Grand Chase (Korean: 그랜드체이스, lit. Grand Chase) is a free-to-play, two-dimensional side-scrolling MMORPG developed by the South Korean company KOG Studios.

The story focuses on the adventure of the Grand Chase group originally by Elesis, Lire, and Arme, as the adventure goes on new characters join the team.

As of April 15, the game ceased development and terminated its service worldwide, with the North American server being the last to close. As of 2018, all official Grand Chase servers have been shut down.


In the beginning the Creator God created other gods to take care of the creation of the universe. In order to maintain balance, he also created the demonic tribes to take care of destruction when necessary. As the magical energy of the demonic tribes were considered "evil", instead of being placed in the material world with the other gods, they were separated into another reality, a magical dimension which then became known as Elyos. When it was deemed necessary, the tribes came to the material world through dimensional portals in order to spread destruction.

History Grand Chase

Eventually, part of the demonic tribes developed into the Asmodians, who considered themselves superior beings over the other demonic creatures and created a civilization on Elyos.

Meanwhile in the material dimension, the gods created a beautiful new world. Four goddesses led this process of creation: Ernasis, the goddess of war and courage, Lisnar, the goddess of love and spirits, Amenias, goddess of wisdom and harmony and Agnecia, the goddess of life and purity. Honoring the leader of the gods, Ernasis, the world was called Aernas.

At that time, Aernas was populated with three ancestor races: humans, elves and dwarves. The four Goddesses descended into the world to inspect its creation and, impressed with the creativity and courage of the humans, chose to accompany them in their process of evolution. While Ernasis, Lisnar, and Amenias headed for the region known as Archimedia, Agnecia headed east, where she faced a great evil and sacrificed herself to save the world.

The humans of Archimedia decided to honor the divine trio that was visiting them and christened the three Goddesses as Creators. They helped to found the Kingdom of Kounat, the most advanced civilization of Aernas both in magic and in technology. Kounat became the home of the Celestials, a society of humans blessed by the three Goddess, and who were allies to the two neighboring kingdoms of the elves and the dwarves.

History Goddess

Under the command of the three Goddesses, Archimedia became a region favored by the gods. Some of them even fell in love with humans and from this love arose special children. These children stood out as having above average skills and, over time, began to lead the Celestials. With the help of this civilization, the elves developed their magic even further, while the dwarves specialized in technology.

History Kounat

With the advancement of the three civilizations of Archimedia, the gods finally were satisfied with their creation. The most powerful of the Celestials was named the king of Kounat, and the gods set out to create the dimension of Xenia, leaving behind only the three Goddesses, Ernasis, Lisnar and Amenias.

However, while Aernas and Kounat thrived, Elyos declined into war, where the demonic tribes organized themselves against the powerful Asmodians. It was then that the great hero of the Asmodians, Duel Pone Jack/Zec Avenger, went crazy in combat and ended the war, virtually decimating all combatants on both sides of the battle and nearly killing the powerful Asmodian wizard Oz Pone Max Reinhardt.

With the Asmodians now commanding them, the demonic tribes began to rebuild. Wanting to avoid a new war in Elyos, the Asmodian leader Heitaros Cratsus decided to erect a demonic army, emphasizing that the demonic tribes were threatened by the existence of other civilizations outside of their world and therefore they should act first by destroying these other beings.

Willing to take the fight away from Elyos, Heitaros began focusing on the destruction of other dimensions. He led his army of demons through dimensional portals and headed into Aernas. The largest dimensional portal appeared to the east of Kounat, and the demonic tribe army marched for the capital of the city.

Although not all the inhabitants of Elyos agree with the invasion, they had no time to try to stop it since Heitaros acted very quickly. The raid also surprised the king of Kounat who, desperate, invoked the help of the three Goddesses, Ernasis, Lisnar and Amenias, and thus they led the forces of Kounat against the demonic army in a wild and terrible battle on the Artione Field.

The number of victims increased every moment, until the ultimate weapon created by Kounat, the Aernas Hammer, was finally activated. It was a weapon that united magic, technology, and even the divine power of the gods. Unfortunately, the weapon required so much energy that it could only be used once.

Fortunately, once was enough. The power of the Aernas Hammer was so great that it eliminated all of the demonic army infantry. Heitaros suffered serious injuries and fled back to Elyos through a portal. Without a leader, the rest of the army began to scatter across the continent.

However, it took the three Goddesses, who were already greatly weakened by the battle, a large amount of concentrated power to fully energize the Aernas Hammer. Before completely exhausting their strength, they realized that they would need to leave Aernas and return to their own heavenly dimension in order to recouperate and restore their energies. Before they left, the last thing they did to make the world safe was to seal off all the portals linking Aernas and Elyos.

The demons who were left behind and stuck in Aernas began to corrupt other creatures, giving rise to various monsters and putting a definitive end to the era of peace in which the world was. But it soon turned out that the monsters were not the only threat. A great evil had arisen within Kounat itself, and none other than its Prime Minister, Baldinar.

History Baldinar

Without anyone knowing, Baldinar had found the legendary Klara Libri, a sacred tome that contained all the secrets of the world, including all the information about the gods, the Creator God and the demonic tribes. Ambitious, Baldinar became insane and hatched a plan to become the new Creator God, and thus obtain absolute control over both the powers of good and of evil.

He began studying the demons that had been trapped in Aernas and collected their Demonic Essence, the source of the power of darkness. To function as the source for the power of good, he decided to use the power of the Goddesses which still remained within the Aernas Hammer. Following the instructions of the tome, he used this power to create the Soul Stone, a crystal that contained the divine power of the gods. His plan was to unite with the Hammer, the Stone, and the Demonic Essence, thus obtaining the ultimate weapon to become the new Creator. This eventually led to Kounat's tragedy.

Baldinar tried to use the Soul Stone to power the Aernas Hammer. He wanted to eliminate all that could become obstacles in their path, starting with the Highlanders, champions of the gods who had participated in the war. However, the only Kounatians who could control the energies of the Stone were members of the Kounat Royal Family, who were able to withstand the "geas" imposed on them by the gods, a kind of "consequence" to be able to use that power. Due to the corrupted Baldinar, the Aernas Hammer went totally out of control, causing a gigantic explosion that consumed entire the kingdom.

History Kounat 2

Thus, the advanced civilization of the Celestials met its end, the complete annihilation of the kingdom becoming a legend in the future. The explosion was so powerful that it also hit part of the kingdom of both the elves and the dwarves, killing both of their kings. With this, the dwarves believed that the elves had released a terrible magic to murder their king, while the elves thought that the dwarves had created a machine to destroy them. This initiated the endless war between the two races in Archimedia's crumbling region.


Decades after the destruction of Kounat, despite the fact that the demonic tribes have disappeared along with the destruction of Kounat, the void left behind by the most powerful kingdom of the humans allowed dozens of monsters thrive. Taking advantage of this situation, Kaze'aze, the Queen of Darkness, encountered the forces of darkness and began her campaign for world domination.

History Serdin

On the continent of Bermesiah, humans lived in harmony with the local elves, who preferred to isolate themselves in their forests and islands, far from civilization that once again grew and expanded. Humans were divided between the two biggest kingdoms: Serdin, which explored the path of magic, and Kanavan, famous for its heroes and mighty warriors. The peace was sealed by vows of friendship between these peoples.

Together, the kingdoms coexisted in peace until their lands were slowly overcome by the evil Queen of Darkness. Kaze'aze managed to infiltrate the Kanavan Kingdom by murdering the Kanavan Queen's most loyal and trusted retainer, and then disguising herself as him. As a result, Kaze'aze was able to get close to the Queen and entice her into the ways of darkness. Kaze'aze blinded the Queen of Kanavan's eyes to truth and led her to wage a five-year war against the Serdin Kingdom. All of Bermesiah was devastated; many heroes fell in battle, and even the Queen of Serdin sacrificed her life in hopes of ending the fighting.

History War

The death of the Queen of Serdin broke Kaze'aze's hold over the Queen of Kanavan, who, after finally regaining her senses, erupted with fury over Kaze'aze's treachery. Kaze'aze escaped before the Queen of Kanavan could execute her. This lead the Queen to dispatch the Kanavan Trackers to punish the Queen of Darkness, but after years of searching, she was nowhere to be found and the Queen's Trackers vanished as well, forcing the Queen of Kanavan to abandon her search.

The Serdin Kingdom experienced a series of bizarre incidents related to Kaze'aze after the Five-Year War: these events revealed that Kaze'aze manipulated the Kanavan and Serdin Kingdoms into fighting each other. The newly appointed Queen of Serdin is now determined to prevent Kaze'aze from starting another war between the two kingdoms for the sake of the entire continent. The Queen of Serdin has prepared to confront Kaze'aze and counter her evil plans by organizing Grand Chase, an elite corps that will fight for all of Bermesiah.

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Members of the Grand Chase

Character Description Joined the Chase

A human warrior from Kanavan and the leader of the Ruby Knights, Elesis joined the Chase in hopes of locating her father Elscud, a Kanavan Tracker who had gone missing after being dispatched in the search for Kaze'aze.

From the beginning


An elf of Eryuell Island and a member of the Elven Corps, Lire joined the Chase on behalf of the elves of Eryuell to combat Kaze'aze's evil.

From the beginning


A cheerful Magician of the Violet Mage Guild in Serdin, Arme joined the Chase for one simple reason alone: to encounter the evil queen and her magic in order to study it.

From the beginning


A member of the Silver Cross Thieves and a half-demon, Lass is a child possessed by Kaze'aze. He was first introduced at Partusay's Sea as an illusion and later has his first true encounter with the Chase at Kamiki's Castle. He is finally freed from Kaze'aze's possession at Kaze'aze's Castle upon her defeat. Overwhelmed with guilt at the atrocities he had committed whilst under Kaze'aze's control, he joins the Chase to atone.

Kaze'aze's Castle


An elven druid hailing from the Elven Forest, Ryan is first encountered by the Chase in the form of a wolf as he fights to defend his homeland. After defeating the Troll who was responsible for the destruction of the forest, Ryan joins the Chase.

Elven Forest


A Spell Knight of Kanavan and a member of the Kanavan Royal Guard, Ronan is first introduced at the Gorge of Oath and requests their aid at Gaikoz's Castle, leaving after empowering the group with the spell, Holy Bless. Upon defeating Gaikoz at his own castle, Ronan thanks the group and joins them on their journey to overthrow Kaze'aze.

Gaikoz's Castle


A survivor of the nearly annihilated guild, Silver Knights, Jin is first encountered at the Ruins of the Silver Knights, where he kills an Undead Fighter who was attacking Elesis. After defeating the Black Fairy Queen, Jin joins the Chase in hopes of avenging his fallen brethern.

Ruins of the Silver Knights


An oracle and celebrated Dancer of Xenia, Amy first appears in Lake Aurora where she spies on the Chase before leaving. She is later encountered at the Temple of Cuatal and, after saving Samsara with the help of the Chase, joins them to stop the Ascendant God's mission of chaos.

Temple of Cuatal


A well known hero of Bermesiah from 600 years ago, Sieghart had participated in the battle of Kounat and was nearly killed before being reborn as a Highlander. He is looking to join the Grand Chase and encounters the Chase many times through their travels, only realizing who they are at Xenia Border but only joining at them at The Wyrm's Maw.

The Wyrm's Maw


An amnesiac girl who is encountered at the Temple of Destruction, Mari is in actuality a descendant of an ancient kingdom known as Kounat. She first wakes up from her hibernation in an escape pod at the Kastulle Ruins Upper Floor and, lacking her memories, wanders around the world in search. Upon learning about Sieghart's immortality, her interest is perked and she joins the chase to further her research.

Temple of Destruction


An Asmodian from Elyos and the chief of the Moderate family Burning Canyon, Dio was an embassy sent to aid Kounat against the invasion of the Radical Asmodian clans. Trapped in Aernas after the war, Dio continued to seal the Dimensional Portals left in Aernas. He is introduced and invited to join the Chase in the Relics of Kounat, to which he agrees for the sake of pursuing his own interests.

Relics of Kounat


An artificial demon created by Oz to wield the Grandark, Zero constantly wanders the world in search for a source of power. He clashes swords with the Chase at The Wyrms Maw and later with Duel at Thunder Hammer, leaving both times. He has teamed up with the Chase during the Wizard's Labyrinth but has not been encountered since.

Has not joined the Chase


An Asmodian from Elyos and the young lady of the Moderate family Crimson River, Ley was sent by her father to search for Dio in order to reaffirm their family's alliance. The Chase encounter her and her butler Jeeves in King Guang's Fen. Realizing that they do not have Dio's whereabouts, she leaves and is not seen again until the Wizard's Labyrinth. She has joined the Chase by the events of Berkas's Lair.

Prior to Berkas's Lair


A Haros from the Underworld, Rufus is a Bounty Hunter and also Lass's half-brother. Whilst completing a job in Aernas, he detects the use of the blue flame and sets out to investigate, narrowly missing the Chase at the Nightmare Circus. He has, however, allied himself with the group during the Wizard's Labyrinth and has joined the Chase by the events of Berkas's Lair.

Prior to Berkas's Lair


A girl from the uncharted village of Gaon and the current incarnation of Agnesia, the goddess of life and purity, Rin is encountered by the Chase in the Relics of Kounat. After realizing that she is being pursued by a powerful demon, Rin is invited to join the Chase for her protection.

Relics of Kounat, after the Wizard's Labyrinth


Once a nameless boy who had saved Asin Tairin and nursed him back to health, Asin was taught martial arts by the man he saved. He adopted his mentor's name and weapon after the man died from his injuries during a second monster attack. Seeking to prove his strength, he searches for his mentor's former student Jin until he eventually stumbles upon the Grand Chase and joins them.

Prior to Talin's Revenge


A Holy Knight of the Holy Kingdom, Lime was accompanying her comrades on their campaign to seal off all Dimensional Portals when she was separated from the group. Lost and wandering around the desert, she was found by the Grand Chase and, after learning that they were also sealing the portals, joins them.

Prior to Talin's Revenge


The Captain of the Knights of Serdin, Edel was researching for information on dimensional portals in her search for Adel when she came to know about the Grand Chase. Upon hearing that they were hunting and sealing portals leading to Elyos, she set out to join them and study the portals for clues regarding her missing brother.

Prior to A Realization of the Prophecy