Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen puts players in control of a character referred to as the Arisen. Your character is originally from a small seaside town called Cassardis, but everything changed when the evil ancient dragon attacked. In an attempt to protect their fellow villagers, the Arisen tried to fend off the dragon, but to no avail. In the encounter with the dragon, the Arisen’s heart was stolen, and the player’s journey is all about traveling around the world of Gransys to track down the dragon and reclaim the stolen heart.
Along the way, we’re introduced to the capital, known as Gran Soren, where we meet the duke and other key characters. The whole world is rallying together to fight back against the dragon and other evil forces in Gransys, but of course, not everything is as it seems. The story of Dragon’s Dogma unfolds as you complete missions for the duke and earn his trust slowly.