Ilias Village (イリアスヴィル Iriasuviru) is the hometown of Luka and the location of the main shrine of Goddess Ilias. It is the starting point of the game where the player is introduced to the narrative by Ilias and informed of his duties.
According to Luka’s flashbacks, the villagers were originally hostile towards him and his mother, the populace being very xenophobic towards outsiders. Eventually, his mother died due to an epidemic which plagued the town, and to everyone who refused to help the young Luka in his efforts to save her. Having to fend for himself, Luka became an excellent cook, a skill which Alice quickly comes to appreciate.
The epidemic killed off most of the original villagers which allowed foreigners to move in, taking up residence and filling in the services that a village needs to survive. As such, Luka went from being the outsider to one of the village's longest-lived residents. As he is known to be always willing to lend a hand, the relationship between him and the village as it is today is drastically different than his childhood. He is well-known and well liked, learning (poor, as Alice describes it) swordplay from pilgrims and has many people he comes across wishing him well on his journey.
On the outside the village looks like a typical sleepy settlement where not much happens. However, as the most devout location of Ilias’s following, the Shrine of Ilias is found in the center of the village. It is here where Ilias appears to bless heroes and also acts as the focus of her religion.
As it is the location furthest south and due to the more focused worship of Ilias, it can be seen as a direct contrast to the Monster Lord’s Castle, the supposed final location of Luka’s quest to defeat the Monster Lord.
Luka begins his quest after being visited by Ilias in his dreams, who tells him he must defeat the Monster Lord. He awakes to hear Hans, the village lumberjack, alerting the village about an attacking Slime Girl. Luka rushes out to confront the threat, ignoring the warnings of his neighbor Betty and manages to drive her off with Ilias' instruction. Shortly thereafter, he hears a large explosion, and finds Alice, the current Monster Lord unbeknownst to him at the the time, in the local woods in a crater (later revealed to be caused by Ilias when she attacked her). She berates Luka's faith in Ilias and his ideals of coexistence between man and monster; after he leaves, he discovers that Ilias did not descend for his hero baptism (a result of Alice's attack on Ilias and the goddess's pride). Alice appears to him in his home and convinces him to continue his journey, though warns that he will not return to the village for a long time.
In Chapter 3, after Luka reaches the "end" of his journey and befriends the Monster Lord, he rebels against Ilias as she is the main obstacle to coexistence, and in response she deploys her wrathful forces everywhere, including Ilias Village. When Luka returns, he finds the village in complete ruins. Archangel Ranael taunts Luka, and his Keepsake Ring shatters out of rage, revealing his true, angelic form, and he proceeds to annihilate the angel. Alice then notices that there are too few casualty counts, and discovers that they were warped to Enrika. When they head there, they learn from Micaela that she teleported the survivors there, but unfortunately those who exited their homes during the onslaught, such as Hans, sealed their fate. Those who were devoted to Ilias are shocked, and those who were not wish Luka and Alice well on their journey into defeating her.
- Ilias Village has two of few unpictured humans with a real name: Hans, the village lumberjack; and Betty, Luka's neighbor.
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