The First Chapter: The Story Begins

The First Chapter: The Story Begins

November 17, 2023 - Author: The Disney Lorcana Narrative Team

Enter the Great Illuminary in The First Chapter!

Discover the fantastic secrets that Lorcana holds with familiar faces and fantastically reimagined friends.

Picture of the Illuminary a magical mechanical golden orb in some clouds

A swirl of colorful starlight appears,

growing brighter and brighter until it is all you can see. When the burst of light subsides, you find yourself in a wondrous new place. Welcome to the Great Illuminary, the center of a magical realm called Lorcana. 

The Illuminary summoned you here because of your powerful imagination. You follow a pulsing line of light through curving hallways and numerous rooms to emerge into a vast atrium. A mechanism there towers over an open book. Sparkling down from above is a stream of colorful story stars, each containing fragments of Disney stories. 

Illustration of workshop. A book is in the center, on a plinth, engulfed in magic.
Three decorative images of Stitch, Maleficent as a dragon, and Elsa

Nearby, a unique tool catches your eye. It’s an inkcaster, and when you pick it up, it feels both exciting and familiar. Instinctively, you hold it high above the open book. Magical ink pulsing with energy flows through the mechanism and combines with the light from a story star on a page of the lorebook in front of you, creating an image of a Disney character. With the power of your inkcaster, the image rises off the page. This is a glimmer, a new version of the character that only exists in this realm. As an Illumineer, you can create glimmers of characters and items to add to the lore of Lorcana—a treasure that must be preserved and protected at all costs. 

Soon, other Illumineers across the globe will be called to the aid of Lorcana. You’ll summon glimmers to quest with you as you search for missing lore in a race against time. Only together can you protect this wondrous realm from threats. 

The Story Begins

Illumineers use six magical inks to summon glimmers of Disney characters. Learn what sets these inks apart from each other and how they affect glimmers in Lorcana.

No ink is innately good or evil, and both heroes and villains can be found in all six inks.

Select the inks to learn more about them.