Cryptids are mythical beasts, who live secretly, out of the sight of humans. They were tasked with defending the world of Neotellus, and all its inhabitants.
They were driven out into the open by the Shadow King, who had found their hiding place. The Shadow King was feeding on their spirits, becoming more and more powerful. The Cryptids stood up to the Shadow King and sent their champions to battle him, but they were defeated. The Shadow King was too strong for the Cryptids to defeat alone. They decided to choose a Hero from the people living on Neotellus to join with and fight back against the Shadow King and defeat him once and for all.