High above the cloud towers Mount Illusia, and the Tree of Mana is enshrined on the top of the mountain. From the Mana Tree gushes out the Waterfall — The source of all life in this world.
Once, the Emperor of Vandole used the power of Mana for evil purposes. With the mighty power in his possession, he forced people into slavery, which began his bloody rule.
But Vandole’s evil purposes were stopped by the Knights of Gemma who guarded the Tree of Mana. The Gemma Knights joined hands with the Mana Family, the keepers of the Tree of Mana, to fight a long hard battle. Finally, they were able to restore peace to the world.
And now, an evil hand is once again at work to grab the mighty power of Mana — The Empire of Glaive, headed by Dark Lord and his aide the sorcerer Julius. Dark Lord is the evil-loving leader of Glaive. His companion, Julius, is a man of mystery, who seems to know much about the secrets of the Mana Tree and the Pendant.
Our Hero, a courageous warrior, sneaked into the Castle Glaive one night, trying to discover their evil plans, but he was immobilized by Julius’s spell, and was captured as a slave.
One day, our Hero returned to the slave quarters to find Willy, his only friend, lying on the floor barely alive!
Willy was also a warrior who had entered the Castle Glaive, and was captured by Julius. Even after he was made a slave, he had been secretly investigating Dark Lord’s plans. For the past few days, he had a look of desperation in his eyes.
“Mana is in Danger now … We must let the Knights of Gemma know about it. See Bogard at the Falls. He is a Gemma Knight. He should know what to do.”
The last words Willy spoke before passing away baffled our Hero. But with his invincible spirit, he stood up. He shall avenge Willy …
With firm determination he set forth. He shall escape from this place, and find Bogard. Right now, it was the only clue he had for his perilous mission which lay ahead.