Rance World
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The world created by Ludo-Rathowm, consisting of a main continent and some islands floating in the middle of the universe, supported on the back of four Holy Beasts.

In the picture above, two of the Holy Beasts are visible (an elephant and a turtle).

It's a geocentric world with no oceans, only streams, rivers and a very large lake that rises to form a sea during the High Tide once every 10 years.

It has a calendar system divided in eras based on the current reigning Demon King.

The Continent is the main setting where the events of the Rance Series of games takes place, although a few other Alicesoft games such as Toushin Toshi also take place in the same world. 

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History of the World
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Map of the World
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Holy Beasts
Planner Scenario
The Planner Scenario is a collective term for the universal structure of Ludo-Rathowm's world, created by Supreme God Planner, who is constantly making sure that a balance is preserved within the scenario.

The elements that make up the Planner Scenario are:

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Protagonist Race
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Round Ones
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Dragons
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Humans
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Kalar
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Poppins
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Ghosts
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Hero System
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Demon King System
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Dark Lords
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Apostles
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Monsters
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Guy Monsters
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Gal Monsters
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Insects
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Haniwa
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Levels
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Level Cap
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Skill Levels
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Magic Arts
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Divine Magic
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Holy Magic
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Death Magic
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Onmyou
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Undead
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Youkai
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Kaiju
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Balance Breaker
Outsiders of the Planner Scenario
While only the Protagonist Race and the Antagonist Race live in The Continent, there are other species of sentient beings that influence The Continent.
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Creator God
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Souls
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Reincarnation Cycle
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Three Supreme Gods
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Gods Hierarchy
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Angels
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Level Gods
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Oni
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Devils
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Otherworlds
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Horus
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Kurupiston
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Kaiju
Human Territory
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The Human Territory is the area on the eastern side of the Continent, first established during the reign of Demon King Gi. Many internal conflicts amongst humanity brought about the rise of the four main territories within the overall human territory.

The Helman Empire dominates much of the north and north-west sections, the Kingdom of Leazas has claimed the fertile soil to the north-east, the Magic Kingdom of Zeth owns the land to the south-west, and the south-eastern section is made up of an alliance of Free Cities. Additionally, there is a floating landmass known as JAPAN to the east of the mainland.

Between Zeth and Helman and east to the Crystal Forest, there's a huge desert called the Kinani Desert. This desert is a death-zone for humans since trying to pass is suicide with the sand-storms and the huge path of sand. This made it impossible for Helman or Zeth to try to invade the other. There's one small nation called Shangri-La in the middle that is completely independent of everything else.

The Kalar Race reside in the Crystal Forest in the centre of the continent and are unified under a single country called Pencilcow, founded by Index Kalar and Hanty Kalar. Humans are not allowed to enter and are either killed on sight or captured for breeding purposes until they die.

The world is currently divided into these major powers, and humanity is rarely in unison. Though there have been attempts to unify humanity, such as Emperor Ishimaru Fujiwara's conquest during Demon King Nighcisa's reign, there has only ever been one successful unification of mankind in history and that was during the reign of the Holy Magic Sect. That time, however, has long since passed.

Ever since Ishimaru Fujiwara conquered most of the continent during Nighcisa's era, JAPANese became the prominent language in the world and it remained that way until the present. The old language has long since been lost, though there is a handful of extremely old individuals, such as Dark Lord Galtia, that are knowledgeable of it.

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Leazas
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Helman
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Zeth
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Free Cities Alliance
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JAPAN
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Shangri-La
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Pencilcow
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Sea
Population
Leazas ≈ 50,000,000 people
Free Cities Alliance ≈ 48,000,000 people
Helman ≈ 51,000,000 people
Zeth ≈ 32,000,000 people
JAPAN ≈ 20,000,000 people
Shangri-La ≈ Unknown
Pencilcow ≈ 2017 Kalar.
The Sea ≈ 0 people
Independent ≈ 87,000,000 people

Total ≈ 300,000,000 people

Major Organizations
Independently of the nations, large organizations with a great impact on the world exist or have existed in the past.

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Holy Magic Sect
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DX Association
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Happiness Pharmaceutical
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Angel Army
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Buhard
Religions

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AL Church
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Tenshi Sect
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Haniwa Temple
Civilization
As humans gather and form nations, they developed their own hierarchical in a pyramid-shaped system, with a selected number of people in positions of power to control the masses.

Their Civilization is divided in:

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Royalty
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Aristocracy
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Adventurers
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Civilians
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Slaves
Some of the most notorious elements of human creation are:

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GOLD
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Weapons
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Armors
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Foods


Monster Territory
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The Monster Territory is the area on the western side of the Continent, first established during the reign of Demon King Gi.

Prior to Gi's rule, Demon King Gele had monsters swarming all over the Continent as she cared little for humanity or any living comforts they might feel entitled to. Gi changed that by allocating territory for monsters and territory for humans, the monsters were mostly called back to the western half of the Continent and formed the Monster Realm, while the humans were left to their own devices on the eastern half.

During the division of the world dictated by Gi, a majority of the antagonist race was put together on the west. Monsters continued to exist within the human territory, just in smaller numbers than they do in the Monster Realm. Higher numbers of them are more commonly seen within the area where Zeth and Helman both border the enemy territory, but that was fixed by erecting superstructures to act as physical barriers and defensive lines to protect humanity from the Monster Realm. Zeth constructed the Maginot Line, a complex and high-tech magical defence system, while Helman constructed the Fort Banra, an enormous stone wall that soldiers can live inside. These two structures make up a visible line between the territories of man and monster. 

Most of the monsters live here, along with Dark Lords, Apostles and the Demon King. Beyond the Monster Forest, which marks the boundary between the Monster Realm and the human kingdoms. The Realm is a huge greyish landscape with a very obscure and dark atmosphere. It is foggy and full of thick clouds with constantly heavy air, humid, and it feels like you're breathing miasma. The monsters like it, but to a human, it would feel like fatigue was constantly eating away at them.  

Death is almost guaranteed for humans that enter to the monster realm, not only because of the hostile landscape and the overwhelming amount of monsters that inhabit it, but because it's where Dark Lords live, and an encounter with one would be near-certain death for any human. 

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Monster Realm
The Legends of The Continent
Some legends are passed across the continent, some people or entities are recognized as having a legendary status and are widely known by all.
  • The Hero: It is said that when mankind is in danger, the hero will unlock his true power and rise up to save the troubled populace.
  • Arcy Julietta: Legends say if you give her a piece of candy, she will tell you your future with 100% accuracy.
  • The Legendary Five: The strongest party of adventurers in the history of humanity.
  • Hanny King: The king and father of the Haniwa race.
  • Machpiyo: A mysterious little bird that can reach the highest speed in the continent.
  • Hero Phase Shift: They come from another world, and fight for the rights of monsters.
  • KD: The mighty Magiihoa once proudly ruled over the continent but that age has long since passed. Now a mysterious riddling cat named KD travels the continent, it is said that is the very same King Dragon from ancient times.
  • M.M Rune: The most powerful magician in history, creator of Tousho, Toushin and Biometal magic.
  • Four Holy Gal Monsters: The Four Goddesses that birthed all monsters in the world.
  • The Treacherous Mage: An immortal mage with a bronze body. He betrayed his most trusted friend and ended the Dark Lord War.
  • The Black-Haired Kalar: The only kalar with black hair, she assisted the Treacherous mage and is famous for her unmatched magical power.
  • The Harbinger of Death: Goddess of Destruction and Empress of Annihilation. La Vaswald is tasked with purging life from the world when the time comes.

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The Hero
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Arcy Julietta
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The Legendary Five
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Hanny King
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Machpiyo
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Hero Phase Shift
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KD
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M.M Rune
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The Four Holy Mothers
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The Treacherous Mage
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The Black-Haired Kalar
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The Harbinger of Death

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