Terms & Locations:
Anima Relics: Anima Relics are relics that were once part of Deus. They can bond with certain people to create terminal interface weapons, like omnigears.
Aveh: A kingdom that was founded by Roni Fatima. It is at war with Kislev, and is winning due to Gebler support. Aveh was overthrown by Shakhan, who kicked the Prince and his cousin out of the castle. It's capital is Bledavik, and a tournament is held there every so often.
Contact: The person that is supposed to meet with the Existence again, and kill Deus with the recieved power.
Deus: Deus is the physical manifestation of god, for the dwellers of this planet. In reality, it was designed to be an interplanetary invasion weapon, using the Zohar Modifier, an engine, from an alien planet. However, it went crazy, so the creators put it on a transport ship, the Eldridge, to put somewhere else. However, Deus activated itself and took control of the ship. This is when the captain of the ship used the self destruct system. The ship fell onto the primitive planet, and the first humans were born from Persona, Deus's power plant. The sole purpose of humans was to create parts to regenerate Deus.
Ethos: Under the facade of an innocent religion, the Ethos is really an organization founded by Solaris to gather various sorts of information. In addition to that, the Ethos also gather people to send to Krelian's laboratory, to make Wels. Also, the Ethos look for omnigears and Anima Relics. The Ethos are trying to break away from Solaris, therefore there are Solarian agents monitoring the Ethos.
Etone: A religious group that concider themselves holy guardians. An Etone is a purger of reapers, an exterminator of reapers. Reapers are also called Wels.
Existence: The Zohar Modifier gets its energy from a dimension filled with energy. The existence is a being of that dimension, and it is like God. It took the Path of Sephiroth to the Zohar Modifier. Human souls originated in that dimension as well.
Gears: Gears are huge mechanical warriors that can be controlled by a person. They were found from the ruins of an ancient civilization. Omnigears are extra powerful gears.
Genesis: The creation myth.
Golgolada: The place where Fei and his friends were crucified by Krelian.
Kislev: Kislev is a kingdom that was founded by Roni Fatima. It is at war with Aveh, and is losing. Gear Battling is held there every year.
Malakh: These are interplanetary class weapons such as Deus.
Merkavna: A high-tech arch built by Krelian to house Deus.
Nisan: Nisan is a sect of people who believe in serenity and prayer within. The Grand Mother is currently Marguerite. The founder was Sophia.
Path of Sephiroth: The path that the Existence took when he descended from his dimension into the Zohar modifier.
Persona: The power plant of Deus, Persona created the first humans in hope that they would mutate into Wels, or Reapers, which could help regenerate Deus.
Shevat: Shevat is a floating city. It was made on top of Babel Tower, a tower made by people who wanted to reach god. In the Land-Solaris War, it was forced to take off from the top of the tower. It uses 4 gate generators to protect itself from invasion.
Solaris: Solaris is an empire that flies in the sky. Its capital is Entrank. It used to own all the land dwellers, but in a war 500 years ago, the land dwellers revolted and broke away. The Gebler Special Forces are the army of Solaris.
Zeboim: An old civilization that populated the planet 4,000 years ago. It was a prosperous country until it became war-ridden. Many of the inhabitants could not reproduce due to genetic damage.
Zohar Modifier: The engine of Deus. It uses the latest technology to tap into an energy filled dimension. The Zohar Modifier controls all the gears, as well. The Existence is within it.
Bartholomew Fatima: Bartholomew, or Bart, is the Prince of the Fatima Dynasty. However, when Shakhan took over and killed Bart's father, Edbart IV, Bart was kicked out of the palace and presumed dead. In reality, his guardians, Sigurd and Maison, succeeded in stealing a sand cruiser, the Yggdrasil, and rescued the prince. For years they roamed the desert as pirates. Bart is very aggressive, but is also loyal to his friends and family. He lost one eye in an engineering accident. Bart pilots the Brigandier and the Andvari.
Billy Lee Black: Billy is the son of Jessiah and is an Etone. Jessiah taught him how to use guns, but one day Jessiah just left. Not knowing why, Billy hated him. Several years later, some Wels attacked his mother and killed her. Bishop Stone of the Ethos saved Billy and his sister, Primera. Thus, Billy decided to join the Ethos. After joining, he became an important member of the sect. However, he was oblivious to the true meaning of the Ethos. He pilots the Renmazuo and the El Renmazuo.
Chu-Chu: Chu-Chu is a member of the Chu-Chu tribe. This tribe currently lives in Shevat. One member of the tribe will have the power to transform into a giant flying beast. This member is Chu-Chu. She has a crush on Fei, and basically is the "cute" creature of this game. She doesn't have a gear, but can transform into the huge beast.
Citan Uzuki: Citan is the village doctor of Lahan. He is respected, but also is an outcast. He likes to tinker with machines and collect junk. In truth, however, he is really Hyuga Ricdeau, the Guardian Angel of Solaris. He was sent out by Emperor Cain to locate the Contact and confirm its threat. Citan was also an Element from Jugend, like Sigurd and Ramsus. Before he married Yui, he used to kill people with his sword. After their marriage, he vowed to neer use it again. Citan pilots Heimdal and Fenrir.
Elhaym Van Houten: Elhaym, or Elly, is the daughter of Lord Erich and Medena of Solaris. She attended Jugend, and became a Gebler officer. However, much of her early life was inside her house shielded from the public. This was so because her biological mother was a land dwelling nanny, and Erich did not want the public to know. At Jugend, tests were done to attempt to make her a better gear pilot, using ability enhancing drugs, specically Drive. These drugs brought out her innerself-a violent one. Krelian tested her to confirm she was an Antitype, the other half of Miang. In truth, Elly also has the same ability as Fei: she can receive memories from past generations. However, she always has the same name. She pilots the Vierge.
Emeralda: Emeralda is a nanomachine colony created by the Zeboim scientist Kim. She was to be the solution to the Zeboim sterile problem. Kim and his girlfriend Elly were killed by the city troops who wanted to capture Emeralda. 4,000 years later, she was awakened by Fei and company, but captured by Stein. Later, after being tested by Krelian, she was sent back to earth. There she met Fei. She pilots Crescens.
Fei Fong Wong: Besides being the main character in the game, Fei is also the most interesting. He is the son of Karen and Kahn Wong, a soldier of Shevat. His father was always out on business, and his mother grew less and less loving. Soon, she began to take him to a room where he would be tested on to search for the capability of him becoming a Contact. This was when the mother became Miang, and sided with Krelian. Soon, to sink away from the torments of the tests, Fei developed the second personality within him, Id. Later, Grahf came to attack the Wong home. Karen was killed, and Fei kidnapped. Grahf utilized Fei's Id power for a long time, until Khan rescued him, then dropped him off at the village of Lahan. Suffering from amnesia, Fei developed the current personality he has at the start of the game. Fei has the ability to receive memories from his ancestors, which trace back to the days of the "Genesis." These identities include Abel, Kim, and Lacan. His first incarnation was the first to contact the Existence after the Zohar Modifier detached from Deus. He obtained a lot of power from it, and thus the Existence decided to use Fei to destroy Deus. He is always with a woman named Elhaym. Fei pilots the Weltall, Weltall-2, and Xenogears.
Maria Balthasar: Maria is the granddaughter of Balthasar, the sage of Shevat. She used to live in Solaris, but when the government captured her father, Dr. Nikolai, she escaped and fled to Shevat with a gear named Seibzehn. Seibzehn was a super-powerful gear designed by Nikolai to protect Maria. Basically, before the arrival of Fei and company at Shevat, Maria was its army. She pilots Seibzehn, of course.
Ricardo Banderas: Ricardo, or Rico, is a demi-human that lived in Nortune the Kislev Capital, in D-Block, or jail. However, do to his phenomenal strength, he gained a wide range of fame. He became the three time champion of the Nortune Battling due to his strength and connections. He began to be used by the Battling Association to assassinate Kaiser Sigmund. Rico went along because the Kaiser hated all demi-humans. However, Rico was caught and held for public execution, but Fei and company rescued him. Rico is the son of the Kaiser, but neither knew it until their reunion. Rico pilots the Stier and El Stier.
Good Supporting Characters:
Alice: Alice is a dweller in Lahan, who was the childhood friend of Timothy, and friend of Fei. She was engaged to be married to Timothy, on the day after the Kislev and Aveh troops attacked Lahan. However, Alice was terminated by Fei's gear....
Balthasar: Balthasar is one of the sages of Shevat. He is also Maria Balthasar's grandfather. He worked on the gear designed to hold the slayer of god. He is now a recluse that collects fossils and services gears near an Ethos excavation site. His gear is Calamity. He helps remake the omnigears.
Big Joe: Big Joe's real name is Joey Balboa. He was the WWW Heavyweight Champion, 5 time hit movie star, NBA Player of the Match, Wimbledon Grandslam, Baseball Triple Clown, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. While accepting a medal, he tripped, hit his head, and ran off thinking he was Elvis. He appears in various places for no reason. He was once the champion of the Aveh Tournament.
Captain: A dog of the sea, actually a walrus, the Captain commands the Thames. He is a nice, but strict man, and the idol of many. The opposite of his First Mate, Hans. Greedy for treasure.
Chief Lee: Chief Lee is the Chief of Lahan Village. It is he who accepted Fei from the masked man, Wiseman, who delivered him to Lahan.
Dan: Dan is Alice's younger brother, and Fei's friend. He hates Timothy, and wants Fei to marry Alice instead. However, after Fei's "accident" at Lahan, Dan began to hate Fei.
Franz: A dolphin that monitors the sound on the Yggdrasil.
Gaspar: Gaspar is one of the sages of Shevat. He taught Kahn Wong martial arts. He returned to Shevat on Queen Zephyr's orders.
Hammer: The supplier of the Nortune D-Block. He also gathers information. He is a useful ally. However, he is told by Krelian how he is not good enough for Fei, and thus tries to kidnap Elly. He ends up killing Medena, Elly's mother. Later, he becomes one with his gear and attacks Fei once more.
Jessiah Lee Black: Jessiah is a Solarian who worked closely with Sigurd and Citan. He is Billy's father, but since he left his children at an early age, Billy hates him. Jessiah was wanted by several people, and that is why his wife had to be killed. Being a gun specialist, he was able to make a Buntline Cannon that could pierce the thickest shielding. His daughter, Primera, calls him "Papa".
Kahn Wong: Kahn Wong was the father of Fei Fong Wong. He was a soldier of Shevat. He taught Fei all his martial art skills. However, Fei was kidnapped from him once by Grahf, so Kahn followed him and rescued him. He delivered Fei to Lahan. He then visited Fei several times, before revealing his identity. He was mostly possessed by Grahf.
Kaiser Sigmund: The Kaiser of Kislev is the title given to Sigmund. He was hated by many people of his country, and many assassination attempts were made on him. His wife passed away recently, and he went into denial for a while. He hates demi humans like Rico. However, Rico is his son....
Kim: A Zeboim scientist who hates war and terrorism. He created a nanotech machine colony, named Emeralda, to help preserve life. However, the local police come to capture Emeralda, and Kim's girlfriend, Elly, is killed. Fei's ancestor from 4,000 years back.
Lacan: Fei's ancestor from 500 years ago. Lacan was childhood friends with a girl named Elly, who later became Grand Mother Sophia of Nisan. He was also friends with Krelian, who helped him learn to paint. Lacan, who loved Sophia, was hired to paint her portrait for the Nisan Cathedral. However, it was never finished. He fought in the Land-Solaris war, and witnessed first hand the death of Sophia. Thus, he decreed that he should search for the Legendary Power of Mahanon. After meeting the Existence at the Zohar Modifier, he became Grahf.
Lord Erich: A 1st class citizen of Solaris. He used to work with Krelian in creating the Wels, but then resigned and joined the army. He loves his daughter, but is strict. Killed by the Executioner.
Maison: Maison was the knight of Prince Bartholomew when he was younger. He was close friends with Sigurd. He is now the Gun Room maintainer on the Yggdrasil. Skilled with gears.
Marguerite: Marguerite, or Margie, is the cousin of Bart and the current Grand Mother of Nisan. She is rowdy, but also caring. She was kidnapped by Shakhan in order to locate the Fatima Jasper.
Medena: The surrogate mother of Elhaym van Houten, and wife of Lord Erich. She will risk her life to save her daughter. She does not know that her daughter is not really her child, but the child of the house-wife. Shot and killed by Hammer.
Midori: Midori is the telepathic daughter of Citan Uzuki.
Primera: Primera is Billy's sister. She was struck mute when she saw first hand the murder of her mother. Billy swore to protect her, but he soon left to the Ethos Headquarters. She calls Jessiah "Papa."
Queen Zephyr: The Queen of Shevat, as well as one of the fighters from 500 years ago. She was friends with Lacan, Krelian, Rene, Roni, and Sophia. She resents her mistake of allowing the Shevat Elders to betray the Nisan Rebellion, thus causing the death of Sophia.
Rene: Rene was a member of the Land-Solaris war 500 years ago. His brother was Roni Fatima.
Roni Fatima: Roni was the founder of the Fatima dynasty, Aveh, and Kislev. He was a friend of Lacan and company 500 years ago. His brother was Rene. This is suggested by dialogue and the memory of Sabin Roni Figaro and Edgar Rene Figaro, brothers, from Final Fantasy 6.
Sigurd: Sigurd is Bart's brother, and Edbart IV's illegitimate son. He was born to the king and another woman. He was captured as a test subject for Krelian and brainwashed. As a soldier of the Jugend Element class, he worked closely with Jessiah and Citan. Later, he smuggled himself out of the empire and came as a squire to Bledavik. He is the pilot of the Yggdrasil.
Sophia: Sophia was the Grand Mother of Nisan, and the founder of the Nisan Sect. Her real name was Elly. She was involved in the Land-Solaris war, and had her picture painted by Lacan as a keepsake. However, when Lacan, Rene, Roni, Zephyr, and Krelian were surrounded, she crashed her ship into the Solaris mothership and was killed in the explosion.
Taura Melchior: Taura is one of the sages of Shevat. He taught Krelian how to paint and how to use nanotechnology. He worked on the gear designed to hold the slayer of god. Now a recluse in a forest hut, he helps remake the omnigears and makes System Id.
Timothy: Timothy is a dweller in Lahan, who was the childhood friend of Alice, and friend of Fei. He was engaged to be married to Alice, on the day after the Kislev and Aveh troops attacked Lahan. However, Timothy was terminated in the crossfire.
Wiseman: Wiseman is the mysterious masked man who supposedly delivered Fei to Lahan. He is really one and the same as Kahn Wong, as revealed in Wiseman's final testimony. He tried to thwart Id and Grahf.
Yui: Yui is the Shevite wife of Citan Uzuki. She is a good cook.
Commander Kahran Ramsus: Kahran Ramsus was a nanotech colony developed by Krelian in the same fashion as Emperor Cain. This was to satisfy the legend that only Cain could kill Cain. Also, Ramsus was to be a Contact to satisfy Krelian's needs. However, a child named Fei was found who had more suitability to be a Contact, so Ramsus was ignored. He made his way to Commander of the Gebler Forces, but once reminded of Fei and Id, his wrath became solely focused on their termination. After killing Miang and wounding Krelian, Ramsus was captured by the Yggdrasil, where he united with the Elements and realized what he was looking for. He pilots the Wyvern, Vendetta, and the Amphysvena.
Grahf: Grahf was once Lacan. When Sophia sacrificed herself 500 years ago, Lacan left his comrades in search of the Legendary Power in Mahanon, the resting place of god. He slowly became the hatred and anger that made Grahf. He possessed Khan Wong and in several guises chased after Fei. His goal was to mold Fei into becoming Id again, and thus having the power. Grahf is the pilot of Naphtali, the True Weltall, and the Alpha Weltall.
Id: The assassin Id was the second personality of Fei. However, it somehow began to dominate. When Grahf kidnapped Fei, Id took total control. Id's goal was to destroy the world. He destroyed Elru, the home of Dominia, single handedly. Id was hard to control, and was awakened by Fei's rage. He fears the coward personality, Lacan. Id pilots the Weltall in a transformed state.
Lord Krelian: Krelian was once the head of the Nisan Militia sect, the rebellion. He loved Sophia, the founder of the Nisan sect. Through her words, he decided to learn to paint and read. He learned painting and, later, nanotechnology, from Melchior, a sage of Shevat. However, when Sophia sacrificed herself to help Roni, Lacan, Zephyr, and Krelian escape. It is then that Krelian said that if there is no god to answer Sophia's prayers, then he'll "create god with [his] own hands!" That was 500 years ago. Now Krelian is the true ruler of Solaris, who works in his labs creating the Wels and other defects. He works closely with Miang's reincarnations. He constructed the Merkavna Ark as a housing/resting place for Deus. Krelian, after seeing what he had done wrong, decided to go to the brithplace of the Existence, where msouls were created.
Miang: Miang is the genetic factor that is in all women. When that genetic factor comes out, they become Miang. Miang was the also created along with Cain and the Gazel. Some people that have become Miang are: the Zeboim Prime Minister's aid, Karen, the Element, and Elly. The Element, who is Ramsus' aid, was the Miang throughout most of the story. She worked with Krelian and Grahf.
Shakhan: Shahkan was a bishop of the Ethos. He was acting as Gebler's puppet king of Aveh, but really was controlling the Gate generators to Solaris. He developed a way to bind to them. He was the killer of Edbart IV, Bart's dad. His goal with the Gebler was to find the Fatima Jasper.
Evil Supporting Characters:
Bishop Stone: A Solaris Agent who works with the Ethos so he can stop their rebellion against Solaris. His real name is Stein, and he is an "acquaintance" of Jessiah. He arranged the murder of Billy's wife. Stein pilots the gear Alkanshel, and he lost his face when he picked up the gear from Krelian.
Broyer: A Gebler Special Forces soldier assigned to Elly's unit, who pilots the Aegis Knight. He was once a 3rd Class Citizen.
Dominia: The "leader" of the new elements class, Dominia was once Elly's friend. However, when Elly defected, she took it upon herself to kill her. She has a close relation to Ramsus. Though she was from Elru, and is a land dweller, she hates the surface dwellers. She is the earth elemental, and she pilots Bladegash.
Dr. Nikolai: The father of Maria Balthasar, Dr. Nikolai was kidnapped by the Solaris Armed Forces to work on the human-gear meld. He succeeded in making Achtzehn, Seibzehn's sister gear. After melding to Achtzehn, Nikolai leaded the attack on Shevat.
Emperor Cain: The Emperor of Solaris, Cain, was one of the first humans, along with the Gazel Ministry. He was born 10,00 years ago from Persona, the power plant of Deus. He can only be killed by Cain. All the people of the current world are his descendants. He retained his body for all that time. His mission was to revive god, and he sent Solaris Guardian Angel Hyuga Ricdeau to locate the Contact. Assassinated by Ramsus.
Executioner: The Executioner is an agent of Grahf. She is also called "the mysterious masked woman." Her true identity is...Miang.
Gazel Ministry: The Gazel Ministry were one of the first humans, along with Cain, who were born 10,000 years ago from Persona, the power plant of Deus. They were the Animus who scattered genes over the earth in order to find their respective Anima. In the Land-Solaris war 500 years ago, their human bodies were destroyed and they were put in the SOL-9000 by Krelian. They want to revive god, but they were killed by Krelian.
General Vanderkaum: Vanderkaum was the Gebler Commander in charge of Bledavik until Ramsus took over. He attended Jugend. He is more obsessed with his big Kefienzel Gun than victory on the battlefield. His gear, Dora, is stored in his flag ship.
Helmholz: A Gebler Special Forces soldier assigned to Elly's unit, who pilots another Wand Knight. He was once a 3rd Class Citizen.
Karen: Karen was the mother of Fei. When the genetic factor of Miang came out, she became cruel. She took Fei to Solaris for testing on the compatibility of being a Contact. These tests created the hatred personality, Id. Karen continued to be cruel, but in the end, she sacrificed herself to save Fei.
Kelvena: The water element from the new elements class. She is more serene than Dominia. Pilot of Marinebasher.
Renk: A Gebler Special Forces soldier assigned to Elly's unit, who pilots the Wand Knight. He was once a 3rd Class Citizen.
Seraphita: The fire element from the new elements class, and she is funny and dumb. She pilots Grandgrowl.
Stratski: A Gebler Special Forces soldier assigned to Elly's unit, who pilots the Sword Knight. He was once a 3rd Class Citizen.
Tolone: The sky element from the new elements class, and she is stern and mean to her friend, Seraphita. She pilots Skyghene.
Vance: A Gebler Special Forces soldier assigned to Elly's unit, who pilots the Claw Knight. He was once a 3rd Class Citizen.