"Even if you run into a storm, there's always a way out, no matter how bleak things seem."
In the world of Arcadia, all of the continents are floating islands. Six colored moons orbit the planet, and lunar asteroids fall from them regularly. These "Moon Stones" power nearly everything people use on a daily basis, from machinery to magic. Using Moon Stone-powered ships, people sail through the skies to trade, fish, and make a living.
In this world lives Vyse, a teenager with a heart full of curiosity and a firm resolve. His family and closest friends are all members of the Blue Rogues, a faction of air pirates who steal from the rich and then use what they've stolen to protect the innocent and help the needy. Vyse, serving alongside his father in his band of pirates, is formidable in combat thanks to his skills with twin cutlasses. Equally skilled at fighting is Aika, a feisty redhead and his best friend from childhood, with whom he often teams up to take down large groups of opponents without fear. The primary targets of Vyse and his fellow Blue Rogues are the forces of the Valuan Empire, who come from the more advanced civilization under the Yellow Moon, and whose empress is obsessed with controlling all that she sees. The Blue Rogues also battle with the Black Pirates, a rival marauder faction that doesn't hesitate to kill and steal from everyone they come across.
Despite the daily excitement and danger of being a sky pirate, Vyse has always desired to fly "beyond the sunset" and encounter things people have only imagined. As if by fate, he gets his wishes granted when he and Aika meet Fina, a mysterious girl from an unknown land. Fina has a secret mission that puts her in direct conflict with the Valuan Empire and their ambition. In their attempts to keep their new friend safe from harm, Vyse and Aika realize this mission will take them on a trip around Arcadia, to lands no one has seen in millennia. Unable to resist the call of heroism and discovery, the two young pirates join their new ally in her quest and set sail for the adventure of a lifetime.
Selected game appearances
- Skies of Arcadia (2000)
- Skies of Arcadia Legends (2002)
- Valkyria Chronicles (2008)
- Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (2012)