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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Now, finally poor Matoi can get a word in edgewise, where she doesn’t mind either one. So they both shout at her ‘make yourself clear!’ She’s upset now, wondering why they’re so mad. At this point, you can walk up to their conversation and Matoi’s very glad you’re here.
What Are You Doing?
If you ask them What Are You Doing? She doesn’t know, both of them suddenly came up to her, but then started arguing with each other. Sara hears this, and claims she didn’t come here to argue with a moron. Claris also claims she didn’t come to argue, she got caught in Sara’s quarreling instead. Matoi asks them about ‘the business’ they said they had with her, did she do something wrong? They both tell her she’s done nothing wrong. So she asks what’s going on?
Simultaneously, they both dig around in their skirt pockets and pull out…slightly different bunches of yellow flowers at once. They say it’s the flowers from Naberius. Matoi asks why and Sara explains she was in her care back then, so wanted to show gratitude, and Claris didn’t know what to give, but when she thought of something she might like, she picked up the flowers. Sara tried to think of something better…they both hold out the bouquets.
She takes both bouquets, and thanks them, saying you know that she loves this kind. She tells them both thanks, and that she’s so happy. But what she really likes about it, were their feelings.
She then explains that it’s exactly like she said, you all know that the PD was born while the Photoners were alive, right? Everyone nods. Well, PD was created by us, the Photoners and it was crazy when it was born. It was unexpected when it was born, but we came together with countermeasures and managed to seal it. Afin, paying attention (to the main goal) says Wow, such a seal is crazy, how did you manage it? She thinks, that it’s a story she’s heard. She tells him that PD sees all existences that use Photons as its enemy, so it will try to pursue and eliminate them. (Existences likely here means living things / aliens etc who are capable of using photons) So, they (the photoners) combined all their photons into a single individual and used it as bait, then sealed PD alongside the individual.
Afin wonders all into a single Person? Could they really? Aurora wasn’t too interested in the details, but heard it from “An Admiral” who she was acquainted with so she has no doubt it’s true. Yucretia acuses her of being sick, with a glare. Aurora asks how it’s sick? Aurora admits it wasn’t the best solution, but it was all they had then, and if it saved the rest of literally everybody…and Yucreta is quite the honor student, former Apprentice…aren’t you?
Yucreta confirms ‘honor student’ but when she was Apprentice she wouldn’t have thought such a thing. But even now she feels the resentment. She closes her eyes, saying it wasn’t just the memories…but her heart that they’ve altered. Aurora just “…..” at this, while looking somewhat put off. She turns and says it’s sealed, but the Dark Falz ran amok afterwards. We couldn’t claim any victory about that. Yucreta agrees. No sooner than she’s finished though, Aurora says she’s bored of this area, lets go to another. And with that, she leads the way off for all 3 of them.
Confirmed: This is the 2nd time PD has ever appeared.
And that angry spy is Sara, hiding behind a pillar. (They are in the ARKS lobby near the medical counter, as usual) You can observe her spying on them, but approach her anyway. Sara’s glad you’re here, but seems a bit surprised to be caught in the act. She says just look at Claris over there chattering away like a bird. She kept saying she had a lot to talk about and has been chattering helplessly since we got back and now she can’t even talk to her. Sara suspects the present we gave her before wasn’t to close the gap in the relationship. Matoi being her usual self will try to answer everything to the point that it annoys her. (Sara).
If she’d creep close enough to get an ear-full though, she’d realize that Claris has really, really good questions here. It’s things both of them ought to know, and Claris has fairly a right to know…being chosen against her will AND a clone made for a specific purpose ‘in her life’.
Are you jealous?
Well it’s obvious she’s jealous, but that’s an offensive thing to ask that will surely set her off. She’s unreasonably jealous of everything Claris does (and the other way round) for no real reason. If you ask ‘are you lonely’ she’ll get upset, stutter around and flail telling you there’s no way she’s lonely at all. Then, she denies being jealous, and not even lonely! “that girl” said she wanted to talk to Matoi earlier, so there’s nothing wrong with that, right?!
This outburst gathers the attention of Claris & Matoi. Claris waves and calls to both of you. Sara says ‘oh no we’ve been spotted!’ while Claris tells her to stop wandering around and come on over for a talk, you too! Sara seems gloomy about this but will go. Claris says she had things she wanted to ask too, right? Stop hesitating and ask because Predecessor can answer anything!
Matoi says if there’s something she can answer, well then you can ask her anything. She loves talking and wanted to talk to Sara too. Sara thinks about this issue with her eyes closed for a bit, then says she always wanted to ask…well, you like wearing those types of clothes, right? This makes Matoi break out in the giggles. Claris continues that she’s curious too, is it her hobby? Are they her type? Matoi steps about a bit over this, saying no! Xiao prepared them for her, it’s not like she asked him for it. Claris wants to know if she gets stronger the more skin she shows? (Here goes the can of worms) Matoi says no…but maybe one can absorb more photons from the atmosphere? Claris looks all around at her outfit, thinking if she reveals more of herself, then she’ll surely get stronger, right? Matoi, regretful now, says no, girls shouldn’t be exposing so much, it’s an absolute NO! Sara counters her with “look who’s talking now”. Matoi whines that she didn’t want to be told off by Sara.
Claris then goes after Sara by telling her she’s weak although her outfit reveals more, so why is that then? Sara proceeds to argue back that she wants a fight, and just as that they’re shouting and flailing at each other again. Matoi ignores them, ask you if times like this are fairly fun, aren’t they?
Bikini Armor Battle Damage!
Is Xiao a pervert?
Then, she starts sniffing you.
Xion No Longer Exists
If you're honest and say Xion No Longer Exists, she'll not look super surprised but ask she's no longer there & gone? There's a copy-like child? But no Xion...is it really so...She acknowledges that she passed away. (No, she was right up murdered) Even if there's a copy, it's still not her, she's really gone...This makes her remember something, we also tried to copy her and failed each time. It was the story of the end of the Photoners Photoners were spread across the universe, so in order to manage the universe of civilization we tried to make a copy of her. The first was a success, but we failed in that it couldn't be controlled at all so we threw it away in subspace. (Oh AS IF THIS COULDNT GO WRONG) Yucreta angrily chimes in saying she doesn't know if it was subspace or another dimension entirely, but to treat it as if it were garbage...you can't just treat others as you so please.
Aurora agrees, and also feels it was wrong. It was punishment, surely. Failure after failure, they finally created another success, something they were able to control. The selfish desires the Photoners had at the time, their desires and thoughts influenced it...And Afin finishes the sentence: it was PD. And so, because of that the malicious desires of others, she supposes it's part of human nature. Suddenly suspicious (as usual) Yucreta asks how does she know this much? Was she a part of it? A part, she asks? Ha no, she can't say that, she wasn't interested. She vanishes and reappears, saying the only thing on her mind was to polish her beauty, at that time. She captured all the hearts in the universe for herself. She was the most beautiful woman out of all Photoners, said to be the real Goddess Of Beauty. Even military personnel and politicians would fall for her.
All the men had to watch what they said near her. Even with her complaining they still boasted their secrets to her at night. Really she heard all sorts of things, things she wanted to hear, and others she didn't. Some she wishes she could forget. She wanted to close her ears, hearing stories of power struggles and evil intent of others. She wanted to defeat that type of people, she really disliked the ugliness, it's true. Yet she was desperate enough on defeating all of the girls who would become her rivals. Then, she disappears.
What does Xion smell like? (We ARE asking the important questions!)
From what she sounds like...she also was..........sleeping around a whole lot? "Telling her the secrets at night" seems to kind of be these guys confessing stuff to her "in bed". However, maybe Photoners don’t have a double-standard going where “man many girlfriends = good man” and “girl many boyfriends = bad girl” so becoming a super-beauty and then having sex with all men she can find is actually a really cool and positive thing to do. But…That's kind of odd? She's an okay enough looking child-creature here but maybe she grew up prettier somehow? Cause she's not exactly amazing she just has giant hair.
Why did she get chosen as an Apprentice?
When she was a Photoner (and she probably still is? One doesn't change species--HOWEVER she's also not a 'material person' exactly because she can teleport, and exist "as energy" inside Yucreta. Loser/Luther COULD teleport himself at will, but being able to merge his energy and exist as energy within someone else...probably not) she was exposed to an ugly world for a long time. She can't see the possibilities in people. (Plus she's a bit of a snoot and likely wasn't looking for possibilities in others ever anyway) When he contacted everyone, Ulc and Sara, he's been alongside everyone together, he does see the possibilities in others. Ulc says yeah, we did see rescuing matoi as PD. He wanders as he said the future is unpredictable. Xion said so and he agrees, so what can we do but proceed as we are? Whether it's right or wrong only the future will tell. It'll be the future Xion couldn't predict. Ulc nods and says she'd better work harder then. To avoid the Photoner mistakes, she'll have to study hard as well as you & Xiao. She waves and jogs off to do just that.
Once she's gone Xiao says by the way...have you noticed anything strange regarding Aurora while on Lilipa? You shake your head no (And really, aside from vanishing/teleporting around the general area of Yucretia, to who she's 'tied', and acting snooty it really isn't much odd) He says since PD appeared the photon readings have been skyrocketing there on Lilipa. But, there's no real way to know what's happening there now. It might be a sign of something to come, so could you please keep an eye on them?
Is this photon reading he sees the "leftovers" of Yucreta's denied power?
Ulc has desires.
Story Chapter 6 EX Why I Am Here
This one takes place in the tunnels/mines of Lilipa.
She goes on to get a bit stressed saying the whole place and time are unfamiliar. The photoners…they were really wiped out? We’ve really done ourselves in and there’s no more, we’re really gone, aren’t we?
Afin asks are you…
Chatper EX Don’t Turn Eyes Away: The Meaning of This Place
In the pale steel gray mines Aurora continues to walk along. This area is different from the ones previous, it looks new, and the green photon glow is still bright in the walls. It’s well lit, and nothing’s broken. However, it doesn't really seem to be a mine, but more of a factory. You can see big hooks and clips going by on rails in the ceiling bringing Gilnas bodies to and fro. Afin says to wait up, since we’re going ahead, should we go into the corrupted area?
Aurora says in this unstable place…yes we could go there. This is the PD feeding grounds, PD bait grows here but… But this isn’t the place where PD is resurrected? Then there’s no use for the corrupted zone, it was left completely suspended but she wonders why…closing her eyes she thinks. This place there’s no getting used to it, time flows differently here. Just like me now. Yucreta walks ahead to her. Yucreta says that if she can feel something up ahead, then she’s investigating…so be quick about it. They both go on, but Aurora disappears again, making you and Afin to shrug about it.
So, they're all confused about how there's this much 'darker problem' on Lilipa if Lilipa ISNT where PD is going to decide to show up. Also, the corrupted area of the mines is somehow in maybe a temporal distortion?
They have a small dialogue about going ahead but keeping together. Here will be corrupted enemies that are stronger than normal because not only are they corrupt, they’re new/unbroken and polished still. You can come to an area with rubble, which they say ‘would lead right to the area’, but we’ll have to go around.
Oddly, the 'in quest text' here is all translated. Usually their little dialogue bubbles never are but for this one, someone bothered. That stuff usually doesn't appear in the summary here because it tends to be really incidental or something super obvious like "the floor button will open the gate" or "oh no el ahdas are near by" where it doesn't affect anything. The only big one where it did was meeting Loser in the 'stomach dimension', so that got ran thru the translator.
If you can fight off Jagd Spardan & Kaiser Varger, Aurora says let’s proceede, but Afin is exhausted already and has a bad feeling since the start. Is this really normal? The next area is harder with Gunkaiser, rapid Gilnas and more. If you can beat them, you come to a terminal to open a green fence. But everyone’s got a bad feeling about it. Of course, pressing it triggers a code:attack with new and improved Dingell.
Passing this, as you head for the door there will be a Dingell, gunkaiser and spardan ambush that’s no joke. Bringing a stunning weapon (katana spin stun, gravity spell, stunning shell, etc) or a ranged item is a very good idea. EVERYthing here is big on range and real intent on shooting a lot. They don’t have a ton of hp but they have a ton of close AND long range firepower so use corners, boxes and halls against them.239 5/10 at 1030
Passing this great trouble area, Afin says that just as rumors said, a Corrupted Area is here and it’s been settled ‘like outrageously’. Yucreta says its terrible to see a corrupted area on such a familiar planet…don’t you think? This makes Aurora appear, and say she doesn’t know cause she’s not a DF. She then asks how did Yucreta become an Apprentice?
Oddly, she says “well how would I know”. Afin defends her (oddly? That wasn’t an attack?) Saying Yucreta just got caught up in it, unlike YOU who became a Dark Falz so don’t mention her. (Really Afin? It is you who doesn’t know how Aurora got Apprentice-ized. It could have been the same thing!) However, unlike ‘innocent until proven guilty, she confesses it was ‘from herself’, saying “that’s right she wished to become Dark Falz herself.” So, Afin, without knowing it before lashing out is actually right here instead of being really rude like you’d assume.
Aurora walks ahead a bit, thinking. She decides to tell a story.
It became a major project for everyone else: Xions copy generation and failure that led to the end occurrence of PD a tumulus time but even so, to her, it was a great thing. The world she fought in was different: the swirling lies, deception, cytosine and the beautiful and terrible world. More beauty than anyone, more charm than anyone and younger than anyone! She wished that…it should’ve been like that. Sad now she laments this last bit. Cytosine is a DNA component. Is she misusing a word?
That Was Your Desire?
If you ask That Was Your Desire? She…doesn’t really remember. But, it’s not only her fault, other than her, more Dark Falzes were born, and they also went on a rampage! Yucreta says that we, as Apprentice, what’s done can’t be undone. The erosion of many stars, the resurrection of pd, both you and me we have to take responsibility, she says to Aurora as she walks over to her. Aurora looks…maybe mad…maybe thoughtful or grim for a bit, then says I’m worried about this, let’s go. She then vanishes, leaving Yucreta to walk on ahead of you & Afin. So, Yucreta is basically telling her to take up responsibility and try to do something now that she realizes being an apprentice is wrong.
The next area is worthy of bad feelings because it has a LOAD of sinows & Vargers. Again, stunning as many are in range, then picking them off one by one while the rest are stunned is great. Beating that, you can find an area with sparking/smoking half wrecked gilnases. Afin has a bad feeling.
After the fence you can find Predicada fighting the RapidGilnas. Aurora asks if they’re Yuchans, she should send her minions away. Yucreta says if she wants to go so bad, why doesn’t she go and do it. You can actually let these guys fight to reduce baddie HP if you want, they’re quite ferocious toward each other.
If you see and approach Kaltagots, Sorza Braha will appear behind them as you go to attack. Going through a warp will lead to another darker vs mech fight, so let them brawl a bit. This will open a domed terminal, (enemy proof terminal, always shut when enemies present) about which Afin does not like. He is, of course, right because there is a PILE of gunkaiser that spawn. You can use the small area where the warp was to confound them a bit, but they’re quite quick on the uptake once you shoot them from up there and will follow you up the hill.
However, the moment the last one falls, a Falke Leone will appear. This thing is an absolute maniac. When it turns red it will shoot Ariel blades. It can also jump out of the ‘map’ to get up the ramp and down it from an angle to take away ‘boxing it in’. Keep your mag fed, and use a blast if you have to, just get rid of it. There are more boxes with mates after.
Both Vilma Leopard & Falke Leone are really odd choices for machines.
She says of course she is, if you’re hated, it’s all over, you only fall down. It was thanks to the people she liked, the people she had, that she was able to stand there. She doesn’t want to be hated, she wanted to be loved. “That’s right even PD! She doesn’t know anything!” (What is this sentence) Even so, having everyone say its our fault they hate us…they hate me, that’s why she responded…she didn’t think it’d become like this.
She appears right in front, asking Yu chan is she bad, she’s not bad? Please tell us both of use we’re not bad right? She pulls at her leggings. Yucreta says she has to decide that for herself. She shakes her head and disappears. Afin says bye to the lilipan, and everyone walks on.
Presumably she is calling out the names of her friends.
In Tunnels 3 Yuga enemies will begin appearing.
A Code Rescue the lilipan will appear with 2 Goldradayuga. The lilipan is trapped by a flashing red disk half sunk in the floor that also has arms or something grabby. Irritate one Goldradahyuga as quickly as possible, then use something like Showtime or Warcry to pull the other off the glowing red object that has snatched up the lilipan. The code isn’t that long of a timer, and when it ends you’ll win the code. You mainly need to badger both goldies until the timer runs out. This will allow you to access a terminal switch.
And it is OF COURSE up to no good. You can tell, because there are green boxes in there with 2 laser turret cannons. These are the type that take time to charge their power though…A Ragne will spawn at quite a distance so you’ll be tempted to get in the chair and try to charge the gun to go vs it, but in just 1 leap it’ll be over there and squash you off the gun.
After that, Afin will ask if she’s still worried about the lilipan. She says it can’t be helped now, so let’s keep going. Aurora will "…" at this. Continuing freely now, there are more mate boxes, but Yucreta now agrees with Aurora that something’s ahead. This saves the progress.