You begin Bravely Default as Tiz, a young boy whose home town has suddenly been sunk into the ground by an unknown force, leaving nothing but a smouldering pit of sediment. Badly injured and seemingly the only survivor, he’s found by the inhabitants of nearby Caldisla and left to rest at their local inn. After healing and gaining permission from the King, he is allowed to return to his former home town to see the destruction for himself.
At the site of his people’s demise he encounters a young girl of great power called Agnes. She is apparently the Vestal of the Wind, and aggressively sought after by the shady ‘Knights of the Eternian Sky’, a party at war with Caldisla. .