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                                          _/_/  Complete Story
    | Plot/Event FAQ  v1.2                                          |
    | This Plot/Event FAQ is by X CubeStation (Alex Ames)           |
    | Table of Contents   |                                    =TOCS=
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      \Section\                       \Section Code\
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     · Table of Contents               =TOCS=
     · Introduction                    =INTR=
     · Version History                 =VERS=
     · Brief Timeline                  =TIME=
     · Places of interest              =PLAC=
     · Organizations                   =ORGN=
     · Government                      =GOVT=
     · Characters                      =CHAR=
     · Creature Index                  =CRTR=
     · Artifacts                       =ARTF=
     · In Depth Timeline               =IDTM=
     · Design Materials                =ODMS=
     · Yet To be Done                  =YTBD=
     · Further Reading                 =FURE=
     · Thanks to                       =THNX=
     · Contact Info                    =CONT=
     · Copyright                       =COPY=
    To jump directly to a section, hit Ctrl+F and type the section code.
    | Introduction        |                                    =INTR=
    This guide was all started a while ago when I wanted to compare the dates of
    events. After that, I looked at how little that explained story wise. This game
    is so large, and many things are explained, but you have to go looking all
    over the place to find them. Obscure things, like who Dmitry Yuriev is, or how
    the EPR paradox works. That's where I come in. I have compiled all the
    information in the database and the script to formulate the most complete story
    we can get.
    Many people find that at the end of the game they have no clue as to what has
    happened. To get rid of the confusion, I have created this guide to the plot to
    connect all the dots so you can see the bigger picture.
    The guide has dates of event, in depth biographies of all important characters,
    places and events. Much of this information is taken from the game itself, but
    I also hear information that occasionally leaks out from people who own the
    Design Materials (A book explaining some of the back story not present in the
    game). Everything from here out has spoilers, so be warned.
    But that's what you're here for, isn't it?
    | Version History     |                                    =VERS=
       Fixed a few typos here and there. This is what I get for not having Word to
       Added a Government Section, section codes for easier navigation, information
       on mutated realians, and infor on Mizrahi's Cerebral Science Institude, and
       it look more spiffy overall.
       Fixed a few inconsistancies.
       Updated Email address (I have Comcast now, w00t).
       Took some info out of the main guide and put it in it's own section.
       Fixed a few typo's.
       Version 1.0 finished. Added Version history section.
       Got Original Design Materials for Xmas, will begin working on adding
       info from it.
    | Brief Timeline      |                                    =TIME=
    This is a list of all important dates.
    Notes are in Parentheses; Present ages (as of T.C. 4767) are in brackets.
    All dates taken from the Database, Script or Design Materials.
    A.D. 20XX Zohar Uncovered
    T.C. 4474 Tyrrell, Lamech Model 3 Realians made
    T.C. 4590 Life Recycling Bill proposed
    T.C. 4591 Life Recycling Act passed; remains in effect for ~160 years.
    T.C. 4637 Jan Sauer (Ziggy) born [130]
    T.C. 4667 Jan Sauer dies at age 30
    T.C. 4669 Jan Sauer born as cyborg from Ziggurat Industries (appears to be 30)
    T.C. 4701 Joachim Mizrahi born [52 at death]
    T.C. 4711 Helmer (Miltia representative) born [56]
    T.C. 4723 Juli Mizrahi (formerly Niwashiro) born [44]; Margulis [44] Born
    T.C. 4726 Shion's Director born [41]
    T.C. 4727 Captain Moriyama born [40]; Captain Matthews born [40]
    T.C. 4730 Zoar Incident
    T.C. 4731 Commander Cherenkov born [36]
    T.C. 4732 Jin Uzuki born [35]; Pelligri born [35]
    T.C. 4734 Lieutenant Commander Vanderkam born [33]
    T.C. 4735 1st Lieutenant Virgil born.[32]
    T.C. 4738 Captain Lapis Roman (Helmer's Assistant) born [29]; Tony born [29]
    T.C. 4739 Kevin Winnicot born [26 at death, 28 if still alive]
    T.C. 4740 Hammer born [27]; Jr. (Rubedo) born [26-27?]
    T.C. 4741 Gaignun Kukai (Nigredo) and Albedo born [26].
    T.C. 4743 Allen born [24]
    T.C. 4745 Shelly Godwin born [22]; Shion Uzuki born [22]; Togashi born [22]
    T.C. 4747 Mary Godwin born on Miltia [20]; Miyuki born [20]
    T.C. 4752 Tyrrell, Lamech Model 3 Realian production Ceased
    T.C. 4753 Kevin attends Bormeo while assisting Mizrahi (?); Miltia conflict
              begins; Mizrahi dies; Alteration of Realian emotions no longer
    T.C. 4754 Juli Mizrahi establishes S.O.C.E.; Life Recycling Act revoked.
              Species Preservation Act passed (?)
    T.C. 4755 Jr.'s supposed birth. Mary and Shelly rescued from experiments by
    T.C. 4763 Shion accepted into First R&D division; Miltia Charter is ratified.
    T.C. 4765 Kevin Killed by KOS-MOS prototype.
    T.C. 4766 Federation ships make Hilbert Effect Amplifiers standard
    T.C. 4767 Present; For more detail see below.
    | Places of Interest  |                                    =PLAC=
    A planet that mysteriously disappeared after Margulis' Zohar Link Experiment.
    Cherenkov had something to do with the events that took place, but we will have
    to wait to see what part he played. This also happens to be Cherenkov's home
    A planet near where the Woglinde attack occurred.
    \The Dämmerung\
    Vector Industries headquarters. It is a space colony that houses all of
    Vector's divisions and their employee's living quarters. Shion currently lives
    there, but she is on assignment on the Woglinde in the beginning. 
    \Fifth Jerusalem\
    The capital planet of the Galactic Federation. It is the fifth capital of the
    federation. What the previous four were is not known, nor are they even made
    references to.
    Home world of the Seraphim Sisters, a singing duo admired by Captain Matthews.
    Shion's (and Jan's) home world. It was where Dr. Mizrahi's studies took place,
    and eventually the location of the infamous Miltian Conflict. After the war, it
    was abandoned and all of the evacuees were sent to a newly terraformed planet
    they christened Second Miltia. It is now sealed off, and the Zohar is kept
    there in stasis.
    The U-Tic's base of operations. This is where MOMO was held until she was
    rescued by Ziggurat 8. Pleroma is not a planet, but rather an asteroid that
    formerly was used as a religious shrine for some now dead religion.
    \Proto Merkabah\
    This is a giant space station used as an industrial plant. It has the ability
    to absorb Gnosis and use them as a power source. According to Juli Mizrahi,
    its original purpose was to "discover the true form of the universe, the form
    we ourselves were meant to have." When Joachim Mizrahi gathered all of the
    required data for MOMO with the Kirschwassers, he brought it to Proto Merkabah
    to have her made. It was also meant to link up with the Zohar, the Emulators,
    and the Song of Nephilim.
    \Second Miltia\
    The new home of the Miltian people. Helmer is Second Miltia's representative in
    the Federation Assembly. Second Miltia is also where KOS-MOS was ordered to go
    after the Woglinde exploded. Along with KOS-MOS, Ziggurat 8 was ordered to
    bring MOMO.
    A planet that apparently houses a U-Tic base of some sort.
    \Song of Nephilim\
    I space station that was built on Miltia. It was located right by the Acute
    Neurosis Treatment Facility. The Song of Nephilim is a station that broadcasts
    the wave known as the (big surprise!) Song of Nephilim. The wave itself can not
    be heard by humans, and lures the Gnosis to it. It was the Song that originally
    lured Gnosis into the universe in mass numbers. The Song of Nephilim also has
    mutated Realians inside called Byproducts. They could be connected to the
    mutated Realians seen in Shion's flashback of when her Mother and Febronia
    Just some planet. It's only mentioned once.
    | Organizations       |                                    =ORGN=
    \Galactic Federation Government\
    The ruling power in the universe. It is a republic made up of almost 500,000
    planets. It is set up to allow each planet to have it's own government, while
    maintaining peace between them. Its capital is Fifth Jerusalem.
    \Subcommittee on Close Encounters\
    The Subcommittee on Close Encounters (the SOCE) is a branch of the government
    that deal with Gnosis encounters. The actual committee itself consists of over
    2000 representatives, but it is run by 7 high ranking government officials.
    This branch of the GFG was created by Juli Mizrahi a year after the Miltian
    Conflict to deal with the increasing number of Gnosis encounters.
    \Mizrahi Cerebral Sciences Research Center\
    The MCSRC is an orgainization that presumably worked on neuroscience and
    phenomenology. There's not much information (when is there?) other than that it
    was sponsored by Vector.
    www.dictionary.com defines phenomenology as
    "A philosophy or method of inquiry based on the premise that reality consists
    of objects and events as they are perceived or understood in human
    consciousness and not of anything independent of human consciousness."
    \Unknown Territory Intervention and Creation Agency (U-TIC)\
    An organization started by Doctor Mizrahi. They originally were an offshoot of
    Mizrahi's Cerebral Sciences Research Center, but what it was formed for is
    currently unknown. They have been linked to many important events, such as the
    Miltian Conflict, the disappearance of the planet Ariadne, and they are
    responsible for framing the Kukai Foundation.
    Margulis is the highest official we've seen so far, and he seems to have direct
    ties to Dr. Mizrahi. His commander is not yet known. Margulis is also working
    with a scientist named Sellers, for unknown reasons.
    \Acute Neurosis Treatment Facility\
    The facility where Shion's mom was being treated. What this place specializes in
    is not known. It is located right outside the Song of Nephilim System.
    \Kukai Foundation\
    After the Miltian Conflict, the Kukai foundation was set up to investigate the
    events that took place. It is currently run by Gaignun Kukai and his adopted
    son, Gaignun Junior Kukai. They have lost their military funding, so they
    started working as an actual business. They currently own warships that
    outclass even the military.
    \Vector Industries\
    A corporation that does it all. They were founded around the time of the
    Galactic Federation was formed. The founder and CEO, Wilhelm, used to be the
    director of the Federation. They currently supply the Federation with almost
    all equipment and weaponry. they have a multitude of divisions.
      \Vector's First R&D division\
       The First division is where Shion works. They are working on creating an
       android to destroy Gnosis, named KOS-MOS.
      \Vector's Second R&D division\
       The second division is where battle ships are made, including the Woglinde
       and its sister ships, the Wellgunde and the Floßhilde. They are also working
       on a new type of Anti-Gnosis weapon system called the Rhine Maiden. (which
       kicks ass by the way)
       The Second Division is also where KOS-MOS's secondary equipment is being
       made, since the First Division is taking so long with KOS-MOS.
      \Vector's Third R&D division\
       The third division is where Realian development and training occurs. This is
       also where Shion wants to be transferred to.
    | Government          |                                    =GOVT=
    \The Formation of the Galaxy Federation Government\
    After humanity left Earth, they traveled for hundreds of year through space.
    When they found a suitable planet to inhabit, they named it Second Jerusalem.
    Due to conflicts involving race, religion, and culture, war erupted. The
    Government was not in powerful enough to contain the uprisings, and the planet
    was lost to conflicts. The same was repeated with Third Jerusalem, and Fourth
    Jerusalem. Only during the establishment of Fifth Jerusalem was able to truely
    unify everyone.
    Now that Gate-Jump technology and Terraforming is possible, humaity is able to
    quickly move to new planets and make them habitable to humans. Currently, there
    are over half a million planets that have been colonized.
    The preceding information came from u-tic.org's translation of page 64 of the
    Design Materials, located at http://www.u-tic.org/
    \Life Recycling Act\
    The Life Recycling Act, proposed as a bill in 4590 (177 years ago), was passed
    with great speed. The purpose of the bill was to utilize human resources more.
    Presumably, by allowing genetic manipulation and cloning and such, there would
    be more man power to do work. This bill allowed many different procedures to
    be undertaken, many of which would result in giving people supernatural abilities
    and often would result in and unstable state of mind, like Cherenkov for example.
    Various 'Special Interests' are suspected of influencing the legislation in the
    bill, as so often happens in the Gov't.
    Eventually, it was decided that the Act was causeing the human gene pool to weaken
    with all of the artificial tampering. This led to the Species Preservation Act,
    which effectively repealed the Life Recycling Act.
    \Species Preservation Act\
    This law was ratified in order to undo the harm done to the human genepool by the
    Life Recycling Act. The enforcement of the law varies from planet to planet, so
    it's hard to enforce it.
    \Miltian Charter\
    The Miltian Charter is a set of laws passed after the Miltian Conflict. Some of
    the laws deal with Realian Rights, and regulations for creating them.
    Included in the law is a mandatory override mechanism to control Weapons Grade
    | Characters          |                                    =CHAR=
    |Shion Uzuki\
    | Age: 22                \
    | Sex: Female            |
    | Eyes: Green            |
    | Hair: Brown            |
    | Height: 5'4"           |
    | Weight: 106 lbs        |
    \ Birthplace: Old Miltia |
     \                       |
    When Shion was just a little girl, her mother was very ill and was undergoing
    treatment in the Acute Neurosis Treatment Facility probably run by Dr. Mizrahi.
    The ANTF happened to be right outside the Song of Nephilim. In fact, Shion
    could see it outside her mother's room's window.
    Shion was 8 when the Miltian Conflict occurred. Her mother and father most
    likely died during, or around the conflict. She moved to Second Miltia with her
    brother, Jin, until she was accepted into Vector Industries. She moved to the
    Dämmerung, the central Headquarters of Vector. She currently is on assignment
    on the Woglinde.
    Shion was not hired solely on her accomplishments, however. She is somehow
    vital to KOS-MOS's development and so Wilhelm or Kevin are responsible for her
    working there. One day when Shion was at work with the Proto Type KOS-MOS,
    U-TIC stormed the lab and Cherenkov activated KOS-MOS with Kevin's connection
    This resulted in KOS-MOS freaking out and killing most of the U-TIC members.
    KOS-MOS approached Shion, and right as KOS-MOS was about to kill Shion Kevin
    leapt in the way, sacrificing himself for her. Shion grabbed a gun and shot
    KOS-MOS's head, destroying her.
    Since then, Shion has implemented many security precautions that only she can
    get around to make sure such an event never occurs again. She is currently in
    charge of KOS-MOS's development since Kevin is now (probably) dead. She has
    been seeing visions of the girl Nephilim.
    | Age: Appears 18        \
    | Sex: Female            |
    | Eyes: Red/Blue         |
    | Hair: Blue             |
    | Height: 5'6"           |
    | Weight: 203 lbs        |
    \ Birthplace: N/A        |
     \                       |
    "Kosmos Obey Strategic Multiple Operation Systems," Project KP-X, Serial Number
    00-00-00-00-1. She is the current project Shion is working on. She can be seen
    in Mizrahi's Y-data, so he must have some part in her creation. Kevin headed up
    her development until his (supposed) death.
    She was awakened by Cherenkov two years ago and due to her incomplete
    programming she went berserk and killed most of the U-TIC members that were
    with Cherenkov. She also killed Kevin that day. Since then they've put
    limitations on her and security devices. That is also why they don't allow her
    to operate at full power. She needs to be strong, but they need to be able to
    take her out in an emergency.
    Shortly before the Woglinde was attacked by Gnosis KOS-MOS woke herself up. She
    proceeded to rescue Shion and head to the Hangar. After securing a tracking
    beacon to the Zohar, she received orders to go to Second Miltia. Shion
    requested to go with her so that she could be monitored.
    After escaping from the Cathedral Ship, the Elsa was being chased by countless
    Gnosis. KOS-MOS went up outside the ship and asked Shion "Will feeling pain
    make me complete?" She then showed her eyes to be blue instead of the normal
    red, and unleashed the Unknown Armament, and sucked up the Gnosis into her
    body. How she did this is uncertain. It is then that Shion truly realizes that
    Kevin had done more with KOS-MOS that she knew.
    Also, in the ending sequence, KOS-MOS told chaos 'Relinquish your pain unto
    me." What this means is unknown exactly. She then leaped out of the Elsa, and,
    with blue eyes again, shielded the Elsa from the fire while it corrected its
    flight path.
    | Age: 130               \
    | Sex: Male              |
    | Eyes: Blue             |
    | Hair: Blonde           |
    | Height: 6'3"           |
    | Weight:                |
    \ Birthplace: N/A        |
     \                       |
    Formerly a man named Jan Sauer, who died at age 30. He was a police officer who
    committed suicide. He signed up as an organ donor without much thought, but he
    didn't realize that allowed his body to be reanimated as a cyborg under the
    Life Recycling Act. Ziggurat industries created the new body for Jan, and he
    now works as a mercenary under the name Ziggurat 8. He is no longer considered
    a person with rights. Rather, he is merely equipment under the law. Ziggy seems
    to regret being alive, and strives for all biological parts within him to be
    replaced with machinery.
    Ziggy seems to have had some experience with Gnosis in the past, and he used to
    live on Old Miltia.
    | Age: 14, looks 12         \
    | Sex: Female               |
    | Eyes: Yellow              |
    | Hair: Pink                |
    | Height: 4'8"              |
    | Weight: 78 lbs            |
    \ Birthplace: Proto Merkabah|
     \                          |
    Doctor Mizrahi had a daughter that died of currently unknown causes. He modeled
    MOMO after her. Before MOMO was complete, though, he made the Kirschwassers to
    gather the data for her. Once it was complete, he put the Y-Data in her
    The Y-Data contains all of Mizrahi's research notes and, among other things,
    the access codes to get back into the sealed off Miltia. She somehow wound up
    in U-TIC's hands. Juli sent Ziggurat 8 to go sneak in and get her. Upon his
    success, U-TIC tried relentlessly to get her back.
    They fake footage of the Durandal to get her in custody. Their plan was to get
    her in custody then have a mole bring her back to Margulis, but the charges
    were cleared before he could get her.
    Margulis decided that it was necessary to allow Albedo to try his hand at
    getting her. Albedo kidnapped her and brought her to the Song of Nephilim,
    where he plunged into her thoughts as if raping her and took delight in her
    pain. Albedo absorbed the Y-Data, then left her and went to fight Jr.
    He left some of his power in her though when he mentally raped her, and she
    used that to counter his own when Jr. and Albedo fought.
    | Age: Looks 16          \
    | Sex: Male              |
    | Eyes: Blue             |
    | Hair: White            |
    | Height: 5'7            |
    | Weight: 117 lbs        |
    \ Birthplace: N/A        |
     \                       |
    chaos is a kid who was on the Elsa when Shion and crew got there. The only
    things we really know are that he can make Gnosis disappear, and that he seems
    to know Nephilim. He strikes a resemblance to Wilhelm, and shares the same
    calm, melancholy mood as him.
    He appears to Shion in one of her visions of Nephilim, which I believe means
    that it was no coincidence that he met them.
    | Age: 26                \
    | Sex: Male              |
    | Eyes: Blue             |
    | Hair: Red              |
    | Height: 4'7"           |
    | Weight: 84 lbs         |
    \ Birthplace: N/A        |
     \                       |
    Rubedo is the 666th clone of Dmitry Yuriev. Yuriev cloned himself and made
    enhancements to the  clones in order to eradicate U-DO. These clones were
    called URTV's. Rubedo (like the other  remaining URTV's) has some special
    abilities. He does not age, and he can project some kind of special aura.
    During the Miltian Conflict he can be observed trying to find Nigredo. He tells
    him "It's all  over... ...everything..." right as Albedo enters the room with
    his shining aura. What else  happened on Miltia between Albedo and Rubedo is
    After the war was over, Rubedo and Nigredo were put in charge of the Kukai
    Foundation. Nigredo  took on the name Gaignun Kukai, and Rubedo Gaignun Junior
    Rubedo and Gaignun also used to own a kitty but it died in the Miltian
    Conflict. Poor kitty ;_;
    | Age: N/A               \
    | Sex: Female            |
    | Eyes: Blue             |
    \ Hair: Orange           |
     \                       |
    Nephilim is the strange little girl that appears to Shion shortly after the
    Aleph Zohar Emulator is brought aboard the Woglinde.
    | Age: 24                \
    | Sex: Male              |
    | Eyes: Blue             |
    \ Hair: Brown            |
     \                       |
    Allen has been on the KP-X project for some time. Though two years older than
    Shion, he is still below her in rank. He has somewhat of a crush on her though.
    He contributes little to the story, other than his swimsuit and his lack of
    I think they'd make a cute couple.
    | Age: 32                \
    | Sex: Male              |
    | Eyes: Blue             |
    \ Hair: Blonde           |
     \                       |
    Lieutenant Virgil seems to be disgusted by Realians, yet is addicted to eating
    their flesh.
    Back in the Miltian Conflict he was looking for information inside a Realian.
    He had to eat them to get this information, and wound up becoming an addict.
    Why he decided to start to eat Realians in the first place is not known.
    He also seemed to know a Realian girl named Febronia. She must have been
    special to him because he sees her as he dies.
    Though shot about 300 times in the chest by KOS-MOS, he was resurrected as
    Testament, AKA Blue Cloak. He stalled for time when Albedo escaped from the
    Song of Nephilim. He seems to be working under Scarlet Cloak, who works for
    Wilhelm. He also seems to be able to become a Gnosis at will. Not just any
    Gnosis though. He became Ein Rugel, the Gnosis that Ziggy encountered on 'That
    |Andrew Cherenkov\
    | Age: 36                \
    | Sex: Male              |
    | Eyes: Blue             |
    \ Hair: Blonde           |
     \                       |
    During the Zoar Incident in 4731 many biological weapons called 'Super
    Soldiers' born. These Super Soldiers were designed to be killers, it was in
    their instinct to kill. After the war there was no more use for them, so those
    who were left were let into society.
    Andrew Cherenkov was one soldier who tried to start a life like a normal
    person, but he couldn't suppress his urge to kill. He murdered someone, and was
    put on trial. His lawyer (who was also his wife) urged the jury to not execute
    him, but rather just use personality reconditioning. They gave him the level 7
    procedure (oddly it left a mark similar to one of the Emulator's symbol)
    Cherenkov discovered that his wife was going to have a child via cloning and
    that she didn't marry him out of love, but rather just so that she could get
    some sort of permit. He wanted a real child. In anger, he killed his wife. (She
    deserved it anyway XP)
    To keep him from killing (again), he was given the level 8 procedure, but that
    failed too. One day when he was walking on the street he saw a little girl. She
    said 'Garbage,' and that somehow triggered his killing spree again.
    Finally, they tested the Level 9 procedure on him, and once again it failed. He
    wound up killing an entire building full of people. Being a very skilled
    combatant with no purpose made Cherenkov feel meaningless. After killing
    everyone in the building, he just curled up in and sat down, not knowing what
    to do with himself. That's when he met Margulis.
    Margulis, a higher up in the U-TIC organization, heard of him, and recruited
    him for his choice to reject society's influence on him. Margulis gave
    Cherenkov a sense of meaning, so he went with him.
    One of his missions was to steal KOS-MOS. For some reason, Kevin gave him a
    piece of connection gear that had the access codes to KOS-MOS. When the U-TIC
    troops secured the First R&D lab, he activated it. KOS-MOS killed just about
    every person there, as Andrew was forced to watch his comrades die a bloody
    He was also part of an experiment called the 'Zohar Link Experiment,' which
    resulted in his home planet, Ariadne, to disappear. What the Zohar was supposed
    to be linking to is currently unknown.
    The Zohar was left floating around in space after the planet disappeared and
    once the Federation realized that a planet had disappeared and the Zohar was
    there, they dispatched a fleet to retrieve it. The fleet included the Woglinde,
    one of Vector's experimental ships which was not completed. Cherenkov had
    infiltrated the Woglinde along with a few others to secure the Zohar for U-TIC.
    When the ship was attacked by Gnosis, he hitched a ride in a space suit with
    Shion and Allen.
    Later, they found themselves inside the Cathedral Ship. Having been touched
    earlier by a Gnosis caused him to turn into one. As he wandered around the
    Cathedral Ship he had flashbacks of his life. Finally, when he found Shion and
    company at the Zohar, he completely transformed. Strange, purple, face shaped
    lights were drawn into him, and he became the Gargoyle.
    After he was slain by our hero's, Shion was drawn into his consciousness. She
    saw him on a beach. He said that he liked it there, and that she would be
    joining him there soon.
    |Juli Mizrahi\
    | Age: 44                \
    | Sex: Female            |
    | Eyes: Yellow           |
    \ Hair: Brown            |
     \                       |
    Juli Mizrahi is the widowed wife of Joachim Mizrahi. She had a child at the age
    of 18 (or younger) named Sakura. We know little of this woman at the time. We
    do know that after the Miltian Conflict she established the SOCE to combat the
    Gnosis and gather information on them. She is the one who hired Ziggurat 8 to
    go infiltrate Pleroma and get MOMO.
    | Age: 44                \
    | Sex: male              |
    | Eyes: Purple           |
    \ Hair: Purple           |
     \                       |
    Currently the Leader of U-TIC, as far as we know.
    He knew Mizrahi sometime in the past, which is why he currently runs U-TIC. He
    operates from the asteroid Pleroma, an abandoned religious site. He believes
    that man kind no longer has the will to create, and so he wants to resurrect
    U-DO to help fix this. How U-DO is supposed to help mankind is not explained.
    He needs the information in MOMO to get into Miltia so he can get the original
    Zohar located there. Sellers (another U-TIC member) says that the original is
    needed for their plans to be a success. He seems to worship U-DO as some sort
    of god.
    | Age: 35                \
    | Sex: Female            |
    | Eyes: Blue             |
    \ Hair: Platinum Blonde  |
     \                       |
    Pelligri is Margulis's second in command. She protests against the way Margulis
    slaughters innocents, but does nothing to stop him. She does not do much in
    this installment, perhaps she will be of more importance in Episode II
    |Captain Matthews\
    | Age: 40                \
    | Sex: Male              |
    | Eyes: Blue             |
    \ Hair: Brown            |
     \                       |
    Matthews is the captain of the Elsa, a former luxury space cruiser. He now uses
    it for cargo and passengers, as well as collecting salvageable wreckage for
    sale (which is slightly less than legal). His crew consists of Tony, Hammer and
    | Age: 29                \
    | Sex: Male              |
    | Eyes: Green            |
    \ Hair: Blonde           |
     \                       |
    Tony is the Pilot of the Elsa. His skills are unsurpassed according to chaos.
    He excels in dangerous situations, like Hyperspace battles and escaping from
    collapsing Space Stations. He is also quite the lady's man
    | Age: 27                \
    | Sex: Male              |
    | Eyes: Brown            |
    \ Hair: Blonde           |
     \                       |
    Navigator of the Elsa. He also is a great mechanic. He built chaos an AG-02
    AGWS from scrap metal they salvaged. He's a bit of a nerd, but he gets the job
    | Age: 20                \
    | Sex: Female            |
    | Eyes: Blue             |
    \ Hair: Blonde           |
     \                       |
    Mary is the younger of the Godwin sisters. They share a link that allows them
    to communicate directly to each other. At once point they were held illegally
    by a pharmaceutical company, from which Gaignun freed them from.
    Mary is often more chaotic, and random then her older sister. She also pilots
    AGWS to aid Jr. on missions. Mary is Chief of the Kukai Strategy Division.
    She has a Southern accent, even though they are in space.
    Go figure.
    | Age: 22                \
    | Sex: Female            |
    | Eyes: Blue             |
    \ Hair: Purple           |
     \                       |
    The older of the Godwin sisters. She was held with her sister by a
    pharmaceutical company from which Gaignun rescued them. She now is the Aide to
    Gaignun and helps him run the Kukai Foundation.
    Shelley is more reserved, and thinks more than her younger sister. She has a
    calmer disposition and helps her Jr. and Mary from back at the Kukai Foundation
    rather than piloting an AGWS with them.
    | Age: 26                \
    | Sex: Male              |
    | Eyes: Green            |
    \ Hair: Black            |
     \                       |
    Gaignun is the false name of Nigredo, URTV #669.
    Nigredo was with Rubedo in the Miltian Conflict 14 years ago. He apparently
    suffered some injury because he is seen limp and unable to move in Jr.'s
    flashbacks. Jr. tries to comfort him by telling him "Its all over, everything"
    as Albedo rises up.
    He survived the Miltian Conflict, however. Helmer, Miltia's Representative in
    the Galactic Senate created a false identity for Nigredo as Gaignun Kukai,
    supposed son of the industrialist Soze Kukai as his only son. Rubedo was made
    to be Gaignun's adopted son since he would not age.
    Since it is now peace time the Foundation no longer gets government funding.
    In order to run the foundation, Gaignun turned some parts of the Foundation in
    to a business. They were very successful in their businesses, and much of the
    money they get is put toward the Emulator maintenance.
    When Jr. was investigating the Woglinde destruction, U-TIC recorded his battle
    and used it to frame the Kukai foundation of being responsible. U-Tic hoped to
    make it appear as if the Kukai Foundation and Second Miltia were conspiring
    against the Federation in order to strip both of all the rights vested in them
    by the Federation.
    | Age: 26                \
    | Sex: Male              |
    | Eyes: Purple           |
    \ Hair: White            |
     \                       |
    Albedo Piasora is URTV #667, the URTV made right after Rubedo. (Why does he
    get a last name? >.<)
    Albedo is a URTV with the special ability to regenerate any lost limbs. He is
    a Infinite Telomerase. (Telomeres are an organelle that helps cells divide, and
    thus regenerate. Telomerase repairs the Telomeres. Infinite Telomerase =
    infinite regeneration)
    During the Miltian Conflict he came in contact with U-DO and went insane, due
    to the fact that Rubedo broke the mental link protecting him. He now wishes to
    both get the Zohar and help Rubedo atone for his sins (by killing him).
    Albedo has perverted hobbies... He somehow got a hold of all the Kirschwassers,
    The Realians that collected Data for MOMO, and now brutally beats and kills
    them for fun. He wanted to get his hands on MOMO because he grew bored of the
    Kirschwassers, and he wanted the Y-Data in her.
    He met up with Margulis, and when Margulis could not get MOMO he allowed Albedo
    to get her himself. He activated the Song of Nephilim in order to draw Gnosis
    to the Kukai Foundation, and during the attack, he kidnapped MOMO. When MOMO
    was being held prisoner, Albedo mentally raped her, and stole the Y-Data in
    Right as he was absorbing the Y-Data Rubedo arrived. Albedo got in Simeon after
    a short conversation and they fought. After a while, Testament arrived, and
    stalled Rubedo and Co. while Albedo left.
    Using his newly acquired Y-Data , he was able to find Proto Merkabah, and with
    it he destroyed the entire federation army within the proximity of the Kukai
    foundation. He absorbed the remaining Gnosis into Proto Merkabah to power it.
    The Gnosis fused together to make Sophie Peithos around the reactor core.
    When Rubedo and crew arrived to stop the reactor core, Albedo had another fight
    with him. When he had had enough, he opened the reactor core and let Sophie
    Peithos take care of them. If they won against it, the space station would
    crash into Second Miltia, and if they lost, they'd be dead. For Albedo it was a
    win-win situation.
    Now all he is waiting for is MOMO to link up with the UMN, but exactly why is
    unknown. Most likely, he will wait for her to jump to Miltia, and follow her
    | Age: 56                \
    | Sex: Male              |
    | Eyes: Brown            |
    \ Hair: None             |
     \                       |
    Helmer is the representative of the Miltian Autonomous Government. He is a
    former soldier. He helped in the formation of the Kukai Foundation, and he
    knows the Gaignun and Jr.'s true identity. In fact, he helped them establish
    their new ones.
    | Age: N/A               \
    | Sex: Male              |
    | Eyes: Amber            |
    \ Hair: White            |
     \                       |
    Wilhelm is a very enigmatic character in the story. We never see much of him,
    not do we learn of his objectives.
    Back in the year 20XX, Vector funded a archeological dig to uncover to Zohar.
    After it was obtained, Earth started to disappear. It is unclear how people
    managed to get off earth, but odds are that Vector Ind. had something to do
    with it.
    Since then, Wilhelm has always made sure he has control of the situations. He
    served as the Executive Committee Director roughly ten years ago. He has made
    sure to keep a low profile in order to not arouse suspicion.
    He has a man in a scarlet cloak always with him. He also is in possession of
    the Compass of Order, and strange relic which is made of the original Zohar
    Wilhelm seems to have plans for everyone, and has given out funding to just
    about every organization in order to have influence over them.
    |Scarlet Cloak\
    | Age: N/A               \
    | Sex: N/A               |
    | Eyes: N/A              |
    \ Hair: N/A              |
     \                       |
    Always seen by Wilhelm’s side. His origins are unknown as well. He can
    communicate telepathically with Testament (AKA Virgil, AKA Blue Cloak).
    The most popular theory is that Scarlet Cloak is Kevin.
    | Age: N/A               \
    | Sex: N/A               |
    | Eyes: N/A              |
    \ Hair: N/A              |
     \                       |
    Bunnie is an advanced A.I. created by Shion that helps her manage her mail and
    such. Bunnie was used by Shion to help Vector N.S.S. track down the Snake
    | Creature Index      |                                    =CRTR=
    Humans are the pure breed. Due to the Life Recycling Act, there were few pure
    humans after a while. The life recycling act allowed such things as cloning,
    genetic alterations, among many other things. After the Miltian Conflict, the
    GFG decided it was important to outlaw these things and ensure the stability
    of the human genome, so they passed the Species Preservation Act.
    Strange, transparent aliens that we can not make contact with under normal
    circumstances. A special field called the Hilbert Wave (or Hilbert Effect) is
    needed to draw them into the out realm of existence. They are hostile toward
    mankind and are drawn to the Zohar and its Emulators, as well as the Song of
    When a person comes into contact with a Gnosis they 'whiten.' Whitening is when
    the victim’s body becomes white, and then shatters into salt. If someone
    survives the whitening, then they turn into Gnosis over time.
    Gnosis have been appearing for centuries, but until the Miltian Conflict they
    only appeared in small numbers. Ever since the Song of Nephilim was played
    during the Miltian conflict Gnosis encounters have sky-rocketed
    Realians are artificial humans. They are created by a variety of companies,
    but Vector is the only company allowed to make the central programming.
    Realians seem to act funny when in the presence of the Zohar Emulator, and
    Mutated Realians are found inside the Song of Nephilim.
    Realians have personalities, but most are similar due to their programming.
    After the Miltian Conflict, alterations to Realian programming was outlawed.
    \Mutated Realian\
    These life forms are found in both Shion's flashbacks and in the Song of
    Nephilim. Where these came from is a mystery now, but they seem to have
    someting to do with the Song of Nephilim, which was located right outside the
    hospitas window where Shion's mom was being treated. They attack anyone who
    who comes by indiscriminately. In the Encephalon, there are a group of Athra 26
    series (a species of mutated Realians found on the Song of Nephilim) eating
    Febronia's corpse.
    \Life Recycling Variant\
    The term Life Recycling Variant encompasses all who were genetically or
    physically altered by the Life Recycling Act. They are also known as Mutants,
    or Mutants. Variants can have genetic alterations that bestow powers, or have
    had their body heavily modified. This means that both Junior (Rubedo), the
    URTV's and Ziggy can all be considered Variants. Because they are different
    than normal people, they are often outcast by society. The Kukai Foundation
    (being run by Variant's) takes in Variants and gives them a home where they
    can be accepted.
    The URTV's are a group of 669 clones of Doctor Dmitry Yuriev. They were created
    to fight U-DO. Their life energy is supposed to cancel out that of U-DO. Each
    one was subjected to genetic mutation to enhance their powers. The abilities
    that all URTV's share are a mental link (called the Spiritual Link by Junior)
    and the ability to project a type of energy field around them. They also each
    have powers unique to themselves.
    Rubedo (Junior) can stop his aging. While the Database implies he can control
    this, the in game script makes it sound as if he can not age.
    Albedo has the ability to regenerate lost limbs with incredible speed.
    Nigredo can hypnotize people, although he does not demonstrate this power in
    the game thus far.
    The URTV's Spiritual connection was supposed to stop U-DO from infecting them,
    but when Rubedo broke the link they became infected. the only known remaining
    URTV's are Rubedo (Junior), Albedo and Nigredo (Gaignun).
    U-DO is said to be a wave consciousness in the game. It is not clearly
    explained in the game, but it seems to spread like a virus and affect the mind
    adversely. When the URTV's became infected they went on a killing spree. From
    what Nephilim says, it can project a beam of energy. Its also said to feed of
    those who wish to awaken it.
    I have heard that in the Design Materials U-DO stands for Unus Mundus Drive
    Operator. I anyone can confirm this I would greatly appreciate it.
    | Artifacts           |                                    =ARTF=
    \The Zohar\
    The Zohar is the golden object that materializes on Earth. It is found when Dr.
    Masuda places a Zohar-shaped key into a tablet in the ground. A large structure
    came out of the water and the Zohar appeared above it in green light.
    Why humankind had to leave earth is directly related to the Zohar's existence,
    but what exactly it does is not known. Dr. Mizrahi had somehow gotten
    possession of it and made devices that were supposed to 'emulate' them, but
    they were never as effective as the original. When the Miltian Conflict broke
    out and Miltia was evacuated, the Zohar was left there in stasis.
    In Xenogears, the Zohar was a device capable of tapping into other dimensions.
    It tapped into the Wave Existence and trapped it inside the Zohar, providing
    the Zohar Modifier engine limitless energy.
    \The Zohar Emulators\
    The Zohar Emulators are the 12 Zohar Shaped things that were created by Dr.
    Mizrahi. They are identical in appearance except for their center; the original
    has a green gem there while the emulators have a Hebrew letter. They seem to
    have something to do with Cherenkov's Personality Reconditioning.
    It's also important to note that Nephilim started appearing to Shion once the
    Emulator was brought on board the Woglinde. Also, the Realians started acting
    strange in its presence.
    \The Compass of Order\
    Its only seen twice the entire game, in Wilhelm’s office. Once is when he makes
    the comment 'All phenomena are moving forward as specified by this Compass of
    Order,' which doesn't explain much. He is also seen looking into it as KOS-MOS
    leaps out of the Elsa in the end.
    | Detailed Timeline   |                                    =DTAL=
    \Story Background\
    In the year 20XX, the Zohar is discovered in Kenya. At Lake Turkana an
    excavation was underway, when a small engraving on the ground was found. Dr.
    Masuda put a small Zohar-shaped key into the carving, and a large black
    platform rose out of the water of Lake Turkana. The Zohar appeared above it,
    and it rained.
    About four thousand years later...
    The galactic Federation, the current ruling power of the galaxy, proposes a
    bill in 4590 TC that would allow better use of human resources. However, this
    led to many problems due to the way it was interpreted. Under this law, human
    cloning, genetic alterations and many other practices were allowed.
    In 4701 TC Joachim Mizrahi was born. The details of most of his life are
    unknown currently. What is known is that he married Juli Niwashiro, and she had
    a child, Sakura, at age roughly 18. Also among what we know is that at sometime
    during his life he was working with the Zohar, and created Emulators, though
    none were quite like the original. He also made the space station Proto
    Merkabah, and the Song of Nephilim. These were all meant to link up, but it is
    unsure of weather or not they ever did.
    During his life, Mizrahi also worked in the Mizrahi Neuroscience institute,
    which founded U-TIC, the Unknown Territory Intervention and Creation Agency.
    They are an independent from the Galaxy Federation, and they were closely
    connected to the events in the Miltian Conflict, which took place later.
    When Mizrahi was 30, the Zoar Incident occurred. What caused this and what it
    was about is currently unknown. Many 'Super Soldiers' were born to fight in
    this, probably due to the Life Recycling Act. These genetically altered humans
    were bred for fighting, and after the conflict was over, they had nothing. Many
    tried to live normal lives by adapting to society.
    In 4739 TC Kevin Winnicot was born. Like so many others, many details of his
    life are unknown. He was responsible for much of KOS-MOS's development. It is
    not said directly, but it can be assumed that Kevin was Mizrahi's assistant
    when he was 14 and studying at Bormeo University. That would also explain how
    KOS-MOS was shown in Mizrahi's Y-Data.
    A year later, Dr. Dmitry Yuriev cloned himself 669 times with slight
    alterations in some of the clones' genes. The clones were called URTV's, or
    U-DO ReTro Viruses. Unit 666 was Rubedo, whose genetic alteration allowed him
    to not age. Unit 667 was Albedo, whose alteration allowed him to re-grow body
    parts. Finally, unit 669 was Nigredo, whose alteration allows him to hypnotize
    people. The clones of Yuriev were made to cancel out U-DO, some kind of wave
    Shion was born in 4745. Her father worked at the Ministry of Energy for the
    Federation, and her mother was very ill and being treated at the Mizrahi
    Neuroscience institute.
    When Sakura was 12, she died, and Dr. Mizrahi used Proto Merkabah to build a
    Realian called MOMO to look just like her. Inside her, Mizrahi stored all of
    his notes, research data, and observations. After MOMO was taken from Proto
    Merkabah the federation dropped it into the abyss. The abyss the SOCE was
    talking about is the double black hole that appeared around Miltia. Weather or
    not it actually fell in or not is questionable.
    In 4753, the Miltian Conflict broke out. It was a conflict centered on Miltia,
    apparently over the Zohar.
    Lieutenant Virgil was a soldier who, for whatever reason, ate Realians. He was
    looking for some information, possibly the Y-data. Regardless, he became
    addicted to Realian flesh and much of the skin on his face hardened.
    Rubedo, Albedo and Nigredo were also on Miltia fighting U-DO. They all had a
    mental link with each other and all other URTV's to prevent falling victim to
    U-DO and the Song of Nephilim, but Rubedo got scared and broke that link. The
    URTV's could not withstand the song, and succumbed to it. Albedo made contact
    with U-DO and went on a power trip.
    Miltia was abandoned and the Zohar was left there. All of the evacuee's were
    brought to a new planet called Second Miltia. During the conflict, Mizrahi died
    and his assistant (most likely Kevin) slipped into Vector. Juli Mizrahi
    started the SOCE, the Subcommittee on Close Encounters, probably to deal with
    the Gnosis which started appearing after the Song was activated. Another
    interesting thing to note is that it was around this time that alterations to
    Realian emotions were no longer allowed. Also, the Life Recycling Act is
    revoked, and to counter act it the Species Preservation act is put into effect.
    Rubedo and Nigredo are put in charge of the Kukai Foundation. The Kukai
    Foundation was a foundation meant to investigate the Miltian Conflict and clean
    up the aftermath of it. They took on the names Gaignun Kukai and Gaignun Junior
    Kukai. Since Rubedo would not age anymore, his new (fake) record show him as
    being the adopted son of Gaignun, and show that he was born in 4755 (that makes
    him supposedly 12). Gaignun got his name from his pet kitty that died in the
    Miltian Conflict. How cute >^._.^< lookie! Kitty!
    Since then, then Kukai Foundation's fund have been cut a bit short, so they
    were forced to become a commercial company and were able to hit it pretty big.
    10 years after the conflict, Shion was hired by Vector Industries into the
    First Research and Development Division. Wilhelm, former Executive Committee
    Director of the Galaxy Federation, founded vector. Vector makes many things,
    including almost all military equipment and resources to the UMN control
    center. In essence, Vector controls all information transferred in the entire
    Galaxy Federation. Vector hired Shion to work on the KOS-MOS project, though
    she was not hired because of her abilities. Unbeknownst to her, she is vital
    to the KOS-MOS project. How she is needed for KOS-MOS is currently unknown but
    may have something to do with either her father's position in the Ministry of
    Energy or her mother's ailment. She worked alongside Kevin in the project, and
    they became very close, and they started dating.
    U-TIC stormed into Vector's First R&D lab, and KOS-MOS was activated. KOS-MOS
    was not finished at the time and went berserk, killing almost all of the U-TIC
    soldiers there. It is notable that Cherenkov was part of the team that stormed
    the lab. Kevin had previously given him a handheld device, with the access
    codes to KOS-MOS, but how they know each other and why he gave it to him is
    unknown. In the carnage, KOS-MOS started to attack Shion. As it approached her
    Kevin leaped into KOS-MOS's line of attack, causing her hand to shoot straight
    through him and leaving Shion to watch her boyfriend die. Shion took a special
    gun and shot KOS-MOS in the head, causing it to explode. Kevin was buried in
    the cemetery onboard the Dämmerung, Vector's Headquarters which doubles as a
    space station.
    Since Kevin developed KOS-MOS he knew her best. Now that his is dead, much of
    their knowledge of KOS-MOS is gone, so the First R&D division has to
    deconstruct much of KOS-MOS to find out how she works and what she is capable
    of. Kevin left many things in her that he did not tell anyone else about, not
    even Shion.
    Two years later, KOS-MOS's AI has been complete and they have started testing
    her. They are very aware now of how strong she is, so they are very careful
    about activating her. They only allow her to be active it the Encephalon, a
    virtual reality world constructed inside KOS-MOS for real world simulation
    testing. They have placed safeguards on her to ensure she does not wake up,
    such as an activation code known only to Shion.
    \The Game Starts Here\
    The Military deployed their 177th fleet to go retrieve the Zohar Emulator.
    The fleet included the Woglinde, an unfinished ship on loan to the Government
    by Vector. Also on board this ship is Shion and the First R&D division,
    who are currently working on KOS-MOS.
    During an Encephalon dive, Allen notices a strange network growing inside
    KOS-MOS. This is most likely Nephilim as she begins to manifest herself inside
    KOS-MOS. At the end of the dive, the Encephalon starts to fall apart, and
    Nephilim can be seen standing near the Drone GX. Allen enters the Encephalon
    and pulls Shion out just in time.
    On the bridge, the captain and some of his subordinates are talking. The flight
    controllers inform the captain that they are about to make their last
    gate-jump. The captain remembers that the A-7 reports are due (just some status
    reports on KOS-MOS).
    Shion is told she needs to bring the reports up. She leaves for the bridge, and
    forgets to grab her Connection Gear with the data on it. Allen runs off after
    Shion to give it to her. While Shion is on her way to the bridge, she keeps
    seeing flashes, along with a 'Ding' sound. When she walks by the Zohar
    Emulator, floats up to it, and suddenly she is in a black and white graveyard.
    The little girl she saw earlier is there, and the Zohar is sitting off to her
    side. The little girl, Nephilim, says something inaudible, then walks into the
    Zohar. Shion walks over to it, and touches the Zohar resulting in it becoming
    all wavy.
    Shion is snapped out of the dream world when one of the rotating things that
    holds the Zohar. She is yelled at by Vanderkaum, and told to get out of the
    way. Allen catches up to Shion, while she focuses on her hand. Allen gives
    her the data, and runs off.
    Shion is then asked to make a quick stop by the Realian Maintenance Lab. When
    she goes there, she gives them a quick tune up since the Zohar is causing them
    to malfunction (though they don’t know it). Virgil makes his appearance, and
    you discover that he is a DME addict. Shion remembers that she needs to bring
    her A-7 reports to the bridge and runs off.
    When Shion got to the bridge she gave the reports to the captain. Cherenkov
    gave her a hard time for not having KOS-MOS operational yet. During the
    conversation, Cherenkov got a call and had to take it in private and left.
    Shion headed back to her room for some rest.
    Cherenkov (who is actually working as a spy for U-TIC) responds to his call
    from Margulis. Margulis informs Cherenkov that he should keep the Zohar safe
    until the U-TIC fleet arrives to take it back.
    Shion talks to her brother, Jin, on the phone in her room. He tells her that
    she should come home for their parents memorial. She denied his invitation,
    and shut off the phone. During her nap she had another dream with Nephilim.
    The dream was in the same graveyard, and at the end of the dream a shadowy
    figure approached her from the mists. The figure was hard to make out, but most
    believe it was a vision of chaos.
    Back in the 1st R&D lab, KOS-MOS started to wake up. The emergency alarm was
    triggered and Shion was woken up. She realized that KOS-MOS was waking up, and
    rushed off to the lab as Gnosis started to approach the Woglinde.
    On her way there she was attacked by some Gnosis, and was caught by one and
    pressed up against the wall. She began to turn white as she saw a vision of
    Nephilim. KOS-MOS blasted through the wall just then and destroyed the Gnosis
    that was killing Shion. KOS-MOS and Shion headed to the Zohar Hangar to get to
    the escape pods.
    Commander Cherenkov attempted to save the Zohar Emulator, but he was unable to
    save it. As the Gnosis took the Zohar back to the Cathedral ship (a giant
    Gnosis), KOS-MOS fired a homing beacon onto it as it made a gate jump out of
    the area.
    KOS-MOS received orders from Headquarters to report immediately to Second
    Miltia, so she located the nearest ship and leaped at it. Upon making contact
    she persuaded them to take her to Second Miltia. Shion broadcasted a distress
    signal and forced KOS-MOS to come pick them up or else she would have opened
    the hatch and killed herself.
    Upon arriving on the Elsa, Shion talked to her supervisor and convinced him to
    let her to stay with KOS-MOS. It's interesting to note that when chaos came in
    for the first time the door didn't open. This puzzled KOS-MOS, and she figured
    that, logically speaking, something must be wrong with her sensors. Shortly
    after meeting chaos, another Gnosis also attacked the ship and came into
    contact with Cherenkov. chaos stopped the Gnosis and made him disappear by
    touching it. How he achieved this is totally unknown.
    The Elsa went in to Hyperspace via UMN transfer column on the way to second
    Meanwhile, on Fifth Jerusalem, The SOCE has hired Ziggurat 8 to retrieve MOMO,
    which U-TIC has captured. His orders from Juli Mizrahi were to bring MOMO to
    Second Miltia. Ziggurat 8 gathered the necessary equipment and infiltrated the
    U-Tic base where MOMO was being held captive on Pleroma. He got past the main
    gates with a cloaking device, but once inside it malfunctioned. He found the
    block where MOMO was being held, and broke her out. One of the guards hit the
    alarm, and the defenses were deployed.
    Right as they approached the docking bay, he way met by Margulis. Margulis
    challenged them to a fight. At the end of the fight, Ziggy set off some bombs
    to distract Margulis and aid in his own escape. He got onboard a U-TIC ship
    and flew out. They were pursued so they leaped into hyperspace headed for
    Second Miltia.
    In hyperspace en route to Second Miltia they met the Elsa. Ziggy's escape ship
    was damaged, so Shion opened the Elsa's cargo door and pulled them aboard.
    While the doors were open, however, Domo Carriers got inside and spawned more
    robots to overrun the ship. chaos, Shion, and KOS-MOS met up with MOMO and
    Ziggy to rid the ship of the DOMO carriers.
    Jr. and Mary Soldier are investigating the disappearance of Ariadne. He has no
    clue as to how it disappears. He decides to go investigate what happened to the
    Woglinde. Shelley brings the Durandal to the last know coordinates of the
    Federation Fleet, when they are attacked by U-TIC battle ships.
    The Durandal's weaponry easily dispatched all but the mother ship. Jr. decided
    he wanted a first hand look at what U-TIC was up to, so he had Shelley ram the
    Mother ship, and he boarded it with Mary and a Kukai soldier.
    They made their way to the bridge, and found the console with all of the data
    they wanted. Mary was trying to get the data from the mainframe, but Jr.
    accidentally activated an alarm. The Security drone Ambix attacked them, and
    once it was defeated, Mary was able to complete her hacking.
    As she was sending the data, more U-TIC soldiers entered and opened fire on Jr.
    In the cross fire, he hit the data transfer cord, and all the data was lost
    before Shelley could get it. The remaining U-TIC members get aboard an escape
    pod, but Jr. decides not to go after them, but rather just to watch and see
    where they are going. Jr. headed back to the Durandal empty handed.
    Back on the Elsa...
    Once the ship was in the clear, they stopped off at the Dock Colony to get
    repairs for the ship. During the Miltian Conflict, the colony was used by the
    Federation and after the war was over it was never properly restored. The
    people are still resentful of the Federation, so when Commander Cherenkov was
    wandering around, he was attacked by thugs.
    Being a Super Soldier, Cherenkov beat them all nearly to death and left to go
    back to the Elsa. As he did so, his forehead glowed with the symbol of the
    Aleph (same as the Zohar Emulator). When Shion and crew found him, all they saw
    where the battered bodies. Ziggy told Hammer to alert get the paramedics
    because they were barely hanging on to life.
    When they returned to the Elsa, Cherenkov was already back and he was okay.
    Matthews told them that they could depart whenever ready; the repairs were
    done. Everyone boarded the Elsa and it took off back into Hyperspace to get to
    Second Miltia.
    While in hyperspace, at night, Cherenkov could not sleep. He went to get a
    drink, but collapsed, and began turning transparent. He was beginning his
    transformation into a Gnosis.
    Later, Nephilim appears to Shion in a dream, telling her it may already be too
    late for Cherenkov.
    Shion woke up, and found that the ship was being drawn out of hyperspace. Once
    they were pulled out, they were in a giant field of dormant Gnosis. A light was
    emitted and it pulled in Shion and crew into the Cathedral Ship, the large
    Gnosis that pulled the Zohar Emulator out of the Woglinde in the Gnosis attack.
    Cherenkov had been separated from the group and wandered around the Cathedral
    Ship looking for them. He reminisced about his home planet, and had flashbacks
    of his past. His transformation into a Gnosis began to increase in speed.
    Shion and company found remains of various buildings and billboards around the
    Cathedral Ship. They also found the Ministry of Energy, and at its base they
    found a room with the Zohar in it. Cherenkov met them there, and talked to the
    group. He revealed to them that he was responsible for the disappearance of
    Cherenkov moved closer to the Zohar Emulator and strange lights appear. The
    look like glowing purple faces. Perhaps souls of the Ariadnian people. The
    enter the commander's body, and he is lifted up in to the air.
    Ziggy has a very brief flashback of a cloaked man standing below Ein Rugel,
    glowing. He commented that it was just like 'That day.'
    The commander changes in to the Gargoyle, and Shion's group is forced to fight
    it. After destroying him, Shion entered the commanders consciousness, and his
    memories of being with Margulis, and how it made him feel to be a part of
    something. She talked to him on a beach for a minute, and he said that she
    would join him there someday.
    The scene ended, and Shion kneeled down saddened by the fact that they just
    killed Andrew. chaos and Allen comfort her. KOS-MOS informs them that their
    location is beginning to dissolve, and the Elsa flies by and scoops them up as
    the Cathedral Ship disappears.
    Now that the crew was out in space, all of the Gnosis woke up. Tony tried to
    shake them, but it was kind of hard, considering there were thousands of them.
    The Durandal Flew in and helped them get rid of as many as possible. When Shion
    reached the bridge of the Elsa, Tony was informed that a hatch had opened. She
    realized it must be KOS-MOS trying to fight the Gnosis.
    Hammer opened a communication link for Shion to talk to KOS-MOS. KOS-MOS asked
    "Shion... Will feeling pain...make me...complete?" KOS-MOS opened her eyes and
    revealed them to be blue. While she was doing this, a 100 series tells Jr. that
    an external source is tapping into the Zohar Emulators (Most likely KOS-MOS is
    drawing power from them).
    KOS-MOS reached the top, stood on the rear of the Elsa and opened her abdomen.
    Blue glowing spikes shot out of her back, and she braced herself. The Unknown
    Armament shot out, annihilated incredible amounts of Gnosis, and then sucked
    them in to herself.
    When she was done, her eyes reverted back to red. Shion stood in disbelief at
    what she witnessed. She realized that Kevin had done much more with KOS-MOS
    than she had originally thought.
    Junior contacted the Elsa and the scene switches right as the Durandal picks up
    the Zohar Emulator.
    On Pleroma...
    A soldier informs Margulis that Cherenkov tracking signal has stopped
    responding (A nasty side effect of being dead I guess). Margulis is told that
    he was probably attacked by Gnosis. Margulis says nothing.
    On the Durandal...
    The crew of the Elsa is brought aboard the Durandal, and Junior is briefly
    introduced to the new passengers. Junior complains about how Momma (his
    computer that monitors the Zohar Emulator activity, and attract inhibitor) is
    malfunctioning, while Allen gets nervous about associating with the Kukai
    Foundation. They have a playful argument, and Junior tells Shelley to set a
    course to return to the Kukai Foundation.
    As they head to the Kukai Foundation, Simeon (Albedo’s high-powered AGWS) is
    seen following the Durandal.
    That night Junior has a dream of the Miltian Conflict. He runs over to his cat,
    Gaignun (the kitty he got his false name from. Poor kitty >^._.^<). Then the
    scene switches to him in a room with Nigredo, with Nigredo wounded or paralyzed
    on the ground. Albedo rose up in a shining light, and his dream ended. He woke
    up and saw his serial number (666) branded on his hand.
    The next morning, Shion, KOS-MOS, Ziggy, MOMO, chaos are shown around the
    Quarantine Chambers by Junior. Inside there are thirteen Zohar-shaped devices
    that are used to contain the 12 Emulators, as well one to contain the Original
    Zohar. Each has a name inscribed on it. The names are those of the 12 Apostles
    who followed Jesus (Peter, Andrew, Boanerges, Thomas, John, Philip, Matthew,
    Bartholomew, James, Thaddaeus, Simon and Judas). The slot for the Original
    Zohar is inscribed with the name Marienkind (which mean Child of Mary) which
    can either be a reference to Jesus himself or the Marienkind Story.
    Junior explains that the Zohar Emulators have been sealed so that they
    currently pose no threat. In the other room, the see the remains of some Gnosis
    held in glass tubes. In the final tube there is a girl who has been turned
    halfway into Gnosis. Junior explains how everyone who has come into contact
    with a Gnosis either dies by shattering into salt, or if they survive that then
    they eventually turns into a Gnosis themselves. Junior explains that the Gnosis
    are made of salt, and that’s about all that they know about them.
    Shion gets worried because she came into contact with a Gnosis onboard the
    Woglinde, but denies that anything is wrong (instead of seeking immediate
    medical attention... She bothers me sometimes).
    Junior goes on to explain that Dr. Mizrahi drew the Gnosis in to the universe.
    Shion also points out that Mizrahi started the U-TIC organization. Junior talks
    about how the Foundation was created to clean up the mess left by the Miltian
    Conflict (which includes the safe keeping of the Zohar Emulators). Junior calls
    Dr. Mizrahi a lunatic and a mad man which makes MOMO feel bad, and she goes to
    the park to sulk.
    Shion and KOS-MOS go to cheer her up. Shion tells MOMO that her dad couldn’t be
    all bad. She points out all the great work he did on Realians and how he
    created the Environmental Bugs that maintain the ship. MOMO remembers about how
    her father told her that she could be a real girl if she did good deeds.
    Allen came in and met Shion and Co. and told them that the Kukai foundation
    would bring them to Second Miltia because they have business there too. Shion
    headed back to her room to take a nap.
    The next day, everyone gathered in the Park to watch the Durandal dock. Gaignun
    met them and told MOMO that he would make sure she got to Second Miltia safely.
    Gaignun makes the peculiar comment "No... It can't be..." directed at Shion as
    he left.
    Jr. and Gaignun were talking about MOMO their office later. Gaignun suggests
    that everyone relax at the private beach they have.
    Later, everyone met at the beach. Shion was preoccupied looking at data on
    KOS-MOS. Jr. decided to show off the weather control and made a storm. Shion
    got scared when she saw the thunder (most likely due to the fact that there was
    thunder the day her mom died, as well as the day Kevin died).
    Gaignun contacts Representative Helmer in his office to inform his that they
    will be arriving soon, carrying MOMO, KOS-MOS and an Emulator. Gaignun tells
    Helmer to watch out for U-TIC, and to be prepared in case they attempt to get
    into Miltia.
    Back on the beach, Shion and Co. decide it would be nice to go to the inn in
    Sector 26. After their rest, Shion heads back to do maintenance on KOS-MOS.
    Meanwhile, on Pleroma...
    Margulis has a conversation with a man in shades, Sellers. He is another
    higher-up in U-TIC. They talk about how they need the Original Zohar for their
     plans, and that they need MOMO for that. Albedo asks Margulis what he should
    do, but Margulis tells him to stay put for now.
    Back at the Kukai Foundation...
    Shion and Allen are doing maintenance on KOS-MOS, while MOMO goes for a walk.
    Jr. makes MOMO a good luck charm out of a bullet.
    As the Kukai Foundation approaches Second Miltia, they get surrounded by
    Federation ships. They get charged with 'Acts of Aggression against Federation
    Vessels,' and they are under suspicion of conspiring with the Second Miltian
    Autonomous Gov't against the GFG.
    You get to see a big scene of a Galactic Senate meeting, and politicians argue.
    Fun fun fun.
    U-TIC took a recording of the Durandal attacking the Mother Ship (when you
    first play as Jr.), edited it to look like they attacked the Woglinde, and used
    it as their evidence against the Kukai Foundation. They planned to have a mole
    in the federation get MOMO and bring them to her.
    Luckily, Representative Helmer has a mole of his own working for the Federation
    (it seems like the federation is pretty easy to breach, huh?), Captain Lapis
    As she escorts Gaignun, Helmer calls and tells Gaignun about Captain Roman, and
    that he is doing his best to get things under control. Gaignun also gets a call
    from Wilhelm (Yay!) who says that he is going to dispatch the Dämmerung. They
    talk briefly about U-TIC, and what they're after (U-DO).
    Captain Lapis Roman goes to inform Shion and Co. about their situation. She
    tells them that they will need to find undeniable proof to clear their name,
    and Shion suggests KOS-MOS who has AAA Class Encryption. They agree that that
    is their best hope.
    Captain Roman helps them escape, and they head off to KOS-MOS's Maintenance
    Upon arrival, Shion gets out her equipment and gets ready to interlink into
    KOS-MOS's mainframe. However, instead of just a simple dive, Nephilim (who is
    taking up residence in KOS-MOS's Encephalon) draws everyone in the room into
    the Encephalon.
    The group is split in two: Shion, chaos and Allen appear in a park on Miltia,
    while Jr., Ziggy and MOMO appear in a battle field.
    This part of the guide will be told in two separate parts, as opposed to
    switching  back and forth like in the game.
    ==Shion and Co.==
    Shion has a brief glimpse of thunder and she recoils.
    Shion sees herself as a child talking to her dad. This is a memory of the last
    time she saw her dad. They talk a minute about going to see Mommy, but Shion’s
    dad says they’ll go see her tomorrow.
    Shion notices then that chaos and Allen have appeared in the park too, and she
    sees the little girl, Nephilim, on the swings. Nephilim tells them that they
    are inside KOS-MOS’s encephalon, which was used to build a virtual Miltia based
    on the memories of Shion and Jr., and even KOS-MOS.
    Shion doesn’t believe what she hears for a minute because she thinks that the
    original KOS-MOS was destroyed. She flashes back to when she used a gun to
    destroy KOS-MOS’s head, and how KOS-MOS killed Kevin.
    Nephilim continues by telling Shion that she must accept all of her memories
    in their entirety, the good ones with the bad. And in order to do that, she
    says, is to return to Miltia. When Shion asks why, she says that only KOS-MOS
    knows the answer to that.
    Allen and Shion start to walk off, but chaos stays behind. Nephilim asks him
    ‘Are you sure this is what you want? There is no turning back.’ chaos responds
    by saying that Shion is vital to KOS-MOS.
    Shion and company travel through the park, and then down through the sewers
    until they reach a forest. As they approach a church, they meet up with Jr.,
    Ziggy and MOMO.
    ==Jr. and Co.==
    Jr. and his crew appear in a battle zone with many other URTV’s marching
    through. They all appear identical to Jr. except in their attire, eye color and
    hair color. They are all in uniform and have blonde hair.
    Ziggy asks Jr. if he recognizes where they are, and he is still confused as to
    what’s going on. When Ziggy asks again, his temper gets the best of him and he
    yells at Ziggy. He tells them that they are on Miltia 14 years ago, during the
    Miltian Conflict.
    Jr. runs off after the URTV’s as they march away. In the next area, he sees
    them and says that they are all infected. Junior has a flashback of Gaignun as
    a child (Nigredo right now) and sees him get attacked. He comes to his senses
    and they group continues on. Eventually they arrive at Labyrinthos, the old
    U-TIC headquarters.
    On the higher floors, Doctor Mizrahi is seen yelling verses from the bible
    (revelations, specifically) about how all the wicked people will burn in hell
    and all who are saved will go to heaven. MOMO runs to him as an explosion
    knocks him down, and as he approaches the ground he simply fades away. The area
    becomes very light, and they appear in a forest. MOMO is comforted by Jr. as
    Shion’s group arrives.
    ==Stories reconnect here==
    The group wonders how everyone was pulled in to the encephalon. Allen points
    out that the dive units they use don’t require any physical contact, so it is
    possible that they could all be drawn in at once. Shion comments that the unit
    itself could not have done it by itself. There would have to be some one or
    something that drew them in on purpose...
    They hear Nephilim speak again. chaos says that regardless of how they got
    there, the virtual reality world they are in is based off the memories of the
    party members who were at the Miltian Conflict. Shion also says that there is
    no difference between this illusionary world and the real one to the one
    perceiving it.
    The group moves forward a bit more and they enter the church. Inside is
    Nephilim, and another woman, Febronia, a Realian. Febronia says that she came
    to this Church in hopes of finding a place that Realians could find peace.
    Shion hint that she knows Feb from somewhere. She has a glimpse of mutated
    Realians (the Athra 26 series mini-boss in Proto Merkabah) all hunched over
    eating something, presumably Febronia.
    Nephilim tells them that they must face their bad memories. They can not simply
    forget them. To do this, they must go through the door in the back of the
    church and face their fears.
    They go through the door and wind up inside the Acute Neurosis Treatment
    Facility where Shion’s mom was kept. However, the whole room is bloody and
    there are bodies on the ground. Meanwhile, Jr. is having his own vision; he
    sees Albedo standing a hexagonal room yelling about how he is not an
    anti-existence, and how he has become the perfect chain.
    The memories they have manifest themselves as a Gnosis, and the group has to
    fight their manifestation of fear. Shion and Jr. both deliver the finishing
    blow in order to defeat Tiamat.
    After the fight, they are transported to an area with Feb and her sisters. An
    illusionary is sitting by Feb’s sisters to keep them company. Allen says that
    they seem happy, but Febronia shows them what the are their in truly looks
    like. The scene changes to a dark, dusty field with the fake Feb dead and the
    girls totally oblivious to the scene.
    Febronia asks Shion to free her sisters from the illusion for the sake of all
    Realians. Nephilim tells them that Feb and herself can not make contact in the
    real world long, which is why they were called in to KOS-MOS’s Encephalon, so
    that they can help change the future.
    Nephilim changes the scene to outer space with KOS-MOS flying up to the planet
    Miltia, armed in the ‘Third Armament.’ Nephilim tells them that this is one
    possible future. In this reality, KOS-MOS faces U-DO as she was meant to be.
    She says that U-DO is a wave consciousness that feeds on those who seek it and
    those who wish to awaken it. KOS-MOS and U-DO both fire large energy beams
    (blue and purple respectively) and the scene is destroyed. Nephilim tells them
    that this future may or may not occur, it is just one of infinite
    Nephilim says that she wanted to bring them to the encephalon to help them face
    their pasts, but that they were not yet ready. In order for them to understand,
    they must all travel to Miltia. Nephilim and Febronia disappear.
    Shion and Co. go through a door and appear in a cave. Across from them is
    KOS-MOS hanging on a cross shaped rock, and being held up by electrical cords.
    Shion reached up to her head, said her password, and got the data. They leave
    the Encephalon, and there is much rejoicing.
    The memories inside KOS MOS are used to prove the Kukai’s foundation’s
    innocents, and they are cleared of all charges.
    Gaignun congratulates them all on a job well done. Jr. says that he is worried
    that things are going to get bad fast if Nephilim is related somehow to the
    Song of Nephilim.
    Allen is talking with chaos on a bench in the park on the Durandal. He
    reminisces about when Shion Kevin’s grave and cried. He says that Shion never
    shares her pain. He says that he wishes he could take her tears away. chaos
    says that someday he will, but he snaps back that he knows nothing about them.
    chaos says that Allen has a good heart. Allen says that chaos is kind. chaos
    says that sometimes it's kindness that binds them.
    Gaignun and Helmer talk about the charges, and Helmer says that the Federation
    has reviewed the files and Second Miltia and the Kukai Foundation will have all
    charges dropped. The federation will leave tomorrow.
    Shion is in bed, slightly resenting giving classified information over to the
    military without authorization and thinks she'll be fired. Shion is frustrated
    by all the stuff that has been going on. She remembers that Allen had asked
    her out to eat earlier, and decides to go apologize for blowing him off.
    Shion headed down to the Iron Man bar in Sector 26 of the Kukai Foundation, and
    found Allen there making a fool of himself. Shion figures Allen is okay since
    he seems to be having a good time, so she heads back to the Durandal.
    Albedo is contacted telling him that MOMO's capture was unsuccessful, and that
    he can use The Song of Nephilim. Albedo is overjoyed, and sets off to prepare.
    Various people hear the song as it echo's silently through space. Gaignun hears
    it in his office; chaos hears it on the Elsa and quickly becomes worried;
    Wilhelm and Scarlet cloak hear it while playing chess, and Wilhelm comments 'So
    it begins.'
    The Durandal picks up large scale gate outs as hundreds of Gnosis appear.
    Shelley immediately orders the Kukai Foundation to be evacuated. Shion orders
    KOS-MOS to use the Hilbert Effect, as the Gnosis start to materialize inside
    the Foundation.
    Shion and Co. head to Sector 26 and 27 and help evacuate all the remaining
    civilians. Once they saved everyone, a large Gnosis called Gigas tried to stop
    them. Once they defeated him, they headed back to the shuttle so they could get
    to safety.
    The scene switches to Albedo piloting his mech, Simeon, as he takes out not
    only the Gnosis, but federation AGWS as well. He taunts them all for being
    Shion and crew board a shuttle back to the Durandal, but MOMO stays behind to
    help the injured civilians. Albedo somehow disguises himself as Dr. Mizrahi
    and lured MOMO to an alleyway, where he kidnaps her. When Shion comes back,
    there is no sign of her anywhere. Jr. orders the 100 series on the Durandal to
    do a search for her.
    MOMO is brought to the Song of Nephilim System, a large space station that is
    emitting the Song itself. MOMO is cold and scared, and she sees another 100
    Series, but with white hair.
    Since all of the Gnosis are centering around the Kukai Foundation, the captain
    of the Federation Fleet convinces himself that they are responsible for the
    Gnosis appearing. He figures that if he can take out the Kukai foundation, the
    Gnosis will stop appearing and he can
    The Kirschwasser shows MOMO memories of her father. It is a memory of Joachim
    talking to MOMO, saying that she could be his Sakura (the name of his daughter)
    MOMO thanks the Kirschwasser for showing her memories of her father, and MOMO
    goes further into the next room.
    Shelley realizes the Federation is going to fire on the Kukai foundation,
    because the Gnosis are centering around them making it appear as if the Kukai
    Foundation is luring them there. Jr. knows that the Song is what is luring
    them all.
    Shion can hear the song too, but no one else can hear it (save Gaignun and all
    other previously mentioned people).
    MOMO reaches a room with Kirschwassers corpses strewn about. Albedo comes in
    and kills another dead Kirschwasser. MOMO is very scared as Albedo taunts and
    teases her by ripping off his own body parts in front of her. He says that MOMO
    is such a pure soul, and that she lacks reality. He sees that MOMO likes Jr.
    and so he tells her what his last words were before he coughed up his life
    blood ("Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth
    alone."). At this point, MOMO becomes so frightened that she faints.
    The Federation captain gets prepared to fire all cannons at the Foundation, and
    as they are preparing to fire, the Dämmerung appears and totally decimates the
    Gnosis swarms with its weapon, the Rhine Maiden. It is accompanied by three
    other ships, the Woglinde II, the Welgunde, and the Floßhilde. Together, they
    wipe out huge amounts of Gnosis.
    Miyuki appears on the screen to get a hold of Shion. She gives KOS-MOS a Phase
    Transfer Cartridge to destroy whatever is drawing in the Gnosis. Shion starts
    rambling on about how dangerous a PT cartridge is and KOS-MOS says she can
    handle it.
    KOS-MOS heads out to space and gets ready to fire. Once she is all clear, she
    fires at the space distortion and it reveals the Song of Nephilim System.
    Albedo realizes that they will be arriving soon. He sets MOMO down and begins
    to use his Reverse Spiritual Connection to draw out memories from her.
    MOMO's voice crying out for Jr. is somehow heard by him, and so they decide to
    go in to save her. Ziggy, as her bodyguard says he should go in alone, but Jr.
    insists that he go too. After a short argument, they all head out to the Song
    via the Elsa.
    Before they enter, Shion requests that they fly around the top for a second.
    She has a flashback of Miltia when she was with her mom in the hospital and she
     saw the same structure outside the window.
    They dock at the Song, and upon entering they see MOMO against a wall, totally
    dazed. MOMO, though she is silent and mindless still wants to go with them.
    They go further in and see three towers. They make their way through the first
    and second towers. In the third tower they meet some Mutated Realians that are
    almost unrecognizable. When they finally reach where Albedo is holding MOMO,
    and it turns out the MOMO that followed them through the Song was really a
    Kirschwasser in disguise sent to follow them.
    Albedo taunts Jr. a little more to get him riled up as he delves further and
    further into MOMO's consciousness. As Albedo reaches the final layer of
    protection, Jr. became enraged and let out a strong blast of energy from his
    body that knocked Albedo away. Right as this happened, he saw all that was in
    MOMO. He saw Dr. Mizrahi talk to MOMO, and he saw visions of various things,
    and finally he say Shion and KOS-MOS.
    Jr. goes to get MOMO and makes sure she's okay. Albedo understands all of
    Mizrahi's plans now that he has acquired the Y-Data, and wants to fight Jr.
    Albedo gets inside Simeon, and they fight. Albedo gets out of Simeon and they
    use one of their URTV powers. A field of energy is let out by both of them.
    Albedo once again taunts Jr., saying that he can do better.
    The Kirschwasser that had followed the group to the room talks to MOMO, saying
    that they were all jealous of MOMO. MOMO gets up, and goes to stop the fight
    between Albedo and Jr. When Albedo reached into her mind, some of his powers
    rubbed off on her. She was able to neutralize their energy using the same type
    of field.
    Albedo goes on to say that everything is they way Mizrahi wanted. Shion starts
    to babble about Realian rights again, when Blue Cloak (Virgil in disguise)
    appears from the ceiling. He tells Albedo to hurry up and get the job done.
    Albedo leaves, and the Hooded man stays there to stall them. Albedo flies off
    in Simeon, and looks again at the Y-Data and gets all giddy.
    The screen goes back to Shion's group and Blue Cloak. He spouts off a whole
    bunch of philosophical stuff about how life and death are meaningless words to
    him. He then battles the group and turns into a Gnosis, the same one that Ziggy
    had a flashback of in the Cathedral Ship when Cherenkov turned into a Gnosis.
    During the fight, he changes forms into a flying Gnosis, and finally he gets
    He says the fight is useless, life and death mean nothing to him. Shion gets
    rather impatient and asks him what he's trying to do. He tells her to go to
    Miltia (he actually says 'That place,' but it implies Miltia) to find out.
    He leaves, and the Song stops playing.
    They all check to make sure everyone is okay, then leave, very confused about
    what is happening. Once back on the Durandal Jr. readies the Durandal's laser
    cannon. He hopes by destroying the Song of Nephilim he will put the
    Kirschwassers at rest. As the beams draw near the Song, they are deflected.
    Albedo returns for another visit. Albedo fires a beam causing Proto Merkabah
    to appear. Juli and Helmer are both stunned that it still exists.
    Blue Cloak gets mad at Albedo for 'Summoning needless toys,' and reveals
    himself to the audience as Virgil. The voice in his head, Scarlet Cloak, tells
    him to come back, and shows him visions of KOS-MOS and Shion. He does as he is
    There is some talk about Proto Merkabah, and then Albedo fires a beam,
    destroying all the Federation ships. He then draws in the remaining Gnosis like
    how KOS-MOS had after the Cathedral Ship. Albedo aims at Second Miltia's
    capital city, and waits for the beam to charge. He agrees to let Jr. and
    company go in to try to stop him. Juli Mizrahi gives them directions to get to
    the reactor core of the space station.
    The crew enter Proto Merkabah and land in a hangar. They work their way
    through, and investigate each floor. On the first level they look at they find
    data on Realians with abnormalities in them, all of which are from Miltia.
    On the second level, they find data on sick and wounded soldiers who have
    psychological  problems. They were transferred to Proto Merkabah for treatment
    like the Realians were.
    The next room is simply a map of Proto Merkabah. They locate the core and
    continue on.
    After more exploring, they find a holographic image of all observable space. It
    has a large black region is several hundred million light years in diameter,
    presumable where Earth (aka Lost Jerusalem) is located.
    The following room is where MOMO was born. MOMO says that she was never told
    what the facility was for during the Miltian Conflict.
    The press on. After a lengthy elevator ride, they arrive at the core. As they
    approach it, Albedo shows himself. He wants to fight Jr. again. A large blue
    aura appears around him. He says that it is how they are perceiving his will.
    They fight.
    After the fight is over, Albedo continues to talk. He tells Rubedo that he is
    doing this all to help cleanse him for his sins of closing off his mental
    connection and forcing them all to fall victim to the Song of Nephilim. He also
    thanks Rubedo for helping him find 'the way to a whole new world.' Albedo opens
    the reactor core and reveals that it has fused with all the Gnosis making one
    super Gnosis, Sophie Peithos.
    Everyone prepares for the toughest battle they've had yet. KOS-MOS increases to
    her maximum power. Sophie Peithos makes the surrounding are all white and
    windy. In fact, Sophie is so powerful that it gets its own boss music! After
    the final battle, Sophie is defeated and Proto Merkabah begins to fall toward
    KOS-MOS figures they have 8 minutes till impact. They race to a control console
    that can break apart Proto Merkabah so that it will have no significant impact
    when it enters the atmosphere. They find that it will take one whole minute to
    get them all broken apart which would not leave enough time for them to escape.
    KOS-MOS volunteers to do it, because at her top speed she would be able to
    reach the Elsa in time.
    Everyone races back to the Elsa as KOS-MOS activate the procedure. The pieces
    begin to fall apart and Matthews is forced to lift off.
    As they fly away, Shion stands by the Elsa's door still waiting for KOS-MOS.
    She hears Nephilim in her head telling her to look with her heart to find KOS-
    MOS. Shion sees KOS-MOS in a hallway by the wall, and tells Tony to stop there.
    An explosion launches KOS-MOS toward Shion. Shion and Ziggy pull KOS-MOS up to
    The Elsa continues it's escape, zooming through the collapsing station. They
    get out of Proto Merkabah, and enter the atmosphere. They entered the
    atmosphere too steep and the controls wont respond to correct it. At the
    present rate, the Elsa would burn up in a few minutes.
    chaos is in the hangar thinking about what Nephilim said to him (What will you
    do?). KOS-MOS walk by and tells chaos to relinquish his pain to her. KOS-MOS
    exits the Ship.
    She makes her way to the front of the ship against Shion's wishes. She reaches
    the front and six giant glowing wings appear and shield the Elsa. chaos's hands
    begin to glow, Nephilim is seen in a graveyard looking to the sky, Wilhelm is
    seen looking into the Compass of Order, and Abel (who's playing with blocks)
    looks upward.
    The wings engulf the Elsa, and the Elsa is able to safely enter the atmosphere.
    KOS-MOS stands on the front of the Elsa with her hair flowing in the wind.
    Queue Credits and pretty music.
    During the credits, Jin, who is visiting his parent's grave, looks to the sky
    and sees a ship fly overhead with debris around it.  Gaignun talks about Miltia
     being a 'vortex of temptation' and that Albedo will not die until 'that time.'
    Albedo talks to himself about his plans. All he needs is for MOMO to connect
    the UMN, and his plans will be complete.
    Wilhelm talks to Scarlet Cloak. Scarlet tells Wilhelm that Albedo has made a
    gate jump. Wilhelm says that it is okay, and that Albedo is the only one who
    can open Abel's Ark. He also states that Albedo will not make contact with U-DO
    again because he is not powerful enough.
    KOS-MOS enters the Elsa and is greeted by everyone. Shion welcomes her back,
    and the game ends.
    \To be Concluded in Episode II\
    | Design Materials    |                                    =ODMS=
    www.u-tic.org has started a XenoGears Perfect Works and Xenosaga Official
    Design Materials translation. There is a lot of good info in there. Go check
    it out.
    | Yet to be Done      |                                    =YTBD=
    Extract information from the Design Materials and add it to guide.
    ·Dates I might have missed, or that are unknown:
    When TC begins;
    U-TIC's creation;
    Kukai Foundation's creation;
    When (and how) Kukai foundation got a hold of the Emulators;
    When Ariadne Disappears;
    U-TIC's creation;
    Febronia's birth;
    Nephilim's creation/birth;
    chaos's creation/birth;
    When chaos met Matthews;
    Song of Nephilim's creation/completion;
    Proto Merkabah's creation/completion;
    When Mizrahi got a hold of the Zohar;
    Emulator's creation;
    Wilhelm's birth;
    When Wilhelm worked for the federation;
    Any other significant dates.
    | Further Reading     |                                    =FURE=
    Translations of the Design Materials and Perfect Works:
    Story of Marienkind:
    The Will to Power:
    About the Zohar:
    About Gnosticism:
    | Thanks to...        |                                    =THNX=
    ...Int at Zenosaga.com and u-tic.org for his translations of the Design Materials
       that I lifted some of the information on governemnt from.
    ...FCell for his Database transcript, making my referencing to events and
       people much easier
    ...Oliver Kong for his Game Script Transcript, for the same reason
    ...The GameFAQs Xenosaga Ep I message Boards, for helping me understand the
       plot my first time through.
    ...archmageraist, For unintentionally letting me steal his links to the stuff
       in my 'Further Reading' section. Saved me the Google time XP
    ...The letters A, and M and the number 16
    ...Monolith for making such a kick arse game
    ...KOS-MOS, for being sexy
    ...Monica, for being sexier n.~
    ...and Ceej for all his FAQ hosting
    | Contact Info        |                                    =CONT=
    See any mistakes? Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Twinkies-Wiener Sandwiches?
    I would greatly appreciate it if anyone would Email me with information in the
    Design Materials, since I don't know any Japanese.
    If you want to get in contact with me, look for me at the Xenosaga ep. I
    Message Boards at GameFAQs as X Cubestation. I can also be found on the
    Xenosaga.com and Zenosaga.com forums.
    If you intend to Email me, Put "Xenosaga" in the title so it's noticeable. I
    tend to delete anything I don't recognize because I get lots of Spam
    Email: Amablue@comcast.net
    | Copyright           |                                    =COPY=
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    This Document is Copyright 2003 Alex Ames.