|Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon|
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- This is the first game in the Rune Factory series. For other games in the series see the Rune Factory category.
Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon (ルーンファクトリー -新牧場物語- Rūn Fakutorī -Shin Bokujō Monogatari-?, literally "Rune Factory: A New Farm Story") is a simulation RPG developed by Neverland and published by Marvelous Interactive and Rising Star Games for the Nintendo DS.
Rune Factory is a fantasy farm simulation game and a spin-off of the Harvest Moon series, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the franchise. It is described by Yoshifumi Hashimoto (longtime producer of the Harvest Moon series) as "Harvest Moon where you wield a sword." Rune Factory 4 is the most recent game of the series, released in Japan as of July 19, 2012.
The game takes place exclusively in Kardia, a small city on the eastern tip of the Adonia continent which is surrounded by farmland. The game opens with the protagonist, Raguna, wandering into town. Starved and dehydrated, he collapses in front of the house of a landowner named Mist. Raguna suffers from amnesia, and has no idea who he is or where he came from. Mist discovers him outside her home, fetches him food and water, and because he doesn't know his name, they both decide to name him "Raguna" (changeable). Afterwards, Mist offers Raguna a house on her land if he promises to work the farm. Raguna accepts, and this is where the game begins.