Thousands of years ago, a dreadful war, known as the War of the Magi, nearly destroyed the world. Mages used beasts called Espers to wage war, killing many innocent people. At last, three mages realized the folly of the war, and sealed themselves-- and magic-- away forever. Or so they thought. Thousands of years later, the war is all but forgotten, people prosper, and technology is king. But what about the Espers? Where have they gone? The Empire has discovered magic again, and intends to bring war upon the world. You must take your enemy's strongest fortresses to break all opposition.