The mighty Arcadia Empire, preparing for an impending
war with its old foe, invaded and subjugated its neighbors
one after another.
Dalmaska, the small kingdom where this tale is set, suffered
the same fate as that of other small countries around
It has been two years since the Empire's invasion. A new
consul from Arcadia Empire has arrived in Rabanastre,
the capital of Dalmaska.
Vaan, a young man who lives in downtown Rabanastre, regards
the consul as his enemy. The Empire's soldiers have killed
Vaan's elder brother, who was his only family.
Vaan works out a plan to frustrate the new consul. He
intrudes into the castle where the consul lives. Vaan
plans to steal valuables from the castle and upset the
In the castle, Vaan has an unexpected encounter. He meets
Princess Ashe, only heir to the throne of Dalmaska, who
was believed to have been killed in the last war.
Princess Ashe, who has lost everything; Vaan's friend
Penelo; the sky pirates Balfear and Fran; and Bash, slayer
of the Dalmaskan king and former captain of the Dalmaskan
The story revolves around encounters among these impressive
characters. The mystery behind the invasion by the Arcadia
Empire will be revealed in the land of Ivalice.