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But how that change affects the world is yet to be seen...

A game made with RPG Maker XP set in the Zion mythology by Airship Canon. This game starts off very similar to any other RPG, with the main character's home town being devastated, but after a few events, it begins to subvert many of the things you thought you knew about RPG storylines.

This game follows the story of Victor Rydell, a mercenary who guards the Rainbow Ruins Excavation team, and how his life is turned upside down by a multi-international conspiracy. Little did Victor know, he was tied to the beginning of a great change within the world who's peace guarded by the Zion Alliance.

Provides Examples Of:

  • Always Chaotic Evil: Giretsu, its Eternal Queen, and its Demon Knight Raath'Grith.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: The Great Chandelier Cannon, a BFG for an Airship, has massive firepower, but coupled with a long loading time, and the airship that commands it has to be immobilized and grounded, therefore, it's only logical purpose is to destroy other superweapons, and Centrial is Freizkiel's Ally.
  • Beehive Barrier: The Aegis Airship Defense System on Freizkielien Airships, The Faerie Light Shield that protects Glaciale.
  • Bittersweet Ending: One of the game's possible endings....All the player characters die, but the Fourth Zionic War doesn't break out, and the Kill Sat doesn't fire again, and is destroyed.
  • BFS: Victor wields one, so does Adler, but Adler's is more sensible.
  • BFG: Played with- it's for an Airship. The Great Chandelier Cannon for the Great Aether class airship.
  • Blade on a Stick: Lidia Skye wields a lance as a note. Many NPCs, friend and foe alike do as well.
  • Bragging Rights Reward: Subverted, while Platonia's Superweapon will make it seem like the Divine Sword Ivaldi is one, the Perfect Run Final Boss will make it clear that it isn't.
  • Chekhov's Gun: You hear about a weapon that can drain someone's life force. It Exists. There's other cases, but that is the most notable.
  • The Chessmaster: Blaine. Also one skit has him mention his favorite board game is Chess.
  • The Chosen One: Victor and Amiko are both capable of wielding the Divine Sword Ivaldi, and no one else can. Of course Amiko doesn't wield swords...
  • Cool Ship: For the good guys, the Centrialian Great Aether-class Airship, and the Freizkielien Asgard Superfortress. The badguys hijack the Freizkielien Balmung, which is a villainous Cool Ship.
  • Crutch Character: Zion Alliance Soldiers, who aren't directly playable, Guest Star Party Members who are STRONGER than you every time.
  • Distressed Damsel: Amiko is captured by Lord Eustace early in the game. She's rescued fairly quickly.
  • Duel Boss: Seth, if you end up stealing his girlfriend, will fight Victor in a fight to the death, One Vs. One, No Items, Centrial's Desert.
  • The Empire: Subverted - Freizkiel is one of the most honorable and good nations in the world, despite its use of Superweapons in conflicts past.
  • Empty Room Psych: In Yesod, The town lost in time, there's A LOT of empty, useless, rooms.
  • Famous Ancestor: Lidia Skye is the descendant of Mia Skye, the woman said to be responsible for Freizkiel's victory over Giretsu.
  • Global Airship: The Lemuria. Slightly subverted, however, because while you get it VERY early, you can't use it to do anything but travel country to country until the end of the game, where it's played straight.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Selene wields katanas, and other such light Japanese Swords.
  • Karma Houdini: You never get a chance to kill Lord Eustace, and he's not brought to justice by anyone else..... And depending on your views, the Emperor of Freizkiel during the Third Zionic War may be one.
  • Lost Superweapon: Played Straight with Balmung (Blauer Strahl), slightly subverted with Celestial Station (Weiss Strahl) (people know about it, but SEVERELY underestimate its firepower),and outright subverted with Roter Strahl.
  • Love Makes You Evil: Adler, but love is also responsible for his Heel–Face Turn. Then there's Seth's Face–Heel Turn if you steal his girlfriend.
  • Rescue Romance: Seth fell in love with Lidia because she saved him a few years before the game begins.
  • Road Cone: There DEFINITELY is a True Ending. The others are there, but aren't canon.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: You eventually begin to believe that Raath'Grith is sealed by the Rainbow Seal.... but he isn't. Balmung is.
  • Sealed Good in a Can: Most believe the Divine Sword Ivaldi is sealed by the Rainbow Seal.