A Final Fantasy VI AU: Chocobo rancher Kang Seulgi gets taken on the ride of her life when a group of rebels calling themselves the Returners abscond with her birds!
EDIT: Cover art made by the ever-delicious and always ineffably lovely author bubunn! AKA Eclair~ <3 Thank you so much!!!!
1,000 years ago, there was a battle known as the War of the Magi. The chaos surrounding these events nearly rent the world asunder as figures attempted to take control of the gods' forbidden magic and use it towards their own ends.
But magic is not it meant to be controlled by fickle and flawed humans, a race consumed by greed and petty ambitions. Indeed, the gods decided that magic is not meant for this world at all, and made a pact with each other to seal their essences away. They told the survivors of the war to uphold one final decree:
"We must never be woken."
But even as the gods turned themselves into stone to remove temptation from the humans, they had underestimated their lust for power. While the gods slept, the humans were busy hunting down every rumor, every trace of magic that remained in their world, collecting it and using it for their own ends.
And as war brews again, the Empire of Gestahl threatens to tip the world out of Balance, and plunge it into Ruin.