In VALKYRIA CHRONICLES, you play as the forefront brigade deployed to defend a small country called Jutland. This country is economically blockaded by Ruzhein, a powerful empire that expanded its territory and achieved rapid industrial development after discovering the magical mineral Ragnite that’s used as an energy resource. Wanting independence from colonial rule, Jutland strikes the base of the empire’s army. The supernatural also plays a part here, with ghostly, almost godlike warriors called Valkyria interfering in the war on both sides. The story is all interestingly bookended as happening long ago in the past, with a history teacher mentoring her student on what really happened in the war.