The Lion War
The kingdom of Ivalice was just recovering from the Fifty Year War when it’s ruler King Omdoria died. The power vacuum left by his death sparked the lion war. Princess Ovelia and the younger Prince Orinas are both candidates to the throne, with the former supported by Prince Goltana of the Black Lion, and the latter by Queen Ruvelia and her brother, Prince Larg of the White Lion. Many commoners left to starve after the war, including soldiers have formed the death corps, a group seeking to overthrow the current regime.
You are among many new recruits in the Hokuten, the elite knights serving Prince Larg.