The mists of time blur the past, but it is said
that long ago the Spirits bestwed thier blessing upon humankind.
As a symbol of their benediction, the mystic ones gave the
Spirit Stone to their chosen people, the Icarians.
It is also sait that the light of the Spirit
Stoneilluminated the world. Under its calming power, all people
lived serenely in peace.
But the tranquillity was not to last. As humans
flourished, their internal struggles increased and peace began
to weaken. At the height of human prosperity, the peaceful
era suddenly failed. The spirit stone shattered, scattering
into seven fragments hither and yon. The Spirits vanished,
and the fate of the Icarians was lost in time.
- The Story of Creation, as told by Angelou
In the far eastern corner of the Messina Continent
lies the small prot town of Parm. The once-sleepy village
is coming to life in the throes of a booming industrial revolution.
Young Justin matches the town's awakening with his own spirited
energy. He yearns for adventures, just like his father's.
As a keepsake, he always carries his father's amulet, the
One day, Justin and his friend Sue hike out
to explore the Sult Ruins, a forsaken place north of Parm.
While rummaging amid fallen towers and crumbling battlements,
Justin spies something strange in the dephts of an ancient
shaft. Just then, a mysterious voice floats on the air ...
" Welcome, he who holds the Spirit Stone.
Stuhned for a moment, Justin quickly becomes
as alert as afox. Could the voice be summoning him? Will it
say more? Will the secret speaker appear?
Reaching in his pocket and raising the Spirit
Stone high, Justin watches ... and waits. The Spirit Stone
begins to feel warm, and suddenly a surge of power races through
Justin. With his father's amulet, he might hold the key to
the secrets of the ancient Icarians ... and a civilization
lost in the swirling haze of time. At lastm a magnificient
adventure beckons. Justin vows to follow it, wherever it leads.
He is ready. If the voice will just speak again