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An epic tale now over 20 years in the making, Ys I introduces players to the world of Esteria, the modern name of the ancient land of Ys. An historic kingdom protected by goddesses and rich in mystical power and wealth, Esteria was settled by hardy inhabitants who established prosperous port towns and humble fishing inlets. But all was not well for long in the land, and soon word spread of a looming darkness – fronted by the appearance of horrendous monsters (first few, then many), swarming and destroying all of Esteria in their wake. One brave soul, a young Adol Christin, heard whispers of the rumors…and hungry for adventure, he set sail, never once looking back. Told to seek out the six books of Ys to reveal the key to defeating evil, Adol ventures forth boldly, continuing his fearsome journey into Ys II, not knowing his very arrival had been written by the fates a hundred years before.