“Since the dawn of time, mankind has always been no stranger to conflict. As progress gives rise to progress, mankind has always sought new ways to stand above his fellow man in hopes to quench his insatiable thirst for more power. Terrible wars were waged and a need for weapons with even greater destructive power arose. Some turned to science others went down a darker path and unleashed a great evil upon the world…”
In the great Continent of Gazef, there consists five nations: The Kaidan Empire to the North, The Gabta Alliance to the North-east, The Vard Federation to the East, The Geddi Kingdom to the West and the Fredda Kingdom to the South.
Each nation existed in harmony with the others for a time. They even traded goods and cultural knowledge. This was a time when the use of magic was a common mundane occurrence. Witches, wizards and alchemists were very common at the time.
But as the years went by, the magic began to fade from the world and it in turn resulted in the nations fighting against each other for magical resources.
A decade had passed and after suffering substantial loses the great Kaidan Empire hired the services of their greatest sorcerer and their greatest alchemist to deliver them victory. Combining their knowledge, they sought to summon an otherworldly entity with immeasurable power to fight for them on the battlefield. But in order to do so a price had to be paid. Half of the empire’s citizens would have to die as a sacrifice to summon the otherworldly champion.
An imperial decree was issued out and the price for summoning the champion from the abyss was paid. However, the ceremony was not successful. Nobody knows why it failed but some believe that the lead alchemist betrayed them and sabotaged the ceremony, others believe that it to have been retribution from the gods. Nobody knows for sure but afterwards the empire fell to ruin. The emperor was dethroned and a new ruler chosen by the people took his place.
The Kaidan empire had grown weaker after the war and after much deliberation the new ruler along with his ministers agreed that the nation would no longer be referred to as The Kaidan empire but The Kaidan kingdom. This was in efforts to paint over the mistakes of the previous regime in the eyes of its people and in the eyes of its neighboring countries.
The new king also ordered the execution of those who took part in the summoning ritual under the charge of committing genocide and all materials used or detailing the ceremony was seized and destroyed. Everything detailing the ceremony was destroyed except for one. A small leather-bound journal that the lead alchemist would carry around with him. It was never found despite decades of searching through the kingdom.
Peace had returned to the world once again but the threat of that journal being found and being used to unleash a terrible evil upon the world still remained.
A few centuries had gone by and the great war and the genocide was nothing more than a dark footnote in history. The world had moved on. Science was now the present and the future. Mankind had achieved great strides since the great war and the fall of magic. Due to the fading of mana from the world, witches and wizards were rendered powerless but not alchemists. Their power did not come from mana and so humanity turned to them. Thus, the age of discovery was born which gave rise to science.
Although many centuries had gone by, mankind's true nature remained the same and sure enough another global conflict was brewing in The Continent of Gazef. Each nation had made their own advances in science and of course they had used science to bolster their military's fighting capabilities. An all-out war was inevitable it was only a question of when.