The world of MapleStory was not always such a cheerful place. There has been evil in the past, most noticeably the evil Black Mage. However, the reason the Maple World is a happy place, it is today, is due to the efforts of five selfless heroes who fought the Black Mage, sealed him away, and brought peace and prosperity to the Maple World. However, their efforts were not without sacrifice, and in the process of sealing away the Black Mage, they were then themselves sealed in ice, and Aran's memories were wiped clean. However, the five heroes have awoken and are prepared to counterattack the Black Wings, the army of the Black Mage.