Shining Blue is the the world in which Tales of Legendia takes place. According to Grune, the name was given to the world when the inhabitants of the planet gazed upon the beautiful blue sea when they first arrived.
Although it is never visited by the player and is shown in very few scenes, Shining Blue possess a single, large mass of land that is simply referred to as the Mainland, which half ot it is revealed to have been sunk sometime after its creation by a past Merines through the use of the Wings of Light. Small islands have been shown to exist, of which the Legacy is reminiscent, though it is at least somewhat widely known that it is actually a large, subcontinent-sized ship.
Holy Kingdom of Gadoria
The Holy Kingdom of Gadoria (聖ガドリア王国 Sei Gadoria Oukoku?) is where powerful knights emerge from. The area is home to the character Chloe Valens. During the events of the main quest Gadoria is at war with the Crusand Empire. In the fourth chapter, Vaclav Bolud fires upon the Gadorian capital of Baltoga that resides on the bottom of Mt. Zeriques with the Nerifes Cannon, but narrowly misses and destroys Mt. Zeriques instead. After the defeat of the Crusand Empire, the kingdom becomes enraged and send out proposals to the representatives of Rexalia onboard the ship claiming that Gadoria deserves victor's right and sends a group of soldiers to do so. However, the true objective of Gadoria is to monopolize the Legacy and Shirley Fennes in order to control the impressive power that the ship holds. Because of this the knights of Gadoria attack the Ferines at the Altar of the Sea, killing countless of Ferines. During the events of the Character Quests, the country pays a man named Solon to kidnap Shirley in a attempt to gain control of the Legacy.
Holy Rexalian Empire
The Holy Rexalian Empire (聖リシライア王国 Sei Rishiraia Oukoku?), also known simply as Rexalia, is one of the countries located on the mainland. Rexalia is a monarchy located in the center of the mainland. Its power exceed that of all the surrounding nations; many consider it to be the strongest of the world. The area is the home of the characters Will Raynard and Harriet Campbell. Senel Coolidge and Shirley were residents of a town that Rexalia was in charge of before their arrive on the Legacy. The country is ruled by a Holy Sovereign, who at this point has been in hiding at the Legacy for many years under the protection of the Holy Rexalian Empire's Elite Guard.
Over the years, Rexalia has secretly stationed a large number of troops on this ship disguised as ordinary citizens, residing primarily in Werites Beacon in order to protect the residents of the city. The reason why no nation have tried to claim domain of the Legacy is because of Rexalia's presence onboard the ship. During the events of the story the empire teams up with the Ferines in chapter four to save Shirley and Stella Telmes from Vaclav. This is the only country that does not desire to use Shirley's powers abusively, as they state that the Legacy "belongs to no nation".
The Crusand Empire (クルザンド王統国 Kuruzando Outoukoku?) is a powerful militaristic empire located in the southern part of the mainland which seeks to control the world. The country is ruled by an emperor and his three sons, one of them being Vaclav. Over the past few years, Crusand has been steadily increasing its power by going to war with other nations. The Crusand Empire during the beginning stages on the main quest is currently at war with the Holy Kingdom of Gadoria. Vaclav had trained many special soldiers and went to the Legacy in a attempt to capture the Merines and use her powers to use ancient weapon located on the Bridge. After the country's defeat in chapter four, the empire is reduced to powerlessness and his hardly heard of after.
- See main article: Legacy
The Legacy is an immense ship serving as the setting of Tales of Legendia, on which a monarchy known as the Kingdom of Terises once flourished ruled by the Merines. The Kingdom of Terises is often credited as the creator of the Legacy and many advanced technologies and powerful weapons such as the Nerifes Cannon and the Wings of Light.
The original inhabitants of this planet are the Ferines, or "People of the Water", that worship the entity Nerifes the will of the sea. The second race was the Orerines, the "People of the Land", that came on the world with the use of a giant ship that would eventually become the core of the Legacy. The third race is the Oresoren, a group of highly advanced otter-type creatures that came to the planet with the Orerines. The Ferines once dominated Shining Blue, worshipping the entity Nerifes, until the Orerines arrived on a giant, island-like ship refered as the Legacy.
This new race soon created land upon the surface of the world. Because of this, hatred began to grow among the races due to the creation of land resulting in the deaths of many Ferines that were needed power-up the artifact known as the Wings of Light. Eventually, this hatred let to war. The Orerines won, and the Ferines were chased from the Mainland. The Merines fled aboard the Legacy, using the Wings of Light to create civilization and, subsequently, the Kingdom of Terises in hopes of a brighter future. However, this future did not eliminate the hatred among the races. Several hundred years after the birth of a new Merines, the Ferines revive the power of the Wings of Light, and use the Merines's life to eliminate a large portion of the mainland that was created when the Orerines first arrived in an event that would be named the Cataclysm.