- 1 Section One
- 1.1 Auguste Isles
- 1.2 Erste Empire
- 1.3 Albion Citadel
- 1.4 Albion Academy
- 1.5 Amalthea Island
- 1.6 The Blue Knight
- 1.7 Erste Royal Family
- 1.8 Agastia
- 1.9 Erste Modern Arms
- 1.10 Imperial HQ
- 1.11 Akasha
- 1.12 Oarlyegrande
- 1.13 Idelva Kingdom
- 1.14 Antikythera
- 1.15 Alster Island
- 1.16 Royal Capital Feendrache
- 1.17 Innermost Teachings
- 1.18 House of Wales
- 1.19 Forbidden Magic
- 1.20 Kotatsu
- 1.21 Greatshroom
- 1.22 Illustrated Storybook
- 1.23 Etemenanki
- 2 Section Two
- 2.1 Grandcypher
- 2.2 Sky Map
- 2.3 Skyfarer
- 2.4 Airships
- 2.5 Sky Map Piece
- 2.6 Golonzo Island
- 2.7 Golem
- 2.8 Local Cuisine
- 2.9 Groz Island
- 2.10 Kluger Island
- 2.11 Teachings of Kluger
- 2.12 Philosopher's Stone
- 2.13 Eternalirium
- 2.14 Festival of Falling Flame
- 2.15 Jewel Resort Casino Liner
- 2.16 Bonito
- 2.17 Carren's Swimsuit
- 2.18 Core Monolith
- 2.19 The Clythe Family
- 2.20 Order of the Black Dragons
- 2.21 Karna Citadel
- 2.22 Estioss
- 2.23 Anti-Repulsion Field
- 2.24 Abomination Generators
- 2.25 Canaan
- 2.26 Gigante Suit
- 2.27 Abomination Cells
- 2.28 Midnight Island
- 2.29 Gearcycle
- 2.30 Chaos Matter
- 2.31 House of Capulet
- 2.32 Grandsleuth
- 2.33 Elemental Resonance Reaction
- 2.34 Crossbow
- 2.35 Stag Beetle
- 2.36 Kappa
- 3 Section Three
- 3.1 Wine
- 3.2 Zinkenstill
- 3.3 Grim Basin
- 3.4 Primal Beasts
- 3.5 7 Luminary Knights
- 3.6 Attire
- 3.7 Orchid
- 3.8 Silverwind Stretch
- 3.9 How Sutera Got Her Groove Back
- 3.10 Inquisition
- 3.11 Maiden of Xochitl Island
- 3.12 Jessica's Brother
- 3.13 Operation: Apprehend Poseidon
- 3.14 Halloween in the Sky Realm
- 3.15 Speedship
- 3.16 Holy Night
- 3.17 Sarya's Casebook
- 3.18 Chat Noir's Perfume
- 3.19 Three Sacred Artifacts
- 3.20 Grandsky Rumble
- 3.21 Brillet Desert
- 3.22 Priestess of the Dunes
- 3.23 Sable Island Holy Order
- 3.24 Book Fair
- 3.25 Sky Philharmonic Orchestra
- 3.26 Cyrath Island
- 3.27 Primal Beast Ebisu
- 3.28 Juvenile Detention Island
- 3.29 Zunderwunder Workshop
- 3.30 Jack's Candle
- 3.31 Holy Erste Empire
- 3.32 Central Axis
- 3.33 Private Institute of Mysteria
- 3.34 Crimson Egg
- 3.35 Sushi
- 4 Section Four
- 4.1 Tzaka the Great
- 4.2 The Earthly Realm
- 4.3 Hermit Island
- 4.4 Tramont Island
- 4.5 Crew of Enforcers
- 4.6 Deus Ex Machina
- 4.7 Dydroit Belt
- 4.8 Deirdre's Revival Ceremony
- 4.9 Duel
- 4.10 Ti Icniuhtli Xolotl
- 4.11 The Moon
- 4.12 Moon Sliver
- 4.13 Chocolae Island
- 4.14 City Defense Force
- 4.15 Torhid Kingdom
- 4.16 Legendary Skyfaring Minstrels
- 4.17 Druga Pirates
- 4.18 Tandem Airborne Express
- 4.19 Titan Suit
- 4.20 New Year's Soba
- 4.21 Site Zero
- 4.22 Moondwellers
- 4.23 Barrel Bomb
- 4.24 Tono Island
- 5 Section Five
- 6 Section Six
- 6.1 Valtz Duchy
- 6.2 The War
- 6.3 Phantagrande
- 6.4 Estalucia
- 6.5 The Astrals
- 6.6 Weapons
- 6.7 Port Breeze
- 6.8 Vyrn's Past
- 6.9 Bon Dance
- 6.10 Bestia Island
- 6.11 Benthic Island
- 6.12 Order of the White Dragons
- 6.13 Alma
- 6.14 PSC
- 6.15 Order of the White Dragons Exam
- 6.16 Valentine's Day
- 6.17 Eastern Island of the Rising Sun
- 6.18 Fehrtyl Island
- 6.19 Branwen's Cauldron
- 6.20 Phidi Island
- 6.21 Perfetto Island
- 6.22 Bistro Feendrache
- 6.23 Premium Friday
- 6.24 Seal Weapons
- 6.25 Ice Crystal Palace
- 6.26 Palapagos Island
- 7 Section Seven
- 8 Section Eight
- 9 Section Nine
A special economic zone known for its vast resources of water. Formally known as the August Isles Special Economic Cooperative Territory, it does not fall under the jurisdiction of any of its neighboring governments. Auguste boasts a huge body of water the likes of which cannot be found anywhere else. Thanks to that, it's a highly popular sightseeing destination. There are a plethora of shops on the isles, crowded so close together that it's hard to tell where one ends and the other begins. The tax revenue from these shops makes the Isles abundantly wealthy. They are even able to employ a self-defense force that is on par with a regular military.
A militaristic empire that has brought nearly all of Phantagrande Skydom under its control. It used to be no more than a small country called the Erste Kingdom. However, when The Black Knight gained control and made the switch to imperialism, the strength of the empire increased tenfold. Currently they are conducting vigorous research on primal crystals and the legacy of the Astrals, but the Erste Kingdom was originally famous for techniques used to produce high-quality golems.
A citadel that is home to a prestigious military academy. Originally built by the Astrals, it has become a city centered entirely around its learning institution. With traditions such as battle training with live monsters and Lord Commander selection through competitive fighting events, the culture may seem a bit eccentric. However, their superior academy graduates excel in their fields working for various countries and military organizations.
A military academy located at the center of the Albion citadel. Battle skills are a primary requirement of its students, as monsters appear regularly throughout Albion. However, as the purpose of the institute is to breed military cadets, a full range of lessons from history and tactics to politics and etiquette are offered in order to create the most outstanding knights.
An island used as headquarters for the Crew of Enforcers' Fourth Fleet, which oversees the Phantagrande Skydom. The entire island belongs to the Fourth Fleet, and almost all of its inhabitants are members of the Crew of Enforcers or are related to the crew and its activities. The area is becoming well-known for second chances, as there are many stories of people who found work here after being captured by the Crew of Enforcers and choosing to turn their lives around.
The Blue Knight
A member of the Seven Luminary Knights and the current captain of the Crew of Enforcers. Famed for his sense of justice, he has greatly contributed to the reputation of the crew by earning the trust of people from every land. His supreme swordsmanship, included in his renown, is said to have been mastered from a painful journey in his youth, but few people know of the details.
Erste Royal Family
The royal family that once ruled all of the Erste Kingdom before its imperialization. Well-versed in special golem creation techniques, they are considered the forefathers of golem technology. The queen, though she has been rumored to possess ties with the Astrals, was greatly loved by the people of Erste, and her passing is deeply mourned. However, the heir to her throne has gone missing, and many worry for her safety.
The venerable capital of the Erste Empire serves as a symbol of the Empire's might. Torches keep it brightly lit day and night. The entire island is constantly under reconstruction to keep up-to-date with the latest technology and has long lost its original luster. Although it boasts the greatest population in the entire Phantagrande Skydom, it is not without its share of problems—especially with regards to environment and civil order.
Erste Modern Arms
The Empire's latest defense force, including the MK28, was designed to be as powerful as dark essence—sans all the dangerous side effects. Little weaponry can be equipped in its current prototype form, but the plan is to eventually have the capability to instantly switch between all sorts of weaponry to tackle any situation.
A giant tower situated in the very center of Agastia. Many simply call it "The Tower" for its shape and it serves as the very heart of the Erste Empire. It not only houses the most vital bodies for governing the Empire, but also holds numerous research and development facilities, making this citadel a prime example of the Empire's capabilities.
A powerful primal beast created by the Astrals in the final stages of the War. Although it possesses the ability to distort and interfere with history, the Astrals were unable to fully control it, preventing its implementation in warfare. Any tampering with the past is sure to affect the present, so when activating Akasha's powers, one must accept the possible risk of erasing themselves from all history.
A skydom that borders Nalhegrande Skydom and can be reached through the Dydroit Belt, which traverses the Grim Basin between them. Currently the Istavion Kingdom, which retains the Golden Knight of the Seven Luminary Knights, holds dominion over this skydom.
Currently one of the most powerful countries in the Nalhegrande Skydom. Idelva is a rising nation with only a brief history, and its current sovereign Pholia is also its founder. Groz Island, the home of the capital, has been the site of bustling commerce since the era of the Torhid Kingdom, which has resulted in Idelva possessing formidable economic and military might in spite of its status as a developing nation. Because Pholia is an advocate of recognizing merit, she hires talented people regardless of their social standing, which has led to nationwide prosperity.
A primal beast that resides on Kluger Island and rules over calculation. Based on local conditions and information about the past, this beast can predict events and outcomes with a high degree of precision. Although this makes Antikythera adept at anticipating the flow of history and behavior of people, the ability isn't suited for predicting results greatly affected by luck. That said, Antikythera bases its calculations on events in the natural world including those at the microscopic level, and it can predict any kind of future when it unleashes its full power.
Home to the former Irestill Kingdom, its rulers made a pact with True Dragon Deirdre to stand against the Astral onslaught during the War. That pact continued after the War ended, and every three hundred years the royals of Irestill would use their magic to create a new vessel for Deirdre to inhabit. In exchange Deirdre kept the monsters on Alster in check, but the last king of Irestill, King Connor, ordered the knight Naoise to eliminate Deirdre, which led to the eventual collapse of the kingdom. The island is currently under a new government and working toward rebuilding, one step at a time.
Royal Capital Feendrache
The city of Feendrache is blessed with Sylph's protection. It is perhaps best known for its exquisite handicrafts and a miracle elixir created by Sylph that is said to grant immortality and everlasting youth. Its buildings are embellished with translucent adornments in the shape of Sylph's wings—adornments from which a soft glow embraces the entire city. A mighty river provides a bounty not only to Feendrache, but also to the monsters living in the wild expanse just beyond the city limits.
Secret knowledge taught on Kluger Island that must be attained in order to reach ultimate enlightenment. Those who master these teachings, including the most esoteric, and form a pact with the primal beast Antikythera, shall inherit the name of Zeyen. The innermost teachings allow one to form a pact with a primal beast and become a vessel through which the primal's true power can be invoked. As the true nature of this pact lies within the heart, those who only desire power will never withstand the primal connection and will surely lose their lives. These teachings have now spread amongst skydwellers, but the origins were devised by the Astrals in order to wield the true power of the primals without relying on the power of the islands.
House of Wales
A noble house of royal lineage. Its influence has spread throughout the kingdom next to Feendrache, drawing the attention of surrounding neighbors. Following a succession process rooted in antiquity, would-be candidates enlist in long-established knightly orders of other kingdoms, some of which end up in Feendrache. Percival also hails from the House of Wales.
Forbidden arts that defy all logic of the natural world. Due to the sheer dangers involved, all research was prohibited and eventually the arts were lost. However, one family continued to study the arts behind closed doors, thereby exposing numerous kingdoms to a terrifying menace.
A magical heating apparatus embedded into the underside of a table. Place a blanket over it to trap the heat, and you have yourself a cornerstone of everyday life. Although it is a relatively new invention, those in the know firmly believe that Kotatsu Citizens will come to dominate the skies in the very near future.
A mushroom of utmost quality, native only to Fehrtyl Island. Due to their short expiration period, they're often dried before being traded and sold on the island. Their true flavor can only be experienced shortly after being picked, attracting many visitors from across the sky looking to have a taste of the elusive mushroom. There is a secluded area known only to those native to the island where the greatshrooms grow in colonies, easily accessible without having to risk any dangers. However, with skillful branding and clandestine tactics, the mushroom is marketed and sold at extravagant prices.
A publication that marries words and images. Though it is unknown when this medium first came about, it is only in these past few years that its popularity has begun to spike across the skies. These books' reader-friendliness and vast array of styles cater to readers of all ages, ensuring them a place in every home as a pillar of entertainment.
This primeval structure high above the clouds serves as an altar of sorts from which the Omnipotent may deliver his will. Hints of Etemenanki's existence can be found in the creation myth passed down by skydwelling civilization, in which the structure is referred to as the divine tower. Constructed out of materials no longer found in modern times, it feels neither worldly nor Otherworldly—if anything it reverberates with the power of a god. Even among the Astrals only a select few know what Etemenanki truly is.
A shipwreck untouched for countless generations on the Angads Highlands of Eingana Island. The image of that ship perched so nobly on the plains is one of Rackam's earliest memories. As a lad, he dreamed of being a helmsman, and so the ship easily captured his heart. It's mid-sized and no more powerful than any other airship, yet it is full of mystery, supposedly responding to the hearts and minds of its passengers.
A comprehensive guide to the world assembled from the scattered pieces of the Sky Map. It's said that this map will lead whomever owns it to wherever they wish without fail. It's regarded as a thing of legend, part of the mysterious legacy the Astrals left behind.
A general term for those who sail the skies in airships. It's said to be the job with the most freedom—and the most danger. Sky travel entails battles with all kinds of sinister creatures on just about a daily basis, so seasoned skyfarers are revered by all. Skyfarers form groups called crews. There are several famous crews in Phantagrande Skydom.
As the only real means of travel between the islands, they are the symbol of skyfarers and their crews. Early airships were constructed based on Astral engineering, but advancements in research have been made in recent years. Now airships with all sorts of useful modifications crisscross the skyways.
Sky Map Piece
The mighty primal beasts possess these bits of map. The Sky Map can be acquired by gathering all of these pieces together. However, the primal beasts who possess the Sky Map fragments are nearly as powerful as gods, and each piece must be recovered from each beast.
An island of top-class craftsmen who possess skills in independently repairing any airship in Phantagrande Skydom. Although simple fixes for airships can be performed anywhere, Golonzo is the only place trusted by skyfarers for large repairs and upgrades. The central dock and its rising mast not only serve as the island's emblem, but also provide daily encouragement to craftsmen as it can be seen from anywhere on the island.
An animated vessel of earth and ore. There are numerous types of golems, all varying in shape, size, and form. Within the Phantagrande Skydom itself, many can be seen protecting treasure troves and palaces in every region. The Royal Family of Erste once attempted to develop a human-like golem, but there are no records of the success of the endeavor.
With islands as varied as the clouds in the sky, one of the perks of skyfaring is sampling the local flavors. Every island has their own seasonings and unique ingredients delicious enough to calm any skyfarer's wanderlust.
The main island of Idelva, the most powerful kingdom in Nalhegrande. The prosperous lakeside capital of the kingdom, Luxurios, is one of the wealthiest cities in the skydom. Though the city continues to see rapid development, Idelva has decreed many areas off-limits to the populace to ensure balance with nature.
A small island in Nalhegrande Skydom that has maintained its independence since ancient times. Though the island doesn't belong to any country, it hasn't declared its own sovereignty, and its people are essentially a community guided by a certain set of teachings. One clairvoyant sage is chosen each generation to assume the name Zeyen, preserve the teachings, and rule the island.
Teachings of Kluger
These teachings have been passed down on Kluger Island over the generations. They lend meaning to the island's existence and describe a way of life as opposed to a collection of lessons or precepts. The one person who understands the highest truth of the teachings each generation assumes the name Zeyen and passes the teachings on to the next generation. It is said that this truth has something to do with the primal beasts, and Zeyen in fact uses the power of the primal beasts to maintain the independence of the island.
The sole substance able to circumvent the alchemic law of equivalent exchange. A complete philosopher's stone can act as catalyst to allow the infinite duplication of matter. The process to its completion, however, is far from simple. Only once it has passed through its five phases—albedo, nigredo, veriditas, citrinitas, and finally, rubedo—can it be used as a true philosopher's stone.
Eternalirium is when a primal beast enters an irreversible state of frenzy. It was first invented by an Astral research lab during the War. The primal beast's sense of self is erased, and it exceeds its original limits to take on a new, destructive form that cannot be suppressed. Returning to their original state is impossible once eternalirium occurs.
Festival of Falling Flame
An annual event held at the Port Breeze Archipelago where culture and business come together. Merchants from all over gather on this momentous occasion to set up shop, entertaining the huge crowds that partake in the event. The main attractions are the duels happening aboard the Jewel Resort Casino Liner and the circus of horrors housing exotic monsters. This festival originally began as a means to pacify the primal beast Phoenix by offering it fiery monsters. But with the Phoenix now largely considered a mere superstition, the practice has long been abandoned.
Jewel Resort Casino Liner
A giant casino liner that tours around the Phantagrande Skydom. The incredibly luxurious interior belies the fact that it's an airship, making it the perfect place for skyfarers to kick back and relax. From poker to slots to bingo—and of course the famous duels at the arena—there is no shortage of entertainment aboard the Jewel Resort Casino Liner.
They say there's a fish that has claimed the lives of many veteran fishermen—the bonito. Hardy anglers who still fish by the pole need both the intuition to predict its movements and the muscle to haul it in. Pole fishing is considered to be superior to net fishing, because the bonito can't mangle itself thrashing against the mesh. Those who land the mighty beast with nothing but grit, rod, and line are revered as legends.
A custom piece designed by Korwa for maximum fun. It's made from highly breathable material that gives a tight, secure fit without constricting the skin; not even the strongest waves could accidently knock it off. In the extremely unlikely event of encountering deadly predators, the miniskirt automatically detaches as a decoy.
Large-scale monoliths that were specially crafted and donated to the Mysteria Academy of Magic. There are two core monoliths installed on campus, both of which connect to other lesser monoliths. One is for magic stabilization while the other is for magic amplification.
The Clythe Family
Calling Valtz Duchy their home, the Clythe Family is a branch of the royal house. Once a clan charged with guarding the archduke, marriage eventually joined their houses. However, the Clythes have not forgotten their roots and continue to hone themselves in the martial arts. The family head is determined based on one's prowess in battle instead of peerage and rank. Though warriors such as they have grown obsolete in the wake of a peaceful Valtz, this doesn't seem to bother them as they enjoy their lives as a family.
Order of the Black Dragons
Before it became the Order of the White Dragons, the Black Dragons were the protective organization of Feendrache led by Siegfried the Dragonslayer. Siegfried disappeared when he came under suspicion for King Josef's murder. The order changed its name to the White Dragons, and Lancelot took over as captain.
An imperial stronghold on Auguste. With its complicated and maze-like construction, it's easy to get lost in the complex without detailed knowledge of its halls. Within its innermost chambers is housed records of a multitude of operations and battle plans, Operation: Apprehend Poseidon being among them.
Located in an area with winds as violent as the Grim Basin, there is not a merchant, cartographer, or skyfarer who dares go near. Whether or not civilization can even be found on this island is uncertain, for no records exists. That is why it is known as a land of ill repute.
As one of Robomi's primary weapons, its main purpose is to nullify the abominations' repulsion fields. When paired with more conventional weaponry, it allows the user to effectively combat the monsters.
Special equipment found within the research lab Thelaspeces. In ancient times these machines were used to create abominations for research purposes. Now, however, they generate the creatures for a far more deadly purpose.
Canaan is located in a lower layer of the Phantagrande Skydom. It can only be reached through a treacherous passage dubbed the Celestial Strait, to which countless airships and their crews have been lost. As a result, skyfarers far and wide consider Canaan to be unreachable.
Following Robomi's death, Nicholas uses his newfound knowledge of ancient technology to construct Robomi replicas, including one with performance comparable to that of the original. Fighting alongside Robomi has lit the fire of justice within Nicholas's heart, and when a new enemy appears, he chooses to shroud his own body with a machine and fight. When the people cry out for Robomi's help, a new defender of justice will be there to answer the call.
Tyrias, a human-abomination hybrid, implanted kidnapped townspeople with cells harvested from his own body. These people mutated into abominations unable to disobey Tyrias's orders. Nicholas and the captain, too, fell victim to this fiendish experimentation and were forced to follow Tyrias's commands. Can the Rashomon Research Vessel crew save them?
Home to the goblins, this island is a desolate conglomeration of stone and rubble. Deep within its caves lies a fortress, which the goblins defend with their lives. It is deep within these caves that the Goblin King has hidden the primal beast, Hekatonkheir, as his ace against the Menean Empire.
This two-wheeled vehicle beloved by the rebellious youth of Mysteria is propelled by means of rotating the pedals. Aficionados affectionately refer to their gearcycles as "beasts." They often trick out their rides rather than leave them unadorned and uncool. The addition of a fire magic-fueled Turbine Reactor to power the back wheel relieves the rider of most of the burden of pedaling, and gives the gearcycle explosive speed and an ear-splitting exhaust note.
A crystalized form of chaos, which is a property specific to the Crimson Horizon. The existence of chaos was purely academic, until special circumstances allowed chaos to take form as chaos matter. It has the ability to negate the Sky Realm's providence, which holds sway over logic, causality, and the laws of physics. Thus even immortals can be slain by chaos.
House of Capulet
An honorable house that once served under King Escalus, ruler of Verona. While their relations with the Montagues were once amicable, that bond was undone by a struggle for the throne eleven years ago. Their economy is more stable than the Montagues', and they pride themselves on peaceful relations with the neighboring houses.
Built by Noa, this airship is the sister ship to the Grandcypher. It once soared through the skies carrying the main character's father and his companions. Once they had completed their journey, Walfrid and Noa moored the great vessel at a deserted dock in Golonzo, away from prying eyes.
Elemental Resonance Reaction
A reaction by which elements of the same type begin to resound and affect each other. Although elemental properties are found in all forms of life, resonance is typically not felt or easily identified by skydwellers or primal beasts. Large amounts of elemental properties can be found in primal beasts or elemental gems, occasionally triggering a resonance reaction. Baal has the ability to sense and amplify this reaction, allowing skydwellers and other primal beasts to feel its presence—a trick that could very well bring about new phenomena.
A weapon that fires arrows using a spring-loaded mechanism. Although more powerful than a bow, it generally takes more time to reload, making continuous fire difficult. Excluding those that employ the use of magic, crossbows that fire rapidly often do so at the expense of power.
A popular insect loved by men and women of all ages. They normally reside in the forests but can also be spotted in remote villages. Each breed of stag beetle comes with its own share of unique characteristics, and their majestic forms tend to make them a sought-out item among collectors. However, overhunting has unfortunately led to environmental disruption in recent years.
Creatures also known as the riverfolk that serve as messengers of the water god on Tono Island. Over time, they have become endangered and now only inhabit the cave under the sushi restaurant Miyasato. The kappa's favorite foods are fish, cucumber, and fruit. Though kappa were very much capable of swimming in the past, they are no longer able to due to their many years of living underground.
Fruit- and grain-based wine is an integral part of celebrations. Erunes are especially skilled in the art of fermentation, and the wine they make is regarded as top-shelf. Aficionados of their product dwell all throughout the sky. Out of the four races, those known to be especially fond of drinking are the Draphs. There is no shortage of stories of people carrying large quantities of wine with them as souvenirs whenever they seek a custom Draph weapon.
A small island, home to a forest that yields primal crystals. Contrary to its nickname, its inhabitants are cheerful and quite sociable. It's not a sightseeing destination and doesn't have any remarkable attractions or famous products, but the simple calm of the village makes it perfect for extended stays.
An area brimming with miasma that divides the Skydom. Violent winds whip the miasma in the Basin into a frenzy. Crews that sail here have to fight not only countless fiendish creatures, but relentless gales that threaten to tear their airship apart. It's said that the only way to pass through this evil place is to assemble all the scattered pieces of the Sky Map.
The greatest weapon the Astrals used in their invasion. These giant beasts are gifted with god-like power. After the War, they turned to crystal and settled into slumber, melding into every culture. Because these beasts only obey the Astrals, their awakening would be a calamity for the sky world and must be stopped.
7 Luminary Knights
Denotes the seven knights who possess supreme powers. The laws of nature that binds all others do not apply to these knights. For example, they can pass through the Grim Basin without the Sky Map. Some of the Seven rule over different skydoms. There may be one who has their eye on Phantagrande.
The climate of Phantagrande Skydom, save for one region, is very warm, and so standard attire consists of light clothing. Most citizens carry a knife or some other small weapon to protect themselves from the monsters that lurk outside the cities. While these weapons are mainly for self-defense, they also double as fashion accessories. Airship crews bring back the latest fashion trends from distant islands.
A young girl whose spirit once dwelled in the shell of Princess Orchis after primal beast Deus Ex Machina severed the princess' spirit from her body. With the help of Lyria and General Adam, Orchid's spirit was placed into an advanced golem similar to the type created for the general. However, maintaining her new body requires lots of energy, leaving her with a healthy appetite.
A territory of the great land mass of North Vast, the most northern area of Phantagrande, with the Eoniho Mountains rising through its center. Due to its location, it is a peculiar area with even more peculiar beasts. A portion of the area, which includes the peaks of the Eoniho Mountains, is occupied by the Grim Basin.
How Sutera Got Her Groove Back
The ultimate outdoor apparel designed by Korwa to help Sutera get her groove on. With navy blue as a base, it appears neither too modest nor too fancy. The fabric has been reinforced with magic to support long-term use, making it highly resistant to rips and tears. When potato-punks approach with a wanton gaze, the outfit's self-defense mechanism activates—automatically covering her shoulders and chest.
Inquisition is a process within the Lumiel Order of Holy Knights to root out traitors and enforce its rigid code of conduct. Cordelia Garnet, an ace praetor, has garnered absolute confidence for her performance of inquisitorial duties. She attempted to conduct an inquisition against Captain Charlotta Fenia, triggering a peculiar set of events.
Maiden of Xochitl Island
On Xochitl Island a maiden's job is to sing and dance before large crowds of adherents known as ichnia. With the ichnia's loyal support, miracles are bound to happen. Maidens go through a selection ceremony at age fourteen and graduate when they turn sixteen.
A young man born of the Menean Empire; he was kidnapped by the primal beast Nephthys several years prior. According to his sister Jessica, he is a restless yet simple individual with a propensity to make rather blunt remarks, and must therefore be kept under watch at all times.
Operation: Apprehend Poseidon
The brainchild of Furias, the scheme was to control the primal beast Poseidon with dark essence and use it as means to provide drinking water within an imperial ship. Originally conceived as an easy way to obtain fresh water at sea, it took none of the risks it would pose into consideration. Many within the imperial army saw the dangers of this plan and voiced opposition to its implementation.
Halloween in the Sky Realm
A festival often associated with costumes, pumpkins, and pumpkin monsters. Since times of yore, the gates to the other side are opened on this day, allowing spirits to visit the Sky Realm. Among the visitors is Lost Jack, who wanders between the two worlds. Skyfarers from near and far come to play with Lost Jack; Halloween was made for this very reason, and for many, it's what makes Halloween such a thrill.
A small airship designed for racing. It is lighter than traditional airships and typically only seats one to draw maximum speed. It is not suited for high-altitude flying, but its acceleration and drift surpass similarly-sized skyskimmers. It is also highly customizable.
Towns across the sky glimmer under festoons of lights as people celebrate the season, indulging in savory roasts and sugarplum cakes with those dearest to them. Santa Claus takes to the skies on this night, giving presents to all good boys and girls. Customs vary for this day rooted in sacred tradition—while generally Santa leaves gifts by the bedsides of children, some towns may prepare a tree for him to leave his goodies.
"Chat Noir managed to lure us onto the Jewel Resort Casino Liner. Then the detective's close friend, Vas, suddenly went missing and we conducted an immediate search. Witnesses told us Vas stumbled into soup, wine, and a bucket of water, and unfortunately we deduced much too late that he was trying to cover his tracks. Had we not been preoccupied with catching Chat Noir, we would have seen through Vas's ruse much sooner, and the Phantom Thief would not have had us in the palm of his hand. Perhaps if I had shared these concerns with Barawa, we would have been better able to keep our wits about us."
—A passage from Sarya's casebook
Chat Noir's Perfume
"Of the many items found as evidence during the Jewel Resort Incident, one of them was the Phantom Thief's perfume. At first it smells like a fresh flower coming into bloom. Then it changes into the scent of a strong spring breeze, before ending with a hint of a cat's sweetness. The various scents probably symbolize his grand entrance and mockery before fading into the wind with a high-pitched laugh. I am not particularly knowledgeable of perfumes, so I am unsatisfied with my description to that end (however, I obtained the cooperation of a feral cat to ascertain a cat's odor). I would also like to add that the midsection of the calling card addressed to the detective has the distinct scent of the pipe from which he usually smokes."
—A passage from Sarya's casebook
Three Sacred Artifacts
The Golden Sword, the Sunset Mirror, and the Night Jasmine Orb. These three artifacts contain the magic of the primal beast Magus—and the secrets to unlock it.
A newly-organized martial arts tournament held in Albion Citadel. Contestants who make it past the battle royale qualifiers must then go through a traditional tournament gauntlet. The champion is promised one wish in addition to the prize money. Although sponsors hail from all over the world, it is Al-Khalid who provides the majority of the funding with a whopping 70 percent.
A town on the desert island of Sable which changes drastically between the dry and rainy seasons. The rainy season often plagues the town with flooding. The people seem hardened by the rigors of their environment. It is said that on a clear day, the light reflecting off the sand turns the entire town a gleaming silver.
Priestess of the Dunes
A girl who serves as a vessel for the Sand God Graphos, the only one who has the power to oppose the Rain God Manawydan. Each priestess's destiny is to sacrifice her life to unleash Graphos's power and seal Manawydan. Forbidden unnecessary contact with the outside world, this priestess traditionally spends her time confined to the castle.
Sable Island Holy Order
The desert island of Sable has long suffered from a lack of natural resources, especially water. Relations between the villages scattered across the island used to be quite hostile, as they competed for resources or even stole them from one another. With the added challenge of damage from the Rain God Manawydan's periodic rampages, the island's development was slow.
A group of young people, concerned for the island's future, approached a spirit who pitied the mortals hurt by the floods. The bond formed with this spirit gave rise to the tradition of the Sand God and Priestess of the Dunes temporarily sealing the Rain God. These young people, who became the Sable Island Holy Order dedicated to the Sand God, stood as a beacon of hope to the beleaguered citizenry. The order brought unity to the divided nation, and eventually came to wield political authority as well.
Omar, the current high priest of the order, is well aware that the island's unity was born of opposition to the Rain God. He feared the disappearance of the Rain God could lead to civil discord and the loss of his position. What if the surviving Priestess of the Dunes were to rally people behind her and usurp the order's power and influence? Omar decided this eventuality must be avoided at all costs, and so he took advantage of Sara's poor health to confine her in the castle and surround her with people suspicious of her.
An exhibition and sale where books of all kinds are displayed. These events generally serve as a place for novice authors to present their works and hopefully get noticed by some of the bigger publishers. Some—like the Sphiria Book Fair—are held regularly on a smaller scale, while others—like the Auguste Book Fair—are held infrequently on a much larger scale. The rules and regulations of each book fair can differ greatly depending on the organization managing them.
Sky Philharmonic Orchestra
The oldest orchestra in all the skies, with a legacy spanning one hundred years. This famous ensemble is led by Nobiyo, the music director and conductor emeritus, and Narita, the conductor. Composed of musicians selected solely for their incredible talent, the members all hail from different backgrounds but have a deep respect for each other's cultures.
One of the many islands in the Auguste Isles. Its very particular terrain lends itself to fresh spring water being available at every turn. Cyrath's seas serve as a migrational route for eal fisherlings, making them ideal for eal-loving anglers. Broiled eal has long been a staple of Cyrath Island.
Primal Beast Ebisu
This is the primal beast of blessings, whose giant body could be mistaken for an island as it migrates between the Sky Realm and the Crimson Horizon. It is a place where time and space cease to function as one would expect. Although this primal beast was created by the Astrals, blessings and luck abide by no authority—just as no one can master fate, no one can master Ebisu. Yet some would argue that Ebisu's existence represents a paradox, that it should not be able to govern luck either. Be that as it may, the name "Ebisu" has found its way into the Sky Realm, where it graces a variety of things in hopes of bringing good fortune.
Juvenile Detention Island
Juvie for short. A correctional facility run by the Skydom Bureau of Investigation for the rehabilitation of minors who have committed criminal offenses. The small island's remote location effectively cuts off its inmates from civilization. Educational institutions throughout the skydom contribute materials and strategies to support these young people's reintegration into society.
Home to Cucouroux and Camieux. Because gun workshops are so few in number compared to more traditional smithies, people all over refer to the gunsmith sisters' home as THE gun workshop. As the most storied of them all in Phantagrande, it is renowned for the high-caliber firearms it produces. The workshop is split into two main buildings, one serving as the communal workspace and the other as residence to the family and staff. Many come here as apprentices to brush up their knowledge about guns, hone their craft, and strike out on their own, happily married, after learning the tricks of the trade. Some even set up their new workplaces as branches of the Zunderwunder Workshop.
A candle that is lit on Halloween. One reason Halloween exists is to play with Lost Jack, and the candle helps guide him to those celebrating. The person who has played with Jack the most during Halloween receives a prize from the village.
Holy Erste Empire
A mighty military regime laying claim to the Phantagrande Skydom. The seeds of its formation were planted back when a certain skyfaring crew foiled a skydom-wide conspiracy. With Phantagrande's symbol of peace, Orchid, seemingly on the regime's side, the empire's forces are unstoppable as they take over Golonzo Island and the Valtz Duchy. Not much is known about this regime, though their leader bears an uncanny resemblance to a former major general of the fallen Erste Empire.
An organization based on the moon, far from the Sky and Astral Realms. Cassius, like many moondwellers, is a member. It is a strictly regimented society where members have no choice of profession and receive their food, necessities, and luxuries in accordance with their ranks. They are at war with strange, nebulous life-forms.
Private Institute of Mysteria
An imaginary school—no doubt based on the Mysteria Academy of Magic—born from the minds of the Lowain bros. Though the Tsubasa gang and the Big Three of Mysteria attend this school, the majority of the students are well-behaved and not the least bit baller.
After suffering defeat in the War, primal beast Veselago assumed the form of a dragon egg—an exact copy of Malinda's egg to be exact—in order to hide and recover from its wounds. Malinda's mother was tricked into thinking it was part of her brood and protected both eggs from any and all threats. When she sensed the eggs were about to hatch, the mother left the eggs on Medvecia.
A traditional dish on Tono Island where vinegared rice called shari is topped with neta, a piece of raw fish. Though the origin of sushi dates back to before the War, exact details are only known to the chef at Miyasato and the kappa. The names of the accompanying condiments, gari and sabi, reflect the history of sushi as offerings to the gods.
Tzaka the Great
The current archduke of Valtz. He is renowned for his prowess as a blacksmith and mage. Cheerful and genuinely concerned with the happiness of others, he is especially popular. His combat technique combines his brawny Draph physique and knowledge of magic, blowing his enemies away with one swift punch. He is also Io's mentor in magic, and the passion he endowed her with can be seen from time to time in her craft.
The Earthly Realm
The land of the dead. Those who have been to the Realm and subsequently returned exist only in myth. Ever since ancient times, falling to earth has meant death. Even today, there are some funeral rites that include casting the coffin of the deceased to earth. Records exist of curious orders who had set their sights on earth, but each and every one has vanished, so no one can be sure whether or not they were able to reach the Earthly Realm unscathed.
A nickname for Zinkenstill. No one knows when this island, which has existed quietly for several hundred years, was first called by this name. One theory is that they have been living in isolation since the final battle of the War. This isolation played a large part in the uniquely developed civilization on the island.
Shrouded in mist all year long, the island has one village and very few inhabitants. In the past, Tramont shared some contact with neighboring islands. However, it became completely closed off with the arrival of the mist several decades ago. Skyfarers who've visited claim that the few people there are quite welcoming.
Crew of Enforcers
An immense crew of skyfarers found throughout the sky. The Blue Knight of the Seven Luminary Knights serves as the current captain. Their activities mainly involve apprehending criminals and escorting VIPs, but they take on an abundance of requests from different lands, including goods transport. Airspace is assigned to different fleets, and the Phantagrande Skydom is overseen by the Fourth Fleet, which includes Admiral Lecia and her adviser Monika.
Deus Ex Machina
Buried in the annals of the Erste Royal Family's dark history, this primal beast sucks the essence out of humans and instills it into other matter. It can also swap the essence between humans, but cannot destroy or create it anew. This primal beast came about from a request by the Royal Family to the Astrals to create golems resembling humans. But asking for Astral cooperation can been seen as a betrayal to skydwellers and, as such, Deus Ex Machina's existence is known only to a select few within the Empire.
A giant archipelago straddling multiple skydoms located beyond the Grim Basin. It's composed of giant crags held together as one by the power of the primal beast Kikuri. Within each skydom area the Dydroit Belt covers, there is one main city, but the people are mostly merchants and explorers with long-term residents few and far between. Although it's one of the few places where you can reach neighboring skydoms without using an airship, anyone, excluding the Seven Luminary Knights, who dares to enter the Grim Basin must be reckless in spirit.
Deirdre's Revival Ceremony
Deirdre transfers her core to a new vessel every three hundred years. At that time the presiding ruler of Irestill uses their magic power to help create the new vessel. Over the years, however, the details of this arrangement were lost, and the late King Connor unwittingly terminated the pact by commanding Naoise to eliminate Deirdre.
The main attraction of the Jewel Resort Casino Liner. Watching the duelists of the arena battle it out is always a tremendous thrill, as evidenced by the fanatical cheers and screams of the fans during any match.
Ti Icniuhtli Xolotl
During the War there was a stalwart canine named Xolotl who fought bravely alongside his skydweller friend against the Astrals. Their bond was thought to be unbreakable until the Astrals tore that relationship apart. Xolotl wandered across Xochitl Island in depression, when he heard the welcoming words of the islanders—Ti Ichniuhtli Xolotl—which means "Friends forever, Xolotl." The maidens always start a show with this chant, but its true meaning has been forgotten after so many hundreds of years.
A mutable celestial body, considerably larger than everything else in the night sky. The skydwellers look upon it with a sense of wonder, as it is constantly changing form. It was once thought to be just a pale star, but when Zeta discovers a mural on Moon Sliver, the crew believes that it's an island floating in the upper regions of the sky.
A peripheral island, its geography is reminiscent of the bumpy surface of the moon when seen from a giant telescope. The Society has identified this location as one of the Foe's bases. A direct line of communication remains between those who dwell on the moon and the Foe, but no one knows how it works.
Run by a famous chocolatier, this island is famous for its chocolate. Every year during the Valentine season, many gather in search of such treasure. The rarest kind of chocolate found there is even said to be kissed with love magic. To find those elusive delicacies, one must seek out chocolate sprites, who roam the land freely. Any who come to this island must be ready to run a marathon chasing these enchanting monsters. This in itself is an event before the advent.
City Defense Force
A professional fighting force dedicated to protecting the city from abominations. When the siren sounds, they roll out, wielding the weapons designed by Nicholas and accompanied by Robomi replicas. Inspired by the Steel Warriors' heroism, they stand bravely as the city's first line of defense. Go forth, City Defense Force! Only you can carry on their legacy!
A kingdom that once unified and controlled Nalhegrande. The royal family of this country is composed of Draphs, many of whom are skilled combatants. Its history is ancient, stretching to even before the Astrals attacked. The Scarlet Knight of the Luminary Knights is an inherited position, a position which is passed (alongside its signature scarlet armor) from one Torhid crown prince to the next. Around five years ago, a large part of Starke Island was destroyed by an attack from the Great Wall, effectively neutralizing the kingdom. This event began to be known as "the divine retribution" by those who weren't privy to the truth.
Legendary Skyfaring Minstrels
Thanks to a variety of technological advances, the distance airships are capable of traveling has rapidly expanded in recent years. However, back when the Skyfaring Minstrels were active, moving between far-flung islands was a larger organizational hurdle, replete with multiple maintenance and resupply stops. Despite the inconvenience, these minstrels went from island to island spreading joy, healing, courage, and even confidence through their songs. As time passed and the group gained more respect, they eventually began to be known as "legendary," which they added to their crew moniker with pride. Although they've seen members come and go, the Legendary Skyfaring Minstrels are still wandering the skies, bringing music wherever they travel.
A group of fishermen now in its seventh iteration, led by a woman named Sig. She and her pirates uphold the pride of protecting the island from rowdy guests, monsters, and other troubles. Her destiny is to take down the primal beast Albacore, a mission handed down to her from generation to generation of previous leaders.
Tandem Airborne Express
A company engaged in the transportation of passengers and cargo between the islands of the Sky Realm. Their motto is, "Fly faster, fly safer." Recently their efforts have been focused on strengthening ties with partner companies on other islands to facilitate widespread distribution of local specialties and other goods. They have also put resources into humanitarian efforts such as the reconstruction of Mysteria Academy and the surrounding town after the devastation wrought by the forces of the Otherworld. The roots of this benevolence lie in the destruction caused when a Tandem airship exploded above Mysteria. In penance for that incident, the company erased all record of the Demon Reactor technology that caused the explosion.
The secret weapon serving as the backbone of the Holy Erste Empire's might. These suits were developed from substantial improvements made to a particular battlesuit prototype, the MK 28, manufactured originally during the former empire's glory days. Mass production of the suits began after leaders requested a rollout for infantry use, and widespread adoption started once outfitting procedures were simplified. Equipped with dark essence mechanisms in addition to durable mechanical components, the average skyfarer can't even put a scratch on them. Utilizing a system of interchanging parts, their versatility on the battlefield mustn't be understated.
New Year's Soba
A dish eaten for good luck at New Year's. Because soba is easier to cut than other types of noodles, it is said to symbolize cutting ties with the misfortunes of the preceding year. An alternate explanation is that the long, fine noodles embody a wish for longevity. Ingredients and seasonings vary between regions, but no matter where it's eaten, it represents an earnest wish for a good year to come.
One of the Society's many bases, at a top-secret location in Phantagrande. Filled with talented scientists and researchers, it is the source of constant advancements in science and technology. It has no combat personnel of its own, so personnel from other bases are temporarily dispatched to Site Zero as needed to protect the noncombatant staff. The facility was obliterated by Versatile and is currently being reconstructed.
The mysterious denizens of the moon. They lack a spoken language, communicating instead through electronic tones. They prize logical thought and prefer to deal with the world around them in a mechanical fashion. They struggle to understand and frequently exhibit contempt for illogical decisions and actions. Most moondwellers' lives are controlled by the organization to which they belong.
Barrels symbolize sustenance for those who ride the waves. Sturdy and buoyant, these adventure essentials at times store provisions or treasure, and at times serve as lifelines for seamen fallen overboard. In recent years, they've grown rarer on account of storage innovations, the suitability of burlap sacks for treasure, and life buoys' burgeoning popularity. When push comes to shove, though, a seafarer will always be willing to place his trust in a barrel.
One of the many islands in the Auguste Isles. Though normally quiet, the island boasts a famous Riverfolk Festival held in the summer that brings in floods of visitors looking to take part in its festivities. A traditional dish called "sushi" that uses raw fish has especially gained popularity among tourists in recent years.
Home to the Scarlet Knight Baragona, and neighbor to the Phantagrande Skydom. The Dydroid Belt cuts across the Grim Basin lying between the two skydoms. Civil unrest stands as one the skydom's biggest problems. With giant ruins nearly the size of the islands they float above, the particularities of Nalhegrande Skydom draw attention from all over.
A great land mass in the most northern part of Phantagrande. It is mostly unexplored, but some areas, locked in endless territorial disputes between different nations and powers, are occupied by lawless groups. Silverwind Stretch, considered the roughest place in Phantagrande, and the Eoniho Mountains are located here and partially cross into the Grim Basin.
Nalhe Great Wall
A relic from a different age enshrined in the skies above Nalhegrande. It's existed since before the War, when the Astrals reigned over Nalhegrande. Originally created by the Astrals to combat skydwellers, it can cross skydoms and destroy whole islands with a single blast. The divine retribution that befell Torhid Kingdom was in actuality an attack from this weapon.
A Draph country where scorching heat slumbers beneath the land. Due to the intense temperatures below ground, a river of lava flows there without ever hardening. Prosperity is wide-spread thanks to a steel industry that takes advantage of the heat of the land and Draph handiness. The grandest factory in all of Phatagrande Skydom is located here, laboring day and night. Metal vessels forged in Valtz are famed for being robust, beautiful, and of the best quality. They fetch a high price throughout the Skydom.
A war that broke out between the skydoms and the Astrals long ago. Through this drastic conflict, the people were able to gain back rule of their world from the Astrals and change the course of history. Unfortunately, almost all details of the War are now lost, yet its effects can still be seen shaping society even today.
The area where Zinkenstill, Port Breeze Archipelago, and others drift among the calm breeze. It is encircled by the Grim Basin on all sides, but due to so many prosperous islands, there are few who attempt to leave. However, in recent years the Erste Empire has been in frequent conflict with the peoples of many islands in their quest to dominate the Skydom.
The legendary home of the Astrals. Its existence is wrapped in the same mystery surrounding its ancient inhabitants. A great number of skyfarers have scattered across the Blue Beyond in hopes of one day finding it. It's spoken of as a place full of majesty and otherworldly knowledge, and that whomever finds this isle will be granted their every wish.
Long ago they invaded the skydoms, but were wiped from the pages of history after the War and now exist as pure enigma. Not one single thing is known about their true nature other than that they posses a mysterious, overwhelming strength. Today, airships employ the engineering of the Astrals.
Originally there were no means for transport, causing each society to form independently of each other. Without things like international conflict or threats, weapons development progressed exceedingly slowly. However, upon the invasion of the Astrals, every society was forced to arm themselves. Weaponry evolved even further thanks to the engineering left behind by the Astrals. It is said that the Astrals became the catalyst for modernization.
A group of islands blessed with bountiful breezes. Gentle winds naturally blow across these islands thanks to the power of the primal beast Tiamat, growing the archipelago as a hub for skyfarer orders. The mainland is Eingana Island, and the metropolis at its center is the heart of commerce. Though the archipelago is calm and relaxing, the winds are constant and is considered one of the more chilly locations in the skydom.
Vyrn has no memories of his life before Zinkenstill, and where he comes from still remains a mystery. Being neither monster nor primal beast, there has yet to be found another creature quite like Vyrn.
A dance festival honoring the deceased observed by the denizens of the Auguste Isles. The souls of the departed head out to sea but are said to return once a year during the festival. Bright pyres guide them back to shore, where they dance with the living for a brief but fun moment before fireworks send them off back to sea.
An island located near the border of Nalhegrande Skydom, it's entirely undeveloped without a single habitation. Due to the power of Echidna, the island's pacted primal, injured or destitute primals are often drawn to the island. Although it's an extremely dangerous place for the average person, the island's overseer Echidna cares deeply for others, welcoming all living beings as if they were her very own children.
An island of the Auguste Isles. Although its seas are relatively free of fish, it is home to a wide variety of macrobenthos—organisms such as shellfish, octopi, sea urkins, and more. On land you'll find nothing but fishermen, at least until Sierokarte's eagerly-awaited tourist development plans come to fruition.
Order of the White Dragons
This group of knights maintains peace for Feendrache, royal capital blessed by primal beast Sylph's benevolence, and its surrounding areas. Formerly known as the Order of the Black Dragons, the murder of King Josef forced a name change and reorganization in which Lancelot was promoted to captain under Consul General Isabella. There is no hand-holding in this order; each knight is expected to adhere to strict codes of discipline and excellence.
A priceless miracle elixir whose properties can instantly cure all manner of ailments, it can only be created by the primal beast Sylph. A scandal brought to light the harmful by-product called karmide, and so the production of alma, as well as its very existence, was abandoned altogether.
Formally known as the Platinum Sky Cup, this annual event is the biggest race to take to the skies. What sets this race apart is the allowance of weapons and other methods for obstructing opponents on the course—the only rule is you must use your own speedship. Skyfarers, speed freaks, engineers, and more gather from all over to claim fame and the big payout.
Order of the White Dragons Exam
This prestigious exam is offered to anyone wishing to enlist in the Order of the White Dragons. Starting from the year the members of Team Chickadee applied, a revised exam was installed by Captain Lancelot—the largest distinction being proctors spending extended periods of time with applicants to fully scrutinize their personality traits. With this change, the exam has become more accessible for those who have chivalrous virtues within them above all other factors.
This is a day to show one's love or appreciation through the giving of chocolate. Though there is a plethora of shapes one can choose one from, the most popular is by far the heart. While vendors of the savory treat contend for customers, there are many who say that feelings are best expressed by offering handmade chocolate.
Eastern Island of the Rising Sun
During the War, research on weaponizing primal beasts was conducted here. Now it is a forgotten land faded from memory, all but erased from the annals of history.
Known for its fertile and flourishing landscape of fruits, nuts, and mushrooms, this island is known as the “bountiful island.” Many of the products native to the island attract tourists from across the sky. For that reason, the island’s lax borders supposedly allow for visitors to freely come and go to enjoy the harvest and mountains.
The Sable Island Holy Order has made a study of primal beasts since ancient times and always concealed their findings. They determined that the cauldron Branwen holds is capable of producing monsters from the negative emotions of people nearby. This information was not freely available even to priests of the order. There are many theories as to the mechanism by which Branwen's primal beast powers and the cauldron which catches her tears actually produce these monsters, but as yet no definitive answer. Nonetheless, Omar set out to steal Branwen's cauldron in order to manipulate public opinion by summoning and then defeating monsters.
Although this island is now idyllic and self-sufficient, it started as a settlement of skydwellers from another, nearby island who were brought here to combat overpopulation and food shortage issues. The land was cultivated almost immediately after an official assessment found the land to be fertile and the climate fair. As development was progressing, however, a snake-like primal beast that had been sleeping on the island since the time of the War awoke, bringing calamity to the immigrating population. At first the people tried to search for a way to live peacefully alongside the primal, but as causalities rose, this was deemed to be a futile pursuit. With all hope lost, the settlers were ready to abandon the project, but the Legendary Skyfaring Minstrels appeared and put the primal to sleep using the power of their music.
Known as the island of the arts, its residents engage in their crafts daily out of respect for the island's guardian deity, Arte. Be it painting, sculpting, or music, the islanders hold each other's creative talents in high regard. One morning a work of art is placed in the town square by an unknown creator. Rumor has it that a light-haired young man wearing a hat lowered over his eyes was spotted the night before, but the truth remains unclear.
In the royal capital of Feendrache stands a long-established restaurant operated by Jack, a former knight-in-training from the Order of the Black Dragons. Jack took over the bistro after his father—the former owner—passed away, but management was a challenge he wasn't prepared for, and soon tumbleweeds were practically tumbling though the eatery. After the bistro received an ultimatum from Savarin, a renowned gourmet, the crew stepped in to remake the restaurant with the assistance of Lancelot, Vane, Percival, and Siegfried. As a sign of respect for the knights who helped the eatery weather the crisis, it was renamed Bistro Drachenritter.
A new custom dreamed up by Friday. The initiative proposes that, in order to live more fulfilled lives, everyone should knock off work early at the end of the month, on the evening that a beautiful golden star gleams in the heavens. People have been reluctant to embrace this bleeding-edge idea. For their sakes Friday created FRIED SHRIMP (a Fantastically Radical Idea for Ending Drudgery, Saving Human Resources from Infinite Mental Pain) to free workaholics from the chains of their clock-punching lives via the cleansing power of fire.
The weapons with which Vaseraga, Zeta, and other Society combatants have made contracts. Named by Alandus. These weapons can absorb a primal beast's power and kill it. They are in fact the dormant forms of automagods created by moondwellers. A command from a moondweller or other triggers can awaken the weapons, causing them to revert to their automagod forms. Like the automagods, the seal weapons have no wills of their own, but it would seem that Embrasque—contracted to Beatrix—is an exception. Embrasque responds strongly to Beatrix's words and emotions.
Ice Crystal Palace
The underground palace home of the Crystalia, built long ago by the Snow Maiden. The palace's glittering ice walls keep it cold year-round. Its structure, which follows the naturally-formed cave into which it was built, is a source of awe and bafflement to visitors from outside.
A small, solitary island that sits among the Auguste Isles. Its remote location makes it inaccessible to most people, allowing a unique and distinct ecosystem to flourish. Some would even call Palapagos an insect paradise. Many unidentified creatures are said to dwell on the island, the mystery of which stirs the imaginations of adventurers all over. This, in turn, has given birth to countless legends about the island—some fact, some fiction.
The power that governs all things mysterious. Those who master this power are called mages. Unlike primal beasts, this skill has existed in the skydoms since ancient times. There are even schools dedicated to studying the craft. It is possible to achieve power on par with that of the primal beasts upon mastering magic, but those who have reached that level are few and far between.
A desert island rich in history and abundant in ancient ruins. Dating back to before the Great War, it was once the capital of the Erste Kingdom. What was once the glorious mecca of golem industry has become a shadow if its former self with the advent of the primal beasts and their research. The land has slowly dwindled into obscurity, and its population has withered to less than a tenth of what it once was.
A crystal borne from the Erste Empire's research of Lyria and the primal beasts. Originally designed to mimic the power of the Astrals, it has the power to bestow artificial Astral power unto beings from the Sky Realm. However, wielding powers from a different dimension must not be done without great caution.
Malice is the form of a primal beast that has been subject to excess infusion of dark essence. Though they possess astounding power in this state, the Astrals never designed them to be able to handle such amounts of dark energy. There is great risk of destroying the primal beast itself.
An island located on the edge of Nalhegrande Skydom, landmarked by the giant fortress left by the Astrals. Although it falls under the rule of Idelva Kingdom, it's mostly untouched as the island is without a significant industry or residential population. But since the settlement by the outlaws in recent years, it's become fairly independent, leading to uneasiness regarding their new role in the sky.
Mysteria Academy of Magic
The most prestigious and preeminent magic academy in Phantagrande, its reputation commands respect far and wide. From royal families to the lowest commoners, all aspiring mages are welcomed through its gates. Equipped with two core monoliths, even novices find themselves commanding magic with ease. Students here study all kinds of magic from morning until night—sometimes even the forbidden kind.
Monoliths are magical stones that help stabilize or amplify magic. Their power and stability, as well as their market value, are proportional to their physical size. The core monoliths that the Mysteria Academy possess are extraordinarily rare and expensive.
A mysterious disease that causes magical energy to continuously flow from within the body. Zehek suffers from this ailment and receives treatment regularly from his master, Mishra. However, they know of no cure, applying only treatment to alleviate the symptoms for the time being.
The Menean Empire
This empire exists in the eastern region of Phantagrande and is occupied by Lumacie and Sephira military forces. The Menean Empire is run by General Vizan who is deeply trusted by his people and very often conducts external negotiations. Within the empire, there are rumors of blood-stained battles for the crown, but that history has long been swallowed by the darkness.
A small, unremarkable island tucked away in a corner of the Phantagrande Skydom. It has one medium-sized town, on the outskirts of which is a place known as Mao Mera Hill. For some reason the citizens don't seem fond of cats.
Mao Mera's Cage
A strange-looking building on Mao Mera Hill, on the outskirts of Micenos Island's only town. It once served as a laboratory to a pair of married scientists but was abandoned after the husband died. The hill has become a dumping ground, and the labyrinthine interior of the former lab discourages exploration. It appears to have been appropriated as a stronghold by the local feral cats.
A plant with a unique aroma. Its scent has an intoxicating effect on cats.
House of Montague
An honorable house that once served under King Escalus, ruler of Verona. While their relations with the Capulets were once amicable, that bond was undone by a struggle for the throne eleven years ago. While their economy is less stable than the Capulets', they boast unrivaled weaponry and tactics suitable for foreign policy.
This island is home to beings said to have only appeared in legends: vampires. Located in Phantagrande's northeastern region, the entire land mass is perpetually hidden in a thin layer of fog; its residents are protected from the sun, but that means living in a constant state of dusk. Most people steer clear of the island, having heard tales of fearsome vampires feasting on the blood of the living, but intrepid skyfarers and treasure hunters eagerly seek out Medvecia's hidden inhabitants.
A bow that shoots arrows generated by magic. Having been created by a guardian village during the War to seal away the Forbidding One, its arrows have the ability to decrease the power of its target, the effectiveness depending on the magic of its wielder. It appears to have been repaired numerous times throughout the centuries.
Tono Island's oldest sushi house. Originally known only to island locals, with the rising popularity of sushi over the recent years, it is now a prime dining spot that boasts long lines of customers from abroad. The most prominent theory behind the name is that "Miyasato" was derived from its location beside the most revered shrine (miya) in the village (sato).
A very ordinary occupation. It covers a broad range of jobs, from guarding cities or important people to intervening in international conflict. There are those who earn a living as agents while also belonging to an airship crew. This arrangement is quite convenient, as use of an airship provides a special freedom of mobility. However, agents can operate without licenses or credentials, so their quality is hit-or-miss. Anyone who wants a job well done would be wise to put in a request at the agents' guild in town, even if it costs a little extra.
The Four Primarchs
When the Astrals took over the skydoms thousands of years ago, they created the original primal beasts in order to regulate the world. Four of those origin beasts in particular oversee the tetra-elements responsible for natural order: Michael (fire), Gabriel (water), Raphael (wind), and Uriel (earth). They usually remain assimilated into the sky, aiding the supreme primarch Lucifer with absolute loyalty.
The ability to listen to a recount of a dream and tell what worries a person, what they hope for, how they're feeling, and what the future holds for them. What each dream represents is entirely dependent on the dreamer. It requires great skill to correctly read a person and interpret what their dreams mean.
Gallery of Dreams
A place connecting the world's dreams through doors. The shape, color, height and all other properties of the doors are affected by the dream which produces them. Monsters called nightmare fragments seep from night terrors to haunt these halls. Because it is a world of dreams, a physical body cannot enter—only the mind is allowed to wander in this gallery.
An island that holds many memories for the brothers Rashomon and Daimon. Previously home to quarries and mines which produced highly workable raw materials, the processing techniques developed here were invaluable to the era. However, advancing technology led to a decrease in demand, causing the facilities to close and the island to be forgotten. Growing up, Rashomon and Daimon used the resources lying dormant on this island for the manufacturing of prototype parts.
Welcome to Yudhisthira Island, one of the jewels of the Auguste Isles. It's a popular tourist spot boasting all sorts of delights, from white-sand beaches to rainbow-colored flower fields, all bathed in eternal sunshine. In addition to attracting weary travelers, this resort destination is a major source of tax revenue for Auguste. We hope you enjoy your stay! (Please note that the Druga Pirates have claim over the fish in this area and are unofficially tasked with maintaining the island's defenses).
A ranged weapon used throughout the Sky Realm for hunting and fighting monsters. While a skilled hand is necessary to maximize a bow's accuracy and power, the weapon sees wide use because it can be obtained more easily than guns that require specialized knowledge and technology to produce. Bow shapes vary from island to island.
A group of islands with a deep forest that thrives under the protection of the primal beast Yggdrasil. Most of the forest is quite ancient, having existed since the Astral invasion and The War. Ruins of legend and mystery lie in deeper parts, including plants found no where else in the skydom. However, the danger of the forest has hindered its exploration.
The secondary title of Albert, leader of the Sky Knights of Levin. With eyes like a storm and a sword as swift as thunder, he is considered second to none in the Kingdom of Levin. His fame has led many to think of the Sky Knights as Albert's own personal order, which subsequently becomes the source of a future tragedy.
The Kingdom of Levin
A lightning-covered island in the easternmost point of Phantagrande. It is known for its powerful order as well as its two legendary trademarks, the Celestial Eye and the Skyblade, which have survived since the time of the War. Yurius, a knight of Levin raised under the banner of a duke, assassinated the king and stole the Astral Void Lacrima, leaving the kingdom devastated.
Lowain Bros Human Pyramid Attack
A deadly metamorphosis of three bros converging as if one. When Lowain, Elsam, and Tomoi worked as part-time waiters, they once battled a nefarious customer who attempted to skip the bill. It was then that, purely by coincidence—or rather a miracle—this most phenomenal attack to end all attacks was born. Enemies are dazed at the sight of their sudden increase in size and mobility. The H.P.A. is considered nigh unstoppable in their hometown, where it is often toted as the stuff of legends.
This arcane technique created and refined by Cagliostro allows for the conversion of matter into whatever form is desired. Any material can be transmuted into another so long as the law of equivalent exchange is preserved. That is: one may only take as much as one gives; something cannot be created from nothing. The true value of alchemy, however, lies in a universal truth hidden deep within the secrets of this mysterious art.
Currently one of the most powerful countries in the Nalhegrande Skydom. This country started out as the duchy of Rhem during the era of the Torhid Kingdom, and its current king is the second son of the duke who formerly ruled. Due in part to Rhem's long history, royal blood and social standing are valued above all else here. The Violet Knight, one of the Luminary Knights, is also a distant relative of the Rhem family.
Lumiel Order of Holy Knights
Personified by their creed "forever pure, forever righteous," the Lumiel Order of Holy Knights work tirelessly to provide protection for the weak and the hopeless. Their deeds are recognized throughout the skies, and their current acting captain, Charlotta Fenia, is admired as the most powerful member in the order's illustrous history.
This title is given to the culinarian who caters special ceremonies within the order's halls. It is said that a taste of his or her food will increase vitality and restore health, a trait that has made the Gourmand a popular figure among holy knights. The secret is a technique developed by Sevastien that allows the Gourmand to squeeze 200% of the nutritional value out of any ingredient.
The traditional profession of ranger requires one to possess the knowledge and skills to survive the elements. There are some among these specialized naturalists who call themselves forest rangers. Before the prevalence of airships, forest rangers were the lifeline for local communities who depended on nature's bounty for sustenance.
Life Dice Game
A multiplayer board game traditionally played among friends and family during the New Year's holiday season. The specific rules differ by region, but the main idea is to roll the dice and proceed the corresponding number of tiles until the "Goal" is reached. Various events can occur depending on the tile landed on, resulting in a fluctuation of income. The player with the most rupies at the end wins.
Rashomon Research Vessel
A special ship used by geologist Dr. Rashomon and his team. The ship is equipped for research in numerous fields of science and also contains special equipment needed for drilling and geological research. As the vessel often requires specialized mechanical modifications, it even comes with a resident engineer.
The fruits of the Astral Lucilius's research, and his greatest act of defiance against the Creator. This beast harbors the power to destroy the world and was sealed away by the supreme primarch, Lucifer.
A specialty of Cyrath, eals are sliced into thin fillets and put through a metal skewer before being dipped into thick, sweet sauce and grilled over a charcoal fire. Turned over multiple times on the grill until they reach the perfect softness inside while retaining a crisp golden brown sheen on the outside, broiled eals can differ drastically in taste depending on how they are prepared. It is a chef's pride to be able to make quality broiled eal.
The fortress home of the Souvals, built long ago by the Sun Lord. Located near the summit of a volcano, it is hot year-round. The system of caves which run mazelike through the mountain provide a natural defense against outsiders.