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|Photon Energy Overview
In previous versions of Phantasy Star, "photon" was a
mysterious energy that could be harnessed for a wide variety
of purposes such as improving weapon efficiency. Photon plays the same
role in Phantasy Star Universe, but its uses have been expanded. This
guide will give a brief overview of the role Photon plays in Phantasy
Star Universe. You can jump to the section you wish to read by clicking
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Photon is a type of energy that has become the
of modern science in the Gurhal System. The surface of the planets as
well as the air and space around them are all rich in photon particles.
Needless to say, ordinary people are incapable of sensing their
presence, however those who respect or view photon as a spiritual
energy possess the ability to produce techniques through the catalytic
properties of photons.
Photon energy is the most commonly used source of
the Gurhal System. Photons are extracted from the air, transformed into
energy by devices such as photon reactors and photon drives, then put
to practical use in a variety of ways. The resultant energy can be used
to miniaturize extremely large objects and is used by the Guardians in
weaponry as well as vehicles. The output of photon energy is also
manipulated in other ways in order for some people to receive greater
spiritual influence from it. Even when the same reactor is used, there
will always be an obvious difference in output between an expert in the
field and a beginner.
Being confronted with the issue of unstable photon output, some people
developed a new type of energy known as advanced, or A-photon energy.
Despite the characteristic high-level energy output of A-photons,
people have accepted that the energy can be stabilized and put to
practical use. Over the past 15 years, use of A-photon energy has
become greatly widespread.
A-photon energy and photon energy actually do not share that much of a
relationship. Photon particles put through an extremely advanced and
unique refinement process yield A-photon crystals. These crystals
generate an enormous energy (A-photon energy) as they reach the brink
of decomposition. Even though this basic crystalline form does not
exist naturally, the phenomenon of photon crystallization has been
known to occur under certain extreme conditions, thus explaining the
recent discovery of natural A-photon crystals.
An A-photon reactor is a device which takes photon
particles through the process of collection, transformation (into
A-photons), and extraction of energy from decomposition.
A-photon crystals come from the refinement of photon particles. When
exposed to specific vibrations, refined A-photon crystals will begin to
irradiate, initializing a chain-reaction decomposition. An A-photon
reactor is a device which contains and governs this continual reaction.
It can also increase the reaction efficiency through both positive and
negative acceleration in vibrations, thus intensifying the energy
discharged from crystal decomposition.
Modern science has only been able to make A-photon reactors fairly
large in size. That is one reason their use is not as widespread as
that of standard photon reactors.
|Shield Line System
In Phantasy Star Universe, there are no shields or
of armor to equip. Players are able to freely change their outfits
without having to worry about the outfit's effect on their defensive
power. So, exactly how does one improve their defense?
A layer of photons stretches over sections of the surface of all
bodies. If something strikes at or collides with these photons, they
will react in relation to the force of impact by collecting in the
affected area, thus providing protection for the body. This is called
the Shield Line System.
Shield lines can be changed, thus providing better protection and
resistence to enemy attacks depending on which version you switch to.
(SLS protection encompasses protection for fire, ice, electric, earth,
light, dark, and general defense.)
Preview of Color Lines:
The primary trait of A-photon crystals is their ability
to control space. This quality creates a distortion is space, allowing
one to nanotrance, or store, weapons and other equipment in that
distortion. A device which does this is known as a nanotrancer. These
have become standard equipment for the Guardians.
This technology guarantees the convenience of space accomodation, even
on an individual basis. Known as "a device that lets you say goodbye to
your baggage," nanotrancers quickly spread in popularity across the
Gurhal System. However, if the capacity of the spatial distortion is
increased, the cost of a nanotrancer sky-rockets. That is why there is
a fair amount of difference in efficiency between nanotrancers used by
the general public and those of the Guardians and soldiers of the A.M.F.
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Guide compiled by Ryna.
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