Okay, this isn't an official chapter, but I do want to make some things clear before I begin. I didn't want my author's note for chapter 1 to be very long, 'cause I hate reading long notes, so I'm putting the ramblings here.

To start, this is my first ever Tales of Vesperia fanfiction. It was based off of a show I watched on TV one day and a favorite book of mine. The show, which was on history channel, (Don't ask, I was bored.) was about the last of the royal family of Russia, Czar Nicholas and his family. I was sad to see that the entire family had been killed, but I wondered what would have happened if Anastasia was still alive today. What if she had escaped with a few friends to another place in time? How would she deal with the changes? Then I started thinking about a favorite book of mine, called Running Out Of Time, by Margaret Peterson Haddix. To make things short, it was about a girl who discovers the time era that she lives in is just a fake meant to attract tourists. She has to go to the real time era to find a cure for a deadly disease that's killing many people before time runs out. So I thought, what if Terca Lumereis is nothing but a hoax? What if it was really a society that was created in hopes of creating the "perfect" society? How long do illusions last before they are revealed? So those are some things to consider as you read the story.

Also, the time for the story is during the new Tales of Vesperia movie, The First Strike. It takes place a little less than ten years before the actual storyline, after the Great War. Here are the main four characters and their professions and ages:

Yuri Lowell

Age: 18

Occupation: imperial knight

Flynn Scifo

Age: 18

Occupation: imperial knight

Estellise Sidos Heurassein

Age: 15

Occupation: princess

Sodia Aiheap

Age: 18

Occupation: imperial knight

Raven

Age: 26

Occupation: sergeant

Hope you like the story!