LB: The games takes place in Atreia - a once peaceful world created by the God Aion. Centuries ago, during the great Millennium War with the evil Balaur, Atreia was literally ripped in half. The world was then split into two halves, each side separated from the other. Over time, the inhabitants of each side evolved physically and socially to adapt to their environments. The lower half of the world is lush, vibrant and bathed in light—which is where the Elyos reside. The other half is dark with deep rich colors — this is home to the Asmodians. Each half blames the other for the destruction of the sacred Tower of Eternity and for ending the peace that their beautiful world once had.