Falcom is pretty consistent with their theater-esque parallel two-act structure they like to use in kiseki games. At the end of every first ‘act’, Falcom introduces some concept or jargon that is relatively meaningless to the main conflict of that act, but will be important in the sequel. This is usually related to the Sept-Terrion of the arc i.e. the barrier system for the Aureole or the rivalry and stage needed to reform the Great One. In Kuro no Kiseki, this is the 5 Demon Lords which lead the 77 Devils.
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One of the Hallmarks of the Trails series of video games is its diverse and dynamic cast of NPCs that help the world feel vibrant and alive. Kuro no Kiseki is no exception to this rule with plenty of interesting and charming NPCs such as the eccentric taco stand girl, the train man, or the bathhouse investment consultant. Most of the time, this dialog is relatively meaningless in the grand scheme, but occasionally there will be characters that seem to be more than they initially let on.
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A series of character predictions by the Falcord user Sicengamble. Not a traditional theory post, but not completely unprecedented either, especially as a fun one just before launch. So without further ado, the list:
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Rifleman delves into the truths hidden within the series’ short stories and argues there might be a bigger connection between Agnes and Agnes than just visuals. – Hellseye47
Continue reading Agnes and Agnes, Witches vs. Magicians, And What’s in store for Kuro?
The core of this theory concerns the identity and origins of one of the members of Almata. After establishing this character’s true identity I attempt to expand the theory by examining other characters for potential connections.
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I’m submitting early to: A) break the drought, and B) spread out the theories in the lead up to Kuro No Kiseki. I’ll probably be wrong but here’s the Latte forecast for the events to come…
Continue reading Barkhorning up the wrong tree- Latte’s Kuro predictions
Well, the game is about to come out so it’s time to give our predictions. I’ve written a very generalized prediction for the Calvard arc called Land of Lies; however now that we have seen (essentially) all the pre-release material and the game is about to come out, I can make more specific predictions about the narrative, character, themes, etc.
Continue reading The Imagination – Hellseye’s Kuro no Kiseki Predictions
In brief, the little sprite-like girl on the Kuro no Kiseki key visual is a form of communication device. Furthermore, I believe the figure is contained inside the old orbment Agnes is concerned with, much like a ‘genie in a bottle’
Continue reading The Fairy, the Beast and the Orbment
The meaning behind the imagery on the Master Arts cards from Ao no Kiseki has been a topic of discussion for almost a decade now, which has spun into a number of theories about the Sept-Terrion, Holy Beasts, etc. Trails of Cold Steel IV killed some of these, but there are still a few areas that haven’t been considered in much detail. In this theory, I want to expand upon and modify my Reddit post analyzing the flower imagery on each of the cards based on new observations.
Continue reading In Bloom: the Master Cards’ flowers
Zemuria is the ship on the spiritual sea and it’s up to Captain Carnelia and her trusty crew of hardened seamen to keep it from sinking – Hellseye47
Continue reading The Great Scale