TheGamer has just gotten an exclusive interview with Disney Lorcana’s Narrative Lead which gives us alot of insight into the background story for Lorcana!
Disney Lorcana’s Narrative Lead Samantha McFerrin has kindly shared some exclusive story details for Lorcana, how the narrative will develop and what to expect from the game’s first four sets.
Illumineers are protectors who were called to the world of Lorcana to become its protectors because of their powerful imaginations.
The Great Illuminary is the center of the realm, which houses tools needed to create Glimmers, versions of Disney characters and items that only exist in Lorcana.
Using the Great Illuminary’s lorebook and a tool called the inkcaster, we combine magical ink with story stars containing fragments of Disney stories to summon glimmers that add to the lore or Lorcana.
The Illumineer’s job is to adventure across Lorcana to seek out lore to preserve and protect it from all threats.
Story synopsis via Ravensburger:
A swirl of colorful starlight appears, growing brighter and brighter until it is all you can see. When the burst of light subsides, you find yourself in a wondrous new place. Welcome to the Great Illuminary, the center of a magical realm called Lorcana.
The Illuminary summoned you here because of your powerful imagination. You follow a pulsing line of light through curving hallways and numerous rooms to emerge into a vast atrium. A mechanism there towers over an open book. Sparkling down from above is a stream of colorful story stars, each containing fragments of Disney stories.
Nearby, a unique tool catches your eye. It’s an inkcaster, and when you pick it up, it feels both exciting and familiar. Instinctively, you hold it high above the open book. Magical ink pulsing with energy flows through the mechanism and combines with the light from a story star on a page of the lorebook in front of you, creating an image of a Disney character. With the power of your inkcaster, the image rises off the page. This is a glimmer, a new version of the character that only exists in this world. As an Illumineer, you can create glimmers of characters and items to add to the lore of Lorcana—a treasure that must be preserved and protected at all costs.
Soon, other Illumineers across the globe will be called to the aid of Lorcana. You’ll summon glimmers to quest with you as you search for missing lore in a race against time. Only together can you protect this wondrous realm from threats.
Will you answer the call?
Source from Disney Lorcana’s Story page
McFerrin further describes that Lorcana will be a “realm of imagination” with lots to explore outside the Great Illuminary, with everything we see and experience in the game existing within the world or Lorcana.
Storyborn glimmers are “based on Disney characters and items,”
Dreamborn glimmers are “versions created by the imaginations of the Illumineers.”
More about Floodborn glimmers will be revealed in upcoming sets.
Each piece of lore is described as a “fragment of a larger story,”, and while much of it is kept safe in the Halls of Lorcana, others have been “scattered throughout the Inklands.”
The first storyline will begin with The First Chapter and continue its storyline over the first four sets.
Source from TheGamer