Also see the arena-mode story
The (story-game) story is split up into chapters with 3 levels each. The player cannot save, but the first level of whatever chapter he came to is always available to start playing with all the stats kept. These levels are a savepoint. The player has the option to erase savings and restart.
Each chapter will have a noticeable increased level of difficulty. Each level in this chapter is different, but of a similar difficulty. Though the last enemy/ plot element (third level of each chapter) should need advanced tactics/ thinking-through.
Each chapter also has a distinct one or two colors color-scheme, and a distinctive plot-mode music.
The story performs more or less linear. There is no background-story or textual descriptions given to the player. There is dialogue and visual plot-intermissions that use the same real-time graphics-engine (exception might later be a final screen). There are no multiple-choices in plot-mode speaking. Speech is defined in mixed-case, but may be printed in upper-case only. Speech pops up in speech-bubbles, pointing towards the speaker. Before someone speaks, he moves around a little. Each speech-bubble disappears when the player presses the action-button. Plot-mode is always at the beginning and end of each chapter.
In the plot descriptions, three terms are used:
"Goes to" in [Action] descriptions means: the player moves to a certain hot-spot. "Does something" (pick up, give, open etc.) in [Action] descriptions means: the player pushes the action-button.
"Facing player" in the plot-descriptions means the lower/ front character direction.
In the pictures, an arrow marks in which direction the player party continues after a won battle.
In the story, there are a major hero/ player identification (sqyre LANCE), a major motivation/ love interest (princess LEMON) and a major obstacle/ enemy (wizard LORD IMPISH). Then we have a varied cast of good and evil-minded characters. These come to the party throughout the game. If the party is bigger then 6, the player has to say good-bye to one of the party members.
The story performs a circle that brings the player back to the beginning. Home is not a savepoint.
[Movie] Knight MERWON and squire LANCE come out of the castle. MERWON says "Bring me my weapons, squire Lance".
[Action] LANCE goes to the weapons and picks them up. He goes to MERWON and hands him the weapons.
[Movie] MERWON turns around, facing castle. LANCE turns around, too. MERWON says "Princess Lemon, I'll slay a dragon for you". LEMON is now seen at the window. She says "Good luck, knight Merwon". LANCE turns around, facing player. He says "*Sigh*".
[Background] The player now knows the names of these three characters. He knows the status of the main character. He can suspect both LANCE's love interest towards LEMON and dissatisfaction about the dull job.
[Movie] Evil-looking knight KARTAN and two SOLDIERS appear at the upper right and move to the middle of the location, facing MERWON and LEMON. KARTAN says "My master, Lord Impish, needs princess Lemon for a magic ritual." The two SOLDIERS move between LANCE and the the weapons. Evil KARTAN moves closer to the castle and knight MERWON. MERWON says "I'd rather die then see you kidnap princess Lemon". MERWON and KARTAN fight. KARTAN wins. He says "Your wish is granted, knight Merwon". One SOLDIER now guards dying MERWON. The other SOLDIER guards the weapons. KARTAN disappears into the castle.
[Background] Both places to get a weapon now are unreachable.
[Action] LANCE goes to the castles door and opens it.
[Movie] KARTAN comes back with LEMON. They go to the upper right. LEMON faces player and says "Help me". KARTAN and LEMON disappear. The two SOLDIERS now guard the upper right part of the screen.
[Action] (LANCE goes to the SOLDIERS and attacks. [Movie] They say "Hahaha") LANCE goes to MERWON and sits down beneath him.
[Movie] MERWON says "Take my weapons, squire Lance, free princess Lemon and, for the sake of this world, get rid of wizard Impish once and for all" LANCE now has weapons. LANCE faces player and says "Oh no, he's dead".
[Background] LANCE/ the player now knows his goal and is motivated by different heroic impules:
[Action] LANCE goes to the SOLDIERS and attacks.
[Battle] LANCE vs SOLDIERS.
[Action] LANCE goes to the upper right part and leaves.
[Movie] Two THIEFS stand by the fireside. One THIEF says: "What are we gonna do with the stolen gold". The other THIEF says: "What are we gonna do with the hostages".
HOSTAGES face player and shout "Give us back our gold". They shout "Give us back our freedom".
[Action] player moves to THIEFS and attacks.
[Battle] LANCE vs THIEFS.
[Action] LANCE moves to HOSTAGES and frees them.
[Movie] HOSTAGES run away. HOSTAGES face player and say "Our gold". They say "Our saviour". HOSTAGES come back and say "One guards the gold". They say "Two guard the savior".
[Action] Player adds two of the HOSTAGES knight MARV, healer SHINE and fighter TOM RUBY.
[Movie] The GOLD-GUARD goes to the fireside. The SAVIOR-GUARDS take LANCE to the upper right of the screen. They say "We show you where they took princess Lemon".
[Movie] KARTAN on a ship with LEMON. 4 THIEFS attack and want to take over the ship.
[Action] LANCE goes to THIEFS and attacks.
[Battle] LANCE, SAVIOR-GUARDS vs. THIEFS.
[Movie] KARTAN says "Thanks for helping". He says "Har har har". The ship with KARTAN and LEMON leaves to the left.
[Action] LANCE goes to the river and swims.
[Movie] KARTAN and LEMON are at the front of a cave entrance, 5 SOLDIERS around them. KARTAN says "I use the underground route to bring her to the city fast". KARTAN and LEMON disappear in the cave.
[Action] Player leaves river, goes to the guards and attacks.
[Battle] LANCE, SAVIOR-GUARDS vs SOLDIERS
[Movie] SYBIL, her MOTHER and her FATHER appear. SYBIL says "I don't wanna become a thief". FATHER says "It's tradition in the woods". MOTHER says "You want to have adventure, don't you". SYBIL says "But I want to fight for the good". She says "*Sob*".
[Action] (LANCE goes to the cave-entrance and fails to open it). LANCE goes to SYBIL and her MOTHER and her FATHER and starts to talk.
[Movie] LANCE says "She can come with us". MOTHER faces FATHER and says "I wonder if he's strong enough to train her". MOTHER says "He should prove that in a fight". SYBIL, FATHER and MOTHER face LANCE.
[Action] LANCE goes to MOTHER and FATHER and attacks.
[Battle] LANCE vs MOTHER, FATHER
[Background] This is a solo-fight to proof if LANCE is worthy to take care of SYBIL.
[Movie] SYBIL approaches LANCE and says "My hero". FATHER says "You're worthy to train her". MOTHER says "Bring her back healthy". MOTHER and FATHER leave.
[Action] LANCE goes to the cave-entrance and fails to open it.
[Movie] SYBIL comes to the cave-entrance. She says "I know a secret switch". The cave-entrance opens.
[Action] LANCE enters the cave.
[Movie] Seargant HARK and 4 GUARDIAN ANGELS stand around a hole in the cave entrance hall. HARK says "Lord Impish and his evil armies led by Tarkan found a new way to travel the land". He says "They now build underground-tunnels to escape our grip". The GUARDIAN ANGELS say "Yes, Seargant Hark".
[Action] Lance goes to HARK and the GUARDIAN ANGELS and starts to talk
[Movie] HARK faces LANCE and says "Creeping up from behind". He says "A woman dressed in working clothes of a thief". He says "My Guardian Angels, attack them".
[Battle] LANCE, SAVIOR-GUARDS, SYBIL vs GUARDIAN ANGELS
[Movie] HARK says "You're brave and not fighting like thieves at all". LANCE says "We're also trying to hunt Lord Impish and his forces". HARK says "I'll join you following him into the city".
[Action] LANCE walks to the hole and enters.
[Movie] There are 6 DEVILS coming closer. HARK says "As far as I can see, these are cave devils". SYBIL says "And they don't seem to like strangers". LANCE says "We have to defend ourselves".
[Battle] HARK, SYBIL, SAVIOR-GUARDS, LANCE vs DEVILS
[Action] (LANCE goes to every side of the location and notices an obstacle) LANCE goes to the upper right and pushes an obstacle.
[Movie] LANCE says "I think I found a stone blocking something".
[Movie] A BOY and a GIRL appear from the right. The BOY says "We were playing in the caves". The GIRL says "Then we saw the devils approach and hid in the dark". The BOY says "Our big brother must already have been looking for us".
BROTHER comes from the now open door. He says "My siblings, finally I found you". He says "You shouldn't play in the cave". BROTHER says "This land isn't safe with Lord Impish gaining power". BROTHER and SIBLINGS face LANCE and say "Thanks for helping".
[Action] LANCE goes to BROTHER and starts to talk.
[Movie] BROTHER says "So you wanna know how to get to the town". He says "I'll bring back my siblings and watch them". He says "But I'll send you my sister Jen to get you through the desert". BROTHER and SIBLINGS leave the cave through the upper exit.
[Action] (LANCE walks around a bit, waiting). LANCE goes to the upper exit and wants to leave.
[Movie] JEN appears from the upper exit. She says "Hello, I'm Jen". She says "My brother told me you wanted to get to the town". She says "Follow me through the desert". She says "Oh, and my father wants to meet you".
[Movie] ALIANDA and REBELS approach from all sides. ALIANDA says "They came out Lord Impish's new underground tunnel, rebels". REBELS say "They must be of his evil army, Alianda". ALIANDA says "Attack them".
[Battle] LANCE, SAVIOR-GUARDS, SYBIL, HARK, JEN vs ALIANDA, REBELS
[Movie] ALIANDA says "Ok, you've defeated the deserts rebel forces". She says "Now this part of the land belongs to Lord Impish altogether". LANCE says "No, we're on your side". JEN says "My father also lives in the desert". HARK says "We want to get to the town and Lord Impish's castle and defeat him". SYBIL says "And I'm being trained by Lance". LANCE goes to SYBIL. LANCE says "Sybil, I've teached you all I know". He says "You can go back to your parents now". She says "*Sob*".
[Action] LANCE goes to SYBIL and cheers her up.
SYBIL says "But I want to help you challenge Lord Impish". LANCE says "This is not your battle to fight". He says "You've been brave". He says "Your quest now is to make sure no more people are robbed back in the woods". She says "You're right". She says "Thank you". He says "I'll chose someone who'll bring you back to the woods in safety.
[Action] Player chooses one of the party except JEN to guard SYBIL back home.
[Background] JEN said she brings them through the desert and will not leave now. The party now has at least one of the original SAVIOR-GUARDS (MARV, SHINE, TOM RUBY), two at most. HARK might also been gone now.
[Movie] SYBIL says "Good-bye". She leaves by the lower part with SYBIL-GUARD. ALIANDA says "Your party seems to need more members". LANCE says "Yes, we need everybody we can get to win over Lord Impish".
[Action] LANCE goes to one side of the screen that is not the lower.
[Movie] JEN says "No, that's the wrong way". She says "I'll show you how to get to the town". She says "We'll come across my fathers hut on the way". JEN goes to a side of the location that is not he lower and not the one LANCE tried and disappears.
[Action] LANCE goes to the part of the location at which JEN disappeared.