History VideoGame / KisekiSeries

12th Mar '17 10:02:28 AM Bissek
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* CastFromHitPoints: Ubiquitous in the series is a Craft which sacrifices HP in return for CP. Each arc has one character with this ability, coming in two levels. The first sacrifices 30% of maximum HP for 50 or 60 CP, the second (obtained in the second game) sacrifices a whopping 70% of max HP for 150 CP. This makes it very easy to accidentally kill yourself if you're not careful, in return for being able to spam Crafts like crazy.

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* CastFromHitPoints: Ubiquitous in the series is a Craft which sacrifices HP in return for CP. Each arc has one character with this ability, coming in two levels. The first sacrifices 30% of maximum HP for 50 or 60 CP, the second (obtained in the second game) sacrifices a whopping 70% of max HP for 150 CP. This makes it very easy to accidentally kill yourself if you're not careful, in return for being able to spam Crafts like crazy. Later games nerfed the level two HP for CP Craft so that the character only got 90 CP, preventing players from defeating a boss by trading HP for CP, casting an S-Craft, and then having the rest of the party heal that one character so he can do it again and again until the boss dies.
7th Mar '17 8:45:34 AM Alkochochlik
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** Trails of Cold Steel II: [[spoiler: Duke Cayenne seems to be one at first but it's shown that he's nowhere near as competent as he thinks he is. The true BigBad is Vita Clotilde, the 2nd Anguis of Ouroboros (who interestingly enough, seems to be way more sympathetic than Cayenne). Then there's also Chancellor Osborne, who seems to have survived his assassination attempt.]]

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** Trails of Cold Steel II: [[spoiler: Duke Cayenne seems to be one at first but it's shown that he's nowhere near as competent as he thinks he is. The true BigBad is Vita Clotilde, the 2nd Anguis of Ouroboros (who interestingly enough, seems to be way more sympathetic than Cayenne). Then there's also Chancellor Giliath Osborne, who seems to have survived his assassination attempt.attempt and has been shaping up to be a major antagonist as far as in Trails in the Sky SC.]]
23rd Feb '17 9:36:36 AM Alkochochlik
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** Trails in the Sky FC: [[spoiler: Col. Alan Richard]].
** Trails in the Sky SC: The 3rd Anguis of Ouroboros, Georg Weissman. [[spoiler: Also known as Professor Alba. He's the one who manipulated Richard to revive the Aureole as well.]]

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** Trails in the Sky FC: [[spoiler: Col. Alan Richard]].
Richard, whose actions were influenced by Weissmann. ]]
** Trails in the Sky SC: The 3rd Anguis of Ouroboros, Georg Weissman.Weissmann. [[spoiler: Also known as Professor Alba. He's the one who manipulated Richard to revive the Aureole as well.]]



** Ao no Kiseki: [[spoiler: Dieter Crois, of all people turns out to be one... initially. Mariabell and Ian Grimwood betray him, along with the other collaborators. Then there's Ouroboros working behind the scenes...]]



** Trails of Cold Steel II: [[spoiler: Duke Cayenne seems to be one at first but it's shown that he's nowhere near as competent as he thinks he is. The true BigBad is Vita Clotilde, the 2nd Anguis of Ouroboros (who interestingly enough, seems to be way more sympathetic than Cayenne).]]

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** Trails of Cold Steel II: [[spoiler: Duke Cayenne seems to be one at first but it's shown that he's nowhere near as competent as he thinks he is. The true BigBad is Vita Clotilde, the 2nd Anguis of Ouroboros (who interestingly enough, seems to be way more sympathetic than Cayenne). Then there's also Chancellor Osborne, who seems to have survived his assassination attempt.]]
16th Feb '17 7:16:28 AM Alkochochlik
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* ArcVillain: While there does exist an OverarchingVillain in the form of Society of Ouroboros, each game has a different antagonist the heroes have to deal with:
** Trails in the Sky FC: [[spoiler: Col. Alan Richard]].
** Trails in the Sky SC: The 3rd Anguis of Ouroboros, Georg Weissman. [[spoiler: Also known as Professor Alba. He's the one who manipulated Richard to revive the Aureole as well.]]
** Trails in the Sky the 3rd: The Lord of Phantasma
** Zero no Kiseki: [[TheMafia Revache & Co.]]. [[spoiler: It seems so at first. The true villain is the current leader of D∴G Cult, Joachim Gunther.]]
** Trails of Cold Steel: The Imperial Liberation Front led by a masked man calling himself C. [[spoiler: His true identity is Crow Armbrust, who even becomes one of the party members before TheReveal.]]
** Trails of Cold Steel II: [[spoiler: Duke Cayenne seems to be one at first but it's shown that he's nowhere near as competent as he thinks he is. The true BigBad is Vita Clotilde, the 2nd Anguis of Ouroboros (who interestingly enough, seems to be way more sympathetic than Cayenne).]]
5th Jan '17 1:35:19 PM Bissek
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*** Arianrhod [[spoiler:the "Steel Maiden"]]

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*** Arianrhod [[spoiler:the "Steel Maiden"]]Maiden", believed by some to secretly be Saint Lianne Sandlot, the "Spear Saint"]]
3rd Jan '17 4:03:16 PM wentesur
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* OldSaveBonus: The franchise uses this feature often. You have a choce to load a complete save data from the previous part of a trilogy/duology on the next part (example being reloading FC complete save data when starting SC or reloading SC save data on The 3rd). Rewards for doing this such as carryover level and early item bonus usually helps you through the beginning of the game since you [[BagOfSpilling suddenly lose your hard-obtained quartz and items]]. Another bonus is dialogue changes based on your previous decisions/performance, example in point is choosing your dance partner in [[VideoGames/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel Cold Steel I]] changes reunion scene for said character in Cold Steel II.



* OneManIndustrialRevolution: Professor Epstein's research into ancient artifacts brought about the Orbal Revolution which has had a profound impact on Zemurian civilization in the fifty or so years since his first breakthrough. The Epstein Foundation based in Leman continues the work he started and Professor Russell (one of three Epstein's pupils) fills the same role on a smaller scale for the Kingdom of Liberl. Actually in-universe, people in Liberl call Professor Russell as the "Father of Orbal Revolution". The other two students, Gwen Reinford and Professor G. Schmitt, fill this role in Erebonia, to a lesser extend, all three are certified MadScientist.(Only [[spoiler:Gwen]] showed a little bit of reluctance(NOT remorse) in creating the [[WeaponsOfMassDestruction Railway Cannons]] that can potentially kill a few hundred thousand people in half an hour. All three of them are rather childish geezers in their own way.(Russell is one the keeps creating new toys, Gwen is the LovableSexManiac, Schmitt shows no interest in almost everything other than his research and loses interest right when he finishes solving the problem.)

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* OneManIndustrialRevolution: Professor Epstein's research into ancient artifacts brought about the Orbal Revolution which has had a profound impact on Zemurian civilization in the fifty or so years since his first breakthrough. The Epstein Foundation based in Leman continues the work he started and Professor Russell (one of three Epstein's pupils) fills the same role on a smaller scale for the Kingdom of Liberl. Actually in-universe, people in Liberl call Professor Russell as the "Father of Orbal Revolution". The other two students, Gwen Gwyn Reinford and Professor G. Schmitt, fill this role in Erebonia, to a lesser extend, all three are certified MadScientist.(Only [[spoiler:Gwen]] [[spoiler:Gwyn]] showed a little bit of reluctance(NOT remorse) in creating the [[WeaponsOfMassDestruction Railway Cannons]] that can potentially kill a few hundred thousand people in half an hour. All three of them are rather childish geezers in their own way.(Russell is one the keeps creating new toys, Gwen is the LovableSexManiac, Schmitt shows no interest in almost everything other than his research and loses interest right when he finishes solving the problem.)



** Ouroboros: (See TarotMotifs for the enforcers), among the anguis doubles as ReportingName

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** Ouroboros: (See See TarotMotifs for the enforcers), among enforcers. [[spoiler: In one final door accessible after opening all doors in The 3rd, there's an Anguis meeting with Grandmaster and Campanella to discuss their plan. During the anguis doubles as ReportingNametalk, they sometimes use their title when referring to each other [[CodeName to prevent revealing their true identity too early]]]]



*** Weissmann the "Faceless" [[spoiler:AKA Professor Alba]]

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*** Weissmann the "Faceless" [[spoiler:AKA Professor Alba]]Alba]], later replaced by [[spoiler:Mariabell Crois with unknown title]]
3rd Jan '17 7:31:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Mascot}}: The theme park Michelam Wonderland has Michey, an Expy of MickeyMouse. Michey has in turn become a minor mascot for Falcom as a whole, showing up in NayutaNoKiseki, {{Ys}} and VideoGame/TokyoXanadu as well.

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* {{Mascot}}: The theme park Michelam Wonderland has Michey, an Expy of MickeyMouse. Michey has in turn become a minor mascot for Falcom as a whole, showing up in NayutaNoKiseki, {{Ys}} VideoGame/NayutaNoKiseki, VideoGame/{{Ys}} and VideoGame/TokyoXanadu as well.
2nd Dec '16 6:18:27 AM jake38
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* [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel The Erebonia Arc]]: Sen no Kiseki and Sen no Kiseki II. The first two games have been released in English as Trails of Cold Steel and Trails of Cold Steel II. Third game is in development, with no predictions as to when it will be released in Japan or the West so far.

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* [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel The Erebonia Arc]]: Sen no Kiseki and Sen no Kiseki II. The first two games have been released in English as Trails of Cold Steel and Trails of Cold Steel II. Third A third game is in development, with no predictions as and is going to when it will be released in Japan or the West so far.in 2017.
1st Dec '16 4:26:06 PM jake38
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* AncientConspiracy: Ouroboros. [[spoiler:Implied to have existed long before the timeline for the first installment. Its true purpose has not been revaled up until the latest installment but the most obvious thing they do is collecting Seven Sacred Treasure of Aidios (Sept-Terion) under their grand plan called "Orpheus Final Plan".]]

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* AncientConspiracy: Ouroboros. [[spoiler:Implied to have existed long before the timeline for the first installment. Its true purpose has not been revaled revealed up until the latest installment but the most obvious thing they do is collecting Seven Sacred Treasure of Aidios (Sept-Terion) (Sept-Terrion) under their grand plan called "Orpheus Final Plan".]]



* ApocalypseHow:The Great Collapse was a continent-wide (if not world-wide) one which ended the golden age brought about by the Sept-Terion and set civilization back to bronze age tech levels.

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* ApocalypseHow:The Great Collapse was a continent-wide (if not world-wide) one which ended the golden age brought about by the Sept-Terion Sept-Terrion and set civilization back to bronze age tech levels.



* ArcNumber: Seven. The Septian Church, seven types of Septium (and Arts), seven official Bracer Ranks, the Sept-Terion, seven Pillars of Ouroboros, seven Circles of Phantasma, Class VII, seven levels of the Old School Building, seven Divine Knights...

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* ArcNumber: Seven. The Septian Church, seven types of Septium (and Arts), seven official Bracer Ranks, the Sept-Terion, Sept-Terrion, seven Pillars of Ouroboros, seven Circles of Phantasma, Class VII, seven levels of the Old School Building, seven Divine Knights...



** [[spoiler:It turns out that ''every single time'' this happens, [[AncientConspiracy Ouroboros]] is pulling the strings because it wants to obtain the most powerful artifacts of all, the Seven Sacred Treasures of Aidios, or the Sept-Terion for short. We don't know ''why'' yet, aside from a single allusion to something called the Orpheus Final Plan]].

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** [[spoiler:It turns out that ''every single time'' this happens, [[AncientConspiracy Ouroboros]] is pulling the strings because it wants to obtain the most powerful artifacts of all, the Seven Sacred Treasures of Aidios, or the Sept-Terion Sept-Terrion for short. We don't know ''why'' yet, aside from a single allusion to something called the Orpheus Final Plan]].



* BlackBox: Exactly ''how'' Artifacts work is usually a complete mystery and several characters even call them Black Boxes. The most prominent example is the Sept-Terion, which can explicitly cause 'miracles' but nobody understands ''how''. [[spoiler:Except maybe the Master, if you assume [[WildMassGuessing that she is Aidios]]]]. Ouroboros is better at figuring out Artifacts than anyone else, judging by the fact that they have managed to A) Copy and improve upon known Ancient Zemurian creations from non-functioning examples (Traumerei Dragion), B) Create copies of Artifacts known only through descriptions which are close enough to the original to fool the original (the Gospels) and C) [[spoiler:Indirectly recreate a ''Sept-Terion'', granted, the person responsible of recreating and improving it finished the work before actually becoming a member of Ouroboros, but still.]].

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* BlackBox: Exactly ''how'' Artifacts work is usually a complete mystery and several characters even call them Black Boxes. The most prominent example is the Sept-Terion, Sept-Terrion, which can explicitly cause 'miracles' but nobody understands ''how''. [[spoiler:Except maybe the Master, if you assume [[WildMassGuessing that she is Aidios]]]]. Ouroboros is better at figuring out Artifacts than anyone else, judging by the fact that they have managed to A) Copy and improve upon known Ancient Zemurian creations from non-functioning examples (Traumerei Dragion), B) Create copies of Artifacts known only through descriptions which are close enough to the original to fool the original (the Gospels) and C) [[spoiler:Indirectly recreate a ''Sept-Terion'', ''Sept-Terrion'', granted, the person responsible of recreating and improving it finished the work before actually becoming a member of Ouroboros, but still.]].



** Also from Ao, [[spoiler:Azure Demiourgos itself, by virtue of being a godlike fusion of the original Sept-Terion with power over Time and Space added as well.]]

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** Also from Ao, [[spoiler:Azure Demiourgos itself, by virtue of being a godlike fusion of the original Sept-Terion Sept-Terrion with power over Time and Space added as well.]]



* SentientPhlebotinum: [[spoiler:It's later revealed in the franchise that Sept-Terion possess a certain level of intelligence; Aureole, if you read the ancient civilization report, stated about Aureole tried to foil Celeste D Auslesse's plan to seal it in another dimension. Demiurge, unique from the others (for now) also has conscience to the point that it self-terminated after knowing what its power caused to civilization who used its power.]]

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* SentientPhlebotinum: [[spoiler:It's later revealed in the franchise that Sept-Terion Sept-Terrion possess a certain level of intelligence; Aureole, if you read the ancient civilization report, stated about Aureole tried to foil Celeste D Auslesse's plan to seal it in another dimension. Demiurge, unique from the others (for now) also has conscience to the point that it self-terminated after knowing what its power caused to civilization who used its power.]]
30th Nov '16 8:12:03 AM jake38
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Thousands of years ago, Aidios the Goddess of the Sky gave humanity the Sept-Terion, seven sacred treasures which granted dominion over the land, the sea and the skies. Twelve hundred years ago, the cataclysm known as the [[CataclysmBackstory Great Collapse]] brought about the end of the ancient civilizations. The Sept-Terion were lost and a dark age descended upon the continent. Seven hundred years ago the [[SaintlyChurch Septian Church]] brought back the worship of Aidios and restored peace to the continent. Fifty years ago, [[OneManIndustrialRevolution Professor Epstein]] made a breakthrough in his study of ancient artifacts, ushering in a rapid wave of industrialization known as the Orbal Revolution. The series begins in the year 1202 of the Septian Era in the tiny Kingdom of Liberl and spreads to encompass all the neighboring countries, weaving together purely internal concerns, international politics and the legacy of the ancient civilizations and those who seek out the relics of the past for their own purposes...

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Thousands of years ago, Aidios Aidios, the Goddess of the Sky Sky, gave humanity the Sept-Terion, Sept-Terrion, seven sacred treasures which granted dominion over the land, the sea and the skies. Twelve hundred years ago, the cataclysm known as the [[CataclysmBackstory Great Collapse]] brought about the end of the ancient civilizations. The Sept-Terion Sept-Terrion were lost and a dark age descended upon the continent. Seven hundred years ago the [[SaintlyChurch Septian Church]] brought back the worship of Aidios and restored peace to the continent. Fifty years ago, [[OneManIndustrialRevolution Professor Epstein]] made a breakthrough in his study of ancient artifacts, ushering in a rapid wave of industrialization known as the Orbal Revolution. The series begins in the year 1202 of the Septian Era in the tiny Kingdom of Liberl and spreads to encompass all the neighboring countries, weaving together purely internal concerns, international politics and the legacy of the ancient civilizations and those who seek out the relics of the past for their own purposes...
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