For one week every fifth summer, between the mountains and the sea, the world is witness to a festival of singular importance. People from every corner of the world come to the town of Atenai to partake in the religious and athletic events that have come to be known simply as the Games. Sacred rituals and competitions serve as the hub for a grand wheel of spectators, merchants, politicians, preachers, and thieves: never a dull moment. But a light as bright as the Games is bound to cast dark shadows. It was in the shadows of the 52nd Games that a group of adventuresome individuals saw strange things moving, and dared to seek them out.
This is how our tale starts. Let the games begin.