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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Enga I’m Sorry…
Neither one of these are optimal choices, because the 2nd one is just placating because no one could know her status, and the first one is just an emphasize that the situation is bad. If you say Enga…I’m Sorry…He says it’s not your fault, its his idiot sister that rushed in, it sounds terrible but she got what was coming to her. Wow really guy? Aru is sorry she got taken instead of him. He tells him he didn’t do anything wrong, if he hadn’t been there she’d of died. Xiera confirms this, her biometrics showed that for a brief time she was actually dead. She did confirm the vitals returned to normal after Aru helped, she wasn’t able to get another signal afterwords. He asks if she’s ok (rhetorically, gloomy) Enga says that the target is Aru, they wouldn’t throw away a pawn like Hitsugi easily…so they’ll use her as bait to lure Aru in. (very true) Like a hostage exchange. Aru swears if it’ll save her, he’ll do anything. Enga corrects him about making dumb choices, he’s Hitsugi’s savior, and his little brother now, he won’t just hand him over.
Xiera says that the decision anyone makes will be based on what MC does. It’s irritating waiting, she wants to get her back as soon as possible but…Of course Enga won’t sit around and do nothing, don’t you agree, Ardem? Ardem phones in saying that they do know the location of the MC base. It’s existed since ancient times, it was said to drive people insane and was avoided for that reason but it is still close to us. The base is on…The MOON! It’s impossible to go there with our own technology, but with ARKS backing us, it would be a different story. Ardem is sure that Hitsugi is there, but it’s the enemy’s big base. It sounds harsh but if Enga goes there, he will die. Enga knows, he has no intent of dragging anyone with him, he’ll rescue her by himself. The logical thing to do would be to abandon the stupid sister, and it’s absurd to ever think of handing over Aru. That’s why he’ll go himself, he’ll go right into the base and get her back. Aru worries, so he pats him on the head and says not to, he’ll def. bring her back.
You step forward. He asks what then? Is his lecture on selfish actions running too long?
There’s Two People On This Rescue Mission
(Of course, you’re stepping up to the plate here, which is the right thing to do) If you say You Need The ARKS Strength, Right?
The scene ends
There’s a good bit to unpack here.
Of course, the inter-galaxy-faring ARKS would feel that a simple moon trip is easier than pushing a pebble along the ground. You’d HAVE to have them, and their teleport ability to get there.
Enga doesn’t/didn’t pay ANY attention to Hitsugi’s life AT ALL
It’s unsurprising that Aru was able to bring her back.
“Got what was coming to her.”
Huey in: The Right People in the Right Places
If you ask What’s Up? He says nothing in particular, he’s just doing a periodic stroll through Naberius. He ended up in command of the Combat Unit, but that doesn’t matter because this is the supremacy in the action. You called it Earth? Because of our response to that planet in another dimension, our response elsewhere in this dimension, our dimension…has become insufficient. Thus, he and Claris will patrol whenever they are free. He understands the issues that are on Earth but ARKS has lingering darker problems. There is no way about what we should prioritize, it’s being the right person in the right place.
With an elaborate series of gestures, he exclaims you are here! He is there! When required we help each other that’s what comrades are for! That’s why he’s happy and reassured about your return. He believes he’s heard a voice calling for help, and thus jumps away into the sky. The scene ends.
Huey is refreshing to see again.
The Heart’s Whereabouts
Ophiel is running bright rings of light over Hitsugi on the bed. (His gesture based ether-use) Kohri asks how is she doing? Do you know why she won’t wake up? Och says impossible she was 100% dead, stabbed in the stomach its really disturbing. Phul says there could be zombies, that is what is really, actually disturbing. But…She’d love to see one, and turns to Kohri to ask “does the sword make them?”
Mother is A PERSON!
She goes on to tell Kohri you have the apologies of Mother, she has allowed her friend Hitsugi to be hurt by her own hands she’s sorry. What exactly WAS Mother's real intent setting Kohri after Hitsugi like that then? For them to just battle evenly until Aru rushed in so they could snatch him? Mother doesn't seem THAT bad that she'd have a kid go kill another upon one of her lies, but really, what was she expecting?
Mother says the problem is in her heart.
Mother says to manipulate a child like that, even for her sake, she doesn’t approve of such things. Ophiel tells her that he does understand her discontent…however, it’s all for our objective. Please don’t let it bother you, if someone must dirty their hands I’d rather the role fall to me. He leaves, and as soon as the door closes…
Och speculates ‘yeah right’ to his role, she wonders how he really feels, maybe he’s a pervert that likes young women? Phul asks Och if she’s upset that Mr Ophiel rescued her? This angers Och…which with a stutter lends credibility to Phul’s accusation. In any case, the real danger is that Kohri kid because loving someone too much is really dangerous, she had her 50% shivering. Phul says they’re yandere types, it’s good reference material, so she’ll take notes.
The Conclusion and speculation here are stupidly off base. Ophiel's role is to lie to Kohri to set her out to murder people who stand in Mother's way over the false-pretense that killing other people will bring Hitsugi back to life. Mother feels guilty about having a clearly brain-washed teen set out to kill people on her behalf.
It seems like a habit among girls here to false-flag literally everyone as a pedophile who they don’t like, or is doing something that’s annoying. That, in itself, is super wrong because the accusation is so serious that crying wolf on literally every male who does something displeasing is horrible to do. It ruins everything for actual victims, and makes the false-accuser look like the worst scum.
What is a yandere?
Och asks Mother(Who has ignored their pettiness right here) is she really ok? She felt 80% dangerous since the beginning. Phul says that there’s established evidence that a Yandere is hard to deal with whether it is friend or foe. Mother gets up out of her chair, saying all that doesn’t matter. Her heart won’t be broken so easily…Kohri is trying to save Hitsugi with all her own will, obtaining power to do so. She’s sure Ophiel has a hand in it, but her desires are pure. (Remember, she IS ACTUALLY psychic) Meaning, Ophiel sweet-talking her into setting off after ARKS is fine, but not what motivated her.
She then calls both by name Och Miller & Phul Janice Lasswitz, she’s sorry the duties placed upon them were so tough, please forgive her cowardice. Phul says no need to apologize, Och assures her that they 100% understand it’s their role, she’s the one who did the calculations for it, after all. Phul restrained herself on the last mission, but all preparations are complete for the next so leave it to us. This is something only they can do, so they’ll do it 200% to Mothers wishes.
They nod, and Phul says Mother saved them and Och tells her that age has nothing to do with ability-- only mother understood and acknowledges that fact and also us. Thanks to Mother, Phul can advance her writing, Och can her calculations, we learned all kinds of things we never could have otherwise. They then put their hands together to team up. That’s why we use all power for mother, even if throwing away our lives we’ll have no regrets.Mother is who saved them, who were on the verge of being excluded from society, so they’ll never forget her kindness. Let us repay our debt, “for treating us like people” that’s the first reminder-note she ever made. Mother is so proud to have met both of them. They nod.
What’s NOT apparent until now:
Take a bet: Mother can’t fix Hitsugi, they’re just lying to Kohri because they know she’s off her nut and in a daze/trance when she’s like this.
Hitsugi in: I wanted a place where I belong
No one protected her, no one was by her side. She cries, tired, no more, sick of being a good girl. She hates being scared and pain and suffering and alone and doesn’t want to feel it any more. She shakes her head, upset. What to accomplish? What are her intentions she knew the answer all along…She wanted a place where she belonged, she wanted to protect the things she loved, that’s all she really wanted but…Why? What did she do wrong/where did she go wrong? Someone, tell her! She’s sick of it all…she calls to Kohri, bro, Aru, & you. She then folds up more, glooms harder, and the scene ends. A tear comes out of her eye on the hospital bed.This further paints Enga as a villain.
Yeah sure he's so self absorbed with 'being the man of the house' in the absence of the parents & earning money from EG that he neglects Hitsugi....in his own mind 'helping Hitsugi' by 'stepping up to the plate' and being the big earner & role model. HE thinks he's the big helper here & she should be grateful he's so amazing.
However: he never saw beyond his own nose in that every word he has for her is "bad, stupid, immature little sister doing wrong", and why every interaction they have starts and ends that way, or with her yelling at him. He also seems incapable of listening to her, specifically. He's shown clearly listening to other people, but never her. And nobody puts him in his place over it! Hitsugi IS RIGHT, nobody ever stands up FOR HER. Not in front of Xiera, not in front of Ardem, not ever. That's why your character is included in her sad rant, you don't stick up for her vs Enga at the numerous opportunities he gives you.
No one told her to save Aru