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-->''The world is ending. You must create a new one.''

A 2009 DS fantasy adventure game, created by the staff of Matrix Software, published by Marvelous Entertainment, and distributed by [=XSeed=] Games.

One bright, cheerful day, your PurelyAestheticGender main character decides to take a nap on a hill in the nearby meadow. When s/he wakes up, you find out that the world around you is going to be utterly obliterated by the PowersThatBe, and the only way you can save everything you care about is by [[ThrowTheBookAtThem hitting them with a magic book.]] But, of course, that's just the opening cutscene. The story in this game is rather fleshed-out and detailed; wars are fought, loved ones are lost, and the mysteries of the world become unraveled as you try to write the story of the new world.

This game has a lot of features that are quite innovative, and a couple that are a bit gimmicky. One of those gimmicks is the Code system, which is featured the most prominently. As the main character journeys across the world, through kingdoms and deserts, s/he can scan people and weapons with his/her book, titled the Book of Prophecy. Now, each person and thing in the world has a certain 'code', coloured boxes that represent their ability; for example, a timid novelist has a code composed of ''Illness'' and ''Cat''. The main character is able to use these code pieces to change other objects and things he comes across. While humans don't actually change much, you are capable of making strong monsters weak by adding some ''Illness'', or change your plain sword into a Mithril blade by adding enough ''Silver''.
Each and every character, whether they be just a regular NPC or one of the story's main characters, has a rich backstory that affects who they are and what they do. As the main character travels across the world, looking for things to scan and the missing pages of the magic book, the player will find out more about the people living in the world. If the character progresses far enough, they might even get into a relationship with one of the many people they meet on their travels.

So, whether it's the ''[[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Zelda]]''-esque gameplay, the fascinating plot, the developed characters, the beautiful music, or the fact that you just have a thing for manipulating anything you can get your hands on, this game is truly a diamond in the rough.

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!!This game provides examples of:

* AbsurdAltitude: Once your character learns a move called the Judgment Link, they can juggle enemies into the sky. Keep up the combo long enough, and your foes will reach orbit. Keep it up a little longer, and they'll go [[UpToEleven beyond the]] AstronomicZoom of the Earth.
* ApocalypseNot: [[spoiler:The world doesn't actually end.]]
* BadassLongcoat: Concept Art shows that Ur was supposed to have one of these.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: There are three witches in this game: [[http://static2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121103022539/avaloncode/images/thumb/1/11/Olly.png/180px-Olly.png Olly,]] [[http://static3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121106212513/avaloncode/images/6/63/Elliepage.png Ellie,]] and [[http://static2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120910024402/avaloncode/images/thumb/1/1f/Nanai.jpg/288px-Nanai.jpg Nanai,]] Guess which one is a WickedWitch, which one is a ReasonableAuthorityFigure, and which one is a LoveInterest.
* BigBad: Kullervo.
* BilingualBonus: One of the bosses is named [[spoiler: Perkele.]] For those of you who know Finnish, that is definitely a [[ForeignCussWord less than savory word]]
* {{Bishounen}}: Prince Valdo.
* BlockingStopsAllDamage: ''All'' damage. Yes, even the FinalBoss' ultimate attack.
** This is so extreme that Didja Redo mocked it in his LetsPlay: "''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UScLnGdDvEo Look at this! Look at it!]]'' [...] The final boss is hopelessly, flailingly impotent in the face of a small circle of metal!"
* BossSubtitles: Technically deconstructed with the Book of Prophecy, as changing their attributes changes their subtitles appropriately.
** Played straight in that all bosses get a more unique subtitle before every battle.
* BroughtDownToNormal: After becoming the town hero through the power of the Book, your character is rudely brought down to normal after [[spoiler: the Book is stolen]], and must learn how to fistfight.
* ButThouMust: Played straight with the desert witch. [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] with Anwar. If you want to talk to the latter, you must ask him the same question over and over until he gives up and responds.
* CardCarryingVillain: Werman.
* CartographySidequest: You receive Code Points for exploring rooms thoroughly.
* ClearMyName: Your hapless PC gets blamed for nearly ''everything'' that goes wrong.
* CutAndPasteEnvironments: You start to see more and more of these as you progress through the game.
* CuteBruiser: Lauca. She keeps an ''axe'' laying around! Her back story reveals that she's fought in multiple wars.
* CynicismCatalyst: [[spoiler:Rex]]'s ''entire family'' was slaughtered, turning him into a bitter StreetUrchin who hates the world.
* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: Getting killed will let you continue from the entrance of the area where you died, with half your maximum HP, the same MP you had when entering, and retain any items or Codes you acquired or sorted within the area.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Sylphy, an elf girl who firmly believes that humans are worthless... until you start to get on her good side. The male version is Anwar, who's supposedly heartless but seems to remember where he's put the damn thing after you start chatting to him.
** If you talk to Sylphy in the last few chapters, [[spoiler: she breaks down crying and admits that she's honestly scared about the [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt death of the world]] and asks for your help.]]
* DemonicPossession: Prince Valdo is possessed by Kullervo.
* {{Dojikko}}: Mieli; [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in that her legs have been magically [[PowerLimiter bound.]]
* DramaticWind: Whether you're running through a desert or just [[IdleAnimation standing around]] there is ''always'' some wind blowing your coat/jacket.
* DropTheHammer: You get one from Rudrud, guardian of the forest.
* DualWielding: Your character can hold any combination of weapons in each hand.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Heath is the second character to appear in the game. Though he doesn't appear again after another ten hours of gameplay.
* EasilyForgiven: [[spoiler:Rex]] in chapter 6. The PlayerCharacter is happy to see them and doesn't appear angry at all, even though they betrayed the PlayerCharacter just a few minutes earlier.
* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt
* EntitledBastard: [[spoiler: The entirety of Rhoan expects the PlayerCharacter to save them...after they all turned on him[=/=]her. Even the spirits think so. You can torment them over it by refusing to help at first.]]
* EveryoneIsSingle: Averted with Dorothea (though played straight with everyone else)- she loves Valdo. (Whether or not they actually ''had'' a relationship is unclear, though.) That doesn't exactly stop you from being able to date either of them...
* EvilAlbino: Subverted. The albino Prince Valdo isn't actually evil, as he is [[DemonicPossession possessed]] by BigBad Kullervo.
* EvilChancellor: Werman.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Inverted by Werman, who has a rather tinny voice. Played straight by [[spoiler:Kullervo]].
* ExpositionFairy: Rempo starts out as this, but he eventually phases out of this role as you meet the other Spirits of the Book of Prophecy.
* FallenHero: It is revealed that [[BigBad Kullervo]] was the previous holder of the Book of Prophecy who had created the current world and even saved humanity. However, humans betrayed Kullervo, fearing his power, and he grew to hate them, thinking it was a mistake to bring them back.
* FetchQuest: Almost every task that an NPC wants you to do boils down to this.
* {{Filler}}: Chapters 7 through 10 involve [[spoiler: doing the ''exact same things'' that you did in Chapters 2 through 5, only in reverse order.]]
* FingerTwitchingRevival: [[spoiler:Kullervo]], after [[spoiler:repossessing his body]].
* FireIceLightning: Rempo, Neaki, and Ur rule over these elements, respectively, with Mieli having [[GreenThumb Forest]] powers.
* FunnyAfro: A thief living underneath the local castle's dungeon has one of these, and is named Fro... or Sponge. He's been down there so long, he can't even remember his own name. [[spoiler:(It's William "Fro" Jameson.)]]
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: Pretty much every monster boss, but Tuoni is a particularly egregious offender. They aren't blocking your path or otherwise necessary to fight in any way; the PlayerCharacter ''actively goes out of their way to fight them'', even though they have zero plot relevance.
** The elemental dragons very narrowly avert this due to a HandWave that [[spoiler:they were sealing the spirits with their powers]].
* GiveMeYourInventoryItem
* GoodBadTranslation: If you were to translate Dorothea's character page, it will say: 'They named a cat muzzles that she ate.' What.
* GreatBigBookOfEverything: The Book of Prophecy.
* HandWave / DeusExMachina: [[spoiler:Valdo's postgame resurrection is explained by his soul being housed by his pet cat.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Heath, a general of the currently twisted Waisen empire who ends up teaching you how to fight with your fists after you lose the Book of Prophecy.]]
* HeroicMime: Both heroes, save for battle cries.
* HeroicWannabe: Duran.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Olly, killed by her own PinballProjectile daggers.]] [[KarmicDeath Bonus points for attempting to literally stab their target in the back.]]
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Heath and Lauca. [[spoiler:Also applies to Heath and Tia if you pick him]].
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: From Kullervo's point of view. [[spoiler: [[HumansAreFlawed Even the player character may have the same view, but nevertheless decides against it in the ending]]]].
* ILied: [[spoiler:Kullervo to Rex at the end of chapter 5. He claimed he would resurrect Rex's sister, but tosses Rex aside and leaves him for dead the moment he hands over the Book of Prophecy.]]
* IllGirl: Fana.
* InformedFlaw: Rempo, Neaki, and even the Book of Prophecy complain about Ur's tendency to lecture and preach, but he actually does so rarely, and he is the kindest and most patient of the Spirits.
* InventoryManagementPuzzle: The Code system.
* {{Jerkass}}: The town merchants are seriously obnoxious, and [[spoiler:their false testimony gets you thrown in prison]].
* JustBeforeTheEnd: The central premise of the game.
* KangarooCourt: Your poor, poor PC. As if it isn't bad enough the first time around...
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: Olly, played straight.]]
* KleptomaniacHero: Averted; the main character scans items with his/her book, and can then create the item out of thin air with a bit of MP. The original item is left wherever the heck you found it.
* LargeHam: Werman. Also [[spoiler:Kullervo]], after [[spoiler:he gets his body back]].
* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: Hilariously when all the Special School masters are trying to get you to join them.
-->'''[[CoolOldGuy Gustav]]''': PlayerCharacter learned ''my'' School's skills!
-->'''[[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame Rudrud]]''': You learned Rudrud's deadly attack!
-->'''[[MadBomber Haochy]]''': ''I've'' taught you my strongest attack!
-->'''[[FemmeFatale Nanai]]''': Well, PlayerCharacter and I have a special relationship!
* LittleBitBeastly: Lauca, all the way.
* LittleMissSnarker: Neaki. Also a CuteMute since her voice is sealed by the Book of Prophecy, so she ''[[InnerMonologue thinks]]'' her snarky comments instead.
** She could also be mouthing her words.
* LostForever: If you give up on the Judgment Link Tournaments ([[LuckBasedMission and you might]]), you won't get the Metalizes you would have won. [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope That is, until the end of the game.]]]]
** There are exactly two things that can be permanently lost in this game, and both of them happen to be images of Olly. The viable time limit for said images? [[GuideDangIt The chapter in which you first meet her!]]
* LovableSexManiac: Old man Vis.
* LuckBasedMission: Zeno-9
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: This is pretty much the only way to defeat [[spoiler: Kullervo]]
* MayDecemberRomance: Some of the love interests have significant age difference with the protagonists.
* MeaningfulName: Kullervo, the BigBad, is named after the AntiHero of Literature/TheKalevala.
** Also Untamo, one of the four dragons, is also from Literature/TheKalevala.
* MindScrew: [[spoiler:The New World]] can look very strange if you haven't done many sidequests.
* MoodWhiplash: You get a [[BreatherLevel breather chapter]] in which you can potter around the map, clearing up any items and event you may have missed, and given the opportunity to make the opposite-gender character of your choice fall for you. It's pretty slow-paced, and the "love confessions" are charmingly cheesy. After that, you compete in a good-natured tournament, then ''all hell breaks loose''. [[spoiler:Your best friend/romantic interest steals The Book Of Prophecy and brings about disaster, while ''you'' get blamed for the whole thing and flung in prison after a pretty heart-wrenching interrogation. Oh, and your love interest? They're in dire straits, too.]]
** Even worse if you're playing a male character, or a female one that didn't [[spoiler:choose Rex as a suitor. In this case, your love interest isn't just "in dire straits"; they get ''sucked into the Book and have the page about them mangled beyond repair''. Naturally, when it comes to the book, nothing stays "damaged" forever.]]
* MrFanservice: Definitely Anwar. To a lesser extent, Ur and Valdo.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler: Rex, we're looking at you.]]
* NoGearLevel: In Chapter 6, [[spoiler:after your friend Rex steals the Book of Prophecy from you,]] and you quickly have to learn how to fight with your bare hands.
* NonStandardGameOver: Near the very end of Chapter 4. You've been infected with a curse, and if you keep telling the Spirits that you're giving up (five times in a row), your game immediately ends.
* NoSympathy: Good grief, the townspeople. [[spoiler:Your PC is found injured in a pile of rubble, and their first actions are to arrest you, subject you to a KangarooCourt, and throw you in a dungeon before listening to what you have to say, in that order. Doubly annoying if you've completed some of their sidequests by this point and have ''worked miracles'' for them.]]
* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler: Kullervo]] claims this is true for him and the Main Character. [[spoiler: He was the previous holder of the Book of Prophecy and the one who created the current world. His StartOfDarkness began when he was attacked and sealed away by those who feared him because of the Book's power; an eerie parallel to the Main Character's recent imprisonment at the hands of paranoid and ungrateful townsfolk.]]
* TheOjou: Dorothea.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Lauca Meia.
* OneHeadTaller: Nanai for Yumil.
* OurElvesAreBetter
** Which leaves some gamers [[ScrewYouElves very satisfied]] by the end.
* PinballProjectile: Daggers.
** Deconstructed when [[spoiler:Olly]] is killed by one rebounding back at them.
* PixelHunt: To complete maps in the book for the game's experience point system, you need to find several hotspots on the screen which give you an information blurb about the area. In houses and town streets, these are usually easy enough to find. In random, identical-looking grasslands or forests, however, it can get tiresome to find the three or more almost invisible and unremarkable "points of interest" for completion's sake.
** It's at least bearable early on in the game, since you can do the usual "hug every object and mash A" routine at your leisure. But as soon as you learn how to use Judgment Link, it overlaps the "examine" function of the A button, and after that point, every time you press A in an attempt to examine an object in any enemy-infested area and you're not on the exact ''pixel'', you'll instead juggle a nonexistent enemy, causing you to waste at least one whole second for every failed attempt. Most people don't usually even bother.
* ThePowerOfCreation: Though it's more like the power of replication(Though you also get to manipulate the item's properties), the book allows you to scan objects, such as weapon, bread or flowers and create another version when needed. However, unless the object you're replicating is a weapon it'll use up MP.
* PurelyAestheticGender: The only difference between playing as a guy or as a girl is who you can have as a romantic interest.
* PuzzleBoss: Several bosses have puzzle elements but the most prominent one is Guardian Torsol.
* PuzzlePan: The game loves this if switches are involved. In one room, it's easier to bypass the puzzle, however.
* RealityWritingBook: The book is roughly this. It's meant to record everything in the world, but you must record everything manually by slamming the book on top of them, whether they're a person, a monster or an inanimate object. You can play mix-and-match with some of their attributes to weaken or strengthen them (making monsters easier or harder to fight) and do other tweaks.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: King Xenonbart of Kaleila, and Mayor Georg.
** "Reasonable" is a stretch here. Xenonbart [[spoiler:merrily carts you off to jail without giving you a shot at clearing your name]] the first time you meet him. And while (slightly) sympathetic, Georg admits that [[spoiler:he din't cart you off to jail the second time because he believed you were guilty; he did it because the ''townspeople'' thought so.]]
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: [[spoiler:During your time in prison, literally ''every single NPC'' that you ''didn't'' complete a sidequest for will come to your cell and outline ''exactly'' why [[NiceJobBreakingItHero everything's your fault]].]]
* RelationshipValues: You can date one of five human(oid) characters of the opposite gender, or two of the four spirits. Even if you choose not to date them, the characters' affection for you triggers specific events and revelations.
* RewritingReality
* RichBitch: Francesca and her brother.
* SchizoTech: In a world filled with medieval architecture, the bomb's a bit of a stretch, and the gun definitely qualifies as this.
** The book claims that the gun is "Ancient Technology".
* SelfDisposingVillain: [[spoiler:Olly.]]
* SeriousBusiness: Judgment Link battles.
** Also the relationship between Werman and Olly must have went along the lines of: "Gee I wonder which of us is the better magic user. Let's decide it over a game of who destroys the world first."
* ShoutOut: [[{{Franchise/Terminator}} "Come with me... if you want to live."]]
** -->'''Fro:'''[[TheFly Be afraid! Be very afraid!!]]
* SliceAndDiceSwordsmanship
* SlippySlideyIceWorld: The dungeon in Chapter 3.
* SpinAttack: After dueling and winning against Gustav, the local swordsmaster, this becomes one of your special techniques.
* StockVideoGamePuzzle: Push blocks? Check. Light torches? Check. Hit all the switches? Double-check. Kill all the enemies? Classic.
* TheStoic: Definitely Anwar, arguably Gustav.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: [[spoiler:Valdo.]]
* TapOnTheHead: Although your main character has fought against a master swordsman, a hammer-wielding dwarf, a chimera, a giant demon, and a host of random monsters, at one point you're kidnapped after a stranger punches you right in the noggin.
* ATasteOfPower: That cool, golden sword you defeat a giant bullman with in the first minute of the game? You won't see it again until the very end.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Lauca is one of these.
* TournamentArc: Chapter 5. You even fight your mentors.
* {{Tsundere}}: Selphy, oh so much.
** Princess Dorothea, to a lesser extent.
* TwoFaced: Werman.
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: One of the main character's friends is Fana, a girl who's had an [[IllGirl uncurable illness]] since she was born and has lost both of her parents. The male version is Rex, who's lived in poverty all of his life, [[spoiler:and watched his little sister, Meenya get killed]].
** VictoriousChildhoodFriend: On the other hand, if you pick Fana or Rex, they become this.
* VoiceOfTheLegion: [[spoiler:Kullervo]], though he doesn't speak in multiple voices; he just reverberates a bit.
* WarpWhistle: After the game's halfway point, you can use the Book of Prophecy to teleport to any part of the world you've been to before.
* WeaksauceWeakness: The spirits are weakened by water, being tied to a book and all.
* WeaponOfChoice: As you go through the game, your main character learns how to use swords, hammers, bombs, projectiles, and eventually his own fists. While each weapon can do something the others can't, you can specialize in whichever field you like. Describing the various styles...
** CoolSword / KatanasAreJustBetter / BFS: The Eastern Sword School, helmed by Gustav of the Twin Blades
** AnAxeToGrind / DropTheHammer: The Northern Hammer School, helmed by Forest Guardian Rudrud
** StuffBlowingUp: The Western Bomb School, helmed by Haochy
** KnifeNut / ArcherArchetype / TheGunslinger: The Southern Flight School, with Nanaida Seer as the substitute representative
** GoodOldFisticuffs / [[KiAttacks Plana Attacks]]: The origin school.
* WickedWitch: Olly, [[BeautyEqualsGoodness unsurprisingly]]. Her default code assortment even labels her as "wicked"!
* WhamEpisode: Oh boy the [[MoodWhiplash Wham Cutscene at the end of chapter 5]]. In summary, [[spoiler: Rex betrays you, steals the [[GreatBigBookOfEverything Book of Prophecy]] and hands it over to [[BigBad Kullervo]] / [[GrandTheftMe Valdo]](lets call him Kullervaldo) to bring back his dead little sister. Kullervaldo [[KickTheDog lied]] and uses the books power to destroy a part of the town. Werman and Olly has a chat. Heath finally realizes the prince he's working for is evil and pulls a HeelFaceTurn. The Book of Prophecy explodes in Kullervaldo's face and many pages were torn off. Rex finds a page from the book. Werman and Kullervaldo must run out of town and blows Heath away along the way. Olly finds the Book and steals it. The guards find us and mistakens us for being the one who damaged the town.]]
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman
* YouCantThwartStageOne / DefeatingTheUndefeatable: The spirits repeatedly say that if [[spoiler:Kullervo repossesses his body]], the BigBad will become unstoppable, and you have to stop him before that happens. Naturally, it ''does'' happen, and of course the PlayerCharacter still wins handily.
* TheWikiRule: An in-game example, as the Book of Prophecy basically acts as a full-fledged wiki.