- See also: Abel
The empowered citizens of Solaris, the overseers to the -lambs-, the Shepherds. They are amongst each other, known as -ABEL-. These self proclaimed Gods dominate the entire planet of earth from an invisible artificial floating continent known only as Solaris. Among the Abel are Cain, The Gazel Ministry, and Krelian. Curiously not all 'Solarians' are of -ABEL- status. This term originates from the young boy Abel. The singular sole survivor of the crashed Eldridge. He is the only original human on the planet, all other humanoid lifeforms were created by the artificial progenator, biological supercomputer Kadomony.
Abel was also the one to first make contact with the "Wave Existence" aboard the Eldridge. As a young boy who had just lost his mother, his yearning and sadness for her was acknolwedged by the Wave Existence within Zohar, and it was subsequently formed into the first incarnation of Elly. It was also this same incident that awoke Deus from its slumber aboard the Eldridge at the start of Xenogears episode 5.
The device that Krelian planned to use to transport humans to the Wave Existence's dimension via the Path of Sephirot.
Animum Ether Response Offensive Drones. Remote weapons that can only be controlled by the powerful Ether users of the 'Elements' class.
A subdivision of Deus. It was born of the mother's will instilled inside the Wave Existence when Abel made contact with it in trying to find his mother. Destined to be eternally reincarnated alongside the Contact, she is always identified to him as "Elly", despite whatever name she may be given in any set era (Sophia, for instance). Whether by fate or coincidence, the Contact almost always sees a great tragedy occur which results in the Antitype's death. The name 'Antitype' refers to her being the figurative opposite of Miang.
The psychological relationship between a person and ether power.
Ancient artifacts dating back to Kadomony's creation of the world. They are used to power gears up to Omnigear status. In Xenosaga, they are used with A.M.W.S. mechs in the same fashion.
Animus was originally part of -Yaweh- (System Deus) before being split from Anima (Anima Relics) and eventually evolving into the Gazel Ministry and their descendants (Fei, etc). Hence, one of the Animus' primary goals is to reunite with the Anima.j
Krelian's master plan to "save" humanity by using Deus as a new Noah's Ark (called Abel's Ark) and transport the souls of the entire human race en masse to a higher dimension where the Wave Existence came from. The journey to the higher dimension would be taken via the Path of Sephirot. This would be the final phase or result of -Project Noah-. Krelian's plan worked, but only for himself.
The most common form of alcohol in Xenogears, consumed by many people including Big Joe, and Billy's father Jessiah.
A maneuver that uses low pressure on the wings of a craft to glide over an object. Sigurd used this concept against Id.
A primitive, yet highly explosive device worn around the neck of prisoners in Nortune's D-Block.
Miang's initial persona, which was split from the Elly-Miang being by Kadomony, Deus' biological computer/replicator. The other persona became known as the -Antitype-, or Elly. The Complement's purpose is to guide and shape the events of human history to better suit the coming resurrection of Deus. Also known as Hawwa.
The term for a person who makes contact with the Zohar and the Wave Existence. The Contact was the only person with the power to destroy both Deus and the Zohar and thus free the Wave Existence from its "corporeal prison" and allow it to ascend back to the higher dimension whence it came. The first Contact was a young boy named Abel who made contact with the Wave Existence and the Zohar shortly before the Eldridge crashed. From there the Contact, and the corresponding Antitype, have been continually reborn throughout history emerging as a distinct new person in every generation, yet still looking exactly like the original Contact Abel. Known Contacts throughout history have included Kim Kasim, Lacan the Painter of Nisan, and Xenogears' main character Fei Fong Wong. A Contact is able to use all the latent power of the Zohar at will and is for all intents and purposes the most powerful corporeal being in the universe. Each Contact throughout history is born with the memories or knowledge of the previous Contact who existed before him, so if a previous Contact realises that he is a Contact then dies that knowledge is carried over to his successor. Two other types of Contacts are known to exist; Imperfect Contacts and Artificial Contacts. Grahf was an Imperfect Contact, when he found the Zohar, the corresponding Antitype (Sophia /Elly) had already died. Both Contact and Antitype were needed in order to establish a perfect Contact. Kahran Ramsus was an Artificial Contact created by Krelian with the intent of using him in his plan in Fei's place, however when Fei was discovered Ramsus was simply disposed of.
Special attacks which are mastered by all beings throughout their life.
A being who is not entirely human. Demi-humans are the result of genetic modification, mutation or sometimes just race by Solaris in a project known as the M Project. Notable demi-humans in Xenogears include Rico, Hammer, Dominia, Seraphita, Franz, Hans and the Captain of the Thames. In the Kislev Empire, Kaiser Sigmund (a pass-for-human demi-human himself) has enacted harsh anti-demi-human laws and legislations that require all demi-humans to live in permanent incarceration in Nortune City's prison district D Block.
Deus is the complex weapons system that seized control over the Eldridge , causing the ship to crash land into the planet. The name of Deus' complete system is System Deus. In order to repair itself, Deus used its biological generator (Kadomony ) to create the first batch of humans that would ultimately repair Deus and free it from the planet. However, at the same time as the Eldridge crash, Deus took complete control over Zohar , trapping the higher dimension being known as the Wave Existence in the process. The physical/superweapon portion of Deus (Merkava ) houses the system's core, which is originally featured as a larvae. The core eventually evolves into a large monster that serves as the final barrier between Fei Fong Wong and the freedom of the Wave Existence. For more information on the actual network that comprises Deus, see Deus, System Deus (-Yabeh-).
The Diabolos Collapse (also known as The Day of the Collapse) is an event that had occurred at the end of The Great War in events 500 years prior to modern times. The event entailed the sudden appearance of a mysterious army brought about by Grahf, that had put a full stop to the battle between the humans in the desire to eradicate all life on the planet. The result is the loss of approximately 98% of the human population in this event.
A Philadelphia Class interstellar war ship. The Eldridge was sent to Miktam04B, the planet destroyed by Deus, to collect survivors and retrieve the weapon. Eldridge was to transport the weapon to an uninhabited planet but Deus realized what was happening and took control of the ship. The captain tried to regain control, but could not. He decided to self-destruct the ship, and its remains crash-landed on an unidentified planet, where the game's events transpire. Abel, the child who had made contact with Zohar, was the sole survivor of the crash. Debris from the crash was littered all across the planet and has become intertwined with the modern world's mythos and ethos (not the church). Babel Tower, Ft. Jasper and Mahanon were all once part of the Eldridge before it crashed, corresponding to the shell of the fuselage, a remote cannon, and the bridge and archives, respectively. It is interesting to note that Eldridge is the name of the small US Navy ship alleged to have been involved in the famed Philadelphia Experiment. See also Eldridge.
The descendants of Roni Fatima, the first king and founder of the nation of Aveh. All the members of the Fatima Dynasty possess strikingly unique jasper blue eyes referred to as the "Fatima Jasper".
Fatima Family TreasureEdit
The key to the "Fatima Family Treasure", the Omnigear Andvari. Shakhan thought that the Jasper was a crest which Margie carried around with her, when he captured her. The Jasper was actually the jasper-blue eyes that all the descendants of the Fatima Dynasty possess by genetic descent. The rumour that Bart and Margie each had half of the Jasper came from the fact that because of an accident Bart was left with only one eye so he could not unlock the treasure and needed Margie there with him to stand in for his other eye. Sigurd Harcourt also happens to have the Jasper.
A term used when referring to pure-blooded citizens of Solaris. "Gazel" means "wild plum", the color of Miang's hair.
Human-shaped robots used for fighting. Most Gears are powered via slave generators that draw energy from Zohar.
Great War, TheEdit
A term used when referencing the Shevat-Solaris War, 500 years prior to the events in Xenogears. See also: Shevat-Solaris War.
The name of the biological system known as "Miang." Also known as System Hawwa, -Complement-, and Miang Hawwa. Hawwa is also a form of the Hebrew name for Eve.
Seemingly useless gene sections. However, Krelian discovered that Elly's "introns" held the Urobolos Ring.
The young, elite corps of the Solaris military similar to Nazi Germany both in leadership and strict discipline. Jugend is the German word for "youth."
A biological supercomputer capable of creating sentient artificial life. Abel's will and desire for a mother created the Original Elhaym out of Miang. Deus used this computer to create Cain, the Gazel Ministry and the rest of Humanity who it would use in a grand scheme to repair itself. Therefore, many argue that Kadomony is a part of the Deus network. Kadomony was grafted into the Zohar by the humans of the Cosmic War Era creating the Zohar Modifier. After the crash of the Eldridge Kadomony was separated from the Zohar and came to rest on a cliff overlooking a valley somewhere close to where the Zohar itself landed. Both of these systems were controlled by Deus and were necessary in ensuring the weapon system's survival.
Term used by the people of Solaris when referring to people that live on the planet's surface. This slang term is always used as a racist insult, along with "Surface Dwellers."
A process that has been used for ten thousand years to keep Cain, the equalizer of the delicate political factions and events, alive. When Cain struck an alliance with Krelian, Krelian repaid him for his services by performing an extensive Life Extension procedure on him that ensured he would survive until the "Time of the Gospel," the resurrection of Deus. However, Cain is eventually murdered by Ramsus at the behest of the Gazel ministry because he had become an obstruction rather than an ally.
A nanomachine implanted in all surface dwelling life forms (even animals) at birth by agents of Gazel Ministry. Limiters do exactly what their name suggests they do, limit the physical and mental capacity of the beings they are implanted in. Special permission must be given from the Ministry in order for a Limiter to be removed. In Shevat Fei and his party have their Physical Limiters removed by Gaspar. With her Limiter removed Chu-Chu exhibited her race's recessive ability to grow to an enormous size, which came in quite handy when Shevat came under attack from Solaris. In Solaris Citan removed the other half of the party's Limiters, the Mental Limiter. In Disc 2 the Limiters of everyone on the planet are removed when Citan, Elly and Emerelda use the Mass Driver to seed the planet with nanomachines destined to deactivate the Limiters and hopefuly counteract the effects the Gaetia Key's activation had on the human race.
According to the Perfect Works, Lost Jerusalem is the name given to Earth in the year T.C. 0016, around the same time as the rise of the National Institute and the explorations of the Immigrant/Pilgramage Fleet. Due to unknown reasons Earth became inaccessible to humans during that time. Since then it has been called Lost Jerusalem and is considered a holy place. Deus redirected the Eldridge's path to Lost Jerusalem immediately before the crash. See also Jerusalem, Neo Jerusalem.
See Ark Plan.
A facility complete with a large device that used magnetism for repulsion. It was often used to launch missiles and other items into space, especially during the Zeboim era. This was perhaps one of the key facilities during the nuclear war that ended the Zeboim civilization 4000 years prior to Xenogears. Taura used it to spread nanoassemblers that would deactivate the Limiters of the human race and reverse the effects of the Gaetia Key. In reality, mass drivers have been proposed as a method to prevent an asteroid or comet from impacting Earth. See asteroid, mass driver, magnetism.
Also known as the Save Points in Xenogears. Moreover, the memory cubes were integrated into the storyline. The data, in the game's case, are the thoughts, feelings and personal statistics that a person "saves" on a Memory Cube. These are then transmitted back to Etrenank in Solaris where they are meticulously studied by the Gazel Ministry. The Ministry uses the Memory Cubes to keep track of Fei and his party over the course of the game. The in-game appearance of the Memory Cube is a human-sized transparent yellow monolith, not entirely dissimilar to the Zohar which floats, rotating slowly above the ground. Gear-sized Memory Cubes are also seen across the world in places where Gears are prone to travel. On the World Map the player does not need to save through a Memory Cube, but in a town or dungeon they must.
According to the Perfect Works, Miktam04β is the immigrant planet destroyed by Deus in its disastrous initial test in T.C. 4767. Most of the population was located on a satellite of the planet. The planet shares a name with the planet Michtam from Monolith Soft's Xenosaga.
The name of the planet that the humans settled after Lost Jerusalem became inaccessible. Neo Jerusalem was discovered in the year T.C. 294 by the Immigrant/Pilgrimage Fleet. In T.C. 295, it became the capital of the Milky Way/Star Cluster Federation. Neo Jerusalem is located in the M24 Milky Way Star Cloud within the Sagittarius constellation.
A more powerful type of Gear created by aligning an Anima Relic with a Gear and a pilot. Because there are only 12 Anima Relics on the planet there can only be 12 Omnigears. Instead of being piloted by a normal control scheme an Omnigear responds to its pilot's thoughts and emotions; if the pilot envisions the Omnigear doing something, the Omnigear will respond in kind. If a person has an incredibly high alignment ratio with their Relic and Omnigear, then they can be capable of operating the Omnigear from outside its cockpit, like Miang's Opiomorph.
Path of SephirotEdit
The Path of Sephirot is the link between this dimension and the one that is home to the Wave Existence. Krelian also used the Path of Sephirot after the -Project Noah- incident to reach the higher dimension and become "one with god."
A surge of ether energy given to enemies of Fei Fong Wong and his allies, with the purpose of testing strength.
-Project Noah- was the name of operation to resurrect Deus. Kadomony created life for the sole purpose of reparing the other parts of Deus through Project Noah. Although Cain and the Gazel Ministry had early control over the project, Krelian quickly used Ramsus to kill the former, and deleted the latter's data from the SOL-9000, which gave him complete control over the project. Ultimately, Project Noah would lead to Krelian becoming one with God via the Path of Sephirot. Furthermore, Project Noah was the original title for Xenogears Episode V.
"Queenie" is the name of a woman you can play the 'Men of The Sea' card game against on the Thames. If you beat her she gives you a few good prizes.
The Ethos Church's code name for Wels.
Razael's Tree, or The Razael Tree, is a massive supercomputer housed within the main body of the Eldridge, also known as Mahanon. The section of the ship which Razael's Tree was housed in was said to big enough to fit the entire Aveh capital city of Bledavik within it. Razael's Tree is said to be a compendium of all knowledge known to mankind before the Eldridge disaster. This is where Fei, Citan and the party first learn the truth about the interplanetary weapon system known as Deus/-Yabeh- and the supposed "God" of their world. Before they can get too deep into wealth of knowledge, Krelian, Miang and Grahf show up and defeat them and take all the data stored within the Tree with them. Razael's Tree was based on the Tree of Knowledge in the story of Book of Genesis in the Hebrew Bible, which was said to be tended to by the angel Razael, thus making it Razael's Tree. It is of interest to note that the Save Points (the U.M.N. Points) in Monolith Soft's spiritual successor to Xenogears, Xenosaga look almost identical to the massive holographic representations of Razael's Tree as seen in Xenogears.
A name given to the angels that guard the mechanical core of Deus (also known as Merkava).
A slang word referring to Solaris citizens of the first two classes.
A country that floats in the sky and opposes Solaris. Shevat used to be at the top of Babel Tower but is currently airborne. After the resurrection of Deus, Shevat fell from the sky and crashed in the snowfields near the planet's south pole. See also Shevat.
A group of facilities that manufacture medicine and food for Solaris. When Fei and Elly came across one such facility on Solaris itself and learn from Citan just what its main ingredients are (human carcasses) but not before unknowingly sampling some of its products in the form of canned food. It is on a whole, an organism experiment lab and its disposal facility and its manufactured products are altered to maintain the Limiter seal. In deeper reality it is a key component of Project M - a biological weapon that Deus uses to obtain organic material necessary for reconstruction of its own body and the Seraph Angels. The Wels or Reapers of Aquvy were created due to the experiments dedicated to Project M via this system. Elly's father, Erich was once superintendent of the Solarian facility. The name of the system is a reference to the science fiction movie Soylent Green.
- See Lamb.
System Deus (-Yaweh-)Edit
Said to have been created by the humans during the Cosmos War. The main component of Deus was called Omega-1, and its power source was Zohar. During the initial test of the system, it went out of control, and Zohar connected to a higher dimension to attain more power. The resulting connection pulled the Wave Existence from the higher dimension and trapped it inside Zohar. The power it got for the Wave Existence was too much, and Deus went out of control and destroyed a colony planet, Miktam04B, before it shut down. The war ship Eldridge was sent to the planet to search the system and recover any survivors that were left. Some of its parts included the Zohar, which supplied it with energy, and, eventually, Kadomony, which would be used in survival purposes (the creation of humans that would eventually revive Deus if its systems were scattered or shut down). Merkava housed the core of Deus, and was considered to be Deus' major weapon. See also Deus.
In the year A.D. 2510, the world-wide central management organization responsible for the space emigration plan changed the current calendar from A.D. to Transcend Christ (T.C.). This calendar system is also used in the Xenosaga story arc.
Several characters in the game, notably Fei, Elly, Miang and Grahf, transmigrate. Transmigration is when a soul moves from one body to another body. Fei and Elly are always reborn into new bodies when they die, but do not keep the memories of their previous existences. Miang awakens within the body of a new host woman every time her previous host dies, while Grahf forcibly takes control of his new host by transmigrating his spirit into a person and subjugating their consciousness. Both Miang and Grahf can remember everything about their previous incarnations.
- Miang's final incarnation. The player confronts her for the last time inside Deus. See Ouroboros.
The true form of Humanity that was created by Kadomony . During Disc 1 the term "Wels" (this term is both Singular and Plural) was a catch-all term for genetically-modified beasts. They prowled the Aquvy region of the world and attack people for no apparent reason. While the Ethos Church supposedly defends the innocent population against these creatures, they are actually part of a system that propagates their continued existence. In Solaris , where Wels are produced, they are used as food and medicine for the population after being processed through the grotesque Soylent System. After the Gaetia Key is used by the Gazel Ministry, a large portion of the population of the Xenogears world is mutated into Wels and used as spare parts for Deus. Their name spelt backwards, 'slew', is the past tense of the verb 'to slay', indicating their continued survival despite execution. They are also known as Reapers.
A state-of-the-art sand cruiser, the traditional flagship of Aveh. It is held by Prince Bartholomew Fatima and his rebel forces, and is their main vehicle of opposition against Aveh's dictator Shakhan and the Gebler forces. Over the course of the game the player controls four different Yggdrasils; the original sand cruiser Yggdrasil, the submarine Yggdrasil II, the airship Yggdrasil III and the gigantic fortress-Gear Yggdrasil IV. See also Yggdrasil.
- See System Deus.
A monolith-shaped object that was found on Earth in the year 2001. Dated about 3.5 billion years old, the scientists that studied it discovered that it was capable of producing almost infinite amounts of energy. In the year T.C. 4767 it was made into the power source of the integrated System Deus . In Episode V, Zohar is responsible for the ether power that the people of the world use and is the main power source of all the Gears in the world. See also Zohar.