2593—10 years after the events of the human/alien war. The human race has been living quite well these past years. Crime has relatively been under control, Mithril distribution is being adjusted to fit regional needs, and greed has not caused any uproar. Civil war has not occured in 17 years. Yet, in the dark corners of developing regions where eyes are not watching, spite, agony, and hatred have come together to obtain a common goal. And soon, the world will know its presence in a fiery uproar of terror. This is the year of terror—the Year of the Iron Panther.