Various warriors from many scattered worlds suddenly found themselves within an arena of sorts, greeted by a shadowed, cloaked figure. The figure forced them into battles against their will with the other fighters that had been gathered there, though it prevented the death and serious injury of any of them, its only intention seeming to be to watch the spectacle of battle. The rabble of heroes, villains and everymen were rounded up into a tournament, and a victor was quickly found from them. Once decided, they were granted a special item – a belt that granted them more power, before almost as quickly as they had been brought to the arena, they were taken away from it. Now, some of the warriors found themselves in a plain with a castle and city surrounding them, while the others appeared in a forest that opened up to a plateau, with an ancient temple and ruin both standing overbearingly above them. The first group of fighters decided to approach the city, where they found themselves quickly embroiled in battle with the town guards, while the second entered the ruins, where a strange red creature attacked, flanked by more of its number. Determined not to be vanquished however, both parties stood their ground, and prepared for battle.