PSO2 Story Guide
|The story of PSO2 has many chapters & is very long.
This isn't meant to be a substitute for the game, or as a transcript of the entire script/plot, but rather a way to understand, read-up-on, speculate, analyze & get a really good idea of what's going on in the game.
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239 1/13 Matoi Meets Kotoshiro
He says "she's really Miko-sama, and those 'insolent kuronians are..."
Kotoshiro understands but has a question for you: have either of you met a bossy lady about your size?
I have no idea
If you say you have no idea, Kotoshiro will say he's sure this was where she was last, he must still have much to learn. But, if you ever do see her, please let him know. He then trots off to go looking for her some more.
Matoi wonders if she can call him Kotoshiro-san, and that he has a different aura from others here. She suspects he can hold a proper conversation.
Why is this guy dressed differently?
Why does Matoi think he's a good conversationalist? Why aren't these aliens interested in the other aliens here? (you) If Kotoshiro blocks messages for Mikosama, why can't these Shironians just chat with you? Certainly, if aliens appeared on Earth, everyone would have something to say, and it wouldn't matter which alien it got said to.
Matoi in: Shironian Blessing?
Matoi is confused, saying they may be immune after all.
Technically no it does not, darkers still appear in Shironian town.
239 1/8 Ohza on Shironia
Nothing in particular.
If you ask Is there a Problem? He'll say they fought together on the infected ship, but lost contact right after. It's no big deal...but it feels like the gap between them has widened, she slips away every time he tries to have a conversation and this is why forces are so...!
But, before he finishes, he realizes it's not it, his problem is his attitude, he does hate forces, but just not her in particular, of course, they've had misunderstandings, but he wants to straighten them out but worries it could be too late. He apologizes for wasting your time and runs off.
If you say Nothing In Particular, he'll say 'nothing's still something'...but later, he won't accuse his own attitude of being the real problem, unlike if you ask him if there's a problem. He still apologizes for wasting your time and runs off.
No sooner than he's gone, than Azanami springs out from behind the nearest house-post, exclaiming about this 'gridlock' after half a year and they're even getting worse. They need to be more honest with themselves because ARKS should be a big happy family. With that, she leaves.
These 2 nerds need to go to a councilor and have pinecones poured on their heads until they come to their senses, each one's as miserable and turning in circles as the other, seemingly learning lessons and then UN-learning them weeks later to fall back into the same pit of dumb. Azanami has very good stalking powers though, she pops up like a prickly orange gopher every chance she gets. Also, how self-centered do you have to be to land on an alien planet with a fascinating sentient species and then just use the time to fret over a relationship?
Patty has an elaborate introduction, complete with spinning gestures.
Theodore & Ulc in the shops area
If you say Sounds Fun, he'll ask 'is that really how it looks', but whatever makes her happy, makes him happy too and he can handle it if he can see her smiling.
He asks if you "intend to keep tormenting her you bastard". He tells you your mission to save everyone is cursed and you should be able to see the result. He says you should also be able to see what will happen to 'she who bears warped darkness and sorrow and vanished.' (Presumably, Matoi) Do you intend to repeat the past?
She's the one laughing now
If you say I Won't Let That Happen, he'll say no matter what you think, the result will never change, so if you care about her, slay her immediately. Then, he promptly vanishes.
So, from this interaction, even though Persona is CLEARLY "a type of Falz", due to the Falz coat in black and pink, the pink fade tipped hair & pink mask, he/it is ALSO against the darkness within Matoi, which is super odd. If it IS Profound Darkness that's somehow 'gotten into her', and not just an accumulation of all the stuff she's killed over the years, it'd also mean an 'end' to him. Is Persona what you get when someone is "taken over" by a falz (Like Gettemhart containing Elder) but their original personality beats it? (Like a little bit of Eucretia vs her infection?)
239 1/21 Matoi sees Kotoshiro
You & Matoi approach him to do just that, but before you can say anything, he turns and asks
Matoi is surprised, how did he notice her? He says her aura is conspicuous, even without the aid of vision, sometimes being able to see limits what you can perceive. Remember, he has a black 'mask' that covers his mouth and his eyes. With the opaque-but-see-through-able things the ARKS use sometimes (masks, apparent eye-shields, etc) you could suspect that he could see through what he's got, but he can't.
Matoi asks if his eyes...?
Matoi apologizes, asking if he's offended. He laughs, but it is silent. (So, a laugh motion/gesture) He says her consideration is refreshing, unlike Shironians or Kuronians she is gentle and kind. Besides a few others, and him, the people are completely different from everyone on the planet. There are 2 native races Shironians of White Territory & Kuronians of Black Territory, divided by Ei Namida river, never to meet.
But, lately, Kuronians have been coming into the White Territory. Those who break the law of nature shal be punished, and so clinging to the law, the Shironins have been waiting for the Ashen Miko to Descend. Because the Kuronians path is impious. He looks up as if he hears something, then says he has responsibilities as a guardian, so farewell & leaves. Matoi wonders what the duty means, will a war break out?
Story Chapter A Game of Black And White
239 at # in White Territory
As soon as you arrive in town with Matoi, there’s trouble. Collapsed buildings, Shironia-town people running all around and fires indicate problems. Matoi says she feels darker reactions too, so we’re obligated to join the fight that Kotoshiro predicted earlier. But, before anyone can star fighting, 2 Shironians arrive, one holding an arm wound, to ask Matoi to save them. They tell you that the Kuronians have forded the river in unprecedented numbers, which is foolish and vile, so she should divinely punish them. Matoi, as usual, tries to explain that neither of you are Miko, but they don’t care and keep asking for help anyway.
She tries a new tack of asking where is Kotoshiro, but…they don’t think there’s a need for him as long as she’ll act. They keep pestering, which makes her mad at ‘adulating one person so much…she hates it’. She demands the location of Kotoshiro, and they hem and haw over it for a while (how would they really know? They’re random guys in a huge town) so she yells at them until they point toward “Ash Miko” (must be a place named after this Mikosama) and you can run off toward it.
239 at 1030
If you can fight past various Kuronian type enemies along with darker boxes Parata Picoda & Pitta Wadda, you can reach a huge gate into the next area. Matoi confesses that she doesn’t know why she got super irritated just then.
I understand how you feel
If you tell her The Sudden Anger Was Surprising, she’ll say that’s how it seemed…is sad, and says she’s a failure as an ARKS. (That’s a bit extreme) She wonders how to put it that, what they were doing was disgusting. The planet’s Miko is adulated to the point where she’s made to do things she doesn’t want to. It’s so unreasonable, and when she thought about it, she lost it. She tells herself she’s no miko, so don’t be selfish, stay calm relax and…self reflection done, let’s go find Kotoshiro!
She’s projecting A LOT onto someone she knows almost exactly 0 about here.
*The slick solution here would have been simply saying ‘oh sure we’ll go fix stuff right on up you shironia townspeople & then just run off to do it. It’d shut them up without a quarrel or demands and you’d no-doubt run into trouble which is exactly what you were looking for.
If you can fight past several trials in quick succession, saving Letar-Ogga & Letara Meggo the Shironian towns-people (They are warriors in the silver/bronze armor just like the rest of the people you see. They fight too, with giant katana-like swords which have a very slow but hard strike, and can also afflict stun. They're slow, but not helpless) several times, then progress through town even more, you can reach a courtyard at a palace like structure. There, Kotoshiro is facing off against a Gigur Gunne-Gam.
A Gigur Gunne-Gam
Matoi asks if he’s ok, but he just asks why she’s here, this fight shouldn’t have anything to do with her.
We couldn’t just leave this be!
If you say This Isn’t Unrelated…Matoi will say you’re right, because those things are over there…and no sooner does she point at the Gigur Gunne Gam, than the Double Falz twins appear over his shoulders right out of thin air. These ugly kids look just alike, right down to the matching black bow in their long purple pony-tail hair. The boy says they were trying to catch the planet’s Miko, but there’s an unexpectedly big fish here instead.
Matoi is worried/upset by their appearance so they tell her it’s scary, don’t glare like that because ARKS are really scary. But, this isn’t fun any more because they were there to eat the Miko, but she’s a hiding coward that no one needs…so we’re going to collect then break everything here instead.
With that, they corrupt the Gigur Gunne Gam, surprising Matoi about ‘the quick erosion’ into being controlled by this type of Falz. Kotoshiro blames the corruption on ‘the black child’ (Does he sense only one, or does he sense them AS one? Remember, he can’t see) but says it no longer matters because for trespassing on the Miko shrine and slandering the Miko too he must deliver 10,000 deaths.
If you can defeat the Gigur Gunne Gam…
As the twins get ready to ramp up again, a swirling, whirling gray wind begins in the courtyard, confusing the twins. Kotoshiro exclaims it’s the Ash Wind. A voice calls out that it’s so noisy it can’t catch a nap. Black or white everyone’s so persistent at fighting each other that it’s almost commendable. Everyone gathered here, is it a banquet perhaps? But she’s not in the mood for that and will humor them some other day.
This woman has light beige skin, one blue eye, one red eye, long hair that’s white on one side and black on the other, in a pony tail. She has tall sandals, a black/white many layered ‘dress’, and large wooden hair decoration. She also has a single pointed horn in her forehead, but it’s not like a duman horn, this horn is beige with ridges along it.
Matoi exclaims she wiped out the whole army including that Falz!
He says he has no excuses, which riles her a bit, saying he’s boring and stubborn because he doesn’t argue back. He asks if the shrine was gone when she returned, what would she do? She says it’s obvious and she’ll hit him again, so he kept protecting it. She asks if he’s afraid of her fist, and he says yes, because if it crushes planets he should be. She tells him to stop joking around, she likes the planet, why would she destroy something she likes? She’ll praise him for protecting the shrine…but first, she must greet the guests.
She says your names (you & Matoi) and says thanks for the help. Matoi asks how she knows the names, but she only says that she’s not a Miko just for show & introduces herself as Sukunahime, nice to meet you. Matoi is formal back, but she says no need because she is the benefactor. Kotoshiro says thanks too, because of your help he was able to protect the grounds. Sukuna hime then announces she’ll take another nap within the shrine. But, Kotoshiro asks her first about the disputes…so she becomes unhelpful, saying she doesn’t wait for unpleasant things to happen. She’s tired, and will go sleep now. Kotoshiro says to excuse him because he was unsightly.
So that’s the Miko
If you say So that’s The Miko, he’ll say he knows what you want to say, but please refrain from saying it because he’s the Miku’s keeper after all.
But…she is stopped by Sara. She knows Matoi’s been skipping her checkups, which makes Matoi look guilty. Matoi asks why Sara’s looking into her status to know there’s no new updates. Sara just tells her it’s not important, but what IS important that she goes to Philia right now to get her inspection done, and get maintenance on the Clarissa after too. Matoi complains so Sara glares her into submission and she walks off as gloomily as possible. Sara complains to Xiao that she needs to take better care of herself.
Xiao acts surprised, saying she’s surprisingly worried about Matoi, and would usually say ‘this has nothing to do with me’ . Sara tells him off, saying she won’t hear such things from him…he’s the one supposed to be monitoring her anyway. And there’s no way she’d say something like that. She goes off in a huff and you obtain:
Matter Board: Recollection of Conception
Sara at the Facility
Are you lonely?
If you ask Are You Lonely? She’ll get offended and deny it while stuttering right away. She says Maria brings trouble, so don’t get it confused she’s not lonely nor worried about her in the slightest. To prove this, she rushes off.
239 at 1/24 Cabracan at the Facility
Why does no one ask him why he is suddenly pretending to be a pirate?
Azanami & Io are championing their classes
Io, however, doesn’t agree exactly with her methods, saying she’s there against her will (on the quest with Azanami) but Azanami says it’s not nice to say such things because she only invited her since she looked lonely. Io says no matter, it’s too late now. Azanami agrees, it’s that she’s here that matters, and she’s so kind. Io denies this right away, telling her she’s really not kind.
If you say “You’re so sweet, Io”, she’ll flail a bit, yelling upperclassman, not you too! Azanami claims she can see Io blushing and calls her a little cutie-pie. This agitates her so much she yells shut up and runs away as fast as she can. Azanami thinks she’s over done it, and so goes off too.
Remember: Someone has told Io that nobody will ever like her or be her friend because she is a Duman. Someone (like you) who acts friendly towards her, as well as Azanami (who is relentlessly bubbly ) bothers her because of what she has been told.
Katori doesn’t really like Administrating
What is Katori’s real motivation?
Cabracan agrees, says she's trouble. Zeno says he's been 'carrying her 10 years', at which Cabracan marvels at how long they've been together. Of course, all this has been going on right in front of Echo, as if she had no ears at all. Naturally, she's getting upset, so Cabracan rushes Zeno off to 'start the investigation', and they both flee while she asks to not be left behind.
What does he mean the facility appeared out of no-where? Did it rise from the sea?
Ulc is working hard
Theodore wonders what may happen if she gets burned out?
Not at all
If you say 'not at all', Theodore feels the same. There's nothing to worry about, and she knows she goes overboard sometimes, but if you & Theo say it's ok, she'll be fine. If there comes a time when you agree she's had enough, she promises to get rest but for now she'll keep going...so keep an eye out for her, ok?
239 at 1/26
If you Ask About Sara & Matoi Relationship? Maria will say she doesn’t know much so go ask Sara in person.
If you Ask About Saras Past?
So, Casra fills in.
But it’s too late!
Wow. A character this dumb?