|Civilians don't play as an important role in PSU as they did in PSO, because Guardians do not do civilian assignments. However, meeting who you are supposed to be guarding is interesting, and gives clues about culture, opinions and little intrigues. Any of the information could play a part later on in some future plot. The civilians remain in the same place throughout the game, so you always know where to find them. The civilians here are grouped by where they can be found. They tend to change what they have to say after an event or mission is completed, but some seem to change at random.
Parum is generally full of irritating people. The majority of the NPCs here are CASTS, and they follow the supremacy. Some of them have a reversal along the way, and become nicer, while others do not. The humans here are mostly malcontent as well.
|Phantasy Star Universe NPC|
|Familiar White Caseal
White Armor/White Hair Cast woman
This woman is not of much use throughout the game, however Ethan thinks he recognizes her from somewhere. You go through the whole game without him being able to remember exactly why she's so familiar looking. She starts off crabbing because a human is trying to talk to her, but ends up 'self-flattering' that she must still be beautiful to warrant that kind of attention from Ethan. However, this isn't all that logical because she's plastic and metal, and shouldn't really fear 'aging' anyway.
Angry Green Cast
Haughty Blue Caseal
Hips Yellow Cast
Crabby Brown Cast
Quiro Medoc is the grandfather of Rol Medoc. It seems he is also her guardian. Quiro does not appear that old, but is somewhat ill when you meet him. He is also suicidal at times. He really cares about Rol, but she is only ever mean to him in return. It may be that she is resentful for having to live on Parum amongst the general hostility. He takes her frequent insults hard, and is rather depressed.
Rol is slightly younger than Ethan, and she is a complete jerk. Rol never has anything good to say about anyone. She hates her kindly grandfather, and insults him or wishes that he would die. (although what she'd do without him is never made clear) She swears on purpose, crabs at Ethan at every chance, hates her situation, hates Parum, and hates talking to anyone. She seems like she might see sense at a few points of talking to her, but always reverts to her rotten ways afterward, just making everyone else miserable.
This human has mostly topical/current events comments. He only comments on things you already know, so he is not all that useful. Later on, one of his friends goes to trial for something. (likely a petty fraud or theft of some type) This makes him take a bad view of the CASTS, who he says did not look over all the evidence properly, or commit themselves to doing the case real justice. In the end, he realizes he didn't know all the facts, and says casts may not be as bad as he'd thought.
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