In Rise, players assume the role of Jason, king of the blessed island of Iolcus. During the opening moments of the game, his bride Alceme is brutally slain by an assassin's arrow. Stricken with grief and driven to revive his wife before her soul is lost forever, Jason sets out to find the only thing that can save her: the legendary Golden Fleece. This quest will take him to a series of islands, each with its own set of challenges to overcome. Along the way, other heroes pulled from legend will join Jason as his ship sails.