After the Ravinale Coup d'état, the Cult-controlled government alienated half of Ravinale's trade partners and stripped the academies of their intellectual traditions. Dissatisfied with Ravinale's new authoritative theocracy, Rahel and Darime, two former students of the Ravinale Military Academy, created the Resistance in order to return Ravinale to republican rule.
The Resistance hit a low point after they were forced to fight a detachment of Ravinale Guardsman lead by General D'Kah. During the battle, D'Kah kills Darime in a duel. After Darime died, command of the Resistance was left to his romantic partner, Rahel. Rahel's grieving left her unable to think rationally, so she appointed Griffin to lead in her stead.
Under Griffin's command, the Resistance organized a prison break. While Resistance was unable to free the Senators Duvalier, the Resistance was able to free the Senators' gifted son and the wealthiest man in Ravinale, Baz Al'jaj.