This article is from the Final-Fantasy and other Square Soft Games FAQ, by firstname.lastname@example.org (Nick Zitzmann) with numerous contributions by others.
There isn't much backstory to this game. Basically, players take control
of a character set in a Secret of Mana-like world and complete various
quests for the various characters in the world. Each location can only
be reached by placing an everyday item on a world map, causing the new
location to be revealed.