In the remote parts of a distant world, there lies a flourishing country; topped upon multiple seas of torrential waters. This continent, large in size; carries itself in a manner unseen in most other worlds.
The country of Aegia. Said to have been wrought by a thousand volcanoes and geysers. The country's land is rich, made up of precious stone and minerals. Throughout this world, the country serves as the leading example of wealth and prosperity. From the outside, all one could see was a country protected by blockades and walls. It was almost a mainstream stereotype to believe that beyond the country's borders was a paradise wrought only for those who live within their walls. An exclusive eternal pleasure only awarded to those of specific blood.
Oh, how ignorant the outside masses were.
Within these walls, the country's wealthiness is much more than any could possibly comprehend. A stunning mix between middle- and extensively high-class, very few ever living in adverse poverty. The land prospered as a leading power on its native planet.
However, the people were not as joyous.
For you see, the country of Aegia is something of a Disposable Monarchy. The countries are ruled by rulers who possess the strength, dexterity, and cunning to rule over the land. A land where magic is an inborn ability.
Arcánum en Deus Ex Machina, or simply shortened to Arcánum, is the ethereal essence of all of those with magical energy. This existence transcends all understanding, all forms of comprehension. It's widely believed that the power of Arcánum is infinite. An incomprehensible force, governing all while only existing.
This is exactly what drives man to commit heinous acts of defiance. Their goal? The complete and utter desolation of Arcánum itself.
Within a Disposable Monarchy, one must murder the previous ruler. An empire wrought through the blood of war. The latest rulers, the Council of Four, have decided that usurping their rule is unacceptable. They have ordered a blockade to be built around the country, preventing all from entering or leaving the country. This is the first step in their campaign to maintain eternal control.
You play a character, trapped within the country's borders after the blockade was erected, preventing all from entering and leaving the country. As the country slowly descends into war, you all control the fate of the country itself. Will the war tear this world and all life upon it asunder, or will you be able to save it?
Will you choose to better the country? Or will you rule it with an iron fist? All is completely up to you.