Astral City is the capital city of the Astral Kingdom. It is located on a mountain range, and must be reached via the Astral Caves or a ferry in Tatroi. Astral Castle is located here, as well as Lias' manor.
Edge Maverick and his crew visit Astral City by advice of Sarah Jerand so as to obtain an antidote for the Stone Sickness that has infected Reimi Saionji. The remedy is in possession of the King of Astral, whose government manages the entirety of the stock of ingredients for it in the kingdom of Astral, and sells it for an affordable price to its subjects.
The King of Astral gladly provides the crew with the remedy, and invites it to wait for it to be prepared. However, at a balcony of the castle, Edge identifies a strange tatooed man infiltrating the castle, but is apathic to his existance.
Upon returning to the King of Astral, the party learns that a rogue known as the Black Eagle has stolen all of the ingredient stock, the same rogue Edge saw trespassing the castle grounds. Edge then vows to apprehend him, and dashes towards the Tatroi Colosseum, where Astralian law does not apply. Edge manages to defeat the Black Eagle in battle and recover the stock of supplies. He is thanked for the heroism, and given the remedy to cure Reimi.
Upon returning to the inn, the party is surprised due to the fact that Reimi has resisted the disease without the need of any medication. She then describes her and Edge's natures as subjects of Project Hope. The party decides to rest for another night.
During the evening, Edge leaves the inn and goes to think besides the main plaza, where he is assaulted by three thugs who, thinking his blade is the secret behind his amazing strength shown at the Colosseum in the battle against the Black Eagle, try to steal it from him. Edge is forced to fight them but they are all stunned by the mysterious pink-haired symbologist met at the Cardianon Mothership. She reveals herself to be a Morphus called Myuria Tionysus, and states she is searching for Crowe F. Almedio, Edge and Reimi's childhood friend, so as to avenge her dead husband Lucien. She then leaves with Edge's promise that he will prove her Crowe would never murder her husband.
In the morning, the Calnus' crew discover Sarah has been kidnapped by thugs as the ones who attacked her in Tatroi. They then head to the Purgatorium, in search of their Featherfolk friend.
After leaving Tatroi, Roddick Farrence and his friends head to Astral in search of Millie and Ronyx. There they find Phia, who invites them to spend the night in the city. Unfortunately, a Demon World assassin disguised as Phia attacks her father, Lias. Hearing this, the party attempts to search for the look-alike in the Astral Caves, in order to prove Phia's innocence.
Later, Astral City is attacked by Asmodeus' forces, focusing on killing Lias again. This time, the party defeats Asmodeus strongest minion in the area, the
Character Recruitment Changes
In case the player hasn't recruited Cyuss or Ashlay, Phia will be imprisioned. The party must help her break out of jail and after defeating the Darthwidow, Phia will join the party. However, she can never obtain her SFT and you must head to the Purgatorium and agree to take Ioshua Jerand along, or else she will leave.
In case the player has recruited Cyuss, the party will hear rumors about Phia's attempt to kill Lias and then will follow the look-alike to the Astral Caves, where Phia will join the party temporarily.
In case the player has recruited Ashlay, Phia will invite the party to visit Lias and stay at his manor for the night, otherwise, Phia will reserve a room at the local inn.
In case the player has recruited Ashlay, Phia will not join the player at the Astral Caves
In case the player has 6 or less characters in the party and has either Cyuss or Ashlay, Phia will join the party when you return to Astral to get the Astral Emblem. She will also come with her SFT.
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