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Tales of Phantasia Novels

Tales of Phantasia has a lot of novels. The majority of them take place before or after the game. They all expand the story and develop the characters a little further in their own way.

語られざる歴史 - Katararezaru Rekishi - Untold History


Author: Saiki Ryuuji


Pages: 484


Released: 1999/05


Type: Pre-Game


Main Focus: Winona Pickford and Dhaos






There are scans of the Illustrations here and a partial translation here 


WELL THIS IS A STORY ALL ABOUT DHAOS’ LIFE GOT TWISTED UPSIDE-


I’m sorry I had to


Katareki tells the story of what went down with Dhaos and the four heroes from the opening of the game (Winona Pickford, Edward Morrison, Alan Alvein, and Carol Adenade) in the original timeline, before Cless and Mint were sent back in time. It also gives more insight into what happened with Rhea Scarlet and the Demon’s plans in the Valhalla War; like how the Demons aided Midgard in producing Magitech, and intentionally fueled the conflict to drain Yggdrasil of Mana.


For the most part this novel doesn’t conflict with the canon in any significant way and does a great job at expanding upon the game. It gives plenty of reasonable explanation for things like how Edward mentioned that he already knew Dhaos, how Hojutsu/Cleric Artes were founded, and why Dhaos can neither heal nor time travel by his own power. A lot of stuff that should have been written into the game itself imo, but oh well.


Katareki is the only ToP novel that I would say is canon. It was written to perfectly accompany the additions to the PSX version of the game. The rest are pick-and-choose.

真紅の瞳 - Shinku no Hitomi - Eyes of Crimson


Author: Yajima Sara


Pages: 221


Released: 1999/4


Type: Pre-Game


Main Focus: Arche












There’s a picture of the character page here.


Arche-centered novel that takes place in AC 4201. Explains how Arche initially met Rhea Scarlet. It also gives insight into her relationship with the 19-year-old human swordsman Shinon Hardia, whom she was strongly implied to have slept with. From what I can tell he dies later.


Arche and Yuan need to make a “Aselia gives us lemons and we turn them into INDIGNATION” club.

紺碧の絆 - Konpeki no Kizuna - Bonds of Azure


Author: Yajima Sara


Pages: 211


Released: 2000/06


Type: Pre-Game


Main Focus: Cless and Chester












Explains how Chester and Cless became such good friends. In the book when they were 12 Amy was kidnapped by a remnant of Dhaos’ army who was trying to revive Dhaos. Being responsible 12-year-olds they go on a guy bonding trip to save her. It gives a lot of added insight to Chester’s family. His father was a merchant and his Mother ran the general store, but they died because of Anime parents syndrome.


According to one of my sources this book also makes mentions that Arche has been secretly watching over Chester since he was 5. ARCHE PLZ.

琥珀の回廊 - Kohaku no Kairō - Corridors of Amber


Author: Yajima Sara


Pages: 208


Released: 1999/10


Type: Post-Game


Main Focus: Klarth and Mirald, CHECK OUT KLARTH PULLIN’ SOME SICK JOJO MOVES THERE SO HIP SO FLY.










Takes place after Klarth returned to his time with the Eternal Sword. I’m not entirely sure what happens here? From what I can tell someone from the University that Klarth worked at visits him and he has to go do stuff. There’s a Summon Spirit in this one named アレフ/Alef that can make Amber.


It’s supposed to be a good story for Klarth/Mirald fans, and one of the other summaries that I found said that she pesters him to get married. OOH LA LA~

瑠璃の夢 - Ruri no Yume - Dreams of Lapis Lazuli


Author: Yajima Sara


Pages: 218


Released: 2000/8


Type: Post-Game


Main Focus: Mint, GURL WHY ARE YOU IN THE BACK ON THE COVER PICTURE THIS IS MAINLY YOUR GIG WHAT HAPPEN?










The story of Mint, Cless, and Chester working to rebuild Toltus. Mint doesn’t have a hometown herself and feels kind of left-out in what they’re doing and she starts to have dreams about her Mom(Meryl) and Dad(アルザス/Alzas?). They get some help rebuilding from a carpenter from the yet-to-be-exploded Midgard.


This book is a HUGE Mess.

魔剣忍法帖 -  Maken Ninpou Chou - Magic Sword 

Ninja Chronicles


Author: Kingetsu Ryuunosuke


Pages: 320


Released: 2000/6


Type: Post-Game


Main Focus: Suzu Fujibayashi and Falken/Falcon Burklight













There are a few low-quality scans of the illustrations here.


Takes place in the year 4355 AC and centers around Suzu going on a quest to find the Eternal Sword that Klarth was supposed to have sealed. She’s joined by Chester and Arche’s 17-ish year old quarter-elf son Falcon. Falcon can use Hojutsu and Magic, but he’s bad with Fire spells because he accidentally burned Chester while he was training.


Apparently they’re trying to keep a guy named Richard from stealing to the sword to alter time to marry Asbel before Cheria does. Richard commands a card themed gang called “The Wild Cards”. During the journey to stop Richard, Suzu and Falcon bond a lot and from what I’ve read this book ships them really hard.


Like crazy hard.


Like vaguely implied that they got married later hard.


Shippy Shippy

Written by Texanona