The World Tree is the link between the realms of existence, spanning time, space, and the heavens. It stands at the center of an archipelago that mortals call the Islands of Souls: the first station of the afterlife for the souls of the dead.
The World Tree purifies the souls of the dead, sending their essence to the stars, where they become one with the gods of the Zodiac – the protectors of creation, guardians of the Vault of Stars, holding back the corruption of the all-devouring Void.
The constellations of the Vault of Stars were born from the World Tree. They are the protectors of existence, strengthened by human belief and desire.
The Stag leads the Zodiac – eight Major and eight Minor guardians – to keep the Void’s corruption at bay.
Throughout history, humans have come to the Islands of Souls – to worship the Zodiac, and to control their power. They constructed shrines and fortresses, but as these civilizations fell, their buildings are all that remain, leaving only a reminder of who they once were.
Mortals brought their darkness and fears to the pristine islands of the World Tree, poisoning the Tree and weakening the power of the Zodiac. The blight of the Void infected the Stag, which fell and shattering the World Tree, birthing monsters made of ravening shadow.
With their last remaining power, the surviving Zodiac created you: The Child of Stars. Your mission: purify the islands, collect divine astral power, restore the land, and banish the shadows.
Will you bring new life to the World Tree… or let its light fade forever?