Mythology (FNC)

Common Ground

While the worlds of Fabula Nova Crystallis are different, the general mythos behind the games is the same, mentioning the god Bhunivelze and goddess Mwynn, and the fal'Cie Pulse, Etro and Lindzei. The below is the official rendition of it, translated by Lissar.

English

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Once upon a time, a god ruled the world. He was called Bhunivelze.
Bhunivelze defeated his mother, the goddess Mwynn, and took control of the world for himself.
Mwynn disappeared into the unseen world—the invisible world.

Bhunivelze was a god with many troubles.
The world, it was certain, was destined to die.
He believed this was a curse laid on the world by his mother Mwynn. Bhunivelze knew he had to destroy her.
To do this, he must search for the door. The door to the invisible world where his mother waited.

Using his will alone, he created the first fal'Cie.
First, he created fal'Cie Pulse.
The duty he laid on him was to open the world, and search for the door to Mwynn.
Next, he created fal'Cie Etro.
But it was a mistake. Unknowingly, he created her exactly in the image of Mwynn.
Bhunivelze feared her, and gave Etro no power of her own.
Instead, he created fal'Cie Lindzei.
The duty he laid on him was to protect Bhunivelze from all who might seek to destroy him.
Bhunivelze gave Lindzei one special duty. To wake him once the time came.
Then he turned to crystal, and fell into an endless sleep.

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Pulse wished to expand the world, so he created many fal'Cie and l'Cie.
Lindzei wished to protect the world, so he created many fal'Cie and l'Cie.
But Etro was powerless, and could do nothing of her own.
Lonely, she thought of her mother, who she so resembled.
Etro tore at her body, letting her blood flow to the earth, and disappeared from the visible world.
From that blood, torn from her body, sprung humankind.
Creatures that were born, only to die.

The destruction of the visible world was no curse, only fate.
The world was divided into two halves, the visible and the invisible.
If the balance between these two were destroyed, the world itself would be destroyed.
The goddess Mwynn could do nothing to stop this fate.
She was being swallowed into the chaos of the invisible world.
Just before her last moment, Etro came to her side.
Mwynn told Etro that she must protect the balance of the world, before slipping into the chaos forever.
But Etro was foolish, and didn't know the meaning behind Mwynn's words.

Etro was lonely, but she felt affection for those humans who live only to die.
As they died, she smiled, and gave them chaos.
The chaos Etro gave them, the humans named 'heart'.
Their hearts would become their power, but the humans did not yet know this.
Soon, they called Pulse the all powerful ruler. Lindzei they named their protector, and Etro… Etro they named 'death'.
The humans lived on the world, hold chaos inside them.
Because they held chaos so close, the world once again was in balance.
And Bhunivelze still sleeps. A crystal.
Until the end of forever…

Legend of Orience

The below is a legend passed down in Orience, concerning Finis and the Agito.

English

Beyond eternity, four lights of hope appeared in the world.
People gathered to the lights of hope and built the four Peristeriums.

Peristerium. That is the belief and harmony of the people.
And also the four paths to walk.
One is Suzaku. The wings of flame that soar the heart.
One is Byakko. The arms of steel that embrace knowledge.
One is Souryuu. The uncorrupted eyes that watch over the skies.
One is Genbu. The solid shield that hides a blade.

And then, when the world approaches 9 and 9 and 9,
the original will brings Finis to the world.

That world's name is Orience.
It is a world that traverses a spiral while waiting for Agito…

Japanese

久遠の昔、世界に4つの光(きぼう)が現れた。
人は光(きぼう)へと集い、4つの【ペリシティリウム】を築く。

ペリシティリウム。それは、人々の信仰と秩序。
そして歩むべき4つの道。
ひとつは【朱雀】。心を翔ける炎の翼。
ひとつは【白虎】。知を抱きし鋼の腕(かいな)。
ひとつは【蒼龍】。空を渡る穢れなき瞳。
ひとつは【玄武】。刃(やいば)を秘める堅牢な盾。

そして、9と9と9を迎えるとき、
根源なる意思、世界に【フィニス】を与えん。

世界の名は【オリエンス】。
それは螺旋の内を巡る【アギト】待つ世界……。


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