PSO2 Story Guide Episode 5 Omega
|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 Chapter5 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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The Battle of Cuent Central Plains
After the camp ship, you go down to the battle tent (As you would in the online MPA area). The party indicator still says 8 people possible but it’s not because this is a solo story/so just initiate the countdown to go by yourself. The castle you get will be the gray one (not the black one) and the ‘scaling’ that was confusing is that all of the enemies are SUPER weak, likely around level 20 or sobut the buster towers are YOUR level, as are the buster piles. However, there are still the usual amount of them trying to kill the towers so you really have to be on your toes. It is highly likely to give a poor grade because this thing still…isn’t meant for 1 person. They’re basically jimmying it so that you CAN win (or are likely to win) through the level scaling.
This has zero dialogue or story to it.
Battle at the Cuent Castle
Lutz’s Final Words
This causes an actual fair bit of destruction, as everyone flings themselves out of the way (barely). It topples a large stone column, makes sand rain down from the mortars/roof, fells part of a wall and shocks everyone with the destructive power of Ephemera. Xiera is shocked so Luther tells her it’s a power when used as a catalyst, this is why everyone agreed to study it. She tells him to not act cool about it…but Lutz is rose-zapping again until Harriet gets up and smashes his rose. He goes to attack her again but Luther blasts him with a blue…hand power, knocking off his crown. He tells Lutz to not use violence against his sister and approaches with the magic hand held out.
Since when did Luther get 'the magic hands'?
Lutz, now fallen, claims he did it all for the nation, yelling at Harriet & Luther for messing it up. Luther asks him what part of the plan was charity or good will for the nation? Harriet tells him the nation and it’s people don’t desire war, it was the Guardian from the legend that provided us with assistance to stop you. Sword Maiden Alisa now appears, she walks in to see uncle Lutz on the floor because he’s still knocked down. He tells her to destroy everyone here so we can have peace. She says no, neither her strength nor sword are here. He tells her she’s betraying him, asking her "who took her in anyway?" She argues angrily that justice isn’t on his side so he has to surrender. (This is the first of ‘took her in’ that anyone ever heard) She asks him to make amends, join us and use his power for the sake of the people. He questions that and hates it. Knowledge and power exist for a singular purpose, the land and the world as an offering, ephemera exists for that reason only.
He glows red, and he creates a floor symbol (A magic seal/sign circle) by banging his flaming fists on the floor. The castle begins to crumble, with bricks and rubble falling everywhere for everyone to dodge. The world must stay broken and he must destroy history, everyone’s coming with him now! He rages and flames as the castle crumbles and rubble falls everywhere. Xiera panics as all falling things block the exits. Finally, enough rubble falls that it hits him and presumably he dies in it because it’s all bricks and stone.
Alisa calls out “Transient Wings Come Forth, exit!”
An earthquake disrupts her speculation, though. It’s not really an earthquake however…because even though the castle is very far away at this point, it’s collapsing is causing the ground to shake. (Really, it wasn’t that big a place--it should not be able to do that 1 mile+ away.) Luther says the throne becomes his tomb because he went mad with Ephemera, as the castle collapses amidst a cloud of dust in the distance.
Chapter 1-2 End The Prisoners of Ephemera
So this is the first we hear of “Took In Alisa”
The Maiden-Sword obviously works to protect the Maiden even when no red dragons are to be seen anywhere, but that makes sense and fits in, so fine.
In all, a just fine chapter in total.
The World Cataclysm: Cuent Royal Outskirts area
He asks your character and you can nod, but that’s it, and the scene ends.
A New King: In the Neo Cuent Royal Capital
Harriet is begging Luther to take her place at the throne, it’s too soon for her, she agitates. He says it’s common knowledge that he’s ineligible to succeed, there’s trouble if you don’t accept. Without a successor people will fall into confusion, so she’s got to take charge. She ‘but-buts’ him
You’ll Be OK
If you encourage her with You’ll Be OK, She says you’re encouraging but..., Xiera flies in asking if she’s too young or it’s too early for her? Luther explains there’s no such thing as too early or too late for the throne, it’s whether one is worthy of it. In Es-ARS to the east, the head of the nation is a child. And in the west Divine Queen of Epic took the throne at 12. (So, that country is called Epic) Age doesn’t matter, what matters if they’re prepared to give everything to the country. He’s not prepared to do that, and has no intention to do so, because of that, and his self-indulgent magical experimentation, he was stripped of his right to succession. What ACTUALLY probably matters is that the 'king' is backed up by a good set of advisors when they're young like that--or even when they're older.
This now, is enough to convince her, so she concentrates as he tells her “But, Harriet has that level of resolve.” So now, she can say “In the name of the king, Harriet Lean Rein Cuent do hereby proclaim her ascension to the throne.” She asks you to guide and support us on the path we must follow. The scene ends.
After Cuent at: Neo Cuent Royal Capital
Leave It To Me
If you reassure her with Leave It To Me she’d gladly help if she could use buster towers…so Luther appears and replaces Varuna, telling her that we’re searching for anyone else who can use the towers, but we’ve found no one….although that’s what he suspected. To destroy the DC created with Ephemera, one needs power equal to that amount of Ephemera. But you, a Guardian can use the towers without the aid of Ephemera, your power is already rivaling that of the Castles. Xiera appears to criticize him, telling him she doesn’t like the way he said that.
He doesn’t mean to imply anything by it, he’s just staing the facts so if you perceive anything more in what he said then that reflects more on you than I….She’s disappointed by this phrase, telling him he’s got a comeback for everything, why don’t you try giving your char a little thanks once in a while. He shows his appreciation by not doubting a single part of your experience, so is that not to your liking, fairy? She gets cross, and just says ‘enough’ and goes away.
What exactly is her problem here?
Now, Varuna, Xiera, Harriet and also Alisa appear. Varuna tells them that regarding those who follow Lutz, we’ve been carrying out checks to try and determine their reasons for doing so, but have not yet found anything particularly concerning. Most of them welcomed Harriet’s coronation. Alisa explains that Uncle viewed everything by his own exacting standards, making unreasonable demands so people resented him. Xiera takes this to mean everyone is accepting Harriet?
A little problem creeps in vs Lutz here:
Obligations of Royalty
The woman criticizes the man for saying ‘Harriet’, you have to call her as the nation monarch. He says oh that’s right. (So, he’s still not proper) But Harriet doesn’t care, she lets them know she’s new, and so Harriet will be just fine. Kids now arrive, and ask her what is the Monarch? She tells them it’s the representative of all people in the nation. Are they great or amazing? She says no neither, they’re just like everyone, only they stand out more. The girl asks her if she likes to stand out. She gets embarrassed, but then says yes she does…but it’s embarrassing to do it on her own, would they be happy to support her? The kids are happy to, and other people call her name also, to support her.
*"Stand-Out" must be a word that has not an English exact equivelent here the concept they're likely going for is "they're just like everyone but they lead by example/stand out/take all the risk etc. upon themselves/are responsible for everybody/are the one with the most duties" , but you can't compile that into a word by itself.
Fairy Xiera appears to tell her that the people are flocking here, so they must idolize her. She wonders about this, telling her that Lutz and the former king placed burdens on the people to preserve the capital, so they’re excited to be free of that tyranny and she thinks they express their hopes regarding the way she is to govern them. Besides, she’s been visitng this city in secret when she was a child so she’s known to many of the folks here anyway. They know their monarch, so their minds are more at ease. They support us, so we have an obligation to respond to their troubles. That’s the first step in rebuilding the nation, it’s the duty of royals to make the people happy. But there’s another thing we must do if we want to regain the trust of the people: the aim toward what she & Luther have been working on which is to eliminate Ephemera.
The State of the World’s Affairs
A map tells you with Harriet as ruler peace was returning. But , Harriet wants more than to stabilize her own country so they prepared to make the move to destroy the flower of Ephemera.
In the throne room, Harriet calls for a summary of what we know of the neighboring nations, so Varuna, tell us. He shows a map of the continent
To the east is Es Ars, a land full of merchants who trade resources for profit. Their land is bountiful so they were always successful. They developed “Arcane proliferation”, they can multiply their crops and others items with Epherma. It’s peaceful enough but they’re still using it so there has to be something sinister under the surface. (Ephemera always ends up turning everything/people who use it bad, so yes this is probably true hereit would be SO easy to get a nation addicted to the stuff & it’s endless profit potential. They’d absolutely go to war over not wanting to stop.)
Epic is west, it was an oasis in a desert type area, but they succeeded in refining a potion to control hearts and minds, its Ephemera no doubt. What else about these guys? Tiny summary is too small.
North is Verunian empire, the warriors rule it, by passing on the kingship to the next strongest warrior. It’s full of barbarians who only care about fighting. They are a batch of barbarians and idiots who modified their body in strange ways, no doubt using Ephemera. (Even more than the merchants, endless strength from Ephemera would be addicting and they would absolutely go to war over not wanting to lose that.)
Then, We’re magic Cuent in the south, applying mana and nature to achieve great progress through magic, and the devil castle came of it but somebody leaked it and now all 4 nations have it. With the help of the Guardian, Cuent’s castles are being wiped out 1 by 1. But, each nation controls their own DCs, so they’re still standing at the borders. Luther says that with the castles in stalemate with each other, diplomatic relations between each nation have broken down entirely. We have no idea of the other nations’ state of affairs. Whenever anyone attempts to cross a border, the DC activates and repels them. But nobody’s been stupid enough to do that in a while.
A soldier appears behind them to report that a DC activated on our border with Verun, something’s coming our way for sure. Luther shakes his head, saying someone’s dumb enough to attempt it. Harriet suspects it’s an emissary from Verun, so we should hurry to the border.
The scene ends.
Good: some world-building and exposition They actually explained the other countries of the planet. It's not perfect but hopefully we can learn more as we go.
The Verunian Visitor
This shocks the green-hair, and Xiera tells her to talk later, when she asks who you are, because ‘leave it to us and retreat’. She apologizes…and actually does leave it up to you. You nod, and she backs up. The scene ends.
This obviously has 'building up a badass' for the plot & then Green Hair acts reasonably and doesn't get salty when she recognizes that her attack won't get thru the magic barrier but maybe yours will.
The castle is defeated off-screen.
Demanding the Salvation of Verun
(Notice how they never call these anythingit’s annoying. They are a 2 legger dinosaur that’s mostly grayish. They have 3 finger hands on their human sized arms. They’re taller than a human/normal person, but not by much. They have saddles on their backs, and small red spikes on their tails. They prooooobably have antlers (forward pointing, multi pronged) because they are the same color as the short tail spikes. They are always (it seems) dressed up in helmets which have long back pointing white, straight horns, sometimes adorned with metal rings/straps. It would be useful to know what these are/are called. These have blue eyes.
Harriet asks her if she’s heard of ‘this person’.
If you try to find out more (because it is obviously not nothing) you can ask Is That Your Actual Name? (Remember, she messed with her name before) That’s right it’s not an alias. Her name really is Melphonsina. Xiera thinks she’s telling the truth, but we can worry about it later. You nod at Xiera. Luther pats his dinosaur on the neck, and asks her what’s a Verun citizen doing here battling a devil castle like a fool?
Rude much you goon? Stop trying to alienate people who break castles/or have the will to/or are at least trying to help others stamp out Ephemera. She nods at him and says it’s the Guardian, please bring your salvation to Verun, we’re on the brink of destruction.
So, she doesn’t actually take affront at Luther’s rudeness, which is nice…ignoring him in favor of your character which would actually help her.
This is interesting!
A Familiar Warrior: With Melphonsina
The wolves have weak points in their lower jaw.
Gettem demands of “Sina” (his old nickname for her, remember) who are they. She says its allies, and Xiera is shocked to see this version of him, who’s name it spells on the screen. She asks if there’s something wrong with his name too, as their backup fidgets in the background. Xiera denies it, but it’s not convincing. She says to talk another time, lets get rid of what’s in front of us. You nod at her, and more wolves spawn from red glows in mid-air.
This ends the scene.
Point of interest:
Story Buster Quest Battle of Verun Frontier
The Doomed Nation
They go away when a Sad Girl appears to ask Melphonsina where’s daddy? He left to protect the villiage so where’s he at. Gettem appears behind them to shake his head…the SadGirl doesn’t see it , but you can take it to mean the guy died. Melphonsina tells her that he’s gone a long way from here to protect everyone. The girl says she understands that he won’t come home. The boy tells her to not cry as he’s the same as her now, he’ll grow up strong enough to defeat the emperor. Girl frets that what if he kills you too. He says to bet on it that he won’t lose.
So Mel will explain he’s not honest with himself and he’s gruff and hard to understand but what he really wants is peace for the land. Xiera tries to clarify if this is a civil war? Did anyone try to overthrow emperor before? She says of course, but his power overwhelms all. He is stronger than anyone, but his only desire is to fight a strong opponent and nothing else matters. He cares not for struggle, survival, people, or ruin. Xiera wonders why do only meaningless fights.
The Emperor is a Tyrant
Both of them are sssorta the same thing, so if you choose We Can’t Let This Stand Xiera will agree. And…Ephemera is here too, so darker influence is working in this nation also. The scene ends.
The next scene starts with a map & a voiceover: Schlegger and Elmir listen to a report on the Devil Castle at the Verunian capital.
Elmir appears to say ‘they’re here: the devil castle defeaters.
Elmir is interesting in that he looks way too young to be the guy’s brother. He has pale purple hair and wears a black top hat. He could maybe be 20 years younger than the Emperor so…? Elmir wears a red/black/silver coat with super big shoulder…wings, carries a decorative cane, and has a ruffle collar. He is trying to look dapper. He does not fit in with everyone else from Verun that we have seen so far: he is not dressed up like count wacky-evil or a fur/armor barbarian. He has either a tattoo of a red teardrop under one eye, or its makeup. His purple hair in front is tipped in red & his pupil is red too, while the eye is pale purple. He probably also has either red eyelashes or tons of red makeup around his visible eye. He always appears to be sneering.
He confirms that spreading the rumors was the right move after all, people will line up soon enough under the simple banner to rally behind. Pitting the demon soldiers against DCs has lost its luster so I hope the new guests will entertain. Schlegger asks how strong are they, especially the Guardian? He explains that if you devour them now, you’d spoil all the fun. Let them swim a little longer or the meal will have no flavor. Schlegger accuses him of ordering the Emperor around and being high and mighty. (But Elmir doesn't do anything about this) This causes him to sit back in his chair and say do as you wish. Elmir smiles and says he’s an introduction to prepare as he walks out of the throne room.
Schlegger, now alone, will talk to himself asking how much power the Guardian has, and he can hardly contain his anticipation for the future pleasure that awaits him. Spread the war as far as you see fit, the nation, the people, the ephemera, everything in the world becomes our sacrifice. He seems to laugh, but no sound comes out. The scene ends.
2-1 Destruction & Struggle End
So Schlegger is no doubt Ephemera posessed by now, it'd have been first thing on his list.