In olden days of yore, the realm of Alefgard was cloaked in darkness. According to legend, a brave warrior, Erdrick, brought light back to the land by defeating an evil being. He used the balls of light bequeathed to him by a friend to drive off the enemies of Alefgard. The land was at peace for many generations. In the time of King Lorik XVI, the balls of light were stolen from Tantagel Castle by the evil Dragonlord, and once again the kingdom of Alefgard was plunged into darkness.
Many travellers fell prey to the merciless fangs of monsters, and the beautiful countryside was transformed into poisonous marshes that hindered travellers. It was also rumored that several towns and villages were destroyed; wiped off the face of the land by ghosts and dragons. Many brave warriors tried to recover the balls of light, but none of them ever returned from Charlock, the Dragonlord’s dark castle. The people longed for peace, but did not give up hope.
The great seer Mahetta predicted that „One day, a descendent of the valiant Erdrick shall come forth to defeat the Dragonlord.“
Who is this brave soul?
There is only one possible answer. You.
Your quest is to find and to defeat the evil Dragonlord.
The time has come. This is the start of your adventure.
Hintergrundgeschichte aus dem Instruction Booklet Dragon Warrior (NES, US)