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Unused Main Plot Idea


This was Namco’s first main scenario idea for ToX2. As you can see, some concepts and terms were kept, while others were completely different.


Plot

“Bookmaker” is an organization that supervises bets officially. Their agents bring Elympions excitement, ecstasy or despair.


Some agents intervene in bets to insure equality, while others bet that they will accomplish a great feat. The main character’s mother was one such agent. She bet a large sum of money that she would fail to dispel the schism. However, the schism was dispelled, and that day she disappeared. The main character ends up having to shoulder a debt of one trillion gald in her place.


To repay their debt, the MC becomes an agent like their mother. A bet is then proposed to them by the organization: “Can you escort a young girl to the Land of Canaan in Rieze Maxia?”. The girl’s name is Elle. The sum to bet is one trillion gald. The MC begins their journey to Rieze Maxia with the girl.


Sometimes, the MC has strange dreams. They feel real, but are not like reality.They are in fact parallel worlds created by the Spirit of Time “Sekundes”. Sekundes is trying to change the course of history by making parallel worlds become real. That is because in the real world the spirit Origin cannot be revived anymore because of Jude’s development of spyrites (tln: called “origins” in Japanese). The only one who can destroy those parallel worlds is the main character, who posesses the power of the “Guardians of Time”.


Characters

  • Main character: The child of the brilliant agent Carolina Kresnik. Before becoming an agent they were hiding their parentage and working for a security company. They are part of a clan of “Guardians of Time” - people who keep watch over the flow of time and have been at odds with the Spirit of Time Sekundes for generations.
  • Elle: An amnesic little girl. She met Jude by chance, and she was put in contact with the MC through Bookmaker because she spoke of “Kesnik” and “The Land of Canaan”. In truth she is the daughter of the MC from a parallel world and has the power of the “Guardians of Time”. She also has a special ability that enables her to bring things from parallel worlds in other worlds.
  • Elize Lutus: A girl who lives in Sharilton. She ends up joining the MC after an incident. She fights with Teepo and a small scale spyrite named Yupo.
  • Luna: A 17~8 year old androgyne who is the child of an Elympion governement official. Luna seems human but is in fact a next gen spyrite of the spirit Luna.

(Source: ToX2 Official World Guidance Book, p.64)

Translated by Yume

Unused Fractured Dimension Ideas


A world without Leia


The party enters the fractured dimension in Leronde, and by talking to NPC they realize they don’t know Leia. They discover that Leia’s mother Sonia married a different man than Leia’s father. By talking to him, they learn that a long time ago, he wanted to ask her out but never got the courage to. That small difference was enough to prevent Leia for existing. As in the prime dimension, Jude went to med school and the world goes on mostly unchanged. This feeds into Leia’s self-doubts but she also treasures the luck of being born in her world.


A world where Ludger rejected his fate


In this world, Alt!Ludger has abandoned his mission, because he didn’t want to hurt anyone anymore - and besides, since he comes from an Alternate World, he knew that he was doomed to disappear one day, so might as well spend what’s left of his life as a normal person. Real!Ludger destroys this world with conflicted feelings.


Lady Nadia’s vacation


A dimension where Agria lived a happy life as Nadia Travis. There is a festival in Hamil, and the party finds her there with Alt!Elise and Alt!Leia. They watch as the three of them have fun dancing, and then, suddenly, they spot Gaius (or an Alt!Gaius, not sure) and Alt!Leia and Alt!Elise push a nervous Nadia toward him and they exchange a few words. Nadia goes back to her friends and the party can hear her whisper “he’s even more cool than I imagined” and the three of them giggle. They then disappear into the crowd, and Leia watches them go, her heart aching for her world’s Agria tragic life and fate. She resolves never to forget “that Agria”.


An ironic fate


A world where Milla eventually destroyed Exodus, but later than in F4216’s Alt!Milla’s world. Alt!Jude works with Professor Haus and they’re making big progress in… spyrix research! Alt!Milla tries to hinder their research and Alt!Jude manages to escape her and entrust his data to Real!Leia. When the party goes back to the Real World, the data turns to dust…


Gaius and Wingul


In this world, Wingul never joined Gaius, and opposed him as the Long Dau chief. He and Alt!Gaius are archenemies, and he tries to capture Alt!Gaius and publicly execute him. For that, he uses Karla. But Alt!Gaius abandons his sister because he can’t let go of his ambition. The party watches those events unfold, and Gaius ends up taking out Alt!Wingul and Alt!Gaius himself. 


(Source: ToX2 Official World Guidance Book)

Translated by Yume

Unused Town Speculation

While trying to translate Elympion writing in the game, flamingo-bubbles and I came across this interesting discovery:

This is a screenshot of a train information board, indicating trains departing soon to four different Elympion stations, with their time and platform number. The first three station names are Oscore, Drellin and Marksburg, but the fourth one, for which I have added a bigger version in the screenshot, is not of any known place in the game. Transcribed back into Japanese, this mystery station name is ホルス/horusu.


A quick research on the net gives two possible references: Horus, an Egyptian god, or Hors, the Slavic sun god. As most Elympion place names are based on Slavic folklore (until the localization messed with them, that is), the correct one is most likely the latter. (Note that it can apparently also be spelled Hurs, Khors, Kghors or Chors.)


But where could that unknown city be? Well, another part of the game might be giving us a hint:

In this screenshot, there is a (badly-drawn) map of the Trigleph area on a board. It’s a bit hard to see on this screenshot, but there are three dots on it. I have made them clearer in the following pic:
If we compare with the actual map:

A is Trigleph and B seems to be Duval. But as you can see, there is nothing where C would be. It cannot be Helioborg, because Helioborg is on the coast (the red dot facing Trigleph), and the other known places on this map are not cities, while the map drawn on the board in the game seems to be showing cities. It cannot be Drellin either, because Drellin is much further away in the northeast.


We have here in C a city that is not possible to visit in the game… exactly like that “Hors” we can take the 08:46 train to. It is then very likely that C is Hors.

Note: the board says 生産地/seisanchi (“place of origin”) and is placed next to alcohol shops.

Written by Yume