Nova is the last of the royal lineage, forgotten in history when the republic was formed.
As master of the elite Thornwood Guard, she returns embracing the darkness within the Divine Tree Quturan to reclaim her kingdom.
Nova wields the Quoratum imbued with the power of the distorted goddess and the Morning Star. She is a sturdy close to mid-range fighter and can extend the length of her Morning Star at will.
She defends herself with her Quoratum while commanding her thornwood guard to charge and attack. The thornwood guards protect her when she is in a defensive stance, which in turn enhances the defensive power of her Quoratum.
Nova can also eliminate enemies herself with the chilling powers of the Morning Star, pulling them towards her to overwhelm them.
Beware the thorns hidden behind the glaring starlight.
Below, you will find a list of Nova skills, along with explanations of how you can integrate them into your gameplay.
Strike out your Morning Star in front of you to hit your foe's body, then strike down hard. Frost formed at the impact point of the Morning Star will trip enemies.
- Activate by pressing S + LMB. LMB to attack consecutively. You can press S + LMB after certain skills to activate the 2nd hit.
- This skill has a maximum of 5 ranks, with a cumulative cost of 28 skill points at rank V.
Strike the enemy upwards with your Morning Star, then pierce them with sharp thorns of ice.
- Activate by pressing S + RMB. RMB to attack consecutively.
- This skill has a maximum of 4 ranks, with a cumulative cost of 29 skill points, at rank IV.
Summons the soldiers contained within the Quoratum. Kanat as cavalry, Luka as shield bearers, Vishur as spearmen, Pau as infantry are summoned to join Nova in defeating the enemy.
- Automatically activate when using Quoratum's Protection without guards. Press SPACE while using Quoratum's Protection. Press SPACE while guards are summoned to draw them nearby.
- This skill has a maximum of 6 ranks, with a cumulative cost of 45 skill points, at rank VI.
Blooms icy thorns in front of you with the aura of the Quoratum.
- Activate by pressing Shift + F.
- This skill has a maximum of 4 ranks, with a cumulative cost of 30 skill points, at rank IV.
Freeze the enemy with the Morning Star. If your soldiers are summoned, command them to strike the enemy.
- Activate by pressing S + E. Quickslot available.
- This skill has a maximum of 3 ranks, with a cumulative cost of 20 skill points at rank III.
Nova acquires Sting from the duel. This weapon was created with the thorn of the Quturan and empowered by the distorted goddess. She wields it freely and slaughters her enemies with it.
Sting’s wielder can switch its form between a sharp sword and a formidable scythe.
Sting in its sword form is a rapier-like weapon with quick piercing attacks, while her attacks in the scythe form are ring-shaped strikes making it difficult for enemies to predict her movement.
The Awakened Nova also acquires a special resource called "Star's Breath" when she successfully hits her enemies during combat. Once she has amassed the full extent of these resources, her skills are enhanced, allowing her to unleash faster and more powerful forms of her skills.
Be careful to not get mesmerized by the grand Queen of Thorns.
Below are some characteristic Nova Awakening skills.
Quickly swing Sting to attack the opponent's vital organs.
- Activate by pressing and holding S + LMB.
- This skill has a maximum of 3 ranks, with a cost of 75 skill points, at rank III.
Extend Sting forward as you charge to attack the opponent's vital organs.
- Activate by pressing W + F.
- This skill has a maximum of 4 ranks, with a cumulative cost of 130 skill points, at rank IV.
Inflict critical damage by summoning countless swords of light, then unleashing them to all enemies in front of you..
- Activate by pressing Shift + RMB.
- This skill has a maximum of 3 ranks, with a cost of 105 skill points at rank III.
Throw your scythe forward in three motions, then summon a star. The gravitational pull of the star will immobilize any enemies in its vicinity.
- Activate by pressing RMB. Press A or D + RMB to summon a distant star.
- This skill has a maximum of 1 rank, with a cost of 0 skill points at rank I.
Father, I heard the lullabies you sang of the days of a kingdom long gone from within the sandstorms that tore you away from me.
It was about a Thornwood Tree that took in piteous children, those born in the distant Arid Lands abandoned by the God of Light.
“Every day, the children would offer up seven prayers to be chosen, on the day of the brightest moon, to be granted entry into the roots of the Quturan, the only door set for the Promised Land.
But in times of war, they would head to the frontlines, wielding the morning star and shield they had trained with.”
And when the burning sands swallowed you up without leaving a trace, I saw a vision of children, sleeves wet with tears, seeking out the Thornwood Tree.
It comforted them, then consumed them whole.
In your final moments, you who were the entire world to me, why did I see visions of a kingdom beyond the grasp of my memories?
“The demon who buried her own father in the desert.”
“A monster with the blood of a hideous witch.”
The night I realized that their reverence and loyalty were callous lies, I had a dream where I heard your words, that no throne remains untainted by blood.
Then I witnessed a lone woman seated, wrapped in the icy cold winds of winter, wearing the crown of Quturan, the Thornwood Tree.
Was that woman me? I could not tell.
“Every day, the children would offer up seven prayers to be chosen, on the day of the darkest moon, to be granted exit out of the roots of Quturan, the only door set for the Promised Land.
Hearing that they received the blessing of the goddess who was cast aside from the Promised Land like themselves, they came to shed a tear no more.
Father, while cleaning the depths of this castle filled with memories of you and I, I heard the laughter of children abandoned by a kingdom long gone.
With the heart of a child seeking to enter the roots of Quturan, and filled with joy of how the world had erased every trace of me, I left the embrace of Elion, he who failed to protect you, and came to the Promised Land.
“O Sylvia, Mother of the Kamasylve.
The cold star shall rise once more,
over my kingdom of Calpheon.”
Now, with the power of the goddess distorted by life and death, I will drench the lands with blood to reclaim what is rightfully mine, for my name is Francesca Seric, the true heir to the throne of Calpheon.
I am the last eagle, reigning over the skies, bearing the thorn of the tree that brought the earth to its knees, for this forsaken world shall know my name forevermore.
"Warriors who bear the thorns, you are the living embodiment of the Quturan.
As long as you live, Orzeca will be eternal."
Is there any other word that presses down on your heart like “eternity?”
Father, I have rediscovered the story about the kingdom long gone, the story you never got to tell me.
It was in the Promised Land, abandoned by the God of Light.
The story of High Priestess Echidna who led the abandoned children to the root of the Quturan.
"The thorn is the gift bestowed by the goddess with eternity as its condition."
Echidna’s children armed themselves with weapons created with the thorns of the Quturan and slaughtered their enemies.
Records stated that the blood they spilled became nourishment for the Quturan and ushered in the glorious golden age of the ancient kingdom.
So I followed Echidna’s steps down into the dead root of the Quturan.
"Only good children who overcome the trial can become the queen of thorns."
As I went in deeper, the smell of blood and something burning pierced my nose.
And with the smell Echidna’s whispers in my ear. Or was it just my imagination?
Then, when I opened my eyes again, I found myself soaked in cold sweat.
I do not remember how I escaped.
But father, I suddenly remembered the last night we saw stars together in Calpheon.
"Forgive my sins"
You said, as you handed me the golden key decorated with eagle wings.
"Forgive me for forcing you into eternal struggle."
This was the first and last time I saw tears in your eyes.
I didn’t understand, but your words felt so distant.
Thus, I buried the key deep into my heart.
"Do not forget who you are. You are my one and only Francesca Seric."
"Axian, the King of the Dead"
The last king of the ancient kingdom bears the bloodstained crown even after death.
He waits for the Queen of Thorns to deliver his salvation.
Father, after the day I visited the root of the Quturan following Echidna’s trail, I reread the history of the ancient kingdom every time I had a nightmare.
I awaited the promised day when I gather the abandoned followers to form an army and reclaim the throne as I plant the young branch of the Quturan.
Delore La Sylvia.
The cold star shall rise once more over my kingdom of Calpheon.
However, my nightmare became a reality before the promised day came.
The girl I saw at the root of the Quturan, whom I did not believe to be real, found me.
With the power of the goddess distorted by life and death, I seek to reclaim what is mine.
Is she the trial of the goddess Echidna mentioned?
Or is she the fruit of the sins you confessed, father?
My name is Francesca Seric, the rightful heir to the Kingdom of Calpheon.
She has my face, my voice, my memories, my emotions.
She wields the Morning Star and emanates the chill of the distorted goddess.
An inevitable strife for the true heir of the throne awaits, and only one will survive to wield the thorn of the divine tree.
Father, pray to the goddess for my victory.
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