The game begins with your Character at level 45 with max Weapon Proficiency and Magic Proficiency. It also starts you with the Ultimate Spell Card, Bahamut.
You begin the prologue in a cave, where you learn of the basic controls and skills in the game. After fighting several Guardians, you face the Master Guardian of the stage. After the battle, you encounter a humanoid being that tells you of the Arcana and your purpose. You then lose your memory, level, equipment and skills and awake in the Arcana temple to truly begin your journey through Missions.