From the opening cutscenes, what we already get is that a War of the Magi occurred some long time ago. This war was centered around the mighty power of magic. This war became so violent that the planet itself became a shell of what it once was; a rocky, barren land. What’s worse, to some, is that the power of magic was now lost, now a mere legend. Only with the advents of iron, gunpowder, and steam engines did the planet finally regain life. They were mere substitutes for what magic could do, though, and one man was not satisfied with the alternative.
He now stands, able to revive the ancient magic … … able to take over the world … … and able to restart the War of the Magi. Could anyone truly be foolish enough to repeat that mistake…? We’ll begin after these opening cutscenes, when we regain control in a town named Narshe.