphaned and homeless..."
"And they suddenly found themselves running for their lives."