Atelier Lulua is a role-playing game centered around the concept of an atelier specializing in alchemy. The gameplay involves finding, collecting, and combining items in recipes to create better items, which allows the player to advance further in the game. The story follows Elmerulia (known to her friends as Lulua), who is the daughter of the famous alchemist Rorona and the apprentice of the alchemist Piana. The biggest dream of Elmerulia is to surpass her mother. They live in Arklys, a town located in one of the frontiers of the Arland Republic.