A year ago the world scorched by sun flares, leaving it mostly inhabitable aside for a few species that were smart enough to survive. Those that survived fight day to day with hunger, thirst and finding shelter from the blazing sun. There exists whats is called the Golden City that is said to offer salvation from this wretched life to those who deserve it..
If you're lucky enough to ever find it...
One day you wake up inside the walls of a decaying city, you have no idea how you got there. The last thing you remember was falling asleep the night before. Around you are other cats.. but you don't know any of them.. What you don't realize yet is that you're in the walls of the Golden City and you're soon about to undergo grueling tests that will push you to your limits.
What meets you when you realize where you are, are four Dark Beasts (Ignis, Aqua, Vita, Terra and Ventra) that emerge from a shadowy alley. They explain to you that what you thought would be your salvation in the Golden City is now a test of life or death. Of weak or strong. You are a pawn, a chess piece in their sick game. They explain to you if you win their game, pass their tests and provide them with the entertainment they crave then you will win your prize; your life and a place in Arcadia. A far away land to live out the rest of your days. A place free of sickness and full of life. Fail? Well.. Take a guess.
Upon starting the game you are branded by a rune, known as your Spirit Group. This rune give you access to different powers that will help you complete the game ahead of you.