In the ancient past, a mysterious and powerful "Evil Force" appeared and corrupted the sacred lands of the known realms. Though many heroes have tried to defeat the Evil Force, none have succeeded. The protagonist, known only as "the Champion", is the first to overcome the trial of the Black Labyrinth and win the right to carry a holy battle axe. Possessing the powerful relic has granted him passage to the higher planes. As the Champion travels to an inter-dimensional gateway, he hears the voices of ancient deities warning of the great power of the Evil Force and imploring him to cleanse the sacred lands.