From Gamertell's preview article:
"When you begin the game, you can choose to create an all new hero or go with a pre-made character. I decided to go with a priestess-looking character called Requis. The game actually begins in a sepia-toned world, with the old hero leaving his legendary sword in a small forest to the left of the castle. You get to guide him to the location, attacking any monsters on the way if you desire, so he can leave it in the glade so it will be protected and ready if needed in the future."