History of the Age of Zeteginia
Astrologist Warren: There is much that happens
before and during Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber.
First there is the Legend of Ogre Battle, the battle between humans and
ogres for the rule of this world. Though many believe this
to be only legend, it is quite true, as the quest for the ultimate power
is unraveled. In the great war the sages of the Zeteginian Empire
as well as the three High Knights fought the ogres forcing them back into
the Neither World where they came from.
Ogre Battle: March of the Black
Andrew: MotBQ is the first Ogre
battle game which tell of the battle for Zenobia where many of the greatest
heroes of the latter games emerge. Destin Faroda is summoned by the
Wizard Warren Moon and Sir Lancelot Hamolton to help them lead the revolution
on the oppressive Zeteginian Empire. After the initial test of strength
Warren and Lans join Destin along with a small force to begin the great
Destin Faroda Warren Moon
Lancelot Hamilton King Usar
They soon meet Canopus Wolf, a former member of the Zenobian
Kingdom who accuses them of being no different from their enemies.
Canopus' sister Yulia convinces him to join up with the rebels so he can
save his best friend Gilbert who is still fighting reluctantly for the
Empire. After the battle with Gilbert, Canopus talks the beast master
into joining the Rebellion and Gilbert accepts the gracious offer understanding
that things will only get worse for his people if the Empire continues
Gilbert Oblion Yulia Wolf
Continuing to fight the empire Destin
soon meets Kapella, a former apprentice of Rashidi, one of the Sages of
Zeteginia. Destin fights long and hard against Kapella to stop him
from tampering with the souls of the dead. Soon after the fight with
the evil mage the heroes find Sirius, a man who is as sinister as he is
mysterious. Sirius lures the Rebels into his hideout where his reveals
himself to be a werewolf, who has been terrorizing the citizens and killing
the women. After vanquishing Sirius and Kapella the Rebellion gains
much support form the people. Investigating rumors of mysterious
pumpkin heads, Destin finds Deneb, a beautiful witch of the Zeteginian
Empire who has been causing the trouble with the Pumpkins. After
they battle, Destin forgives Deneb and she later joins them on their quest
of Rebellion. (People may say that it is bad to forgive her, but
it makes it easier to get the best ending because of the stat change.
In other words, FORGIVE her.)
In the slums of Zenobia the heroes are
forced to fight against the first of Empress Endora's four Devas, General
Quass Debonair. The Rebels soon rescue a knight named Ashe from a
prison. Ashe is Debonair's friend, however Debonair imprisoned him
because Ashe was framed for the murder of the King. Lyon a beast
master offers his assistance as well, for a price that is. The price
was a bit high, but he became a valuable asset to the Rebellion.
When Ashe confronts Debonair, Ashe convinces him that Endora has changed
and lets the general go to see for himself what his beloved Empire has
truly become. The truth behind the murder of the king is further
explained in Island Avalon when a young priest named Aisha joins them to
fight against Prince Gares, the real murderer of the king as well as Aisha's
father. Gares turns out to be a stronger opponent that he at first
seemed, escaping after the battle was ended.
Knight Ashe Beast
King Lyon Quas Debonair Aisha Knudel
In Diaspola Destin fights Norn, the lover
of Debonair. Enraged that you "killed" her lover, she wants nothing
more than to get revenge for Debonair. After the battle Destin explains
what really happened and that Debonair is alive. Convinced that you
are not so bad, she joins you. During the fight against the mer-people,
Destin receives the sword Brunhild, which belonged to the High Knight Finril.
The sword would aid them greatly in the battles to come. In the Valley
of Kastro the Rebellion rescues Paladin Rauny, the daughter of Supreme
Commander hikash of the Empire from Ares, who has been spreading rumors
to get her hunted down and killed. In the Balmorian Ruins Destin
gains the aid of Saradin Carm, a former apprentice of Rashidi who came
to oppose his views. Because of this Saradin was turned to stone.
Grateful of his rescue, Saradin joined Destin in his struggle.
Monk Norn Mermaid Porkyus
Paladin Rauny Ares
Sorceror Saradin Mage Albeleo
After discovering several Chaos Gates,
the Rebellion found the first of the Sky Islands where the three High Knights
are imprisoned. In Muspelm they find that Slust the Red, the first
of the High Knights has fallen victim to Rashidi's magic. After a
fierce fight with the dragoon, Slust comes to his senses and joins the
Liberators. In the second island, Organa, Destin finds that Lady
Finril of the Ice has also fallen under Rashidi's magic. Fighting
her like he did Slust, the spell was broken. Seeing that he had her
sword the Brunhild, Finril joins Destin and company.
Slust the Red Finril
of the Ice
In the city of Malano the Rebellion gains
the great help of Prince Tristan, the rightful heir to the throne of the
empire. Helping them rid the city of the evil Baron Apros,
angry that his plans to merry Rauny have been stopped, Tristan chooses
to fight along side Destin to save his country. Angel Yushis was
found in Antalia, where she informed Destin of her sister Mizal, who was
deceived by Rashidi. She joined them so that she could save her sister's
soul. However, Mizal wished to die for being used by Rashidi, but
could not kill herself. Asking the Rebellion to take her life, it
was done reluctantly. Following another Chaos Gate, Destin and Co.
found themselves in what could be Hell itself. Galf the devil ruled
over the land, and after his defeat pleaded for the Brunhild. Destin
however, did not fall for Galf's trick and he remained imprisoned where
the High Knights had put him.
Tristan Zenobia Baron Apros
Angel Yushis Mage Omicron Angel Mizal
Galf the Devil
In Shangri-La Destin learned of the whereabouts
of General Debonair, who had been imprisoned as a traitor of the Zeteginian
Empire. Destin and Norn rescued him from Gares, who as returned once
again. However, Gares escapes with his life for a second time.
Debonair confronts his friend and fellow Deva Figaro on the Kalbian Peninsula.
After Figaro's death, Debonair obtains the sword Durandal. After
liberating Fort Allamoot from the Gemini Castor and Polydeuces the Rebellion
finds the last of the Sky Islands and the third High Knight to boot.
Fogel the cursed was under the same spell as the other knights were, but
joined after his defeat. In the Ryhan Sea the Rebellion fights the
High Monk Randels, who was appointed to guard the area by General Luvalon.
In Fort Shulaman and Kulyn Shrine the Rebellion fights the last two Devas,
General Previa and Luvalon. After showing Luvalon how valiant Destin
really was, he is given the Holy Grail by the soul of Knight Percival.
Castor and Polydueces Prochon
Rendals Previa Luvalon
Dragon Knight Fogel Knigh Parcival
Nearing the end of the quest the Rebellion
confronts General Hikash, Rauny's father. Though he knew the Empire
was wrong, his honor would not let him give up fighting and sadly, he died
giving his final farewell to his daughter. The assault on the Zeteginia
Capital was the final battle for Empress Endora. They find that Endora
did not start the war at first. She was the one trying to prevent
it. She learned of the Holy Lodis Empire and tried to get the other
kings to fight alongside her. They did not believe her and attacked
the capital. That was when Rashidi came in. Giving the empress
power to defend the Highlands, the Evil Empire was born. After her
death, the final battle began for Destin and the heroes of the Rebellion.
Obtaining the twelve Zodiac Stones and the three mystic treasures, the
Rebellion began the assault on Rashidi, the root of all evil. Rashidi
did not wish to rule the empire, but wanted the power beyond that of gods.
He wished to obtain the Ultimate Power. Gares, who had been cloning
himself the entire time by using Rashidi's powers, showed up for a final
fight in true form but fell against Destin, Prince Tristan, Yushis, and
Saradin. Afterwards, the puppet master showed himself and the great
battle for the land of Zenobia began. However, before he died, Rashidi
was able to complete the revival of the god of Darkness Diablo. Strangely
enough, Rashidi seemed almost glad to die there, saying that this was his
destiny. The god of distraction, Diablo was not strong enough to
defeat Destin and his friends and soon the battle for Zenobia was over.
General Hikash Paladin Gawain
Empres Endora Prince Gares Sage Rashidi
Tristan becomes king and Rauny queen,
ruling Zenobia justly, being loved by the people.
Lancelot and Warren talk of how they
still wish the country had been ruled by Destin. Then it tells of
how Lancelot "died" in Valeria and how Warren went missing in action.
Canopus and Gilbert talk of what they
will do now, Gilbert saying that he cannot stay in Zenobia for now, having
turned his back on them once. Canopus tries to talk him out of leaving
speaking of Yulia who loves him. Gilbert does stay for at least a
little while longer. And three years later Canopus goes to Valeria
with Lancelot, Warren, and the White Knights Guildus and Mildain.
Destin then talks with Rauny and Tristan
about how he was sorry for missing the wedding ceremony. Then the
future of Zenobia is foreshadowed as it says that Rauny's happiness is
not to last long.
Yushis becomes the new head angel
and a god at that, and the three High Knights return the the Sky Islands,
with Slust hitting on Finril.
Destin talks with Debonair about how
he is going to march to Lodis himself to try and stop them from invading.
Debonair insists on going, as do Saradin, Aisha, and Gilbert. The
rest is told and continued in Tactics Ogre and Ogre Battle 64.
Andrew: That's all that is here for the moment.
Later on description of Tactics Ogre will be added as well. Click
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