Official text extracted from Panzer Dragoon Orta.
A highly advanced civilization that once ruled this world. The “Ancients,” or citizens of the Ancient Age, prospered throughout the land, but suddenly, their civilization came to an abrupt end, approximately 10,000 years ago.
Records of the true identity of the Ancients, as well as the reason for their downfall, were lost with time, so the people of the world can only speak of them as myths and legends. However, the Ancients left vast ruins and highly advanced technology behind, and with each discovery, a new piece of the puzzle is put in place.
And though the Ancient Age is long dead, there are many reminders left in the world of their existence. The world is plagued with their twisted creations, the bio-engineered creatures of the land, that force the people of the modern world to constantly live in the shadow of the Ancients. The people live their lives in fear of the terrors that the Ancient Age had left in its wake.