Powerful, avaricious sorceress Lina Inverse travels round the world, stealing treasures from bandits who cross her path. Her latest victims, a band of thieves, wait during a mbush in a forest, thirsting for revenge. When Lina is close to effortlessly pummel her would-be attackers, the swordsman Gourry Gabriev suddenly announces his presence. Assuming Lina to be a damsel in distress, the foolish yet magnanimous man confronts the brigands so as to rescue her. After defeating them posthaste, the oblivious cavalier decides to escort Lina to Atlas City. Though not very keen on this concept , she finishes up accepting his offer.
However, without realizing it, Lina has chanced upon a mighty magical item among her most up-to-date spoils. Now two mysterious men are hunting the young magician and her self-proclaimed guardian to get this powerful object for apparently nefarious purposes. this manner they start their adventure, one where the fate of the planet itself could also be at stake.