The game tells the story of the battle between the forces of the “Light” and those of the “Dark” for control of an unnamed mythical land. The Dark are led by Balor and a group of lieutenants (the titular Fallen Lords), whilst the Light are led by “The Nine”; powerful sorcerers known as “Avatara,” chief amongst whom is Alric. The game begins in the seventeenth year of the war in the West, some fifty years since the rise of Balor, with the forces of Light on the brink of defeat; almost the entire land is under the dominion of the Dark, with only one major city and a few smaller towns remaining under the control of the Light. The plot follows the activities of “The Legion”, an elite unit in the army of the Light, as they attempt to turn back the tide and defeat Balor.
— From Wikipedia’s description of Bungie’s 1997 game for Windows and Mac, titled ‘Myth: The Fallen Lords’. Sound familiar?