Space Century 342. The planet Palma, one of three known planets
to orbit Algo, patriarch of the aptly named Algo Solar System, floats
in space. Palma is a lush world, much like earth, with rolling hills,
dense forests, and vast oceans. The populace, though, which is fairly
technologically advanced, lives in fear of their world, for the Palman
countryside has now become overrun with gruesome monsters. Lassic, their
once benevolent ruler, has become a tyrant, imposing huge taxes, while
crushing all opposition with his ruthless Robotcops. Only the brave,
desperate, or stupid leave the relative safety of their towns. To venture
to the outside is to invite death as a companion.
Yet, as always, oppression breeds freedom fighters. Despite the
danger, many resistors organize underground efforts to dethrone Lassic and
return peace and prosperity to their world. Nero, one such fighter, is
killed by the Robotcops. Alis Landale, her sister, cradles him in her
arms as he dies, vowing to avenge him and depose Lassic. Her brother tells
her to find a brave fighter named Odin who will join her cause. Left now
with only her strength and courage, she sets out to fulfill her promise to
Alis locates Odin in a dank cavern south of her home town of
Camineet, but he has been turned to stone by the monstrous Medusa. And so
she continues on, eventually finding a strange ally in a mutant cat, Myau,
who holds the key to freeing Odin. Together, they rescue Odin, who
immediately pledges to help Alis avenge her brother's death.
Through guile (and a little bribery) they manage to gain an
audience with the governor of Motavia, the arid desert planet of the Algo
system. He tells them to seek out an Esper named Noah in the mountains of
Motavia who can help them in their quest. Despite the myriad dangers of
the desert region, they find Noah, who becomes the final member to join
What follows is a whirlwind journey back and forth between the
planets of the system, including the ice planet, Dezoris. The quartet
gains experience and knowledge as they continuously battle the monsters
that inhabit the worlds. They find transportation modules, like the
Landrover and Hovercraft; they gain a robot named Hapsby who pilots the
Luveno, their own personal spaceship. They gather mysterious items like
the Prism, Crystal, and Eclipse Torch. And they liberate the supremely
powerful Laconia gear-- weapons and armor dangerous enough to let them
challenge the mighty Lassic himself.
And now, the moment they have fought long and hard for has finally
arrived. They journey to Lassic's mystical Sky Castle to confront the dark
lord. He is no longer the peaceful, benevolent ruler he once was; now, he
is a twisted, hideous, menacing tyrant, encased in a fittingly evil suit of
armor. Lassic, who has been transformed by a dark religion from beyond the
galaxy, gives the heroes one last chance to abandon their quest to defeat him.
The heroes decline, and a hellish battle ensues.
Swords flash. Lasers blast. Claws swipe. Tornadoes fly. Each side
trades blow after blow after blow. It is clear that no one will escape
this melee unscathed.
And then it is over. The tyrant Lassic has been destroyed, consumed
by the very seeds of the world he had sown. Alis, Odin, Myau, and Noah stand
over their vanquished foe. Feelings of calm and relief fall upon them. But
suddenly, an ethereal voice speaks out, "Quickly! Go see the Governor on
Motavia!" The quartet fears that their victory may now be premature, as they
race back to Paseo on Motavia.
Entering the governor's palace, they are immediately transported to
an eerie dungeon. Knowing that they must continue on until they are sure
that Algo is free from the grip of evil, they go deeper and deeper into
the maze, eventually landing in front of a mystical door that seems to
reverberate with tangible evil. The group opens the door, unsure of what
new nightmare they will face on the other side.
The room is dark, silent. Myau tenses his claws, as his eyes try to
focus in the darkness. Alis' sword seems to pulse with power, as if in
anticipation. Odin, steadfast as ever, grips his axe tightly, ready to
strike at any moment. Noah, the esper, feels a sudden burst of black
magic; before he can shout a warning, the room is blazened with a bright
light, which quickly assumes the form of a hideous monster, unlike any
the group has encountered before. It is a hulking mass, humanoid in
shape, with sharpened claws, bared fangs, and eyes black enough to absorb
the sun. Alis and the others are momentarily overcome with an intense
fear, as their hearts are filled with a desire to escape, to run away
from this dread being.
But inside Noah's sack, the crystal begins to glow a deep red; their
feelings of panic vanish, as they prepare to destroy the unknown evil.
The force of darkness grins.
Odin is the first to react, as his Laconian axe crashes down upon the
monster's shoulder. Myau is quick to follow, as he delivers two
shredding blows to the creature's mid-section. It seems unfazed by the
attacks, so Alis and Noah launch mystical torrents of fire and wind. The
creature is taken aback, but it regains its poise and lashes out with a
magical blast of dark power. The group is partially shielded by Noah,
but they immediately know that this battle will be their most difficult
Holding nothing back, both sides wail upon the other with heretofore
unseen levels of power, viciousness, and strength. Would there have been
any witnesses to this battle, they surely would have recorded it as being
the most violent clash ever between man and beast.
After what seems to be hours of fighting, the heroes begin to show signs
that they are on their final legs. Noah has drained nearly all his
magical techniques. Myau is near death, desperately trying to evade the
monster's attacks long enough to get in another strike. Odin, the
strongest of the group, is barely able to stand, yet he refuses to give
in, and gathers all his strength and drive for one last blow with his axe.
Myau raises his claws and lunges at the creature, but is easily knocked
aside by a brutal blow from its fist. He lies motionless in the corner.
Odin brings his axe down upon the monster's head, his final blow. It
seems to have no effect. An intense wave of light leaves the hand of the
dark force, and Odin is destroyed.
Noah, the being responsible for choosing the champions of the Algo
system, knows that he may have failed. Another blast of magic blankets
the two remaining heroes, and Noah falls to his knees. He knows inside
that this last blow has been fatal; he is dying. But as the life begins
to pour out of him, he gathers all his remaining skill, all his remaining
power, and all his remaining hope into one last spell. As it is cast, he
Alis, now the last, suddenly feels a strange and overpowering force
envelop her. She feels the souls of her three companions, senses their
presences, as she is energized with their hope and love. It feels as if
every atom of her being is alive with a new, immense source of energy and
determination. She knows what has happened. Noah has gathered the souls
of her fallen comrades, including his own, and melded them into her
being; she now contains all the power of all the heroes.
Radiating with a light that seems to make the creature shrink in horror,
she raises her sword, says a silent prayer of thanks to her friends, and
drives the Laconian weapon deep into the monster's heart. The creature
staggers backward, the sword still in its chest. As Alis watches,
motionless, the sword explodes in light and sound, seemingly ripping the
beast apart from the inside. As the light becomes brighter and brighter,
Alis turns away and shields her eyes and ears from the blinding and deafening
And then it is gone. From the silence, Alis hears the voice of Myau
laugh out load. She opens her eyes and turns around, only to see her
three friends standing, smiling at her. She runs to them, embracing them
all as tears form in her eyes.
Returning to the governor's mansion, they learn that the governor
himself had been possessed by the dark force; that is how they had not
detected the beast until the very end. The monster's destruction by the
Laconian sword had reversed all the black magic it had brought to the
world, as well as bringing the fallen heroes back to life. The once
dangerous countrysides had been cleansed, the roaming monsters had
disappeared. Gentle breezes now washed over Baya Malay, as the skies
cleared, bright blue once more.
The governor tells Alis that her father was once king of the entire Algo
system, and that she may claim his throne as the queen, if she so
desires. The question will be a difficult one for Alis, but for now, she
stands with her three friends, these champions of the planets of Algo,
content that on this day they have freed the world from the greatest evil
it had ever known. And Alis knows that where ever her brother Nero now
is, he is proud of what they have accomplished.