PSO2 Story Guide Episodes 4-5
|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.
This section is for Chapters 4 and 5 ONLY. For all the plot before this, see the Story Hub. Because the game is divided up over these sections, the plot will be as well.
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Quna in Quna Changes Her Costumes (Guessed Title)
If you say That’s Right , she’s skeptical , it sounds half hearted and it hurts her to hear it. But, maybe you’ll be surprised if she uses this form! And with that, she vanishes in her letters and hexagons. You look around, and spot her again, but mostly behind you. She claims it’s been a while since her last time displaying this form, she’s been dismissed from her duties. She ended up as Vice Commander of Intelligence Unit, due to a suggestion from Casra. But, that’s nothing more than a title, because all there is to do is paperwork and approvals. If she’s honest, she was scared when you came back. Perhaps due to the side effects of Mai (who is Mai???) she was told that you might end up forgetting who she is. But, it’s all fine now, you kept remembering about her. Now, she doesn’t need to fight so recklessly any more. Because you really did come back.
She then reverts by using her hexagons to her idol costume, and tells you that she prefers singing and dancing and creating smiles on stage before everyone, instead of fighting. She loves that more than anything. Everyone’s idol Quna is forever immortalized, and that’s why she’s forever counting on your support! At this, she winks out a sparkling star at you.
This gives you Story Board Reward Glowstick Action.
Quna was really worried you'd forget about her. She acts like you're an aquaintance a lot of the time, but it seems like she really considers you a friend. 'the not fighting recklessly' is probably a reference to she's very sure she wants to live now, that she knows you're here with her. This is actually a pretty sentimental story piece with more insight into the character. It's bits like this that we need, not like the Io piece.
Lisa & Enga in Lisa Sees a Gunner (Guessed title)
Enga quietly asks you what's wrong with her.
He asks that just by shaking hands, did it actually reveal things to that extent?
Enga narrows his eyes at you, wondering if the weirdoes tend to be more powerful within the ARKS? The only thing you can do here is shrug.
Well, Lisa is really perceptive (in this likely, narrow, single way).
Xiera, Hitsugi Ary & You in: What Does Xiera Do? (Guessed Title)
You Are Wrong.
If you say You Are Wrong, She is happy and thanks you. She has her own job as well. Her official title is Specal Calculative Management Administrator High Cast. Calculating & managing the ARKS ship is her main job. She makes adjustments in order for the residents of the ship to live comfortably, as well as sending intelligence to all ARKS in the field.
Aru is surprised, saying he doesn’t see any of that.
She feels the thorns of every word he speaks…although despite appearances, she’s basically a diligent worker. Ahem! She does hands on hips, and tilts about.
Hitsugi adds that she believes there are ARKS out on missions now as we speak, shouldn’t she be supporting them as well? Xiera says not to underestimate her so much, while we chat, that level of parallel processing is a piece of cake, it’s her specialty. She won’t lose to Xiao, even if it’s just calculations for management. She admits she does lose somewhere else though. (Where?)
Furthermore, talking with all of you is also part of her job. She pats his head. The previous managers, the Photoners gave no effort in trying to understand the hearts of the people. Thus, they used them only as pawns. The results of that was the collapse of their order.
The hearts are frail and easily broken. However, at times, it becomes a vivid and powerful weapon.
While she’s admin, she’s also a person with a heart. Not only providing intelligence, she also wants to provide strength by interacting and connecting with everyone. Therefore, she chatters! Now, everyone, let’s continue to have pointless conversations together.
Hitsugi feels it would have been a much better speech without adding that last line.
Aru is too stupid to be offended here, which is too bad, because he was the target. And he IS old enough to know better than to accuse random people of ‘never doing anything’ at their job.
What does she ‘lose to Xiao’ about?
Cave man vs the computer
Xiera is superhuman. That is realistic.
The Photoners treating ‘the people’ (yes but they were other photoners) as pawns line is pretty normal, but she leads it to ‘heart’ which is what she claims she has, and says people’s hearts are fragile but powerful. So…she lets everyone know she’s making a conscious effort to ‘be a person with the people’ and understanding them. The really clever tie-together here is that insult “Let’s continue to have pointless conversations together”She has a heart, and Hitsugi & Aru are offending it / harming her
She has a heart & retaliates with the ‘pointless’ insult
She pretends she has a heart ‘for the benefit of the people’ and is actually a sociopathic inhuman construct that feels social interaction is just ‘finessing’ things to make them go right, and that people are things to be managed in this way.
Maybe the first two are true or maybe it's the third one.