Generations of Doom
Today's your big day. You're marrying Maia, the mysterious woman you found on the shores of your father's kingdom. But as you and Maia walk up the aisle, a winged dragon grabs your bride and disappears...
This is the tragic start of what seems to be a never-ending journey into a world of loathsome creatures and wicked souls. Explore seven danger-ridden worlds as you fend off mutated beasts with swords, knives and bows. Transform into an aerojet and fly over mountain peaks and lifeless deserts. Turn into an aquaskimmer and cross the blue seas. Or become a submersible and dive to a sunken palace.
Live through three generations in this epic adventure and fnd out what lies behind the realm of terror. Only you determine which of the four endings you'll experience.
--From the Genesis Phantasy Star 3 instruction manual.
1000 years ago, a war raged on the world. Two people led these battles. Two people who really hated each other. Orakio and Laya were their names, and forever they would have an impact on the world. Orakio, with his cunning and brilliance, created cyborgs to help his side for the war. Laya, with her magic powers, created monsters to fight these cyborgs. Orakio and Laya, though they hated each other, agreed on one rule, which would live on even 1000 years after
the war; "Kill no living being". This rule prohibited the followers of Orakio
(Orakians) from killing the followers of Laya (Layans), and vice versa. Nobody can remember how the war between the two ended, and both sides believed they won. However, what the people didn't know is that the end of the war ended in a truce and a final battle against an evil.
Now, 1000 years after the war, a mysterious girl is washed along the shores of Orakio's hometown of Landen. This girl is found by a direct descendant of Orakio and the Prince of Landen named Rhys. Little does Rhys know that this girl's finding would change the world forever.
--from the Genesis Phantasy Star 3 game manual