a. The Beginning
Ages ago, or so the stories tell, the power of alchemy ruled over the world of Weyard.
Alchemy wrought the base elements of humanity into thriving civilizations, like lead into gold.
But in time, man's dreams gave birth to untold strife. Dreams of endless riches, of eternal life, of dominion over all that lived...Dreams of conquest and war.
These dreams would have torn the world apart if not for a few brave and wise men, who sealed away the power of Alchemy deep in Mt. Aleph's Sol Sanctum.
Prologue from Book One
The town of Vale guarded the secret for many years, until Isaac and Jenna, whose parents died in a storm 3 years before, disturbed the sanctum.
Saturos and Menardi, of the Mars clan, followed them into the sanctum. With them traveled Jenna's brother, Felix, thought lost in that same tragic storm.
Saturos and Menardi stole the Elemental Stars, the keys to breaking the seal on the power of alchemy, and kidnapped Jenna and the scholar Kraden.
If these four jewels were used to fire the elemental lighthouses, the seal on Alchemy would be broken.
Isaac and Garet set out to stops Saturos, rescue their friends, and return the Elemental Stars to their home in Sol Sanctum.
They banded together with a young Wind Adept named Ivan and pursued Saturos and Menardi to Imil, a winter-locked town near Mercury Lighthouse.
There, they met the guardian of the lighthouse, a Water Adept named Mia. With her, they pursued Saturos to the aerie high atop Mercury Lighthouse.
Isaac was too late to stop Saturos from lighting the beacon and escaping. Again Isaac chased him, crossing Angara to the shores of the Karagol Sea.
Taking passage on a troubled ship, Isaac crossed the Karagol to Tolbi. He spoke with Tolbi's leader, a strange man named Babi.
Babi entered Isaac in Colosso as a test of his powers. Isaac's Psynergy won Colosso and earned him Babi's trust. Babi revealed a great secret to Isaac...
Thanks to a mystic draught from the lost land of Lemuria, Babi had lived for 150 years! He offered to help Isaac, who then headed deep into Gondowan.
In the town of Lalivero, Isaac learned that Saturos and Menardi had kidnapped a young girl named Sheba, whom the needed within the lighthouse.
Isaac fought and defeated them atop the lighthouse, but he was too late-the beacon had already been lit.
A great cataclysm followed. Sheba fell into the sea. Felix jumped in to save her, but both were lost in the roiling waves. Jenna left the lighthouse to find them, but to no avail...
Isaac went to Lalivero, where Babi asked him to find Lemuria and the remaining lighthouses. He gave Isaac a Lemurian ship to make the journey for the lost land.
The chapter of our story begins with Jenna, just before the beacon on Venus Lighthouse it lit...
Anyway, as the game begins, we see Felix, Jenna, and Kraden in Venus Lighthouse. Felix Moves a statue onto a button, lowering a neaby forcefield, then leaves. Jenna and Kraden now start talking (you'll see a lot of this in both Golden Sun games). Jenna acts worried about Felix and wonders if she should have stopped her brother from leaving. As she and Kraden begin to leave, the ever-mysterious Water Adept Alex appears. Alex offends Jenna by acting surprised that she is concerned about her brother. Jenna asks Alex why he wants the lighthouses to be lit. Apparently, he and Kraden want to light the lighthouses for the same reason-to resurrect the glorious lost age of men. After this, everyone walks into Jenna (yes, into; you'll see a lot of this in Golden Sun games, too) and she crosses where the forcefield was. To prevent you from following Felix, it reactivates. If you played Golden Sun, you'll know that walking into the field causes you to get hurt, so stay out of it. Go down the stairway nearby. Not much to do here. You'll see a Carry puzzle (solved by Isaac and co.). Just go through the next door. There are two paths you can take in the next room. Don't bother with the stairs, just go through the doorway. Before going through the bottom door here, go through the right hand door. Jump across the scattered platforms and up the stairs on the other side. Take the Herb in the chest and head back across to the other side of the platform room. Go down the bottom doorway here and around the long pillar. Head through the door, down the hall, and exit the Lighthouse through the next door.
Notice the birds flying around. :) As you continue down, you're surrounded by guards and ruffians. They sound mad about Sheba being kidnapped and demand her back. To fight you, they also send for reinforcements. Alex steps in to fight them for you. He sends two of the soldiers flying with a water geyser and scares away everyone else, disappearing with them. After a moment, you regain control. Head to the left out of the area and keep going west. On the way, you'll meet a loose Ruffian. He is feeling braver now that Alex is gone and fights you. Dispatch him with Jenna's Fume Psynergy and continue on to Suhalla Gate.
After climbing some stairs, beat another Ruffian. Climb down the vine up ahead and approach the cave to the right. You'll have to fight 3 more Ruffians first. Get them with Jenna's Flare Psynergy, which can target all of them. In the cave, you can use the neaby Psynergy Stone to replenish your Psynergy. You'll have to fight a Punch Ant first (beat it with your Fume Psynergy). Now, exit the cave.
IDEJEMA You'll see a Lemurian ship wrecked on the shore. Kraden somehow jumps into it briefly. Apparently, the "thingie" that makes the ship move is missing. Soon, Alex appears, as planned. They all notice that Venus Lighthouse still hasn't been lit (Isaac and co. are battling the Fusion Dragon now). Soon, however, it is lit, causing the ground to shake. The tremors tear the Suhalla Ridge in half, detaching Idejema (where you are) from Gondowan! The whole island seems to be floating, as it begins to drift away from the mainland.
You soon see Jenna and Kraden lying stunned. Kraden offers the first funny quote of the game: "I'm hungry." How can he be thinking about food now!? In the final scene of the first game, Alex appears again and leads Jenna and Kraden to Felix and Sheba! And they're even alive! Sheba wakes up and tells everyone what happened on top of Venus Lighthouse. Soon, Felix wakes up. Everyone sees a new continent (Indra) and thinks they're saved, but Idejema misses the continent! Even worse, a huge tidal wave spanning the horizon (probably caused by the earthquake) wells up not far ahead. It strikes the island, knocking everyone down. After you (now Felix) wake up, say you'll check yourself for injuries if you want a laugh. Go around the island and wake everyone up, except Alex, who has disappeared. You find out that the tidal wave pushed you back to Indra! After more talking, exit the peninsula and head south to your first town, Daila.