Information Terminal 1 (Zero)

Tio Plato accessing the first terminal in the Sun Fort (Zero no Kiseki, Finale: "Crossbell's Longest Day").

The Information Terminals (情報端末) are three units found in the D∴G Cult hideout underneath the Sun Fort in Crossbell.

Upon first accessing the data, the information appears encrypted. The missing text can be seen highlighted below.

Terminal 01

'On Our Sect'

My name is Joachim Guenter, high priest of D∴G. Six years ago, our sect was on the brink of extinction due to efforts of the authorities, including the Bracer Guild. It was I alone who was able to escape danger and find refuge in this land of origin. It was the guidance of the Great D that helped me survive so I could realize the ambitions of our sect. Since the time will surely come...I will record data in each of these terminals, on which they shall base the new Testaments.

In order to discuss the origins of our sect, I will first have to turn to the abominable history of the continent of Zemuria.

The Great Collapse, approximately 1200 years ago, marked the end of an advanced civilization, and with it the established order, giving rise to the bloodshed and poverty of the Dark Ages. In their fatigue, the people committed a grave sin.

They led themselves to be deluded by the flattery of pompous fools that appeared out of nowhere and accepted their invented, self-centered order with open arms.

The foolish Septian Church and their symbol, that Goddess of the Sky. The Dark Ages met its demise, and this faith spread throughout the continent...

Let us consider: If said Goddess really existed, can we not assume that she would bestow equal salvation upon all of us? However, disparity yet exists, and people continue to perish in disasters and misfortunes.

Does that mean said Goddess discriminates upon whom she shall bestow salvation? This thought alone is too ludicrous for words.

In the end, she is merely an idol invented by the Septian Church to amass power. A Goddess as such simply does not exist.

Having reached that conclusion, our predecessors embarked on a long journey to find a True God.

Their efforts were not in vain, for at the dawn of the Middle Ages, in the depths of this land, they found the possessor of a great power in an eternal slumber...

She was known as...D.













Terminal 02

'On Gnosis'

Gnosis is a secret remedy made from Pleroma Grass, a legendary plant which grows directly on top of septium veins.

The way it is prepared, together with D, it gives the user enhanced physical abilities and sensory receptivity, as well as drawing out latent power. These effects, however, are mere preparations; the real potential lies elsewhere. Gnosis allows users to link their mind to the revered spirit of D.

By doing so, D is able to draw knowledge from the connected minds and thereupon stimulate Her own growth. When enough knowledge is amassed to achieve Wisdom, D will be resurrected.

Moreover, Gnosis left room for improvement. By pushing the capabilities of its user to their limits, the supply of knowledge to D would steadily increase.

After a period of 500 years of research, our sect has increased the effects of Gnosis...and repeated the so-called 'ceremonies.'

At a speed that was unimaginable when we first began five centuries prior, the completion of Gnosis lay within reach, when we hit an unforeseen obstacle.

Due to the scale of our experiments, we were detected by the authorities and the Bracer Guild. They led coordinated assaults on our lodges and, ultimately, our sect.

Foolish beyond words, indeed. After all, what are a few sacrifices in order to resurrect a True God?

In secrecy, I collected the data from the destroyed lodges and arrived in Crossbell, the land of origin.

As the Pleroma Grass, the foremost ingredient for Gnosis, grows in abundance in the southern marshlands of Crossbell, there would never be a shortage of raw materials. In addition to the highly advanced facilities once installed by the alchemists from the Middle Ages in the depths of this Sun Fort, I was blessed with an environment to continue my research...and finish the secret remedy.






それから500年もの間、我が教団はより効果の高い《グノーシス》の研究……いわゆる ”儀式 ”を繰り返してきた。






Terminal 03

'On the Divine Child'

This very Crossbell is the home of the D∴G and the land of origin, because it is this very place where we once inherited the Divine Child from our founders.

The Divine Child represents the True God and Her existence is therefore the symbol of the D∴G. Underneath the Sun Fort slumbers what appears to be a human girl in perpetuity. In reality, She awaits the moment of Her awakening on top of the altar in the Sun Fort.

For someone to live this long might be hard to believe for us mortals.

However, I myself have seen Her with my own eyes. Within the orb (referred to as the 'Sacred Cradle') slumbers a little girl...that divine presence.

The Sacred Cradle was created by the predecessors of our sect, based on the techniques alchemists had learned by studying artifacts, meaning that like those phenomena described as miracles, there is nothing miraculous to be found here.

From Her era of inception on, the Divine Child, via Gnosis, has been entrusted with knowledge, which can be best described as infinite.

Once Wisdom is achieved, the Divine Child will awaken and She will become the True God D. And the souls and minds of all people will be gathered within D, releasing the people from the Goddess's spell.

That is the prophecy left by the predecessors of D∴G, and the ambition we shall bring to fruition.










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