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.
Special Quest Mission Write Ups
Green Text: Speculation or opinions
What You Do/The official "Party Line" appears in RED TEXT
Bold Text: Important information
Choice Options: Blue Text
Dates & Times (Story is time travel related) Purple Text
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Regius calls Luther a bastard (rightly so)
Casra says it’s gaudy to “mimic someone” by releasing clones.
Claris is super afraid of the clones. She doesn’t understand how they’re not her. She demands the clones tell her, but they don’t speak. Then, she demands answers from the Clarissa wand itself, and it won’t do anything either so she starts having a mental breakdown. (Why is Claris so mentally unstable? She’s either a bragging blowhard with no respect for others or life, or a sobbing 6 year old blubbering for answers out of a magic rod, too whiny and afraid to save her own life. How would someone like this even get CONSIDERED as a council member?)
After laying her down, he asks Regius if he won’t say he’s protecting the ARKS still like this…because if he did…he’d kill him. It is a very serious moment for Huey.
Regius says that “A method to free ones self from absolute authority should be possible, so in order to search for the method he submitted himself to Luther because there was no other way to protect ARKS". However, the temporary balance is no longer worth protecting, so you & Matoi go ahead, they’ll face the clones. Casra reminds that the clones are just as powerful but have no will. Their weapon is Ashen Stave Clarissa II.
Maria finally speaks up, saying it’s been 10 years since she stood with Regius like this at the Elder War. He thanks her for biding time and training juniors. She says she’s just doing what she wants. She summons Lavilius (her partisan) and you can move on.
What is Absolute Authority?
Moving on, you find that those weren’t the only Claris Clones.
In the next area is a large pillar. Matoi says it looks like the end of the path, but where’s the real area further in? Xion appears, says she’s waited and that her remaining time is very little. The time she stalled for though has been given meaning so use all your power and continue as she guides you into herself, into her core. In this area, there are floating, swirling orange shapes like leaves or stems or small jellyfish like things that fade in and out of visibility at random.
This means that what could be suspected is true: Xion is the personification of the ORACLE mother ship’s AI.
Now, you have to fight past hoards of bird based darkers.
At 1220 Matoi feels she’s being watched
Once, Photoners and her communicated about golden ages and ruins, and accepting the existence of humans or giving up on life. Those who decided to become one with her, were the photoners. (What does this mean? Why would humans evolving somewhere cause aliens to kill themselves? Melting into a giant ocean intelligence could have an appeal, but…?) Xion says life originally came from the ocean, the creation of all life was within an ocean, and that includes herself. She ‘changes the scene’ by making you appear to be floating in outer space, looking at stars and 1 all-blue planet.
She says a solitary existence as a planet with nothing but an ocean, knowledge was suddenly born and the ocean itself gained knowledge “from the past” until the present and calculated all of creation knowing absolutely everything. It was the all calculating observer of the universe. You know it’ll never tell you about how the ocean learned about the universe outside of itself. You have to take it for granted that it could even SEE things away from its own atmosphere.
A glowing orb crashes into the planet.
The Photoners weren’t evil, they were common ‘evolutionary occurrences’, but without them Darkers might not exist…but then ARKS wouldn’t either…and the Photoners were greedy, curious, arrogant, lazy and righteous. She shouldn’t have shared the knowledge of Photons but she was lonely. She doesn’t understand.
People who “Know Everything Absolutely” are INCAPABLE of NOT UNDERSTANDING SOMETHING. She knows a LOT LESS than “everything” if she can’t figure out a situation that a child could see though.
Matoi begins sympathizing with her, saying she was lonely, scared, in pain and wished only for rescue, that’s where you came and saved her. She forgot everything, but that one moment she had joy. She tells Xion she’s the same for feeling delighted at meeting Photoners. This confuses Xion prompting her to ask if Matoi is part of her, but she’s not…Matoi is simply psychic, she feels Xions emotions, lonely, she called out…but what went wrong happened later. It wasn’t wrong to feel lonely or to call out. That’s why Xion let you meet Matoi.
Xion remembers and agrees that in the beginning all she had was loneliness. But then she disappears. Matoi urges you to hurry onward to find her again.
Now, you’ll have to battle past even more bird darkers. If you explore everywhere, a Decol Malluda will appear, and at the end, you find Blu Ringhada. However, after battling it for a while, you CAN run past it to the door if the fight is too difficult.
This door will lead to area 8 at 1300
If you pick About Ulc…
He insists he doesn’t want to see this appearance of Ulc, nor want to be seen as what he’s become. (A duman) He flails and flops as he recounts his promise to Ulc that he’d go fight instead, so she wouldn’t do something unreasonable (like going into danger) As he wails and shrieks about protecting Ulc, he flings a huge foie directly…at Ulc. Cackling insanely, he falls, thinking he’s killed her. But…she staggers forth from the smoke to re-assure him that it’s ok to give up on the promise, even though he can’t protect her, she won’t be mad.
She shakes him a bit, crying and begging him to ‘come back’. He realizes it really IS Ulc, and sees how injured she is. He apologizes for what he’s done. She says to ignore trivial things like her injuries. She finally understands his pain now, but it’s ok to lay down and rest for now, or else he won’t be able to fight. He cries a lot, then falls to the ground. She says that since forever he’s never opened up to anyone, always doing his own thing. She claims he’s hopeless unless she’s watching over him.
Sara appears to interrupt, dashing up and yelling at Ulc that if she goes off on her own she could die. Ulc knows she’s at her limit, and explains that when ‘we’ wake up she can yell however much she wants. Sara laments that she’s pushed herself too hard, and they both fall over. Sara says to leave them to her, you’ve got to try to get through the “genuinely last gate”. It’s impossible to open, unless you can find some kind of ‘sweet spot’. Sara believes Matoi is Xions’ relative and should have the answer. Of course, she doesn’t know.
Sara warns that it’s the final match ahead in there. The time we’ve all prepared for so…do your best!
7/7 at 1400
He recognizes the Clarissa as the real thing, not the sham he made. He says he recognizes who wields it, now he understands. Xion has her own methods of operating, they were futile, but well done. Matoi demands he lets go of Xion. He argues that he has no intention of doing so, now that he finally understands her. She and he will become perfection, one all-knowing thing. He asks if you understand what she is, Xion. The meaning of a calculation ocean, retaining all the memories of the universe, she’s the “Akashic Record.*” He says it’s the end goal of the photoners & his pursuit of the Universes’ Logic. The arks, darkers, in every study and experiment, everything led up to the moment he can finally become one with her. He will become an existence that understands all creation in the universe.
*The Akashic record is a religious item believed to be a compendium of all thoughts, events and emotions of everything everywhere since forever. It is believed to be encoded on a nonphysical plane of existence called an “Etheric Plane”.
*He would be in for a shock if he actually did, because he would be forced to understand how rare and precious life is, and how fascinating all sentient beings are…the very ones he’s been murdering with gleeful abandon this whole time.
Matoi doesn’t want to allow it.
*He has banged on about this now for quite some time. He falls to the typical Villain chatter, instead of actually going and doing a thing (anything!) He is also very very guilty of villain trope #2, "allowing the good guys to do whatever they want, thinking nobody could ever stop him no-matter what". For someone so old, did he never read a single book or consume a single piece of plotted media? Seems unlikely with "boredom as his #1 enemy.
An emergency alert is issued on all ships. Errors are in the life support systems and environmental settings are being rewritten. Everyone starts running around. The reactors are going wrong, there’s nothing the coms operators (Hilda, etc) can do.
Luther gloats that the ARKS Regius sacrificed into trying to protect this from happening are all in a sorry state. (Remember, there’s no way for you to know that he’s sabotaging all ships) He says something sort of puzzling, which is that “if you had distanced your defiant faces you may have lived a little longer”. (I guess if you hadn’t come to fight him, you’d of lived till he knocked out life support on your ship?)
Matoi questions why he’s doing all this, who does he think ARKS are? As she is crushed.
He claims it’s so wonderful, knowledge rushing into his head, the torrents of information. He flails around a little, raising his hands and marveling.
1. I Don’t accept defeat
If you choose “It won’t end here”, he questions if the ARKS still feel like struggling, because the habit of endeavoring futilely is troubling.
*It is very likely he will say the same thing for option 1. NO other option is available to be logged here because the translation file died and won’t be restored. The single choice made in the recorded incident is the only available translated one.
In the end the evil when you neared death infected even her…it’s such a bother. *What does this mean? As you stumble forward, he doesn’t understand what drives you forward, as Xion is already gone. What motivates you so?
1. I promised
If you choose “I Promised” He asks if it was a promise with Xion, the one who just died? Either one is meaningless now. Those things in front of existence are worthless. He’s omniscient now. But, as he goes to fling some kind of glowing energy blast at you, he wonders what’s happening to his body. He accuses Xion of doing something, and she manifests before him, breaking his concentration on keeping you down with gravity. He is shocked that the thoughts flooding in are now Xions. He staggers and flails as Xion makes a final request to you, that she couldn’t say ‘at that time’.
He commands her to stop thinking ‘like that’, as Xion asks you to kill her with your own hands. There’s no other time where Luther will be one with her. The controlling him, the calculating me, now is the only time they’re fused completely, so cut the ARKS loose from us. (Remember, she’s still sort of part of him, he’ll know what she’s up to, knows about her suicide plan to stop him, naturally he’s freaking out)
She tells you that even if Luthers body remains, the Me inside of him will be erased. He’ll be defeat-able, his objective will be gone forever. You, the last of the arks ever to understand her, please fulfill her request. He commands her to stop the stupidity, the Oracle will die too, everything will collapse without her.
She counters that if this situation continues, ARKS will all die, so it’s not a balanced statement. He reminds her that if she dies, what will happen? She claims that the thing called the future is only fun if you don’t know it, don’t understand it. She then fades back into him. Remember, he's out to kill ALL ARKS and was shutting down all life support on all the ships, so him threatening that 'if she dies, all life support will shut down', is stupid, it's what he was already doing)
Now you have to fight him.
Matoi will talk to you during the fight. It is untranslated.
238 at 7/7 at 1500
He shouts that when Xion disappeared instead of calculations…
It shows the infested mother ship in space.
She blocks it with a teleport. Zeno’s here too, asking just what’s up with this dark guy, and drawing down on him with his special weapon. This really raises his ire over defying him, vanquishing him, still calling himself Luther…then…in his madness changing it to Loser. He screams more, gathering dark energy and becomes “A Falz”. Now with the traditional white fade to pink hair, red eye (his other eye gets a black sclera too), and new ‘dark falz’ black and pink outfit.
He claims that solutions are unnecessary, the answer is what he wants, and all who won’t follow die. A power takes him over, and he turns into Angel Falz, the 6 winged bird-like-demon darker manifestation. Quna, Zeno and Matoi will now help you fight Falz Angel, the form of him. He can steal your PP, teleport, summon Solda enemies & do major attacks with his fetherd fans that he dispenses. His spinning red sigils will discharge dark energy explosions, as well as gather for a mega blasting beam.
If you can defeat him…
He casts a dark energy ball, knocking down Matoi. Then, he looks up, seeming to either hear or see something far above. He’s then suddenly trapped in a blue ball of energy. This lifts him off the ground, he accuses the ball of being Xion’s ocean, there to hinder him. But it’s not her? He feels it as an unpleasant aggregation of photons…from Photoners?
Matoi argues with this, saying if so, Xion will be gone for good. She tells her that his will and delusions will be scattered, that’s her final calculation. But, that’s not totally right, it’s "repaying our debts". "I, us and Luther have been continuing on as ghosts, but you are alive. So keep advancing looking forward, that’s my and our wish". Matoi is sad, but agrees. Everyone runs off and Xion says you are her kind kin, to walk toward the future…in the end…she wasn’t lonely.
Luther appears behind her, gathering still more darkness and Angel Falz becomes Dark Falz Loser, the giant boss, of a now completely infected mother ship, spreading vile red wings over hundreds of thousands of kilometers of space.
7/7 at 1545
Its unclear why they show the ship NOW & State of Raid NOW because what happens next continues to have nothing to do with it. You would believe the very next event in the matter board would be tackling this doom ship, but it's not.
Her Birth And Then...
When you do, he says thanks, but there's lots of work yet to do, so we need to get started...in the past. The date that was erased collectivly from everything is the perfect place to start. You've made lots of 'jumps' (that is, Xion moving you through time) before, so this should be similar. You recieve the matter board named "Her Birth And Then..."
Lisa Tells a Story
Well, isn't this an interesting bit, if she's not being crazy.
Next, CAN a human/newman BECOME a cast?
Sara & Xiao
What's going on here?
If you ask what's going on, she tells you that when she was young she nearly died (Xiao emphasizes how close she got) , so he gave her part of himself to save her life. She calls it a "hero act" because while he did it he was cackling out "I've always wanted a minion!" He won't deny it but reminds you that since a piece of him is in there, so when she's mumbling away to herself, she's only half crazy. Sara is frustrated, says it's like having a comm link permanently open. Xiao vanishes though, so she goes on to mention that she truly is grateful he saved her, but he hears it and clearly smarts off again, prompting her to yell 'shut up' and run away.
What part of her did he give?
Zeno & Echo Try to be Alone
If you politely decline, Zeno says aw well what a shame, but there's always next time, and they head out.
Regius Seeks Forgiveness
Maria, has snuck up on him though, and accuses him of thinking that sacrificing himself will make up for all he's done...but he won't get off that easy. He counters that if the leader doesn't take responsibility ARKS will crumble. She says that way of thinking is outdated, and likely you agree (no option, she just says that you do) She explains that Regius set up the e-broadcast, and AVIS to appear he made the decision alone...and that there's nothing she can't stand more than people who try to take a fall alone. WASNT he acting alone? WHO else on the council would go for that? Nobody except Casra knew that Regius was THAT corrupt by Luther--and it was Luther's hand that made Regius give the order/start AVIS...so...there's nobody else to be in league with him...Claris is too stupid, Huey hated Regius and would never agree with him, Maria...clearly no...sure not Quna. The last seat was empty.
Maria has a really good point, if he did indeed intend to kill himself over what he'd done.